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90cm high tech planted

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by jfravn, May 5, 2010.

  1. jfravn

    jfravn New Member

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    Photoupdate. Broadened out the scape by adding more stems in the background and moving h micranthemoides to the sides. Crypts have a great size now while Im not too glad of the hygrophila polysperma, which were supposed to be more red. Testing GE to the right, and they may eventually take over the foreground instead of HC Cuba.

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  2. seetharam

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    Stunning Tank, Like the day wise capture of the tank progression, Really helps to see how the tank has progressed.
     
  3. andyh

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    Hi

    Just read your journal from the beginning to the end and its a great journey you have been on. Its reassuring to see the good and the bad in a aquascape. You have done a great job and i really like the scape, I particularly like all the differing levels of plants and detail.

    Excellent journal keep it up!
     
  4. yankadi

    yankadi Aspiring Aquascaper

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    What about surface scum in aquarium? :-s
     
  5. Marco Conti

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    Beautiful tank Jorgen :=D>
     
  6. jfravn

    jfravn New Member

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    Thank you Seetharam and Marco.

    yankadi, you're right, I do have some protein film but most of it are CO2 bubbles from the inline UP CO2 atomizer.

    Andy, thanks. I agree, you need to see the challenges as well, not only final and stunning shots from a distance where any algae would visually disappear.

    I'm still struggling with (among other things) scaping the stems. They just refuse to grow at the same speed ;)
     
  7. redcable

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    Day 228 is really "wowwww"!!:%3
     
  8. Madmax234

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    Great scape, i like the scape of day52.
     
  9. Orlando

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    Most excellent!!! Bravo!
     
  10. seniordavid

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    sincerly it's a superb tank! congratulation really good work i love it:113:

    david
     
  11. jfravn

    jfravn New Member

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    Thank you all, sorry I didn't respond earlier.

    Now, this my first aquascape peaked around day 270-290, then I had to replant the HC cuba (as can be seen on the pic from day 296 in the first thread entry - pics updated today), and the rotalas were not too good anymore either. With the very hard water I have (gH 20) and loads of silica in the water, I have decided to try out a cryptocoryne based scape. I was a bit distressed by the fact that I wouldn't have too much to work with, but then found by flipping through Amanos latest book that many of his scapes are dominted by crypts. So I'll give it a try.

    In other words, the scape as we knew it is history.

    My tank is now a test/growth tank waiting for a complete overhaul. After the inspiration hopefully collected during the Hannover fair in two weeks I will tear down the tank during the spring but until then, I´ll use the tank to grow crypts and try out different types of plants.

    Yesterday, I removed all the stems, trimmed hard the staurogynes in the foreground, planted some HC cuba (interesting to see the large leave-size compared to my 1-year old ones already in the tank), glossostigma and e. parvula. New crypts are wendtii brown, Mi oya, tropica and beckettii petchii. Also wanted some balansae and willisii lucens, but they were not available.

    The pics, plant list and fauna list are updated in the first thread entry. The pics surely not to show off, but to show what happens, when you try to correct a tank that is on the way down.

    What's your tanks life-expectancy? Maybe an idea for a vote.

    And finally a pic:
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  12. Karlo

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    Great journal, enjoyed reading it!
     
  13. jfravn

    jfravn New Member

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    Thanks Karlo!
     
  14. CatfishSoupFTW

    CatfishSoupFTW Aspiring Aquascaper

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    holy moses the progression is just amazing. on something so little. got ever so big!
     

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