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Old 01-02-2013, 08:37 AM   #16
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Excellent scape with great stand. Would love to see the whole progress.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:10 PM   #17
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That is a sexy stand for a sexy tank.

Great hardscape. I wanna go find some better rocks now. But yeah, it's more than just getting good rocks, you knew how to place them.

Yeah, no moss wall. No way.

I'm with driftwoodhunter on liking that tall rock jutting out, but I see your whole "all or nothing" vision. If you de-rimmed the tank (perhaps too late) then that rock that's getting his tip nipped would look a whole lot better. Not that it has too though, it's looking great!
i was going to try to de-rim the tank but i didnt want to chance having a failure being a larger tank. but thank you!

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Excellent scape with great stand. Would love to see the whole progress.
thanks!
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:36 PM   #18
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that might just do the trick!
Hopefully it does! And I think the angle would add to the dimension of it!!

I think I heard someone mention a moss wall, I would vote against it. I see lots of people with moss walls that always fail because they take too long, so the tank just ends up looking messy.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:39 PM   #19
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I'll jump on the band wagon of liking the hardscape. I think you did a great job on the stand and can't wait to see some plants in there.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:02 PM   #20
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Part of what I love about this scape is the shadows. Do you find the rocks are limiting your light in any way ?
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:21 PM   #21
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thanks! it was ur tank originally that shot the idea for it into my head. not quite the same thing but it got my mind moving!
Nice! I do see some similarities...maybe that's why I liked it so much .

You took it that extra step though and I think the added height makes a HUGE difference.

I agree with others about keeping the planting simple. Don't overcrowd it with plants, and let the hardscape do the talking.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:11 PM   #22
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Love the scape too!
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:26 PM   #23
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I love how you did the rocks. So cool.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:32 AM   #24
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I'll jump on the band wagon of liking the hardscape. I think you did a great job on the stand and can't wait to see some plants in there.
thanks i cant wait to get it all done!

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Hopefully it does! And I think the angle would add to the dimension of it!!

I think I heard someone mention a moss wall, I would vote against it. I see lots of people with moss walls that always fail because they take too long, so the tank just ends up looking messy.
yea most of them just crash. never realy been a fan of that style anways.

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Part of what I love about this scape is the shadows. Do you find the rocks are limiting your light in any way ?
i tried to angle the rock ether back or perfectly strait up and down for this exact reason to benefit were light hits in the right places. As everyone knows most good foreground plants take a lot of light to really take off so i thought about this right off the bat luckily

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Nice! I do see some similarities...maybe that's why I liked it so much .

You took it that extra step though and I think the added height makes a HUGE difference.

I agree with others about keeping the planting simple. Don't overcrowd it with plants, and let the hardscape do the talking.
oh yea super simmple is the way to go for this scape.

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I love how you did the rocks. So cool.
thanks guys!
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:37 AM   #25
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Did you get a chance to try and lower that rock?
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:21 AM   #26
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so heres an update.

i adjusted that rock down a bit now its not poking out the top! and finaly got some plants in the tank. to start i added DHG in the majority of the tank with a few little bunches of hydrocotle siborthes here and there to fill in some open spots and get a little color transition between the grass. i feel hydrocotle spreads out really nice and gets some hight if u let it. you cant see a lot of if it but once it grows in it will be more then visible. then i added a few wrapped stones of fissdens to accent and divide the DHG from mid to foreground. im still planning on adding UG when i can to the foreground when ever some comes up again on the FS section. ether that or im going to have to go with HC witch i might do anyways. tho i have never tried UG in any of my tanks and want to take a go at it! seems like it takes off quickly from what ive read.

anyways all is well in the tank so far. going to do a water change tomorrow. been slacking on the start up process. i usually do a water change everyday for the first week. :/ have done a single one yet haha

but heres the pics notice the new HO light bulbs wooo, now its nice and bright. going to attach the hangers tomorrow to prop that fixture up!


_DSC6427 by marioman72, on Flickr


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Old 01-03-2013, 09:21 AM   #27
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Very nice man!

I'm glad to see this tank back to life!

Must of took you forever to clean it! Haha

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Old 01-03-2013, 01:29 PM   #28
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Very nice man!

I'm glad to see this tank back to life!

Must of took you forever to clean it! Haha

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honestly it wasnt as bad as u thought, i just left the bottom caked on layer in the tank and scooped out what i could haha. other wise everything came out easy.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:57 PM   #29
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Looks great!!!!! I am so glad you were able to lower that rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to see it grow in! You might think about just leaving the front open sand, if it growths in nice and thick in the back, and there is that fissidens as a visual barrier, a white sandy foreground will look really nice! You also might think about straightening out that substrate, its a little distracting.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:36 PM   #30
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Looks great!!!!! I am so glad you were able to lower that rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to see it grow in! You might think about just leaving the front open sand, if it growths in nice and thick in the back, and there is that fissidens as a visual barrier, a white sandy foreground will look really nice! You also might think about straightening out that substrate, its a little distracting.
yea i cant wait to see everything grow, thats always the worst part the waiting game. but yea the more i look at it the more i like just the white sand. cause the DHG will get around 6-7in if u let it. so i could be fine just how it is. but im def going to straiten out the sand when i do a water change today.
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