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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-19-2009, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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New 60x30x30 scape. ADA Rimless, braceless.

New scape half finished last night:


I'm waiting on more plants namely some pots of Rottalla a pot of bolbitis and some HC. I have a rough Idea on where these will go, the problem is everything looks very untidy and all over the shop also I have no idea of what plants will go in the back corners of the scape.

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that looks like a very nice scape to start out with. some different colored rotala sp's and the bolbits to contrast it behind the wood would really make this tank. foreground could be something like eleocharis sp 'belem' or glosso? blyxa j would look nice in the corners.

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Hey Chris, the foreground will be HC, I've already ordered it I'm afraid. Blyxa is near impossible to get in the UK, our posties are too rough and our weather too cold. I'll see what I can do though, I was fancying something a crypt maybe but I've always found them too over powering.

The bolbitis is going on the vertical part of the left hand wood.

Critiques welcomed!
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Personally, I would get rid of that big rock in between your branches, I think it just takes away from the hardscape, otherwise, the rest looks good

Nice wood, btw, where did you get yours from?
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I got it from the greenmachine, that centre rock is only there to keep the wood down till it's sank. I'm thinking of covering the entire wood with moss thought I'm not sure. I still need tips on the background, wall of stems of just a mound?
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i like the forest of stems look. like this

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Yeah, that's the look I'm going for, I've ordered some more rotalla green and some Proserpinaca palustris as a highlight, I've also got some blyxa and more downoi and Staurogyne sp on the way to bulk everything out some more. I'll post up new pictures as soon as the plants arrive.
From then on it's playing the waiting game while everything grows in.
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Nearly there now. Just waiting on bolbitis and HC to arrive. What do people reckon?
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Very well done.

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Wow! Is this a real ADA tank, never seen this dimension before. Looks siiick. I love the diffuser ladder on the left. Growing in well too
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It's not really an ADA tank, we can't get them in the UK so we do the best we can with what we have. The substrate is aquasoil however.
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Coming along nicely. I like your driftwood.
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Great tank. That is a huge diffuser lol
EDIT: I see you got a smaller one lol

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very nice start
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It's not really an ADA tank, we can't get them in the UK so we do the best we can with what we have. The substrate is aquasoil however.
Why call it an ADA then?

The scape should turn out nice!
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