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Bastian's "Rippling Creek" (update: 20-11-2009)

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Bastian, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. Bastian

    Bastian New Member

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    Yeah! Information is always welcome =)
    Most people say it's because a strange ratio between sillicate and phosphate. So refresing with RO water will probaply work. I'm also going to buy some oto's =)
     

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  2. Bastian

    Bastian New Member

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    Small update again =) Most plants are growing quite well and the diatoms are slowly dissapearing.

    I refresh with RO water almost everyday now and sometimes I mix it up with some normal water. So nutrient levels wouldn't drop that quick.

    Today the they tried to deliver my Utricularia (2nd try, first went wrong), but I was not at home. Hopefully they will survive another night in the box haha.

    Here are some pictures.

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    Greets,

    Bastian
     
  3. Bastian

    Bastian New Member

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    My Utricularia arrived today =) It was still looking quite good, but it was a little bit too much so I made something in case I need some more Utricularia later on...

    Hopefully it wont melt away this time.

    My small back up...

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    Greets,

    Bastian
     
  4. Lorenzo Ruiz

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    Hello Bastian. I really like the composition you have created. I hope new pics soon.

    Regards

    Loren
     
  5. SamH

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    I like this tank, can't wait to see where it's going. Good job
     
  6. Bastian

    Bastian New Member

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    Today I did some pruning =) Split the blyxa and shorten and replant the limophila. I will upload some new pics soon when it has grown a bit.

    Hopefully my UG will start growing this time so I could replace my HC with UG :Happy:
     
  7. Bastian

    Bastian New Member

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    Small update again =)
    My water parameters are pretty good lately and my UG is producing small runners already, not mutch tho.
    Also the Limophila is growing bigger after every pruning same for the Rotala spec "green".

    Here are some pictures. First is a close up from my Limnophila the other is a total shot.

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    Greets,

    Bastian
     
  8. vanscheck

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    nice tank love how the driftwood is covered ..what plant did you use and where do you order them
     
  9. Bastian

    Bastian New Member

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    I used Taxiphyllum sp. and Microsorum pteropus var. "split narrow" for covering the driftwood. Those are the only plants I got from a other aquascaper not living far from me.
    The other plants in my tank are ordered online in a dutch shop, but I though that they also transport plants international.
    I can send you a PM if you are interested in the name of the shop.


     
  10. Bastian

    Bastian New Member

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    And once again a small update =) This time two pictures. A frontal and a side shot. I'm not satisfied with the picture quality but hopefully it get better when were going to buy a 450D.

    I changed the river and made it a bit more clear. Also the Utricularia started growing really well! Lots of runners. Everntually all my Hemianthus is getting replaced by the Utricularia.

    Here are the pictures.

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    Kind Regards,

    Bastian
     
  11. Church

    Church New Member

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    Remember that when you use RO water it's good to add some minerals back in, to buffer the water. Like Seachem Equilibrium or something equivalent.

    I really love your tank! That hardscape is phenomenal, for such a common type of arrangement. You did it very well. :)

    (And your English grammar is fine, by the way).
     
  12. Bastian

    Bastian New Member

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    Once a week I mix the RO water with 50% normal water. That will probaply keep minerals high enough. Plants still doing fine :Happy:

    Thanks for you compliment. I'm not completely satisfied with the river look. So I'm still experimenting with it.
     
  13. Bastian

    Bastian New Member

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    Could a mod move my topic to "Aspiring Aquascapers" This scape is still in progress. Not yet finished =P
     
  14. Bastian

    Bastian New Member

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    Did some practice with our new camera, never shot any pictures with this type of camera before so it was a bit of a struggle haha. Here are some results.

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    Clean lily pipes.

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    UG filling in nice.

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    A rock.

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    Limnophila aromatica.
     
  15. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    nice details - aquatic photographie is becoming popular 8)
     
  16. Bastian

    Bastian New Member

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    Haha yeah! As is it should be :rolleyes:
    But I still need lots of practicing but it's ok for now =)

    And could some mod do this...

    Move my topic to "Aspiring Aquascapers" This scape is still in progress. Not yet finished =P

    P.S. Love your icon jeniffer's body wooohoo haha.
     
  17. Bastian

    Bastian New Member

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    After waiting for quite a long time it was time to put some fish in my tank. Today I added a decent school of 60 boraras brigittae. I also added 2 more otocinclus and 15 shrimp (fire).

    The boraras aren't fully colored yet but it was good enough to take some pictures :)
    Here are some pictures of the tank, shrimps and boraras.

    Frontal shot again.

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    Shrimps (fire).

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    The boraras.

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  18. azhu1256

    azhu1256 New Member

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    perfect layout and equipment, could you let me forward your picture to our Forum, I come from Chinese biggest Auqa forum
     
  19. Bastian

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    Today I made some changes. Removed some "flame moss" and "blyxa" and placed a black background.

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    After.

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  20. Bastian

    Bastian New Member

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    Could a mod place this topic in Aspiring Aquascapers =)?
     

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