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Old 06-27-2010, 09:26 AM   #1
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ADA 120-P Journal "River Wild" - THE END - R.I.P. 3/24/12


The end of River Wild is here. This will be my last picture update for this scape. It's been a good run. Time for a new beginning. FTS from above with all equipment pulled:


Look out for my new scape, coming soon to a thread near you!

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Latest Vid 1/27/12:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d9Lp...1&feature=plcp


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VID I made during feeding. Last time you'll see my Roselines http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/1556835-post1323.html

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I've been sitting on this empty tank for a few weeks now due to some minor bumps in the road, but it's slowly on it's way up. This is my very first ADA tank and I'm excited to get this thing up n running

This list was updated 11/14/11

- Cyperus helferi
- Bolbitis
- Narrow leaf java fern
- Xmas moss
- Fissidens Fontanis
- Mini pellia
- E. tennellus
- Staurogyne sp. porto velho
- Downoi
- Anubias nana petite
- Crypt Wendtii "mi oya"
- Crypt green gecko
- Crypt keei
- Crypt bullosa
- Crypt hudoroi
- Crypt striolata
- Crypt pontederiifolia
- Red tiger lotus
- Crypt nurii var. Pahang mutated
- Crypt nurii
- Crypt willisii lucens
- Elantine triandra
- polygonum kawagoneum
- polygonum sao paulo
- polygonum ruby
- Philippine java fern
- Staurogyne repens

- hydrocotyle sibthorpioides
- MQ

Hardscape:
- Alpine Manzanita
- Locally collected rocks

Soil:
- ADA ASII
- course river sand (foreground coverage that's been mixed in with AS now over time)

Filtration/Flow:
- Eheim Pro3 2075
- Eheim Classic 2217
- CFS 500
- Hydor Koralia 1 - removed for less flow for Altums
- Generic 200gph powerhead (for misting CO2)

Lights: suspension kit
- Sunlight Supply Tek 4x54W t5ho, dual cord
- Giesemann 3xMidday & 1xAquaflora bulbs

Fauna:
- 4 Betta Macrostoma
- 10 Roseline Sharks Replaced with 10 Altum Angel hybrids
- 5 Rummynose tetras
- 11 Dwarf chain loaches
- 6 Pygmy zebra loaches
- 4 Half Moon Dragon plakat bettas (1 males 3 females)
- 1 Green neon goby
- 2 Pit bull plecos
- 3 Calico LFBN pleco
- 1 Rainbow darter
- 6 Cardinal tetras
- 3 Chilton corona nerite snails

Fertilization: EI dry ferts

As far as pics:
Here are a couple mock hardscapes that I did so far with just the wood. I'm liking #2 the most. It should get interesting once the substrate and rocks are in play. Who knows, it may all change.




at a higher perspective


Don't be afraid to tell me how it is. I've actually never scaped anything this big before so I could use some tips.

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Old 06-27-2010, 09:50 AM   #2
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I kinda like #1 better, but it will be sweet either way. Great wood!

Tell that little brat to go play some basketball, or do some vacuuming or something, and get his hands off your tank.

J/K, that is a super cute kid you got there.
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i like #1 more than two but #2 is easier to plant and prune. Man I would to get me a 120 someday, need a bigger place first. Your son looks like he wants to go for a swim.
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Old 06-27-2010, 02:22 PM   #4
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#1 is nice however I personally like #2 better. It looks like you followed the design rule of the "golden ratio" 1:1.618. Nice tank and driftwood

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Here's a straight on look of #1


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I kinda like #1 better, but it will be sweet either way. Great wood!

Tell that little brat to go play some basketball, or do some vacuuming or something, and get his hands off your tank.

J/K, that is a super cute kid you got there.
My initial mock up was #1 and I liked it as well, but it reminds me too much of my layout in the 20L tank I have. I kinda want something I haven't done yet.

Don't let the little "brat" fool you with his looks. He's as naughty as they come. I hate terrible twos. However we still love him to death .

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i like #1 more than two but #2 is easier to plant and prune. Man I would to get me a 120 someday, need a bigger place first. Your son looks like he wants to go for a swim.
Planting this tank will be a chore regardless of the scape. I'm not looking forward to the moss and fissidens tying. And about the swimming kid, this guy loves water a little too much for comfort.

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#1 is nice however I personally like #2 better. It looks like you followed the design rule of the "golden ratio" 1:1.618. Nice tank and driftwood

Dan
Thanks for pointing that out Dan. Although I have no idea what the "golden ratio" is.
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Old 06-27-2010, 04:59 PM   #6
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Awesome start bro! Subscribed!

I like #2 best myself. I cant wait to see this one come together.
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:24 PM   #7
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Sick dude. Just sick. I like #2 a lot, because like you said, the other hardscape is pretty similar to your 20 long. I think #2 would be a more unique scape since the main focus is more to the center of the tank, rather than off to one side. Plus I think it has more of a "dark labyrinth" look, especially if you deck it out with lots of epiphytes.
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Very nice driftwood. I also like #2.
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I like one better.
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Thanks for pointing that out Dan. Although I have no idea what the "golden ratio" is.
Measure the length of your tank and divide it by 2.618. Take the result and measure it from one side of your tank. Make a note of it or mark the spot. The rest is 1.618. This is where you place your focal point, centerpiece or special plant that draws your attention.

For example, my aquarium is 24” long. If I divide 24 by 2.618, I get 9. That would mean I would measure 9” from any side of the tank I wish (right or left, doesn’t matter) and that’s where I would place my focal point.

Actually 24/2.618 = 9.1673032849503437738731856378915 but we drop everything after the decimal point.

Hope this helps,
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Thanks guys!

Lego - Other than Java ferns and bolbitis, I don't know what other Epiphythes to use. I'm planning to leave most of the wood the way it is, however I'll be doing alot of fissidens/moss rocks.

Dan - Thanks for confusing me even more lol. I'm not a technical guy especially when it comes to numbers. Thanks for the explanation though.
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Looking forward top your final scape. I do like #1 better as it looks more like my 60-p.

I cant wait to get a 120 for my basement or hopefully they will have something even bigger in the next few years.

It seems like you will have more then enough light to grow whatever you want. How are you going to do your co2 dosing?
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Personally, i like #2 a LOT better than #1. I think they'd both look interesting though.
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Both hardscapes looks nice, but #1 reminds me of your 20L as well.
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It seems like you will have more then enough light to grow whatever you want. How are you going to do your co2 dosing?
Yeah, I may only end up using 2 bulbs for this setup, but it don't hurt to be prepared for future scapes that may demand higher light . I totally forgot to list CO2 on the original post haha. Thanks for reminding me. It's going to be the typical ceramic disc diffusion.
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