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Interview with Peter Kirwan

Discussion in 'AquaScaping World Magazine Discussions' started by John N., Apr 10, 2008.

  1. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

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    Please discuss and comment on ASW's Aquascape in Focus: An Interview with Peter Kirwan here.

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  2. SteveUK

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    It was nice to see this scape (or a revision of it) place 15th in the ADA contest this year!
     
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    hello, can anyone tell me exactly what plants he is using apart from HC and how hard is it to keep?
     
  4. Garuf

    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    Just hc, and nothing else as far as I remember. Hc can be hard, getting it through start up is the hardest bit, it loves kno3 and co2 provide lots of these and you're sailing it's considered a highlight plant but I personally find that a bit of a fallacy.
     
  5. Garuf

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    Lots and lots and lots of water changes too. 50% a day for the first few weeks.
     
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    thanks what would you suggest for a small tank with that kind of hardscape (easy and looks good quickly) apart from HC?
     
  7. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    thought there is HC only. needs soil, pressurized co2, micro and macro ferts, plenty of light and regular maintenance

    elatine hydropiper or HC but with dry start method
     
  8. Garuf

    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd never recommend elantine hydropiper, it's a lot harder than hc is.
     
  9. gregalon

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    so what about an eleocharis parvula only tank or is there something else not to difficult that I can either mix with elecharis or use by itself? thanks (HC out of the questions because it grows too slowly and is difficult to maintain. thanks
    gregalon
     
  10. ghostsword

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    Something not difficult that would carpet easily is Marsilea Hirsuta, looks like glosso, but carpets easily.
     
  11. Garuf

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    Once hc is healthy I've known it grow a cm a day! It's one of the fastest carepeters I think only glosso is faster.
     
  12. ibanezfrelon

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    Hi!
    I love this scape.
    Maybe somebody can help me, is there something else besides aquasoil that can be used in scapes like these that will stay firm when water is added?
    I guess good old flower soil would collapse?
     

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