Discussion in 'General Aquascaping and Planted Tank Discussions' started by Garuf, Jun 7, 2012.
Thansk for sharing, very cool works and pics.
GEAMS for today.
Ever wondered what makes up a "proper" actual ada wabi kusa ball?
Turns out it's straw, rocks and moss... who'd have thunk.
Still wouldn't say no to a few though.
Source:http://aqua.c1ub.net/forum/lite.php?topic=117449.0 (worth checking)
Source: the googles.
Our buddy on the boards, Simon, has an ADA waterfall tank and some great wabi kusa and kokedama going right now. I think he floods his dry start in less than 2 weeks!
Spotted this while looking for good quality plants, didn't find any, did find that delightful little scape though and judging by the other photos on their site it's stolen from somewhere else.
Todays GEAMS is from Aus, Ewans ponds a rainbow fish habitat and as pretty as the rio bonito.
Now go and buy planet earth the english version, because the american voice over is frankly, ghastly.
One of my tanks...."Project Seven"
The rock work is exceptional, not enough green for my liking however... What's that floating thing all about?
Not a clue about who created this little tinker but it's very nice indeed.
64l - Piotr Dymowski - Tree
Some serious aquascaping points going on here. Amazing.
Mind blowing rock work! wish I could get my hands on some stones like this!
Yeah, me too, I've a spare kidney going, I wonder what the going rate is?
If only were knew what the rock is we could probably find where it's quarried without having to pay ADA prices...
This is a picture I took while on a hiking trip near Mystic Lake, Montana. I think it would make a great scape if someone could do it justice....I wasn't able to.
well, I am going on a hardscape collection trip soon..I always collect my rock locally never paid till date..care to join me..
Gorgeous pic Mac. When I encounter these scenes on hikes, I get giddy. I only recently picked up a Nikon d51000 so I could start snapping pics for inspiration.
Also, are those rocks called "lunar stone"? http://sklep.roslinyakwariowe.pl/lunar-stone-polecamy-p-13811.html
Thanks! There was a ton of mosses that year due to the rainfall. One I observed growing underwater, but couldn't get it to grow in a tank. It was growing in snow melt runoff so may have been too warm in the tank.
I'm not a geologist but fairly certain they are not. Most likely granite and shale since that is the primary composition of the mountain range. That is the biggest problem with finding rocks in my region. I'm in North Dakota, a soft river valley with no stones whatsoever. further west is sandstone and in Montana where I grew up is sandstone, granite, and shale. Granite and shale doesn't weather in interesting forms, tends to round and flatten. Sandstone, despite weathering interestingly, isn't appropriate for an aquarium, especially one with CO2 injection.
What is the link between CO2 and sandstone?
Saihō-ji (Kyoto) Moss Garden, Japan
picture source: anonymous
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