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Old 07-08-2013, 05:17 PM   #1
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Aquascape No. 4 - ADA 90P - Nature's Centerpiece - Pic Progression Page 4


A fresh start. Sort of as I am reusing some of the materials and livestock from the last scape. Not sure what Im going to do at this point but will have it mostly hardscaped and planted by Sunday the 14th.

Tank - ADA 90P - emptied and cleaned
Light - 2 x 36" to 48" Marineland Aquatic Plant LED suspended over the tank - New
Filter - 1 x Eheim 2217 with Lily Pipes
CO2 - Milwaukee Regulator with inline diffuser
Soil - Used and New Aquasoil Amazonia

HardScape Materials

3 pieces of Branchwood - from previous scape - all cleaned up and ready to go
100 lbs of Seiryu Stone - New

Plants that I have currently:
Mini Pellia
Pellia
Mini rose Moss
Peacock Moss
Fissidens Geppi
Fissidens Nobilis
Needleleaf Java Fern
Lilaeopsis brasiliensis
Lilaeopsis mauritiana
Crypt Wendtii
staurogyne repens
alternanthera reineckii cardinalis
ludwigia arcuata
Hemianthus callitrichoides

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Old 07-08-2013, 05:20 PM   #2
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Yes!
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:27 PM   #3
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Can't wait to see the new scape! Hey, I was just wondering... Where do you get your inspiration for your scapes? I really liked that last one.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:32 PM   #4
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Nice cleaned up ADA 90P. Took 3 weeks to get everything out and get it cleaned up. Such a pain removing all that moss and critters.



I took advantage of the Petco $1 sale and got a 20 long and cheap metal stand to get everything out of the way for the new scape. There had to be about over 1000 RCS...now what to do with them? Was fun removing them from the 90P. I was baiting them into a net for awhile and after about 5 days of that I had enough. Grabbed the siphon hose and sucked the rest out in about an hour. My back is still sore from bending down to see into the tank looking for the shrimplets. Here is their temp home.



Cleaned the Aquasoil up and dryed it out so its easier to scape with.



Cleaned up the branchwood which was a real pain as it was coated in moss and algae. Ended up scrubbing it, baking it, scrubbing it, H2O2 bath for 2 days, scrubbing and finally rinsing. Dryed it out a little bit so now its sitting in water to stay waterlogged.



The 100 pounds of "seiryu" rock I bought sight unseen. Really pleased with what I received. Definitely an upgrade over the last rock I used which was a bit unsightly which actually inspired the Moss Canyon where I knew I was going to absolutely cover all that stone.

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Old 07-08-2013, 05:33 PM   #5
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Looking forward to the new scape! You have a knack for mixing wood and stone. I have not figured out how to make that look natural, but your moss canyon scape was flawless!

I am interested to see how you work with branchwood and seiryu.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:52 PM   #6
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Subscribed to this for sure! Can't wait to see where it goes!
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:53 PM   #7
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There had to be about over 1000 RCS...now what to do with them?
Send some to me?
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:57 PM   #8
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Great looking materials! Now to put them all together.

That must be a really well made table too!
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That plant mass looks like one HUGE EPIC green fireball about to crash land into the bottom left corner of the tank!

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Old 07-09-2013, 02:54 AM   #10
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Sub'd.

Very intrigued so far!
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:19 AM   #11
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yes cant wait to see the new scape also!
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C'mon, I've been waiting for FOUR whole days! Lol, jk. R u selling the shrimp? If so, I'd like some; mine died in a freak accident involving a two-year-old and a jar of fish food.
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Really impressed with your previous scapes. Let see how the new scape turn out!!!
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:58 AM   #14
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I finished the hardscape on Sunday as planned and have the carpeting plants in place yesterday. I used both the seiryu rock and the branchwood in the scape. Plants used so far are mini pellia, hc and staurogyne. Im not sure about other plants yet. I want to centerpiece rotala butterfly i just received but the shipping gods were rough on it. Not totally unexpected being summer but still a bummer. The majority of the bunch was brown mush. Separated the rotala out that had any leaves and cleaned it up, weighted it and added to the temp 20 gallon tank with strong light, co2 and ferts. In one day it already has perked up and turning from brown to reddish brown. So fingers crossed. Wih that done the dry start began yesterday and im hoping its ready to flood in about 3 weeks. Im undecided yet if ill post the pics now or wait until i have enough to show a progression series like last time.
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:43 AM   #15
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I have no self control and lack patience so I vote for now haha!
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