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My algae scape (AGA entry)

Yes, you heard right, I have an algae scape

The algae actually wasnt in the plan. During my algae phase, I got a little bit of cladophora algae on the wood. I started to kill it all off, but then decided I liked it. I then treated it like any other plant that loved column ferts, and it treated me nicely in return.

Before you ask, I don't think this is the same clado that you have with marimo balls (This stuff does not like to ball up).

And to jump the gun again LOL....Yes, the algae is still growing nicely in the scape. It is NOT in anyway a temporary effect.



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Wow, that's nice!

Where do you find wood like that around here btw?
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wow, love the bright green color.


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Beautiful work Tony. Just plain beautiful.

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That's an awesome effect, I want to create something similar but using moss instead(actually I want it to drape on the wood). I like what you've done, but I'm not sure the judges will...
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Thanks for the comments

Method, that is actually a combination of 3 centerpieces (1 large and 2 small) from aquariumdriftwood.com I wasn't completely happy with the 3 pieces individually, but managed to make th three of them work together.

Raul, I am actually really curious as to what the judges think. Traditionally, Algae=BAAAAAD!!!! IIRC, there are even judging criteria that say to deduct for visible signs of algae LOL. If they don't like a break from traditional scapes and scape ideals, that's ok with me. I love this tank


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Haha...that looks awesome. Looks very natural and integrates really well into the scape. I'm also curious as to what they'll say when they see it . They should award you something for keeping it in the tank w/no visible signs of it intruding/overtaking any of the other plants such as the anubias.

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It is a lovely scape
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if i was judgeing id say it was excellent!! a nice example of thinking "outside the box"!!! excellent!
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You have a very nice looking plant/fish tank. I was wondering how many gallons it is and what your equipment is?
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I like the definition of "weed" as being a plant that is growing where I don't want it. In this case, the algae is growing where you want it, so that makes it a plant (or non-weed )! Great look. I like going against the grain also. It'll be interesting to hear the feedback. Please let us know how it goes.

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Very nice tank! I bet this is the 30 gallon you mentioned? Looks extremely huge to me actually; the 'giant' driftwood dwarfs the glosso.

I'm wondering how you were able to tame algae like that.
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Wow, nice that such a nuisance can turn into something more special and beautiful!
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I personally love the effect ! That is a natural look if I ever seen one... kudo's for letting it stay in there.
Interesting how you manage to keep it in check and off the slower growing anubia's.
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I wish judges were more open minded. Aqua-garending is like an art. It shouldn't matter what colors you use to paint with as long as the picture is worth a second look. Your tank is worth that second look. Good luck!
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