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Old 01-23-2012, 12:18 PM   #1
stuworrall
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Default Stu's 90x45x45cm Tank - IAPLC 2012 #114, AGA 2012 #3

Been a while since I posted here so I thought I'd show some pics of my latest scape in my 90cm.

Following on from this last scape which to be honest got too grown in and didnt do too well in the IAPLC comp


Final photo for IAPLC 2011 - #577 - The Unknown Valley


The Unknown Valley Stu Worrall - 90x45x45c IAPLC 2011 - #577 by Stu Worrall, on Flickr

I stripped the tank down and started on a new design.

this time its Dragon Stone and Manzi


Specs

Hardscape: Dragon Stone
Co2: Pressurised via diffuser
Lighting: ADA Solar 1 - 150w NA Green
Filtration: Tetratec EX1200 and hydor koralia nano
Heating: Hydor 300W External heater
Substrate: ADA Nile Sand, ADA Power Sand with ADA Amazonia, Pummice bags to heighten the back cheaply!
Ferts per day: EI 90ml per day but going to start on ADA step 1 (9ml per day)
Critters: Red Cherry Shrimp, Cherry Barbs, Rasbora
plants to include - Java Narrow Ferns, tennelus, hairgrass (both types, fissidens, mosses, HC, Crypts, Anubias, Bolbitus, Hydrocoytl SP Japan, stems at the back

Here are some pics from the setup. Bare in mind the back will be filled with stems to get extra height and there are a few more stones and bits of wood to go in yet at this point


90x45x45cm Planted Tank by Stu Worrall, on Flickr

Bags filled with bonsai pummice to heighten the back so I dont have to use as much aquasoil. ADA powesand is at the front which will be topped with AS


90x45x45cm Planted Tank by Stu Worrall, on Flickr

Tropica aquacare root tabs added to the powersand. The aquasoil im using is from my old tank so I added the extra ferts in light of the original ferts in the soil being depleted.


90x45x45cm Planted Tank by Stu Worrall, on Flickr


90x45x45cm Planted Tank by Stu Worrall, on Flickr


a few days later I added some more rock and wood plus I also started with wrapping moss onto flat slate pieces


90x45x45 Aquascape design by Stu Worrall, on Flickr

View from an angle


90x45x45 Aquascape design by Stu Worrall, on Flickr

view from the side to show the depth. Plenty of room at the back to put ferns then stems.


90x45x45 Aquascape design by Stu Worrall, on Flickr

closeup


90x45x45 Aquascape design by Stu Worrall, on Flickr

arty farty one


90x45x45 Aquascape design by Stu Worrall, on Flickr

new wood and rock on the top left


90x45x45 Aquascape design by Stu Worrall, on Flickr

Through the valley


90x45x45 Aquascape design by Stu Worrall, on Flickr


Onto planting a few days later after a few adjustments with the wood to keep the arch highlighted

bare in mind its just been planted so loads of growing in to do yet. The untidy part on the right is getting chopped back, the aim being to have the ferns creeping over the rock with stems and the cyperus in the background. The whole of the back has stems planted in that you can't see yet but when grown and bushed up they'll just be visible slightly above the rock dome.

should be able to view bigger on flickr view the slideshow i think.

front


90x45x45 Planted Tank by Stu Worrall, on Flickr

detail


90x45x45 Planted Tank by Stu Worrall, on Flickr

shrimp on manzi


90x45x45 Planted Tank by Stu Worrall, on Flickr

up the valley and through the arch


90x45x45 Planted Tank by Stu Worrall, on Flickr

through the green, diffuser and co2 in the foreground


90x45x45 Planted Tank by Stu Worrall, on Flickr

manzi detail with a lonestar shrimp


90x45x45 Planted Tank by Stu Worrall, on Flickr

shrimpy


90x45x45 Planted Tank by Stu Worrall, on Flickr

anubias and moss on the wood


90x45x45 Planted Tank by Stu Worrall, on Flickr

inverted


90x45x45 Planted Tank by Stu Worrall, on Flickr

detail from the front left. This bit has crypts, anubias, parvula and acularis hair grass, HC, hydro sp japan and fissidens to name a few. Ive tried to put them in as naturally as possible but time will tell how they grow in.


90x45x45 Planted Tank by Stu Worrall, on Flickr

The tank has been running for a week and a half now with daily then every two day water changes. Ive also introduced some fish and all my shrimp went in at day two (about 200).

Last edited by stuworrall; 11-14-2012 at 08:04 AM.. Reason: comp results
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