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Old 07-26-2014, 07:34 PM   #1
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Aquascape No.1 - ADA 45P


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Old 07-26-2014, 07:45 PM   #2
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Amazing! What kind of wood is that that has such fine branching? Also what kind of moss is that, and how did you achieve such a great look with it? I have a project in mind and I'd like to make a moss tree as part of it.
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Old 07-26-2014, 07:45 PM   #3
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Wow that looks amazing! Love how the bonsai tree looks with the surrounding scape
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:26 PM   #4
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beautiful tank! puts my bonsai tree scape to shame haha. Glad someone else tried growing the tree with mini pellia, I was thinking about it but decided to go with mini fissidens instead. Maybe if I rescape ill use mini pellia as i think it would require a lot less trimming haha
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Gorgeous!
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:57 AM   #6
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Amazing! What kind of wood is that that has such fine branching? Also what kind of moss is that, and how did you achieve such a great look with it? I have a project in mind and I'd like to make a moss tree as part of it.
Its a manmade bonsai tree using driftwood for the trunk and some type of adhesive/sawdust mixture for the limbs. I have no idea what the fine branches on the end are made of but they are natural.

The moss is mini pellia which works really well as it grows dense and is entwined in the small branches and needed no tie down.
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Old 08-06-2014, 06:43 PM   #7
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Updated photo. Took Equipment out for this picture.

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Old 08-06-2014, 07:07 PM   #8
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Great scape- probably the best "bonsai" driftwood that I've seen
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:40 PM   #9
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Beautiful scape, it looks amazing!
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:52 PM   #10
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Really nice
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That is amazing! Nice focal point on the tree, I like that shot. Hey, what you use to attach the mini pella to the tree branch?
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Old 08-07-2014, 02:49 AM   #12
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Nice, mind sharing the details of your setup?

Substrate?
CO2?
Lighting?
Rocks?
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how much tannin leeched out of your wood?
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Old 08-07-2014, 02:37 PM   #14
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how much tannin leeched out of your wood?
Not much at all because I boiled the piece first which was a huge mistake. This broke down the adhesive used and the bottom parts fell off as well as one branch.

I think it was actually a happy mistake as the modified piece looks better than the original imo.

But yea BEWARE anyone who bought one of these fake bonsai trees that boiling will break it.

Bump: Nice, mind sharing the details of your setup?

Substrate? ADA Amazonia

CO2? 30 ppm

Lighting? Finnex 18" LED suspended about 6" above water top

Rocks? Slate chips and Yamaya stones and decorative sand

Plants: dwarf hair grass, flame moss, downoi, fissidens, Hygrophilia pinnatifida and HC. Tree is made of Mini Pellia.

Critters: Blue Velvet Shrimp colony
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Old 08-07-2014, 03:40 PM   #15
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So where did you pick that up?

Love the scape btw

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Its a manmade bonsai tree using driftwood for the trunk and some type of adhesive/sawdust mixture for the limbs. I have no idea what the fine branches on the end are made of but they are natural.

The moss is mini pellia which works really well as it grows dense and is entwined in the small branches and needed no tie down.
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