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Another college student's 75 gal Journal// Finally planted

These were my initial placements of the manzanita wood. No good....at all, I'm trying to go for the very branchy/rooty look which has been very popular recently.

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This is the finalized woodwork.... much better than the previous design. Hope you guys like it too :P Now to take it apart and put moss on it -_-***** T_T



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Well I was afraid that I would not be able to recreate how the driftwood was arranged if I took everything apart at once. Woot... idea take out 1 piece of wood and put moss on it then put it back exactly where it was and move on to the next piece.

All the wood is just shoved into the gravel so getting some of the pieces to stand and stay standing without me touching them was a hard task to do :*<. These are large pieces of wood.

Oh the plants used on the driftwood so far is willow moss, christmass moss, mini pellia and java fern. That took a few hours... >_< what tiring work. I'll upload the pics of the tank planted a day or 2 or whenever I'm bored. Keep checking in. =DDD


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looks awesome, now you need some more low lying plants to put around the wood! What equipment do you have on it right now?
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looks awesome, now you need some more low lying plants to put around the wood! What equipment do you have on it right now?
Lets see... right now I have 220 watts of pc lighting +80 watts of florescent lighting for a total of 4wpg ;p. Not turning on the florescent till the tank is more established and after I zone in on the right co2 level.

Oh sorry about the rambling... back to your question. I have 10 pound co2 tank with a Milwaukee reg and an imitation 2028 eheim cannister filter which has been running for 4 years now with no problems. So.. go imitations!
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Very nice looking layout!
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So heres how it looks so far planted, no foreground plant yet but it'll get there. See those bubbles? hehe had to take a pic of that. Comments and criticisms always welcome.




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this is an awesome piece of driftwood
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It's coming along VERY well!
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Those are very nice pieces of wood. I like how you scaped them. Any thoughts on plants around the wood?
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It's coming along VERY well!
Thank you very much, going through a bit of algae probs right now but hopefully next update you can still make the same comment.
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Those are very nice pieces of wood. I like how you scaped them. Any thoughts on plants around the wood?
I didnt want to block the driftwood since I feel it is/will be the centerpiece so I plan on going with only foreground plants around it. hc in the front to mid, then dwarf hairgrass in the middle to back.
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love that wood
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