Junglefowl's Forest
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Aquascaping


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-08-2014, 03:48 AM   #1
junglefowl
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
junglefowl's Avatar
 
PTrader: (44/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 677
Default

Junglefowl's Forest


So I want to learn more about aquascaping and wanted to have a new tank for new year 2014...It took me a few months to gather everything needed and thought about what I'm going to do with this tank (a 30 gallon cube). Special thank to my brother (Riversun) who gave me the idea and helps me with the scape, and also local friends who supported me to put up this tank on the forum.

It's been more than 2 months since I got this tank running. I moved things around and played with the scape very often. So the tank is still new and need more suggestions to make it looks better and better.

Tank specs:
Rimless 30 gallon deep blue cube (24x24x12H in)
4x24W T5HO lighting fixture (3 white (10000K) and 1 pink)
Pressured CO2 system
Canister filter and sponge filter
Heater (temp is around 72F)

Subtrate:
2 bags of 9L Aquasoil
1 bag of 2L Power Sand Special S
Sand
Rocks was collected by me...
Driftwood is from trading with local friend...

Plants:
Bucephalandra
Anubias nana petite and coffeefolia
Peacock moss
Dwarf hair grass, staurogyne repens...hydro sp. japan
A few more random stem plants (pogo erectus, rotala colorata, HM, blyxa, ludwigia red, bacopa caroliana...)

I want to make this tank mostly buces, anubias nana petite and whatever plants I feel they suit. Some plants has got in and out from rescaping...

Fauna (as of now):
A few fire red shrimps...
Nerites snails, pond snails (moving in without permission)
Platy
Otos

Too much details and talking already . Here we go:
Beginning


Playing with the scape



2 week later


2 months later


Thank you! More pix coming soon

Last edited by junglefowl; 01-10-2014 at 10:35 PM.. Reason: Make the title shorter...
junglefowl is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-08-2014, 04:32 AM   #2
Sean W.
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Sean W.'s Avatar
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Claremont California
Posts: 597
Default

Awesome! Love it!
Sean W. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2014, 04:33 AM   #3
Kat12
Wannabe Guru
 
Kat12's Avatar
 
PTrader: (17/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 1,306
Default

Wow!
Kat12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2014, 03:04 PM   #4
Aplomado
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Aplomado's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 670
Default

Really nice!
Aplomado is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2014, 04:24 PM   #5
OldGrumpy
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 66
Default

very cool. whats the upkeep like in terms of trimming
OldGrumpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2014, 04:49 PM   #6
AquaAurora
Planted Tank Guru
 
AquaAurora's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: south eastern PA
Posts: 2,341
Default

Love the depth giving by using thick driftwood in the foreground, and thinner pieces in the back. Awesome plant selection too, looks more realistic as a forest with the different flora ^^
__________________
3g bowl, 2g jar, & 0.5g Vase 3g 7g Cube 10g 20g long riparium 55g aquaponics
Coming Soon: 12g long journal (will make a journal.. someday..)
M.T.S.? ...Nahh
AquaAurora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2014, 07:57 PM   #7
Dave6265
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: NJ
Posts: 125
Default

Beautiful!
Dave6265 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 01:38 AM   #8
junglefowl
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
junglefowl's Avatar
 
PTrader: (44/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 677
Default Jungle's 30 gallon cube Forest

Thank you everybody!!! I wonder should I leave the tank no background or keep the black background...my wall color is light yellow

Quote:
Originally Posted by AquaAurora View Post
Love the depth giving by using thick driftwood in the foreground, and thinner pieces in the back. Awesome plant selection too, looks more realistic as a forest with the different flora ^^
That is what I learn from other aquascapers. Place the big rocks and woods in front for focal point and place the small ones in the back to create the depth. Even though this nano tank is already 24in depth. Too bad I don't have branches driftwood yet...so just use those I have in hand




I'm planning to put more small woods in the back if possible since there more rooms for them
junglefowl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 12:29 PM   #9
colorfan
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: NC
Posts: 82
Default

That is nice. Great work
colorfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 07:58 PM   #10
junglefowl
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
junglefowl's Avatar
 
PTrader: (44/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 677
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by colorfan View Post
That is nice. Great work

Thanks!!!

A few closer pictures of the front stream with buces plants, anubias nana petite and dwarf hairgrass



Raining forest everybody
junglefowl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2014, 11:40 PM   #11
pinkman
Planted Member
 
pinkman's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nor★Cal
Posts: 166
Default

wow this is a really awesome theme, nice work
__________________
pinkman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2014, 12:08 PM   #12
ChadRamsey
Wannabe Guru
 
ChadRamsey's Avatar
 
PTrader: (56/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Canton, Ga
Posts: 1,411
Default

NAILED IT!

well done
__________________


There are 2 types of people on this forum. Those that have algae, and those that lie and say they don't.
ChadRamsey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2014, 02:38 AM   #13
junglefowl
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
junglefowl's Avatar
 
PTrader: (44/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 677
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pinkman View Post
wow this is a really awesome theme, nice work
Thank you

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChadRamsey View Post
NAILED IT!

well done
Thanks!
I just did a water change and replanted some of the background plants. It was HM (baby tears) and rotala colorata for the first month when the tank set up. Now it is pogostemon erectus/rotala colorata on the left background and ludwigia red/rotala colorata on the right background. Hopefully it will bring some color for my forest. A few more pix of my tank while rescaping and water changing




Left background for now


And the tank when filling in
junglefowl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2014, 04:56 AM   #14
paquette12
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Montreal
Posts: 38
Default

Love it.
paquette12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2014, 04:57 AM   #15
jamesyu
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (11/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 247
Send a message via AIM to jamesyu Send a message via Yahoo to jamesyu
Default

very nice work -- quite amazing!
jamesyu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012