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post #286 of 471 (permalink) Old 06-14-2016, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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Very nice mot, I like the way the stone descends down to the front of the tank. Can't wait to see the HC soften some of the edges around them. May have misses it in the thread, but are you going to tie some moss to the branches or leave them bare?
Thanks. Yea there is some moss on the branches. We will see if it takes as it was dry started for a few days to get it to cling but the fungus is really thick so it may not make it.

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Thanks. Yea there is some moss on the branches. We will see if it takes as it was dry started for a few days to get it to cling but the fungus is really thick so it may not make it.
In my experience, fungus is very good at destroying any plants that it touches. I hope the otos will be diligent in cleaning that up for the plants.

This tank is looking very nice. The hardscape looks so good together. I like how the rock angles all point towards the focal point.

I love using tissue culture plants because it's always exactly the plant that you're looking for and they're easy to clean and work with. This scape already looks very nice and will look even better once grown in.

What other plants do you have planned for this or is that a secret?


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Can you please share where you sourced the Tropica tissue culture plants?

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Can you please share where you sourced the Tropica tissue culture plants?
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In my experience, fungus is very good at destroying any plants that it touches. I hope the otos will be diligent in cleaning that up for the plants.

This tank is looking very nice. The hardscape looks so good together. I like how the rock angles all point towards the focal point.

I love using tissue culture plants because it's always exactly the plant that you're looking for and they're easy to clean and work with. This scape already looks very nice and will look even better once grown in.

What other plants do you have planned for this or is that a secret?
Yea the fungus is no fun. Otos and amanos wont go in until the cycle has run its course. So in the meantime it is manual removal with the daily water change.

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Shipment arrived.
5 pots HC
1 pot eleocharis mini
1 pot flame moss

This was first time using all Tropica tissue culture plants and it was by far the easiest and quickest plant session I've done. It took me about 40 minutes to plant this morning.



Mot, you will have great success on those cultures. I used that brand too !
they are healthy, clean and grow fast !! love them !
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I found your wood fish tank stand picture on Pinterest and I am trying to replicate it. I can't seem to find the corner braces that you used anywhere, do you remember where you got them?
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Shipment arrived.
5 pots HC
1 pot eleocharis mini
1 pot flame moss

This was first time using all Tropica tissue culture plants and it was by far the easiest and quickest plant session I've done. It took me about 40 minutes to plant this morning.



Where do you guys find these pieces of wood?!?! I haven't come across ANYTHING like this piece of wood here what is it?

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Where do you guys find these pieces of wood?!?! I haven't come across ANYTHING like this piece of wood here what is it?
It's spider wood. i think it's also sometimes called red moor


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It's spider wood. i think it's also sometimes called red moor
It is spiderwood and that is 5 pieces that I cut and assembled to get the shape I wanted.

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I love #2 and #3. Great work - I wish I could try a tank this size... One day. Thanks for posting all these updates! And your office set-up looks great. Too bad housing here in Vancouver BC is absolutely horrible =(.
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Here is a tank I did three years ago with same basic concept as my current scape. Pretty fun to look to the past and see how far I've come in a short period of time. Aquascaping is all about materials, practice and practice.

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Taken 6/2016


The old scape photo is flipped horizontally btw just to align it with the current scape.
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The recent scape is much better! It looks more cohesive and the hardscape placement is so much more natural. The old scape is no slouch though.


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It is spiderwood and that is 5 pieces that I cut and assembled to get the shape I wanted.

Do you buy this locally or online? If online, whats the website
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The recent scape is much better! It looks more cohesive and the hardscape placement is so much more natural. The old scape is no slouch though.
Yea the new one has much better proportions, flow and shape. My scaping techniques have changed dramatically as I've lived and learned.

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Do you buy this locally or online? If online, whats the website
Both, If I see a nice piece at a fair price Ill buy it. I've bought quite a bit from the for sale section of these forums. There are a few sellers that will do wysiwyg.

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So I have my 2 x 30 cm cubes setup under my 120p. One of the cubes has a pair of apistogramma cacatuoides which to my delight have fry again. The last two batches of fry stood no chance in my 120p with the other fish.

Having fry again is amazing because the male actually died or was mostly dead. I found him on the carpet the morning after I put the pair in the tank. He was dried out and not moving. Perfect example of a fish chip. Placed him in the tank just to make sure and somehow he came back to life. Never seen anything like that before. After about 5 minutes of holding him upright in the water he started breathing again. Later that day he started swimming. The next day he was taking food. And now 2 weeks later I have fry. Was like the Princess Bride story where he was only mostly dead and had to get back to his true love....hah yea whatever.





Good photo except the dog hair on the glass...geez.
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