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Old 10-17-2013, 01:21 AM   #2086
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Best iteration yet. If you went with more lawn...it could look like a golf course...
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:41 AM   #2087
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Truly an amazing tank...
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:01 PM   #2088
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I would agree that it's time for a change. It was (and still does) look very nice, but I think you've explored all the best possible plant placements and groupings that there's not much you can do but keep it the same (which I know is not in your nature). Absolutely use different wood, as that is really the most defining aspect of this scape.
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:16 PM   #2089
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Soaking the wood for the 2 tanks.

Actually it's 5 tanks worth of wood, but I like to have plenty to play with and change my mind many times in the process.

I finished up most of the bonsai stuff for now for the winter season, so I have more green thumb time for this.
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:28 AM   #2090
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I got a sneak peak on the possible new hard scape. We are all in for a treat with this new layout.
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:18 AM   #2091
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I got a sneak peak on the possible new hard scape. We are all in for a treat with this new layout.
It'll be fun.
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:52 AM   #2092
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Removed all the wood except for the main piece, will go to farm mode for the next 3 weeks or so.

Some of the species will not be suited for the new scape design. The goal is to use mostly prostrate growth habits that hug the hard scape well.

I will be using more moss/liverworts.
Erios will make a return.
So with intense color contrast. More topping and hedge style trimming, than uprooting. So less work for sure.

I collected a few new pieces of wood for the 70 Gallon Buce tank, which will be redone about the same time as this. I'll redo one tank and add the fish to the other, then switch them back to the redone tank and start on the other tank after. The 70 Gallon has only shrimp and plecos, so not much fish load.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:47 PM   #2093
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Can't wait to see both done!

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Old 10-27-2013, 05:45 AM   #2094
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Can't wait to see both done!

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It'll be a few weeks before I post much.

Farm mode right now.
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:50 PM   #2095
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You stems seem to grow so straight up. Is it because the light's spread across the tank rather evenly?
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:51 PM   #2096
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I thought thistank was coming down on the 7-8th
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:44 PM   #2097
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uh, i swear the last few photos remind me of my hike i took in the last few weeks during foliage up by lake minnewaska. amazing..
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Old 11-16-2013, 03:29 AM   #2098
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If you don't mind me asking, what kind of wood was it that you had in there? I have been looking for similar looking wood for a while. Any common name? I don't think it's manzanita or mopani.
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:32 AM   #2099
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I thought thistank was coming down on the 7-8th
It did.

It's been redone already and is already bounced back. I need to redo some of the plant groups and switch things around. Much harder to get that right than the hardscape, that went quick.

No more Botia sidthimunkii, I will keep the 5 elephant noses though and all the shrimps and plecos.

I'll be adding a bit more ADA AS to the tank.
Need to get some more of one type of plant and I think that will be it for a bit. Then a new theme fish I've never had. Something that does not eat plants/tear them up, or jump out easily.
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:32 AM   #2100
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If you don't mind me asking, what kind of wood was it that you had in there? I have been looking for similar looking wood for a while. Any common name? I don't think it's manzanita or mopani.
It's manzy and the new version is also manzy, but a different species this time than the typical wood I collect at higher elevations.
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