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Finalized Scape.... Now time to choose Plants

Discussion in 'General Aquascaping and Planted Tank Discussions' started by tirtha1979, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. tirtha1979

    tirtha1979 New Member

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    I have a 20G tank empty for a long long time. So started playing with couple of rocks collected locally and some gravels. And I have came out with this scape.

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    what you think about it?? Suggestion and criticism most welcome.

    Also help me to choose plants for this scape. Thought about HC but not confident enough that I ill be able to grow them. So what plant should go for the foreground? Also what in Mid and Background?

    Will use Amazonia II with pressurized CO2 and 5 WPG PLL 6500K light.
     

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  2. Shadow

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    I would suggest to raise the angle of you biggest rock. You can also add more rock on both side. Especially the left side.
     
  3. tirtha1979

    tirtha1979 New Member

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    Thanks Robert for the suggestion. will raise the angel a bit more. Need to look for some more good looking rocks this weekend.

    37 views and only one reply!! Come on friends.... :confused:
     
  4. Anti-Pjerrot

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    You could thing of some mix/combos that would be need to try out. HC+? .... riccia? Some eleocharis/glosso.

    Maybe think of some good transitions in the middle. What plants could do that. Maybe use a small portion of rotala sp. green to get a plant that creeps, and mix it with eleocharis in the back - mixed with some color maybe?

    Maybe something much more simple?

    What do you feel :)
     
  5. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    I agree with Robert, change the angle of the main main rock and add some more rocks
     
  6. tirtha1979

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    Thanks Crishtopher.

    I was thinking about Elatine Triandra as a creeper for the left hand dune.

    HM at right back corner which will peep out from the behind.

    And will fill up rest of the space with Glosso. Temparature here in Gurgaon is 120 degree F so I am not going to take a chance with HC.

    Will it be good?
     
  7. tirtha1979

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    Agreed Sir. ;;) Will raise the angle as well as add some more rocks. Let me see, if I can ran away from office a bit early today. >:)
     
  8. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    I´m still in the office too and there is still so much to do :((
     
  9. tirtha1979

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    I was able to escape from office 1 hr before. :-" Right before dark, picked up some more rocks and returned home. Changed the scape too. :loco:
     
  10. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    so what are you waiting for? share it!

    I´m right now finished :time: ;(
     
  11. tirtha1979

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    Sorry for the delay. Based on your inputs, did the changes.

    Now here it is.

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    And here is the transition,

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    Share your thoughts please. :)
     
  12. Fish-Scapes.com

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    It's all brown monotone rocks, why not use something with color for contrast
     
  13. Orlando

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    Definitely like the revised hard scape :) Looking good Tirtha!

    -O
     
  14. Shadow

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    Typically Iwagumi scape will use same type of stones.
     
  15. tirtha1979

    tirtha1979 New Member

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    As Robert said, we should use a single type of rocks always in any Rock scape to preserve the natural look of the scape. As of now the Rocks and Gravels both are brown, so it's looking bit dull. But I will use them with Black AquaSoil. I don't think it will look too bad. I have used these rocks in my cichlids scape in past. They look beautiful under water specially when they got some algae stains on them.:)

    Thanks a lot Orlando for the comment. :)


    Now it's the time to decide the plants allocation for this scape.
     
  16. Shadow

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    Once your foreground plant cover the substrate it should not look brown anymore ;)
     
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    Agree Robert. :yo: In other hand this brown will make a good contrast with the green.

    What can be a smaller compact foreground plant except HC?? I think Glosso will be too big.
     
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    HC, glosso, Elatine trianda?
     
  19. tirtha1979

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    Glosso and Triandra are already in my list. But was just thinking if I can hold on something smaller than them.

    In Gurgaon, current temparature is 42 degree C. So I don't think HC will be able to grow in a non chiller tank. :(
     
  20. Jurijs mit JS

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    well, UG but it is a tricky plant and dont know if you want to risk giving this plant a try.
    I´m a bit confused with the growth of my UG so still unsure about this plant.

    Rock placement looks much better now ;)
    the color of the substrate realy doesnt matter as it will be fully covered with plants :)
     

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