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Old 07-31-2014, 12:23 AM   #1
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Wanna-be ADA 60P. First aquascaping correctly done


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Old 07-31-2014, 02:58 AM   #2
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So here I am with my new 60 cm tank, same size as ADA 60 P which I could not afford at the moment. Trying to find some CO2 before starting this tank for real, during that time I would like to have your opinion on my future aquascape.

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Self found wood or Malaysian
Light is a finned ray 2



Somme wood positioning even though it's not the one I am going to use


The main idea for the scape. I've been told that it looks too much like a regular aqua scale and it lacks something personal. What do you guys think? Any suggestion?
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Old 07-31-2014, 03:05 AM   #3
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There is nothing wrong with inspiration, and you hand drew it on paper, so I think it's plenty personal. Do you plan on breaking that wood up? I don't see how it would work like your pic unless you did. I broke a few pieces to get what I wanted.
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:46 PM   #4
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In fact the wood I bought already have tha sharp ends i'll take a picture tonight and show you
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:48 PM   #5
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Well you are already a huge step ahead of most people that get all excited and just fill their tank with water without putting a lot of thought and time into getting their hardscape down first. Make sure you are happy with what you got before you put in water, because once you do that, your options become very limited.

Spend a lot of time playing with how you want the wood to look. Also, it has a tendency to move around once you put water in, so you may want to think about securing it. Look at the first page of my Fallen Tree Brach journal in my signature to see what I did. Don't be afraid to drill holes where you won't see them, and use zip ties. There are a lot of ways to do it.

When you start scaping, smooth out all of the bumps in your substrate. They'll smooth out over time anyway, and it'll look cleaner. Also, try to keep a really smooth substrate line across the front of the glass.
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Also, try to keep a really smooth substrate line across the front of the glass.
First of all thanks about for sharing your thoughts, it's really appreciated.

What do you think about this possibility : I would like to put hairgrass, Urticularia or HC instead of sand in the front and side of the tank.

I think it would be nice to see the shrimps walking around the whole tank instead of the small portion of the tank where plants are actualy drawn.

I'm starting to think that 60cm tanks are not big enough to do a sand path.
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Old 08-04-2014, 01:41 AM   #7
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I have grown UG, HC, and dwarf hairgrass belem (not the more common hairgrass). Of those three, I really like dwarf hairgrass belem hands down. It's not a super fast grower, but it's the easiest of the 3 that I've cared for, and I love how it looks.
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Old 08-04-2014, 03:43 AM   #8
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What brand is that table and where you get the tank?
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:23 AM   #9
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Home made stand MDF and hagen rimless tank. (I sold to him :P)
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Old 08-04-2014, 05:02 PM   #10
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Thanks for your answer Xenaph,

The tank is in good shape, the only thing about it is the black silicone. Otherwise it's pretty much like an ADA tank.

The stand is handmade and looks perfectly like an ADA stand, except it has a computer fan in the back to control humidity. The job was really well done therefore I might only change the color once in my new house next year.


Have anyone ever tied UG to wood before ? Xenaph convinced me to get some
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:29 PM   #11
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Getting my hard scale ready! And putting hand collected fissidens into petrified wood with a needle




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Love the hard scape
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I'm digging the hardscape! You really got it quite close to your concept drawing.
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Old 08-14-2014, 03:57 PM   #14
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Wow.. nice job on the hardscape! Not seen Malaysian Driftwood and petrified wood used quite that way!
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:37 PM   #15
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Now I have to find some eleocharis belem if I am lucky! Other wise it's going to be parvula
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