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Old 05-20-2014, 07:51 PM   #1
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Nugget's 4ft Canyon scape *new


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Okay so as some of you know, i dismantled my previous scape and after a lot of playing with different ideas, i finally went for this one. This will be a mix of fast growers and slow grower plants. The rock i got from a farm in Cullinan and it took me about 3 trips to get all the rocks. ill be using beach sand for the cosmetic sand.

To take out all my plants was a two day mission. But thankfully its almost time for planting again.

Specs of tank:
120x45x45 (cm)
pressurized CO2
DIY CO2 reactor and an atomizer
Twinstar nano
Tetratec ex 1200 and an eheim 2026 (getting it ready for my new 60P)
Vertex autodoser
Ferts : tropica specialized + KNO3 + KH2PO4
Light: ATI 6x54w (3 x 8000K , 3 x 10000K)

Now for some pictures

The last day of the old scape

Taking out plants and sorting them

Dirty water

Quick fix to dirty water



Took most of the aquasoil out and added new ferts in the soil again

Scaping

Some planting

Cleaned the equipment

And then to just wait and watch it grow
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:54 PM   #2
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I like this a LOT, very beautiful.
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:12 PM   #3
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I really like rock heavy scapes like this. I had something similar in a 125. I started having issues with junk settling behind the rock over time and I think it cause some issues. Your stone size is in general smaller so you probably won't have the same problems. Very excited to see how it fills out. You just working with ferns and Anubias on the rock work?
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:28 PM   #4
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Thanks

Plants that are between the rocks:
fissidens fontanus
anubias nangi
weeping moss
java fern petite
HC
hygro pinifitida (spelling)

i have a few shrimp to help me keep all the grooves clean.
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:18 PM   #5
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Dude, get out of my head. Earlier this year, I discussed this exact scape with my wife, the only difference is the name and flora. Due to the fact that we live in Barbados and we are surrounded by water with tidal pools in some areas, that's what I named it, because to me it looks like a cross-section of one.

The hard part was translating it freshwater scapes, so like you I wanted to use moss and anubias for the rock-face. Maybe if I could get them, I'll try for some buces as well, typically the small-leaved varieties. Around that lower mid-section, I wanted to take advantage of the bushiness and brightness of Staurogyne. Lastly use a some interesting short grass like plant for on top of the rock.

Good luck with this scape and I will be certainly be watching with interest.
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:57 AM   #6
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This looks great. Unique and interesting!
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:37 AM   #7
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Wow, that's a LOT of rock! Looks great.

Any idea how many pounds of rockwork you ended up with?

(You may need to stick a disclaimer on this 'scape "do not try this at home unless you also have a rimless tank on a thick pad and very suitable stand" LOL)
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:42 AM   #8
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Wow! I really like the rock work — very cool tank! This will definitely be a cool one to watch grown in. What all do you have for fish/critters in there?
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:58 AM   #9
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Yeah that rock background is very cool.
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:00 PM   #10
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the scape as it looks today
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:05 PM   #11
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Very nice. Keep us updated as it grows in


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Old 05-28-2014, 03:17 AM   #12
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nice rock scape.
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:26 AM   #13
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Love the scape, how do you like your twinstar?
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Old 06-02-2014, 03:49 AM   #14
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Love the scape, how do you like your twinstar?
hey i also would love to know how you like the twinstar nano?! does it work? is it worth $230
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:49 PM   #15
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this scape looks familiar , but well done , what type of rocks was used ?
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