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Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Orlandog7, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    hi Orlandog you have a nice tank size. may i know what is the standard measurement for a 20 long tank?

    hope to see your tank planted with plants on your next update.
     

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  2. Orlandog7

    Orlandog7 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    (L * W * H) 30 * 12 * 13 inches. I think similar to a 60 P.
     
  3. Orlandog7

    Orlandog7 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks everyone for the feedback so far. Really appreciate it. Thanks!

    Here it is planted with more to come very soon.

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  4. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Tank Capacity:
    Litres: 76.7
    US Gal: 20.3
    UK Gal: 16.9


    Orlandog here is the actual capacity of your tank when empty and filled to the top. With all those rocks and substrate you could easily be 15%+ just make sure you know the exact amount of water in your tank if not when you have to add any additives Meds etc you could easily over dose.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  5. Orlandog7

    Orlandog7 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Have been slowly adding plants. Not entirely happy with current plant placement but I will give the plants a chance to settle in before making any major moves.

    List of plants:
    Carpet Plants:

    Elatine Hydropiper
    Eleocharis acicularis 'mini'
    Staurogyne repens
    Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo'
    Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini'

    Lilaeopsis brasiliensis

    Stem Plants:
    Syngonanthus Belem
    Rotala 'Bonsai'

    Pogostemon Erectus
    Didiplis Diandra
    Limnophila Aromatica
    Rotala Wallichii
    Rotala Rotundifolia
    Blyxa Japonica Tall Species and Short species.
    Crinum Calamistratum


    Mosses:
    Vesicularia Montagnei aka "Christmas Moss"
    Taxiphyllum "Flame Moss"


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  6. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Orlandog

    You have a lot of plants on that list, when they get all established it could easily become over crowded.

    Then and only then would I consider removing or moving plants around.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  7. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Orlandog

    You have a lot of plants on that list, when they get all established it could easily become over crowded.

    Then and only then would I consider removing or moving plants around.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  8. Orlandog7

    Orlandog7 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    quick update. moved plants around, added a few stones, and added colorado sand...

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  9. lucasgg

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    I like it despite it's different hardscape structure. You did a great job creating a now warm, arid atmosphere.


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  10. keithgh

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    I fully agree with lucasgg my only concern is that central open area as it looks like two Aquascapes its requires something to join the two sides together but when fully planted it could change all that.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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  11. Orlandog7

    Orlandog7 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks for the feedback. For now I'll let the plants grow before making any changes. I'm hoping once the diandra in the back grows it will tie both sides together.
     
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    That sounds like a good idea. Keep us updated on the Aquascape please.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  13. Orlandog7

    Orlandog7 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    So I wasn't happy about how the tank was looking and decided to rescape. Did you think it improved? Any suggestions? Thanks!

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  14. mexicat

    mexicat Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Just a thought, the previous version made the tank look much larger. The new scape I had to compare to the old to see that it was the same tank as it looks much smaller. I'm not sure if its just the photo angle.

    That larger gravel also doesn't work with the rock.
     
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  15. Orlandog7

    Orlandog7 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I was having a hard time fitting the plants I want. In other words, I want lush bushes of this and that. The previous scape wasn't giving me that option. Thanks for your feedback, much appreciated! :)
     
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  16. Orlandog7

    Orlandog7 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Yeah the gravel is an experiment, I was hoping it would create perspective, large in the front smaller to the back. Thanks for the feedback! :)
     
  17. Orlandog7

    Orlandog7 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks. In part that is why I changed it; I couldn't imagine lush bushes of plants in a dry arid atmosphere. I was stunted as to what to plant in such an "environment".
     
  18. keithgh

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    I actually like it very much with a few changes it could look fantastic.

    The obvious is the substrate and the gravel.

    First remove all the gravel that can be seen then level out the substrate its up and down making it very distracting.
    The gravel its not the sizes at all its the colour nothing like the rocky area behind. I would replace it with a similar colour mixed shapes and sizes would not matter at all then, also keep them the same level across the length of the tank.

    The third rock from the left I would like it a little higher by placing a rock/s underneath ant can be hidden with low plants in front of the rocks.

    Your tank has a lot of possibilities with a few simple changes, which I am positive you can do.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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  19. Orlandog7

    Orlandog7 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hello again. I've raised the third rock from the left using pvc pipes (I'm hoping to breed long fin bnp). How's it looking? Thanks!

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  20. mexicat

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    Is that rock in the back to the right of the main stone a new rock?
     

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