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Old 01-21-2015, 11:01 AM   #1
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Morgan Freeman's Second 60-P


Hello all!

It is time to set up another tank and start aquascaping!

Details and specs will be posted this Friday. I essentially just drained my first tank (which can be seen here) and bought new substrate. I have a lot to work with, however new hardscape materials could be in order as well.


The first pics you'll see will be a multitude of dry aquascapes. I'll simply build one, take a pic, and start over (like a zen garden), and then reflect back over the list to find my favorite.



Equipment--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Started on ??/??/15

Tank: ADA 60P

Filtration: Eheim 250 Classic Canister Filter

Lighting: Current USA Sat+ (2)

Hardscape: Seiryu Stones and IM Nuvo Twisted Rosewood

Substrate: 9 Liters of "Normal" Amazonia & 3 Liters of "Mini" Amazonia

Heater: To Be Determined

Controller: Cobalt NeoTherm Stat Controller

CO2 System: Miluwaukee Regulator with 5lb Cylinder and DoAqua Glassware

Other Glassware: DoAqua Violet 13mm Return and Intake

Additives: 2 Liters of Power Sand S

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Old 01-27-2015, 07:58 PM   #2
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Old 01-27-2015, 08:04 PM   #3
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This would have been a nice project for you and Andy when you were at shawshank.
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Old 01-27-2015, 08:37 PM   #4
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This would have been a nice project for you and Andy when you were at shawshank.

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Old 01-27-2015, 09:38 PM   #5
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Very nice so far. Rock + dw is always an extra challenge, good luck.
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:41 PM   #6
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Very nice so far. Rock + dw is always an extra challenge, good luck.
Thanks, however I don't have to use both lol, it's whatever I feel like.

There will be a range of options!

I just listed both for now
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Old 02-14-2015, 07:00 PM   #7
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Default Aquascape Pics Round 2

First nine aquascapes from just fiddling around in the "studio". I dislike some, if not most of them, however I take a snapshot regardless because later on in the process I may find some inspiration or see that a small change to a already-conceived scape could create gold.

Pick your fav, I know which one mine is. For some of these, such as the first one, you have to keep in mind that the plants will obstruct some of the scape and that their trimming will give me some flexibility to manipulate what the perceived scape is...

The last one is too symmetrical, bleh! However, even with that one, some tall plants and some color could easily draw the eye elsewhere. The "den" created in a couple of them is kinda cool, i could picture some short grass sprouts and some medium plants surrounding the opening to create a dark hole for some kind of fish to peek out of ominously. Whatev, I'll mull it over.


















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Old 02-14-2015, 07:25 PM   #8
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Number 5 but that piece of driftwood that's standing up don't look right plus the two big rocks need to been under the substrate a little maybe add some smaller rocks next to those rocks.

Bump: Do something maybe like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiWJ4aEk2ao
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Old 02-14-2015, 11:12 PM   #9
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Number 5 but that piece of driftwood that's standing up don't look right plus the two big rocks need to been under the substrate a little maybe add some smaller rocks next to those rocks.

Bump: Do something maybe like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiWJ4aEk2ao
Lol, that's actually one rock on the left. It's a my nicest piece, a good oyaishi IMO. It's funny you say the piece standing up "don't look right" because I would personally say the piece on its side "don't look right", the driftwood piece is very multi-dimensional and that's kind of lost when you lay it on its side (especially if your going for a tree root look).

In general I would agree that it would be preferable to use more stones for a lot of these: Such as using five rather than simply one or three. It is just difficult given the amount of depth the 60-P has and my limited stone collection. Also, when you're using both driftwood and stones, it can start looking cluttered very quickly, as it does in a few of these photos from my perspective.

Thanks for the input! Food for thought!
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Old 02-15-2015, 12:04 AM   #10
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5 or 7, maybe try sloping some substrate and place rocks underneath the dw, and have add some rocks to the left to counter the right side? Most of the pictures seem a bit too heavy on the right side.
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Old 02-15-2015, 12:20 AM   #11
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My opinion you should flip the wood over so it makes "branches" pointing up. The way it is now looks upside down.

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5 or 7, maybe try sloping some substrate and place rocks underneath the dw, and have add some rocks to the left to counter the right side? Most of the pictures seem a bit too heavy on the right side.
Ya I'm a sucker for the right side lol XD


Burr740: I will have some of those scapes in the future, with the dw pointing up. I kind of just avoided it today because my last scape was with the dw pointing up in the center (like a stump upside down) and I just wanted to branch (XD) away from that, at least initially.

Ty guys! :3

Link to the previous tank

Keep in mind this is my 2nd ADA tank lol...
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Old 04-30-2015, 11:29 PM   #13
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I'm SOAKING WET boys ;D

Pics soon ;3
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I like #3 with all of the stones. Put a nice ground cover plant in there and it should look good.
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Old 05-01-2015, 02:18 AM   #15
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I'm SOAKING WET boys ;D

Pics soon ;3
Of you or the tank?
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