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"Autumn mushrooms grow here" 90x45x45 Optiwhite

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by yankadi, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. yankadi

    yankadi Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi everyone, this is my new setup. Started in 2011-07-14 Hope you like it.
    Hardscap:
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    ADA powders:
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    Substrate:
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    1st. day job:
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    2 day job:
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    Plants:
    1. Aponogeton henkelianus
    2. Bolbitis heudeloti
    3. Crytocoryne spiralis
    4. Crytocoryne wendtii ‘Green‘
    5. Crytocoryne wendtii ‘Brown‘
    6. Crytocoryne parva
    7. Crytocoryne balansae
    8. Cryptcoryne x willissi
    9. Cryptocoryne crispatula
    10. Glossostigma elatinoides
    11. Eleocharis sp.
    12. Riccia sp.
    13. Riccia sp. ‘Sinking riccia‘
    14. Vesicularia montagnei ‘Christmas moss‘
    15. Microsorium pteropus sp. ‚‘Narrow‘
    16. Microsorium pteropus sp. ‘Needle Leaf‘
    17. Hemianthus glomeratus (ex h. micranthemoides)
    18. Micranthenum umbrosum
    19. Rotala sp. ‘Green‘
    20. Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides
    21. Staurogyne repens
    22. Echinodorus tennellus



    Fauna: 10 rasbora and 5 SAE.

    Filter: JBL CP250 700 l/h + Resun stream 2000 l/h
    Lighting: Giesemann 150w MH - 5600K.
    CO2: pressurized system
    Susbtrate: ADA powders + peat substrate + Akadama.
    <):)
     

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  2. Brust

    Brust New Member

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    Oh Yes! I love this atmosphere! and these roots give off a few things really

    This tank promises.

    great job
     
  3. Janf11

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    Nice man! It has everything to succeed ;))
     
  4. yankadi

    yankadi Aspiring Aquascaper

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    More better photos from 2011-07-18 evening:

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    Thanks for watching. ;)
     
  5. kakkoii

    kakkoii New Member

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    Nice work! I cant wait to see all the plants fill in.:rock:
     
  6. CatfishSoupFTW

    CatfishSoupFTW Aspiring Aquascaper

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    oh i like :D looks like a really dense forest. especially when the plants really get going
     
  7. Karlo

    Karlo New Member

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    It'll be some great forest!
    I have a question about optiwhite, is it really so much clearer, can you tell the difference?
     
  8. yankadi

    yankadi Aspiring Aquascaper

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    It is worth thinking about optiwhite of minimum 10mm thickness, otherwise it is just a very sexy glass. :-"
     
  9. yankadi

    yankadi Aspiring Aquascaper

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    After 1 month, with trimmed rotalas at the back:

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  10. Flo

    Flo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    All i can say is "this tank f****** :rock: :proud:
     
  11. ghostsword

    ghostsword Aspiring Aquascaper Staff Member

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    I feel that it needs some more plants on the center right, something to allow the eyes to follow the path into the forest.

    Maybe it just needs to fill up.
     
  12. yankadi

    yankadi Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I feel its the second way ;)

    Thank you :)
     
  13. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    yankadi

    Personally I think you have spoilt the whole effect by adding a very light coloured path it does nothing except divide the aquascape into two sections.

    I would like to see it as a valley floor a few more low plants and a few scattered small rocks.

    This would involve remove some of the substrate from the front of the tank and a few cm from the top replaced it with the same as all the substrate to give it a far more natural look.

    Keith
     
  14. yankadi

    yankadi Aspiring Aquascaper

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    keithgh, thank you for your opinion.

    ;)

    You are right, maybe it would be better than now..
    [​IMG] made in 10 sec.
     
  15. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    I can see you have photo-shopped that good way of seeing before doing it.

    I would have thought more of a moss with a few small rocks 4-6cm & having the smallest rocks 3-4cm at the back.

    What I was thinking was a mossy valley type floor with a few twists and turns as it disappears into the dense undergrowth as it goes along.

    Try it out on paper first that way you can place the stones to get a full perspective of what the results will look like.

    As you can see I prefer the natural look of nature and that is always pleasing to the eye.

    Keith
     
  16. yankadi

    yankadi Aspiring Aquascaper

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  17. yankadi

    yankadi Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Last picture in late October, about 3 months after setup.
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  18. arjundogra

    arjundogra New Member

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    looks untamed and beautiful...
     
  19. Flo

    Flo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    great job yankadi :113: i love the natural spirit of your scape.
     
  20. tenshu

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    Very natural, like it :)
     

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