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Dragon Island

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by rodoselada, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. rodoselada

    rodoselada Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Aquabasis substrate, Volcano powder, 2-4 gravel and finer sand over
    Hardscape dragon stone
    Plant Staurogine Repens, Staurogine Porto Vhelo (Stolonifera), Eleocharis Acicularis

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    After admiring your other posts you certainly have a good eye for balance, shape and harmony in all of your tanks. I certainly like the substrate you have used its very similar to the rock colourings.

    The light green of the plants certainly helps in highlighting those well sculptured rocks.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    rodoselada Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thank you Keithgh.
     
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  4. rodoselada

    rodoselada Aspiring Aquascaper

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    so after 10 months

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    What are your intentions now let it grow naturally, keep it trimmed or a little of each?

    Those Shrimp should be breeding very well with all those established low plants

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    rodoselada Aspiring Aquascaper

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    If i let the plants grow will cover the stones. now I can play a little with the plants to replace the current plants with others. I still do not know you caught me by this question.:(

    I did not do my homework:confused:
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Its easy plenty of experience on Aquarium Forums.

    Some will tell you even if I have only one eye I do not miss much as the good one is extra sharp now.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    I'm thinking to make it look more spectacular
     
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    I would suggest leave that tank alone or use it as a speciality tank to observe any new plants you wish the try and or a growing on of young plants.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    so I just leave it, I just have to trim it periodically
     
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    I would change that to as required plus at every water change check every thing.

    By doing that its far easier to maintain your aquascape.

    You can try each of the following

    Highly trimmed, the natural wild look or the mix of both all work if done correctly.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    rodoselada Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I love wild style but much closer to reality.
     
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    I personally like a very careful mix of both neat trim and tidy at the front section of the Aquascape then in certain areas towards the back of the tank (edges of rocks or under some over hanging DW) the natural appeal but certainly not the neglected look.

    I just noticed this is my 10,000 post its a big mile stone for me.(y)(y)

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    I would let the grassy plant grow a taller behind the large rock at the back as this is where your aquascape lacks height.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    This time I did not cut the grass plant in the back I let it grow and if it is not enough I will plant some eleocharis vivipara
     
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    Could you place a small rock at each end fill it with your substrate that would give you a higher level to grow the plants. This would keep every thing uniform and look natural where as a different plant there might look out of place.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Thank you very much for the advice I will follow
     
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    Keep us updated on how it looks please, you should be able to transplant the existing plants in that area. A little fert tab would certainly help them to thicken up.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     

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