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ChadRamsey 07-27-2013 11:15 PM

125g "Stumped"
 
Rounds.......3.....:icon_roll

The Plan: A river like feel. Fast current. LOTS of tall crypts and C. Helferi flowing in the current. CICHLIDS!!!, back to my roots.

The Goods:

TANK: 125g (72x18x24)

FILTERATION: FX5

LIGHTING: 2 36" Tek fixtures with 1x Giesemann Middays and 1x Flora bulbs, 38" inches above substarte

SUBSTRATE: ADA AquaSoil New Amazonia. Normal and Powder types.
beach.

HARDSCAPE: Stumps and stones locally collected

FAUNA: Angels, rams, von Rio tetras, peppered cories

to add:checkerboard cichlids, hatchets

FLORA: Ferns, crypts, mini fiss, mini pellia, DHG, hydro vert, MM, weeping moss, ALOT of crypts



Here it is just an hour after flooding and planting about 3 weeks ago

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...ps4bec44e0.jpg

today
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...ps9ffaa6e6.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...ps40c21deb.jpg

pianofish 07-27-2013 11:53 PM

Nice chad. I bet it looks incredible in person! That's some awesome hard scape you got there

AnotherHobby 07-28-2013 12:56 AM

This looks really cool, but the pictures are so small. I'm dying to see bigger photos!

newportjon 07-28-2013 01:01 AM

Looking great.

Once it grows in, it'll be amazing. Really like the scape.

Phil Edwards 07-28-2013 01:25 AM

Wow Chad, that's awesome! What sort of angel are you going to put in there?

longgonedaddy 07-28-2013 02:08 AM

Looks great!

Sajacobs 07-28-2013 02:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AnotherHobby (Post 3926634)
This looks really cool, but the pictures are so small. I'm dying to see bigger photos!

I agree. Bigger photos. The "roots" look amazing. Can't wait to see it grow in.

wabisabi 07-29-2013 08:37 AM

Very nice! I'm still bummed you didn't enter your last scape into IAPLC......

hambone870 07-29-2013 12:16 PM

those pieces of wood are epic

ive been looking for some stump like pieces and the rock just makes it work

ChadRamsey 08-02-2013 01:06 PM

thanks everyone! i appreciate all the nice comments.

i will post more pics soon, when it starts to fill in a little more. My trident ferns are having a hard time adjusting to this tank which is a little confusing to me.

thx again everyone


Quote:

Originally Posted by wabisabi (Post 3934514)
Very nice! I'm still bummed you didn't enter your last scape into IAPLC......

Thanks. Yeah i really wanted to submit it at some point. BUT the BBA ust got so bad that i couldnt take any close ups with out it showing. I just had too much light, and couldnt correct it. It was too far gone.

ChadRamsey 08-02-2013 01:08 PM

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...psbe57d3df.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...ps288a8be7.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...ps19351382.jpg

manzpants92 08-02-2013 01:40 PM

great start. looks awesome

georgesd 08-02-2013 06:14 PM

Won't the fully grown angels be a hazard to the cardinals?

lamiskool 08-02-2013 07:26 PM

I love how the wood wraps around the rocks!!

ChadRamsey 08-03-2013 01:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by manzpants92 (Post 3965705)
great start. looks awesome

thx.

Quote:

Originally Posted by georgesd (Post 3967449)
Won't the fully grown angels be a hazard to the cardinals?

sure.

is it possible that they wont?

sure.

i have heard about people keeping adult cardinal(which mine are) with angels just fine. I am hoping that is the case with mine:proud:




Quote:

Originally Posted by lamiskool (Post 3968089)
I love how the wood wraps around the rocks!!

i appreciate it. I was shooting for the rooty river bed look.


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