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ADA 45P Forest scape

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Nigel95, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Nigel

    Tim is doing the DSM at the same time as you he might have a few tips for you.

    finding that "Sweet Spot" is not easy but keep trying.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     

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  2. Nigel95

    Nigel95 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Received some bucephalandra moss from someone. Very happy with it. It grows low, compact and is not demanding.

    [​IMG]Bestand 06-10-17 21 29 37 by Nigel H, on Flickr
     
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    first time to hear and see Buce Moss.....nice (y)
     
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    That sounds like the perfect moss looks great and easy to grow.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Cycle is going fast with the eheim classic 150 that already has bacteria in it and the soil that has been in DSM for 3 weeks. Think I am going to add the Neocaridina heteropoda var. Yellow and clithon sp. after 3 weeks from now. Hopefully there will be enough biofilm by that time.

    [​IMG]ada 45p forest scape nigel day 25 by Nigel H, on Flickr
     
  6. keithgh

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    Remember one of the basic design rules. Less is More and More is Less. In my opinion your Aquascape is more suited to the semi sparse appeal. A heavily planted Aquascape you would lose all the stone and bare timber appeal plus the mysterious quality or character of your Aquascape.
    If you could create a misty of foggy look without any extras in the tank it would look fantastic.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    [​IMG]
    Mystery at dawn.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Bits and pieces removed, note how your eyes are not distracted.
    [​IMG]

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  9. Nigel95

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    Roots and Neocaridina cf. davidi yellow shrimp added to the scape. Moss growing slowly. Keeping the light intensity still low to avoid algae.

     
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    Thank you for posting that excellent video. Every thing is going as planned in other words don't change any thing.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Those roots really make this and the use of moss should look even better when everything grows on:)
     
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  13. keithgh

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    Its great watching it slowly take shape I am not convinced with the white beach yet, a darker colour maybe.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    New buce clump 'mini coin'. Got it very cheap only € 27 for 27 rhizomes (some very small). So only 1 euro per rhizome! If I buy it from stores here it is like 5 euro per rhizome. This was from a guy who imports straight from Indonesia. To reduce shipping costs he asks a lot of people and does 1 big order at a time. Had to wait a long time for it but all worth it. Hopefully they won't melt. Placed them in this tank and the 34 gal aswell.

    [​IMG]buce clump mini coin by Nigel H, on Flickr
     
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    It looks like a very healthy plant, where are you going to plant the little bits and pieces or, one big clump?

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    I splitted them all and put them in front of the Ada 45p and the 128l.


    Verzonden vanaf mijn iPhone met Tapatalk
     
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    That sounds like a better idea. Don't forget the photos please.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Again new fish from the store (boraras brigittae). The last time I bought 10, only 2 survived. Got 8 new from the store and after 7 hours of drip method tds matched with aquarium and container. When transferring already 2 fishes were dead?? Weak fish from the store?

    Water parameters seems fine beside my GH is low around 5 and in store 10+.
     
  19. keithgh

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    That is no good at all.
    I think its about time you went looking for a good LFS.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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