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60cm - Nature? - trimmed ;)

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Maciek, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. Maciek

    Maciek Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi there.
    I would like to present you an aquascape, that I am currently working on. I setup this one in July but when I came back from holidays it was in terrible condition. I still fight with green thread algae...
    However, the aquascape is achieving the shape I planned so I can show it to you.

    Some specs:
    Tank:
    60/30/36cm - 65l
    Filtration:
    Eheim 2213, 2xAquaEl FZN1
    Lighting:
    2x18W Arcadia Freshwater
    Substrate:
    ADA AS Amazonia
    Fertilization:
    ADA: Brighty K, Green Brighty STEP 2, KNO3, KH2PO4
    CO2:
    Pressurized, 1b/s

    Plants:
    Cryptocoryne wendtii 'green', Echinodorus tenellus, Eleocharis parvula, Glossostigma elatinoides, Hemianthus callitrichoides, Heminathus micranthemoides, Ludwigia repens
    Animals:
    Caridina japonica, Boehlkea fredcochui

    [​IMG]

    Feel free to comment and critique!
     
  2. Mellonman

    Mellonman New Member

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    Nice composition, the use of HM is interesting...
    ... but in my opinion, there are too many different foreground plants, which is rather distractive from the main focus point.
     
  3. uma_cura

    uma_cura New Member

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    Nice aquarium man!!!
     
  4. dg2606

    dg2606 New Member

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    look great!!!! keep updates love to see this one with complete foreground
     
  5. Anti-Pjerrot

    Anti-Pjerrot New Member

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    I think there is a too clear division of the hairgrass and the glosso with the use of the front rock. Perhaps you should divide the different foreground plants horizontally instead of vertically.
     
  6. Tempest

    Tempest New Member

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    The repens doesn't work for me.
     
  7. Maciek

    Maciek Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thank you all for the comments.
    Mellonman, Anti-Pjerrot as for the foreground, probably you are right. I just wanted to try it this way and will see how it looks in a few weeks. I don't treat this scape really seriously. I am actually thinking about the next one, so I probably won't keep this one for more than a month.
    Well... it does for me :-"
     
  8. Anti-Pjerrot

    Anti-Pjerrot New Member

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    I like the repens too. If not for the stemroots+algae there perfect/unperfect for the scape. Real nature like.
     
  9. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    i like the effect of the l.repens
    thanks for sharing
     
  10. Maciek

    Maciek Aspiring Aquascaper

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    A quick shot after trimming:
    [​IMG]
     
  11. dirrtybirdy

    dirrtybirdy New Member

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    looks very nice
     
  12. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    imo after trimming it has got more depth
    and i love the contrast between the black background, the stones and plants
     
  13. Maciek

    Maciek Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks guys, for the comments.
     

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