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150g Rescape

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by JDowns, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. JDowns

    JDowns New Member

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    Finally got around to tearing down my 150 gallon and starting from scratch.

    I'm planning on just concentrating ATM at growing in the ground cover before I decide on any stems, other than the Heteranthera zosterifolia which is hidden ATM in the back right corner.

    Current Flora:

    Eleocharis Acicularis
    Blyxa Japonica
    Hemianthus Micranthemoides
    Fissedens Fontanus
    Peacock Moss
    Anubias Barteri

    I have a plan in my head for the flow of the stems but just haven't decided on the species yet. But while I'm waiting for the ground cover to fill in, it will give me ample time to envision it. I added an extra powerhead to keep the startup gunk from getting stuck on the Eleocharis and allowing the filtration to do its job.

    Hopefully this time I will stick to a plan rather than cramming the tank full of plants.

    The red lines show my thoughts as far as height. Wrapping around the island of wood from left to right and towards the middle/front in varying heights.


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    Is there such a thing as an Iwa'woodi? It does have an odd number of wood pieces :p
     

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  2. Anti-Pjerrot

    Anti-Pjerrot New Member

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    Iwagumi with driftwood wood be something like IwaRyoboku.

    I really like the driftwood setup. Its pleasing to the eye, and the anubias is a nice soft point in contrast to the upwards driftwood to the left.
     
  3. Jdinh04

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    Looks pretty good, the plants look great too. Just have to wait for them to fill in.
     
  4. chillaquaplants

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    I love the layout, can't wait to see this fill in!
     
  5. JDowns

    JDowns New Member

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    Thanks for the comments. IwaRyoboku... I like it. :proud:

    I added a few plants to the startup phase.

    Cryptocoryne Beckettii 'Petchii'
    Lileaopsis Novae-Zealandiae
    Microsorum Pteropus 'Windelov'

    I'll update with photos later.
     
  6. trenac

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    I like your layout so far. The way you have arranged your hardscape & plants looks very natural. Also nice choice of plants.
     
  7. lowell

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    very neat set up.
     
  8. xDodox

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    Excellent

    Very, very good.
     
  9. JDowns

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    Not much different yet at 14 days.

    Trimmed the grass a little to help it spread faster. Blyxa is in need of a trim. Lotus has to go, but its there until I decide on stems for the back left. Stargrass is filling in nicely, and the crypts have adapted really well with no melting so far. Added some Ludwiga Palustris yesterday to fill the niche in the wood piece on the right.

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  10. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    looks good, keep us updated ;)
     
  11. kakkoii

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    I like it!
     
  12. Jdinh04

    Jdinh04 New Member

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    Plant growth looks great, that one lotus plant? looks odd haha but it does add a nice kick to the tank!
     
  13. JDowns

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    Yeah the Lotus was leftover before the rescape and I couldn't bear to get rid of it at the time, since I only had it for a couple weeks.

    I'll be adding the rest of the stems in a few weeks.

    I love the Stargrass. It can be a pain though since it is somewhat fragile.

    I added eight Trichogaster (Colisa) chuna's today. Beautiful coloring and the tank really needed some life.

    I'm planning on a school of 75-100 Ember Tetra's once things are moving along with the last of the stems.
     
  14. John N.

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    It's coming along nicely. I'm surprised to see it's only been about two weeks, and your plants are almost filled in already.

    Are you going to special order the large number of Ember Tetras from your LFS all at once?

    -John N.
     
  15. JDowns

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    I had most of the plants leftover so its been an easy transition. Soil was already established so I had that going, which is a big plus in avoiding any startup algae. I just added a layer of AS and capped with the pre-existing substrate. Biggest challenge has been to not add anymore lighting and be patient. 240w seems to be just perfect. In the past I've messed with noon bursts and even up to 480w, and I have to say I'm enjoying the lower lighting.

    Yes I'm going to preorder in bulk from an LFS the Ember Tetras.
     
  16. trenac

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    Coming along nicely! Very good growth for a short period. The tetra's will add a nice touch to the scape.
     
  17. iam_koi

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    Very nice! I'm sure, everything would be perfect once this tank reaches maturity. :)
     
  18. Pat7676

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    Looking good can't wait to see when it feels in some more.
     
  19. JDowns

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    Quick update after 32 days to show progression.

    Foreground is really filling in nicely. The center really took off compared to the sides, which wasn't all that surprising considering it has the most flow pointed in its direction (enough to bend the Eleocharis over). Guess thats something to be said about the benefit of circulation.

    Decided on the stems and added them, moved the Zosterifolia, and removed some Blyxa. The Araguaia and Cuba are behind the wood, Zosterfolia to the left and Nanjenshan to the right corners.

    Removed the powerhead and added yet another external pump.

    Crypts and the Windelov are finally starting to show some good growth.

    Current Plant List:

    Eleocharis Parvula
    Lilaeopsis Novea-Zelandiae
    Lilaeopsis Mauritiana
    Riccardia Chamedryfolia
    Ranunculus Inundatus
    Blyxa Japonica
    Hemianthus Callitrichoides

    Rotala Nanjenshan
    Ludwigia Cuba
    Ludwigia Araguaia
    Ludwigia Repens x Arcuata
    Hemigraphis Traian
    Heteranthera Zosterifolia

    Microsorum Pteropus Windelov
    Microsorum Pteropus Needle Leaf

    Fissedens Fontanus
    Taxiphylum Peacock
    Anubias Barteri
    Cryptocoryne Beckettii 'Petchii'

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  20. trenac

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    Looks great!... Ever plant looks in it's place, so neat.
     

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