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Old 10-18-2012, 05:21 AM   #31
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This is an absolutely beautiful scape. Nice carpet!

I am sure your next scape with the raw akadama stones will be just as nice.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:36 AM   #32
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still looks great
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:55 AM   #33
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Wow, that is extremely nice, curious to see the new scape.
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:01 PM   #34
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Very nice tank, great job.
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:43 AM   #35
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Thank you!

I'm still waiting for my Sado-Akadama stones. They should arrive this week, I think. And I am currently doing some research on plants list for my next project.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:27 AM   #36
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Cool, could you snap some pics, when they get there? I am curious to see what 15 lbs looks like.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:49 AM   #37
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I like how you trimmed the grass longer towards the back. Looking forward to seeing how you rescape.
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:02 AM   #38
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Hi!

Sorry guys, I had to postponed my project because i was kinda busy with other stuffs; labworks, programs etc. and also the stones' shipments had been delayed. But here is the layout:



looks familiar? no? LOL~

The Sado-Akadama stones did not meet my expectation. I thought they were supposed to be more brownish just like what advertised on the website. But never mind, they still look nice though. and Im already out of time because I have to finish this layout in May before my graduation and then I will go back to Malaysia. Hopefully this layout will become a success.

My plan is to use stem plants on the background, HC (from previous layout) as foreground, some Lileopsis and Crypt. parva at midground.

Comments and suggestions are welcome!
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:16 AM   #39
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Playing around with the stones a little bit:



Still not looking good..hmmm
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:21 AM   #40
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Those are very nice looking stones. My only concern is that they all appear very close in size, but that will only make the final hardscape that much more rewarding once you nail it down.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:37 AM   #41
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This is exactly what I want my next tank to be.

Do you find the Co2 kit to be costly with the replacement cans? If one 88g last you for one month, then down the line, you will end up paying for a full Co2 kit.

Space is my main concern and I was thinking of buying a regulator and using paintball. Do you turn off the kit at night to save Co2?

Great scape by the way, love the carpet.

Oh, forgot to ask, how did you do that ripple effect? Do you just add a drop of water then took the pic?



Mine:





Mine:



Well, I guess I'm close enough,

These pics are untouched, the iPhone 4 camera saturates everything!
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:28 AM   #42
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Those are very nice looking stones. My only concern is that they all appear very close in size, but that will only make the final hardscape that much more rewarding once you nail it down.
I agree, they are very similar. But I still have to use them because they are the only stones that I have with same texture and color. So, here is the result I get after another attempt:



The supporting stone on the left still looks big. Maybe I should use plants to reduce its appearance, probably some Lileopsis around it.

@FlyingHellFish, your HC are amazing! Great work!
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:40 AM   #43
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I like how you keep everything really clean. Great job!
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:40 AM   #44
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No, I like yours better. Mine is all small, trying to get the leaf size bigger.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:01 AM   #45
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I like it with bigger leaves and not too compact growth too. The texture will look better and made them more like a bed of plants than a bed of.. I dunno something not plants?haha

Maybe reducing your light intensity would help. This is what I noticed to my HC after I changed the lighting from 27W+20W to 27W+13W. Or maybe just because my picture was zoomed more than yours and made mine looks bigger. But still, being able to grow healthy HC is really a significant success for most people in this hobby
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