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First journal The "Dwayne Johnson"

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by St3phen, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. St3phen

    St3phen Aspiring Aquascaper

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    just using that for the baby fern. temporary on the tank.

    has any have any idea about the wild plant i took.
     

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    I agree about the DW and plants but I am sure St3phen, will sort that out after he has transported and reset it up again.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    guppy is a good mosquito larvae eater :D
     
  4. St3phen

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    SAM_4009.JPG View attachment 11129 View attachment 11129 Hi guys update on my tank. disassembled may scape last night. @ShadowMac you're right as my plants grew. started to look uneven. and out of place.
    plus this new buenos aeres tetras i got. was feeding on my plants. i would like to get back as it was just a scape. need some idea on making this a better scape @Ed Villagracia what plants would make this a better long lasting scape
    @keithgh what about the scape. was thinking of adding some more rock on the back add more high on the scape

    i plan on not full carpeting the scape. or maybe if i can get away with no carpet at all just white sand.
    also add some more rock in the back with small patches of soil for planting. and just plant albida between rocks. some riccia on the bottom tied on rocks the close on the main rocks
     
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  5. Ed Villagracia

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    this was my post before and i,ll say it again:
    it is nice to see some green grass in our scape to refresh our eyes, and for sure the grass will completely compliment your nice hardscape layout. adding of white sand is also nice but if you use only plain sand as it is, it's gonna be easy maintenance for you.
     
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  6. keithgh

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    OK no harm in thinking as its going to be reassembled.
    Go ahead and experiment but I guarantee you will come back to the original.

    Please NO it will be far more trouble than its worth.

    Its coming back to its your tank in your home all we can do is advise you by giving you various options.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    @Ed Villagracia @keithgh thanks will try to get back on this when i get the plants. now will just play on the scape will not try to add but will try to show more character on the rocks thanks guys,
     
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    Sounds like a very good idea.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Hi guys sorry its been long since the last update been busy. any ways decided that the 15gal 24x12x12 is too small for the dwayne and also i hate the brace so i thought a 20 long would be great but can't find any rimless 20gal long in my area decided to make a DIY. and change a bit of the scape a little here's what i got so far.

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    really happy this was a success
    here's the dwayne.
     

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    Substrate when you add it what shape is it going to be (flat- tapered.) as this could give your rock layout a totally different look.

    Keith :cat::cat:
     
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    front will be almost flat with the bottom of the rocks showing. will use some foam to put height on the rocks, the back will be higher plant maybe onn the center and front dwarf hair grass. on the rocks maybe some monte carlo some S.repen for contrast.
     
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    Sounds very interesting before you commence planting can you post some photos of your rocky layout please.

    :cat::cat:
     
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    i will keith. last time was a waste o plants will go full iwagumi o this on monte carlo S.repes and dwarf hair grass..
     
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    Complete one step at a time before you proceed any further.

    Think about a planting plan/guide before you buy any plants.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Hi guys final got my aqua soil about to plant next week haven't order any plants yet. big change for the dwayne. seem it mature a little and more relax.

    got some questions here,

    plants will be monte carlo carpet S.repens on rocks side Blyxa japonnica on the back.

    how much light do i need on this. i will DIY a light for this setup. going to use led light bulbs. plan on using 4x 10wat LED

    slope will be at the black line. when i install the aquasoil.

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    For all of those plants a mid light setup would be great. I cannot say how any leds as they call range in output. If you make a light try to add a controller to let you dim and program a schedule.

    sent from tapatalk on my phone so auto correct and other errors are bound to happen
     
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    And I love the rock work!!!

    sent from tapatalk on my phone so auto correct and other errors are bound to happen
     
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    @ShadowMac Thanks!

    i know wat per gallon is long been outdated. would it still be good to use this as a basic basis. plan on using 4x 10wat bulbs. its a 20gal so im on 2 wat per gallon. is that on a mid light. sorry about this. last time i try using a 36wat led on a 15gal tank its blooming with algae. currently on black out and everyday water change.
     
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    That wouldn't be too bad I think. LED can work with less than 2 watts per gallon generally.

    sent from tapatalk on my phone so auto correct and other errors are bound to happen
     
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    Will you have CO2?

    sent from tapatalk on my phone so auto correct and other errors are bound to happen
     

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