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mpodolan 11-05-2007 08:48 PM

20H re-scape
 
Hey all. I decided that I wanted to re-do my 20H. I purchased some manzanita branches, seiryu stones, and ADA Aquasoil Amazonia II to use in this re-scape. Here is some info about the rest of the setup.

20H
Pressurized CO2 w/ Rexulator and DIY reactor
AH Supply 55W retrofit kit
Cascade 700 canister filter

Planned flora
Val nana
Blyxa japonica
Echinodorus Tenellus mixed with Ranalisma Rostrata
Erio Type 2
Rotala wallichi or vietnam
flame moss
I have all of these plants, but I may make some changes to the list once I start planting

Pre-existing Fauna
Cobalt Blue gourami
3 otocinclus
Tiger barbs
clown pleco

Here's a pic of the previous setup with flourite substrate on 10/16/07
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/a...n/IMG_0492.jpg
Here it is after AS was added today
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/a...n/IMG_0654.jpg
And here is my first crack at a new hardscape
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/a...n/IMG_0659.jpg

As always, comments and criticisms are very much welcome. Any suggestions for changing the hardscape? Thanks for looking and for any comments!

CmLaracy 11-05-2007 09:26 PM

looks great, nice manzanita and seiryu

mpodolan 11-05-2007 10:32 PM

Thanks Cm! Here are some shots of filling the tank. This method works great. The tank is crystal clear, except for some bubbles. Some of the wood isn't quite waterlogged enough yet, so it's trying to float, but that should go away shortly.

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/a...n/IMG_0665.jpg
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/a...n/IMG_0667.jpg
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/a...n/IMG_0669.jpg
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/a...n/IMG_0670.jpg

ringram 11-05-2007 10:46 PM

Looks great. You certainly have a good start there.
Any ideas on plants? I would plant anubias or narrow leaf java fern at the base of those branches and maybe a low ground cover, like HC or glosso, surrounding everything.

AgNO3 11-05-2007 10:47 PM

I really like the way driftwood looks. The rocks are neat too, what are they called? I can't wait to see how it turns out!

mpodolan 11-05-2007 10:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ringram (Post 481136)
Looks great. You certainly have a good start there.
Any ideas on plants? I would plant anubias or narrow leaf java fern at the base of those branches and maybe a low ground cover, like HC or glosso, surrounding everything.

Thanks! Yea, I posted some of the potential plants in the initial post. But, like I said, I'm very open to suggestions! I might give anubias a try, as I haven't attempted them yet

mpodolan 11-05-2007 10:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AgNO3 (Post 481138)
I really like the way driftwood looks. The rocks are neat too, what are they called? I can't wait to see how it turns out!

Thanks, I'm really digging the look of manzanita right now. The rocks are seiryu stones, which I got from another member on here. I'll probably do some planting tomorrow, so I'll definitely need more feedback then!

mpodolan 11-07-2007 12:39 AM

OK, so I did some planting today. I have val nana in the back right, blyxa in front of the val, e. tenellus/ranalisma rostrata mix as the foreground, erio type 2, juncus repens, sag subulata, and flame moss. I have some anubias nana on the way, which I plan to put at the base of the manzanita. The stone in the middle is just holding down the manzanita for now. I'm gonna pull it and boil it some more right now. Let me know what you think!

Full shot
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/a...n/IMG_0677.jpg
Left
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/a...n/IMG_0679.jpg
Right
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/a...n/IMG_0680.jpg
Sorr for the poor photo quality. I was in a hurry.

CmLaracy 11-07-2007 12:44 AM

I agree with the narrow leaf java fern idea

mpodolan 11-07-2007 01:11 AM

I decided on the anubias instead of the fern, as I had java fern in here before, and I wanted to try something different.

CmLaracy 11-07-2007 01:17 AM

narrow leaf is much different imo, and has a great look

turbosaurus 11-08-2007 07:56 PM

I never thought I'd say this- but..

I think you have TOO much wood in that tank. It pulls my eyes in every direction. I think if you removed some of it, it would make it more harmonious. right now it seems a little, I don't know, a little cluttered?

mpodolan 11-08-2007 08:29 PM

Thanks for the input. It's actually all out right now, as I needed to soak it some more. I'll try some different setups once it's ready to go

jaidexl 12-23-2007 01:56 PM

Looks good, can't wait to see it fill in!

mpodolan 01-07-2008 10:40 PM

Thanks! I've been out of town for a few weeks, so I just set my light timers to 5-6 hours and let it go. It's totally overgrown right now, but I'll post some pics in the next couple days. I'll be doing a big trim sometime this week so I'll probably do some re-arranging, too


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