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3g CUBE

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Brian, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Brian

    Brian New Member

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    im starting a 3 gallons cube. I want to make a real nice aquascaping I want to re create a small forest, make 1 or 2 trees with moss and driftwood, make variations in elevation of substrate, make the "sun light" in the background.

    I have the plants, java moss, peacock moss, utricularia (very little) dwarf hair grass, tenellus, HM, few stem and glosso.

    I have some ideas in my mind, I will make 2 or 3 drawing.

    This forum have a list of tiny plants for nanos?

    How I can make diferents elevations of substrate and mantain it that the gravel not going to put itself flat
     

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  2. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

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    The project sounds very ambitious, but doable.

    There currently isn't a list of nano growing plants, but your plant list is a good selection already. But perhaps the HC is a better choice then glosso.

    As for making sloping substrates, check out this thread about best substrates to keep a slope there are some good ideas there.

    Your scape is going to be nice.

    -John N.
     
  3. Rastaman

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    Hi, maybe this list of "nano plants" can be helpful.
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    A graph on the right side of the plant name shows advisable position in layout.
     
  4. Brian

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    tankyou John and Rastaman.

    Im going to use rocks, because here not sell aqua soil. I only can make small slopes with low inclination.

    The tank is for competition and I want to make it very well.

    Im going to use a spiral fluorecent bulb. the smallest is 14W. I think that it is high light for the cube, what you think that be a good watts for 3 gallons?
     
  5. Brian

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    Some drawings that I make with my ideas.

    Chose the best looking for you, you can tell me how to improve the aquascaping.

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  6. akmal

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    from your list of plants and sketch, i would use layout No. 2..however, adjust the 2 trees so that one becomes the focus point. Make one smaller than the other is one way. for the ground plants i'd go with a combination of uticularia (foreground), dwarf hairgrass (midground) and tenellus (background)...

    lighting wise i think 14W is not sufficient for a 3g...Amano uses 27W on his nanos. you might want to use 2x14W bulbs for yours. Instead of spiral try to look for U type. They make it up to 23W if you have space constraints...just make sure you have a good reflector

    for maintaining a slope you might want to try this method (scroll down a bit..reading the whole article is not a bad idea tho).

    just my 0.02
     
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    I like the second one the best also. I would also do what akmal said about making one of the trees the focal point.
     
  8. Brian

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    GOOD! I buy the driftwood and going to make the trees!!! photos coming soon!!
     
  9. pinajaime

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    brian espero logres lo que te propones se que tu saldras victorioso en lo que tu y yo sabemos que viene por ahi, i hope the nano looks good , post more photos pronto!!
     
  10. Brian

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    HEY!!! me cojieron por aca JAJAJAJA, pero nad estas fotos las voy a postiar en el foro de AMEPR pronto!!! es que todavia el proyecto esta en paƱales, quiero que quede todo bien. :D
     
  11. Brian

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    My cube and driftwoods and mosses

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    peacock moss

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    Some Ideas

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  12. Brian

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    What you think of use akadama of substrate? It is inert? Not make algae blooms?
     
  13. fishman9809

    fishman9809 New Member

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    wow!!!!! thats an incredible tank!!!! did u DIY it?
     
  14. John N.

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    Adadama is made of clay material that will effect your KH and GH. From experiences I've read, it doesn't cause algae blooms..

    -John N.
     
  15. Brian

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    thanks john!

    fishman I dont make the tank, I bought it from the competition. One of the competition rules is to use only the 3G CUBE that they sells. I bought it and included the inscription. I like the tank lot is my first time with tank of this class.
     
  16. Brian

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    Update:

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    coming soon, rocks and substrate!!!
     
  17. fishman9809

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    which substrate? :D
     
  18. pinajaime

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    se ve bien brian looking good, sabes que tienes los ojos puestos en ti debes de impresionar la competencia, por que los demas cubos de plantas naturales no me convensen y los salados es siempre lo mismo, the competicion is on!!!!
     
  19. waterfaller1

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    This is going to be very cool.B-)
     
  20. Brian

    Brian New Member

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    2nd day Finished

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    i will put more plants
     

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