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Old 01-09-2014, 05:45 PM   #1
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My first hard scape


Here it is my first go at a planted tank this is my first attempt I wonder if I'll change anything in 24 hrs..


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Old 01-09-2014, 06:09 PM   #2
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Hard to get a good pic cause of the light but so far am happy with it..


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I like the idea but the different color rocks looks odd to me. Are you able to get a bunch of rocks of the same type but different shapes?
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:18 PM   #4
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No not really but I like the idea of green rock drawing the eye so to subconsciously prompting to look at from a worms eye view ... Hopefully giving a sense of scale in a small tank ... I will break the colours up with the plants hopefully..


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Cool well good luck on it im subscribed
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:16 PM   #6
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I know there are rules to symmetry but truthfully if you like it, that's all that matters. After all, you are the one who will be looking at it every day.
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:12 PM   #7
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So it's been 24 hrs an' I have to say I'm quite happy with it I've just added more sand around the stones so it appears they are bursting through the sand as opposed to looking like they have been placed ...[IMG]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/11
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I have ordered some planets from the green machine 40 worth hopefully this will be enough..

And as soon as I can commence planting I will get my aquarium wet and add the co2 canister I have and the drop checker..


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Love the driftwood, but the rocks with different textures and different colors make the scape look unnatural. The rocks all being close to 90 degrees also makes it seem a bit unnatural. Sorry if this came out harsh, but if you like the scape you created, disregard my opinion.
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:13 PM   #9
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Unfortunately the stones i have are unnatural looking.. T.b.h I like it..I'm scaping like a zen poem.. Write it once then leave it alone.. I think also the pics are a bit poor and don't really do justice..

I know they're rules but I think it can be a nice little scape just have to .. Let it grow into itself..


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Old 01-17-2014, 09:03 AM   #10
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Ok plants are in..

When my plants came my Xmas moss came in a tub that had some gel on it said wash off and plant with tweezers ( mistake I didn't tie it down and it floated away..novice !!!!

Now I hav co2 but, the diffuser keeps whining like a balloon being deflated is this normal.. My drop checker isn't going green..


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And another question how long do I leave it till I start pruning and trimming?


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Old 01-19-2014, 12:55 AM   #12
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Let the plants take root and allow your parameters to become stable before you prune. Once this happens I trim back everything almost to the substrate. You'll cringe when you do it but your plants will explode.

For now run your co2 for 24 hrs straight. This will jump start your system and add your ferts.

Since there's no fish youll be fine with the co2 High. Start at 2-3 bps and adjust from there. Your drop checker will take a day to read accurate. It takes awhile there are other ways to test it. I wouldn't worry about it for a few days though. Set your timer to come on 1-2 hrs before lights and an hour before off. Good luck!

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Some more pics


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Old 01-21-2014, 03:05 AM   #14
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Looks more natural now I'd keep that foreground open with sand and not carpet it. Smart move with the red reineckii behind the green stone, win. Looks good all in all.

ctaylor3737 - i've never heard this, but I'd like to give it ago. Any plants you hold back on for trimming and can you do it after they've been going for a while?
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The red plant is I think ludwigia sp red version slow growing reaches about 30 cm I could be wrong ..thank you glad you like it..


N.b supposed to be a petite version of ludwigia repens Rubin

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