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shaman. 10-26-2012 02:17 PM

Shaman's mountain
 
Hi all,
This tank is an experiment:) I am going to use mineralized topsoil as a substrate - just plain topsoil, without gravel on top.

Hardscape - seiryu stones

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/5...nsmountain.jpg

Tank size is 16"x12"x10" (40x30x25cm)

I will plant it with in vitro HC - it's gonna be dry start method

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/8226/15900141.jpg

For lightnig i will use this LED http://dx.com/p/30w-2400lm-led-emitt...-16v-18v-39959

Now waiting LED to arrive, and then i am going to plant it - this lihgt i currently have is too weak:redface:

sunyang730 10-26-2012 02:56 PM

looks really cool!

Fuze 10-26-2012 03:02 PM

Woah, awesome scape, I don't even think you need those two larger stones on the left side, they kind of throw off the scale of the monumental thing you have going for the main grouping of stones o the right.

I would just plant where you have those stones.

Awesome.

GMYukonon24s 10-26-2012 04:05 PM

Nice hardscape

bluestems 10-26-2012 04:16 PM

cool hardscape! Is the idea to let the plants grow in enough prior to flooding that the plants contain the soil?

AwkwardShrimp 10-26-2012 04:17 PM

yeah nice hardscape, but like itr was said before the big rock pointing up in the front kind of throws off the perspective of your gorgeous montain. maybe if you replaced it with a much smaller jagged rock it would look better? just my opinion, yanno? you could have a small rock as an accent and complimenting the big mountain. that is some nice piece of rock you have there in the back.

Kehy 10-26-2012 05:30 PM

As long as you let it dry start for a couple weeks at least, you shouldn't have issues with the soil. I do dirty tanks without caps all the time (usually for picos). Even when I don't dry start them, as long as you do regular water changes until they are clear, they'll stay clear. Looking good so far.

shaman. 10-27-2012 01:22 PM

Thanks for the comments!

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluestems (Post 2057517)
cool hardscape! Is the idea to let the plants grow in enough prior to flooding that the plants contain the soil?

Yes, when the plants fill in entire ground, then i'm gonna fill the water.

Quote:

Originally Posted by AwkwardShrimp (Post 2057518)
yeah nice hardscape, but like itr was said before the big rock pointing up in the front kind of throws off the perspective of your gorgeous montain. maybe if you replaced it with a much smaller jagged rock it would look better? just my opinion, yanno? you could have a small rock as an accent and complimenting the big mountain. that is some nice piece of rock you have there in the back.

Yes, the left rock is little too big, unfortunately i dont have adequate smaller one:( The idea was to create better depth perspective with that stone. Without it, it looks somehow empty:icon_roll

andrewss 10-27-2012 07:36 PM

wow your rock formations are really well done - great job

Lori f 11-02-2012 11:57 AM

I like the rock on the left. It gives it depth. Nice hard scape

Geniusdudekiran 11-02-2012 12:18 PM

Excellent scape. Great start.

GND 2012 11-02-2012 03:11 PM

Wow - really pretty! Can't wait to see it filled in!

nightshadebel 11-02-2012 03:32 PM

that is going to be very cool!

shaman. 01-01-2013 01:11 PM

Happy new year!

LED finally mounted and tank planted. This LED is really strong and color is more like 8000K then declarated 6500K

http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/758/nano401113.jpg

bbqthis 01-02-2013 03:13 AM

Can't wait to see it filled!!!


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