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"Meteor Crash" - Do!Aqua 60p - IAPLC entry and results!

Getting back into planted tanks after a year long hiatus.



I'm hoping to enter this into the 2015 IAPLC and AGA contest. There doesn't seem to be a lot of participation from the USA (only 10 in 2014's IAPLC from 2000+ entries).

The idea for the scape is that there's an explosion from either a meteor or maybe an erupting volcano on the left side, and the two arches are from magma shooting over to the right.

Currently only have some anubias nana petite, but will add riccardia, Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo, belem hairgrass, and HC.

Will probably keep this as a dry start for a while. No ideas yet for fish but will probably do a large school of a single species. Maybe green neon tetras?
Thanks for looking!

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I can tell,there are pretty good skills left,welcome back...


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I like the hardscape! What kind of rock is that?

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I like the hardscape! What kind of rock is that?
That'd be ohko stone


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Really cool start you are off to

Should be an awesome tank, will be following
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Use red fish!! Then it will look like fire bombs in the air lol
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Welcome back to the planted tanks!! Stunning start! Ok forward to seeing it grow in.

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Wow that really does look like a meteor crash landing. I can't wait to see how this turns out!

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Got some plants in and added it to the tank.



The monte carlo is nice, a little on the bigger side so I'll keep it towards the front and have HC towards the back for a more forced perspective. I might just let the whole ground cover blend together for a more natural look though.



Got a massive amount of riccardia (mini pelia) from Tom Barr and added it to all the nooks and crannies of the ohko stone. I'm not gluing it down, but I'm hoping that if I leave it for a few weeks the moss will attach itself to the stone. If by the time it comes to fill, it hasn't stuck, I'll glue it down with some super glue.



Picking up some e. belem and HC later this week to round out everything, then comes the waiting game....
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some von rio tetras would work well with this tank they have a red/orange color to them
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Great design.

Mini Pellia will attach to ohko in time.


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