A New World - 128 L

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Showcase' started by zeneo, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. zeneo

    zeneo New Member

    Location:
    Portugal
    Started at October 2008, hope you like it :)>-

    Setup:
    Tank: 80x40x40 - 128 L
    Filter: Fluval 104
    Heater: 100Watt
    Co2: Pressurized
    Light: DIY 140 Watt - 2x24Watt PLL + 2x36Watt PLL + 20Watt

    Gravel:
    Seachem Fluorite Black
    White sand

    Hardscape: Schist rocks

    Fauna:
    Ramirezi
    Caridina Japonica
    Neon Tetra
    Lda-25
    Ottocinclus

    Flora:
    Hemianthus callitrichoides
    Hemianthus Micranthemoides
    Rotala Sp Green
    Christmas Moss
    Anubias nana petit
    Cabomba furcata



    Hardscape choice
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  2. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Creative Director Staff Member

    Location:
    Germany
    cool :proud:
    how do you fixed the anubias on this rocks?
    and why do you took out the big stone on the right?
  3. Karlo

    Karlo New Member

    Location:
    Croatia
    Excellent hardscape. I think it would be better with that big stone.
  4. aquaticmaniac

    aquaticmaniac New Member

    Location:
    London
    It's a beautiful 'scape as is, but I do agree that the extra large stone added something extra to it. Nice job!
  5. zeneo

    zeneo New Member

    Location:
    Portugal
    Thanks a lot for the comments :113:

    those rocks I've used, fragment a lot in small pieces...like dishes. I fixed the anubias in those small fragments of rock with a plastic fittings (sorry, I don't know the name in english)

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    The big rock I took it off because I wanted to make a round bush in that place, the rock make a lot of shadow to the space beyond and therefore It was not possible to have any plants there has I wanted in the begginning.

    I think in a week or two you'll see what I wanted...I wish;).
  6. aquaticmaniac

    aquaticmaniac New Member

    Location:
    London
    Good old zip ties, brilliant :D Can't wait for the final product!
  7. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Creative Director Staff Member

    Location:
    Germany
    thanks :)
    i like it much more without the big rock on right! it looked too much stand alone.
  8. J House

    J House Moderator Staff Member

    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    That's got a really nice feel to it. Good job! I also think it's better without the big rock now that it's planted more. The big rock would be too distracting IMO.
  9. Shadow

    Shadow Moderator Staff Member

    Location:
    Singapore

    In my part of the world, we call it cable tie ;) because it is normaly used to tie cable :))
  10. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Creative Director Staff Member

    Location:
    Germany
    cable tie can be as well those little plastik ties with copper inside ;)
    i like the expression "zip tie" :-p
  11. Krtismo

    Krtismo New Member

    Is the Rotala Sp Green planted in the substrate, or attached to the rocks? How did you get it to grow on the rock pile?

    Beautiful tank!
  12. Supercoley1

    Supercoley1 Moderator Staff Member

    Location:
    Lincoln, UK
    They are called cable ties in the UK too. I use superglue though, much easier to use, quick and lets me get on with other things.

    AC
  13. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Creative Director Staff Member

    Location:
    Germany
    now I understand the mysterie about your awesome ferns - this is all about your "Superglue" ;) hehe
    I mean doesn´t it effect the water?
  14. Supercoley1

    Supercoley1 Moderator Staff Member

    Location:
    Lincoln, UK
    Nope the ferns were stapled with a 6mm staples from a heavy duty staplegun. :deadhorse:

    That was before I discovered superglue (in aquarium terms;))

    AC
  15. zeneo

    zeneo New Member

    Location:
    Portugal
    I think you want to know about the plant that's around the rocks...

    It is Hemianthus micranthemoides, it's such a weed that ataches to everything. I must be always watching them. When you least expect they are everywhere in the tank and destroying all other plants.
  16. Krtismo

    Krtismo New Member

    Yep, now that I look again that makes sense. Thanks!


  17. MonoBarrientos

    MonoBarrientos New Member

    Location:
    Santiago, Chile
    Hi!
    wonderfull scape!
    In the 3rd day looks awesome...in the last picture, looks very healthy and balanced
    Greetings
    Gmo
  18. MonoBarrientos

    MonoBarrientos New Member

    Location:
    Santiago, Chile
    any update?????
  19. ICPjuggla

    ICPjuggla New Member

    Location:
    Buffalo, NY

    In my part of the world we call them Zip Tie's...
  20. zeneo

    zeneo New Member

    Location:
    Portugal
    Not having much time for this tank right now. Next week I'll post a new photo.

    You can see also other projects of mine in my blog >:D<
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