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Old 06-29-2009, 09:53 PM   #1
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Well I'm thinking of going lower tech. Also after the tank has gone downhill abit I miss my High Grade CRS, the solution if to rescape.

Now that I have more time consumed with family and baby I need a tank that requires less maintence and time. I will still use CO2 I will just turn it back some. Also the lighting will run minimal time. I want to be able to dose as I have the time not a mandatory or else type of thing.

Here are some pics of the wood I put together. I've yet to soak it so it would take a week or so to prep it.







I would probably use the following plants:

Anubias Petite Have several portions
Mini Pellia Have plenty to go around with
Hydrocotyle Verticillata working on getting some of the real thing
Hydrocotyle Vulgaris I have some of this now
Glosso I think would be a good carpet.

I'm not a huge Java Fern guy so I am trying to stay with the rounded leaves of the Anubias. I may try and get an Anubias Marbled or Anubias Nana or something for a slightly larger leaf.

I've contemplated using soem sand as substrate but like the fact the amazonia will lower ph as I'm jsut using tap water right now at a ph of 8 instead of RO.

This will also allow me to keep the High Grade CRS I'm After or Orange Eyed blue tigers possibly.

Ideas, concerns, just your 2 cents I would like to hear it all.

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i....wa....gu....mi....or bust!
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Trust me that is still on the table also. Just trying to get rocks to the center of the US isn't going as planned and I've yet to get word on my Ibher stones.

I amy have to get 2 setups

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Do you even know what Ibher stone looks like? I mean, it could suck.
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Do you even know what Ibher stone looks like? I mean, it could suck.

nope but i havent paid for it yet either. waiting on pics still.
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You'll have to post some of the pictures when you get them. I"m kind of curious.
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Here you go Francis!







Check out the features on this large rock. It is about 10.5" tall and 7-8" wide and about 5" deep. Has some nice ledges and vertical markings. I found it in a skid of stone we got for work. I'm a brick layer by trade but few use real stone now adays.








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they use that type of rock all over the place here for landscaping. here's the side of my house:



there's even some dark grey and greenish stuff mixed in.

sorry, i just thought it was ironic that i'm surrounded my 100's of acres manzanita trees and rock suitable for aquascaping and i haven't even used any of it yet.

you should move to northern CA. lol
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Thanks Craig!

Hmm, looks like black and gray limestone with calcite deposits. You can definitely tell that those are meant for landscaping since the first batch are cut in rectangles (those tend to be kind of hard to use for aquascaping! I had to setup a friend of mines iwagumi using stones with shape like that) for like a retaining wall or something. The batch in the last few pictures would probably be pretty cool in a setup, although you'd need like a 60-P I think .

So now the most important question, do you plan on another setup to use said rock?
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Hmm, looks like black and gray limestone with calcite deposits. You can definitely tell that those are meant for landscaping since the first batch are cut in rectangles (those tend to be kind of hard to use for aquascaping! I had to setup a friend of mines iwagumi using stones with shape like that) for like a retaining wall or something. The batch in the last few pictures would probably be pretty cool in a setup, although you'd need like a 60-P I think .

So now the most important question, do you plan on another setup to use said rock?

Contepmlating another setup, just not sure on what and specs yet. Also We lay these stones on the front of houses instead of brick alot of people really like them around here.

The stuff from the second pics is from Oklahoma and was brought in for a hosue we are working on for the local Parade of Homes in our area.

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