Bosque de cumbre (Hilltop forrest) Marimo's ADA Hakkai stone layout
My MIni S set up will be relocated to a place at work. Also before I take the challenge of setting up my 2nd 120P (found the wood I want just need $$$) I figured Ill get my hands wet again with a smaller tank. I went to Nature Aquarium today for some inspiration. I have bought many peices of ADA horn wood at NA before, so I have a couple that will fit my Mini M tank. After spending an hour at the shop and almost pulling the trigger on some blue axelrodi. I decided to look at the ADA stone available. Knowing how rare and beautiful the Hakkai stone is, I grabbed a couple and Toru and I worked on a hard scape for a Mini M. Toru was great. He gave me a box lid with the dimensions of a Mini M, and we both worked on the hardscape for an hour. Customers were intrigued on how focused we were and how the hardscape was tweaked until it had flow and was balanced. After weighing the stone, I left the store with 6 pounds of stone. Hakkai stone is used in my all time favorite scape Amano has done. Having the oportunity to use it in a tank really exites me. Im glad I picked this up becuase according to Toru this will be the only time it will be available as it is protected by the Japanese government and collecting it is forebidden.
Last edited by MARIMOBALL; 12-30-2012 at 09:05 PM.
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