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How long do you keep your aquascape?

Discussion in 'General Aquascaping and Planted Tank Discussions' started by zeneo, Apr 4, 2008.

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How long do you keep your aquascape?

  1. Just the time to take it finished and go to another one

    40 vote(s)
    18.6%
  2. At least one year

    30 vote(s)
    14.0%
  3. It’s a never ending work

    85 vote(s)
    39.5%
  4. I'm just starting, don't know for how long yet

    60 vote(s)
    27.9%
  1. defdac

    defdac New Member

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    I've noticed I often change the layout/design every time I need to rip out and replant the ground covering plants. This time it took my HC-mat about 7 weeks to start building up and get too thick, which btw is some kind of a record for me with this plant.
     

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  2. lionhead

    lionhead New Member

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    I'm at that point now with my 75 gallon see my post (OK...now what ?)
     
  3. ingg

    ingg New Member

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    It is, but it is also fun. Nothing like a big tank! ;)

    I redo my tanks about once a year, including my 180g (682 liters?) I put at least a year in the poll, as I don't change scapes every 3-4 months as I think was being hinted at.
     
  4. Sergiusz

    Sergiusz New Member

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    Layout is finished in my case after period 6 months most often.
     
  5. Leonard

    Leonard New Member

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    I use to keep my layouts for longer times in larger tank, but in small tanks I could change layout after 2-3months.
     
  6. vata

    vata New Member

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    I never knew. I thought this was for keeps!
     
  7. utar0301798

    utar0301798 New Member

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    After the layout set & picture taken, i will rescape. I rescape twice a year.
     
  8. kojot

    kojot New Member

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    All depend of my inspiration.Sometimes i just rescape my tank,change position of plants n hardscape,but if i have some idea on my mind i do it same day(maybe a week)
     
  9. Carolina

    Carolina New Member

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    I had mine up for 2 years. Mulm was collecting and when I moved plants I lost fish. Thus it was time to take out the top layer.
     
  10. justo-23

    justo-23 New Member

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    Just getting ready to start one... Hoping it'll last more than 2 years :D
     
  11. Supercoley1

    Supercoley1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Mine last longer than most. The current scape will be broken down in April. It will be 3 years and 1 month old by then :)

    Don't know how long it's replacement will last. Probably a similar amount of time if I like it ;)

    AC
     
  12. ghostsword

    ghostsword Aspiring Aquascaper Staff Member

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    It will depends. Each aquascape has its own speed of development, and each has its own way to reach maturity.

    I currently got a 20cm cube that has been the same for almost a year, and a 20g tank that is going the same, but previously both scapes on the same tanks lasted 6 months.
     
  13. randy0319

    randy0319 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    some of the old aquarists (keeping tanks for 50 years!!!) in our local club will keep a tank for three years before disturbing the gravel in a major way in order to "keep the health of the tank going". I guess it is like turning compost...reeeaaalllyyy slowly. They said the smaller the tank(10 gal) the less time before they totally mess with it. 10 gal=one year. 30 gal = three years. But I know that they are more fish centric then us plant people so the guidelines may not apply.
     
  14. Dabrits

    Dabrits New Member

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    It seems like I'm changing some things around monthly, but as for full new scapes, I don't know since I've had my original for a little over a year now.
     
  15. ghostmonk

    ghostmonk Aspiring Aquascaper

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    It all depends on the setup and my mood but usually I tend to start lightly planted so it takes a while to fill in and keeps me engaged trimming and maintaining it instead of just staring at it grow. After that its time to enjoy it for a while, photo shoot and move on to next project.end to end usually works between 8 to 12 months for me.

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  16. Avivdeg

    Avivdeg New Member

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    Because I live in a rented apartment, the timeline of my planted tank is like my contract :)
    When I'll need to move I'll sell my tank and buy a new one for the new apartment..
     
  17. timewalker03

    timewalker03 New Member

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    I find that my tanks have a tendency to scape themselves once the plants are added. I try my best to scape it to my vision but the plants have their own say in it. And usually the are right. I keep my scapes as long as the plants stay alive. If some die out then i replace them with other plants who add their own opinion to the scape.
     

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