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GREEN ADA Cube

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by GreenFanatic, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. GreenFanatic

    GreenFanatic New Member

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    LOL I do have some "LILY" pipes inside :D
     

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    do you have any plants yet? what kind of layout are you planing?
     
  3. Pat7676

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    Yeah im ready to see some hardscape and plants in there.
     
  4. kakkoii

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    Now we are talking.
     
  5. GreenFanatic

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    Here's the interim layout... sorry for the disappointment guys... not much of a concept I suppose... my priority was:

    1) To house some of the plants which were previously in my decommissioned 1ft cube. The driftwood with Java Moss almost determined the look of the tank.

    2) To add as many stem plants and fast growing plants I can for the initial cycle.

    3) To use back my existing Ohko Rocks as they are beautiful.

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  6. GreenFanatic

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    I will stay away from HC for the time being as I do not have too much luck with them in previous setups... will cover the foreground with some existing Dwarf Hairgrass.

    So far I have:
    1) Java Moss on driftwood
    2) Nanas Petite
    3) Blyxa Japonica
    4) Dwarf Hairgrass
    5) Unidentified red stem plant
    6) Unidentified green/red sword plant
    7) Unidentified green sword plant

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  7. GreenFanatic

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    50% Water change after 24 hours... tank is still cloudy

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    What do you guys think?

    I got a feeling the Hairgrass foreground will look quite interesting in 2 weeks time... :-"
     
  8. kakkoii

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    It looks great!
     
  9. Pat7676

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    Tank is looking good. Can you upload a more of a front pic of the tank. I love that rock that you have in there it looks good.
     
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    Looking good so far. From what I could tell of how you scaped the tank, I bet it is going to grow out really nice. Looking forward to seeing some more pictures as well once the tank clears up a bit.
     
  11. GreenFanatic

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    My first frontal shot :)

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    The layout is not final at the moment... I will improve the layout once the tank stabilizes. Probably 2 weeks later.

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    A spare piece of Ohko rock... bringing the tank closer to the viewer :bling:
     
  12. GreenFanatic

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    I love angle shots like this... kinda make the tank longer B-)

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    What do you guys think?

    I will be adding another 11W of PL firepower to the tank tomorrow :)
     
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    In the frontal shot the moss branchs on the left side is overpowering, but the scape isn't even grown in yet and different things may balence it out. But right now it seems to block too much of the background and give the tank a closed off feel.

    What is great about your tank is it has a few different viewing angles. So maybe from a different the angle the branches are less overpowering. Can I see some side shots?

    I'm curious to see how the sword plant looks once it begins to grow. Great start! A very interesting choice for such a small tank :).

    What fauna do you plant to put in your tank?

    Thanks for sharing you pictures. I like the angled shots too.
     
  14. kakkoii

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    It is really good!
     
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    I have a new favorite thread now. All that shiny new glass looks so tempting..Hmm
     
  16. GreenFanatic

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    Thanks for the insightful views... the concept is to have the energy flowing diagonally from the left background to the right foreground. I added a 3rd piece of Ohko rock to enhance the flow.

    To break the monotonous looking bogwood, I tied some Java Fern on some of the branches. It adds depth to that dark corner. What do you guys think?

    Left (yesterday) / Right (today)
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    Here's a larger pix!

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    The water is still a little cloudy :(
     
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    The left side still looks a bit to powerful, but the java fern on that branch is a nice break in color and shape. I noticed in the corner shots of the tank things kinda fall into place for me. I can't wait to see shots of it fully grown in! There is a definately a diagonal flow to it.
    Those crypts look amazing! What kind are they, and are they grown emersed or submersed?
     
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    I believe they are Cryptocoryne Wendtii 'Brown'... I bought them from a water-filled tank... I really hope they are not emersed :(

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    It looks emersed to me, but only time will tell :).
     

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