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"Juniper Green" 1st Aquascape

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Topsy, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. Topsy

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    Finally started my tank..hopefully photo uploads ok..will post specs later
     

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    great pieces of wood. I look forward to seeing the layout take shape.

    Do plan to add more plants?
     
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    It's nice and all but the planting would be better if you split the hair grass into smaller clups of just a few blades and the same for the hc. I'd be concerned you don't have enough substrate covered, I always try and get at least %60 coverage at start up just to make issues with potential algae lessened.
     
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    Thanks for the advice.. its not too late to thin them out
     
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    ha! i didn't even notice how bunched they were.

    i was distracted by the cool wood.
     
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    Yes the wood looks good ...I boiled and then soaked them in a separate tank for 3 months to try and get rid of the tannins..time will tell is this was succesful..I'll thin out the plants tonight for better coverage..hope to get some taller plants for the back of the tank this weekend..any suggestions welcome
     
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    Any updates to this scape? More pic would be cool
     
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    More plants should be coming tomorrow but still waiting on a TMC co2 cylinder adaptor to come back in stock .Does anyone know where else i could get one from?.
     
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    You can get them on eBay
     
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    Co2 adaptor has finally arrived just hope its not too late for the HC may have to buy in a new batch just wished i knew about adaptor before i got the plants.oh well we learn by our mistakes.
     
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    more pictures please :">
     
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    Its been a while since i last posted anything.Its has been a roller coaster with my first aquascape with trying to get the water parameters right. Took 3 photos of the tank yesterday and the water is now clear of "pea soup" .Had to reduce lighting time but at the the expense of some HC dying. Had a problem with snails but seem to have got that under control now.
    Its certainly been a learning curve. I think most of my problems were attributed to not allowing enough time for the tank to settle/cycle and then doing too many water changes which just made the pea soup problem even worse.(I eventually turned of the T5's altogether and only used the LEDS for 2 weeks..HC suffered but the other plants were ok)
    Glass algae is a bit of a problem but managable at the moment.
    I would like to replant new HC but would have to empty the water from tank as it is impossible to seperate and plant under water.Maybe find time over christmas to do this.Comments welcome
     
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    How do you insert images without an URL ?
     
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    Clean that glass and give it all a good trim! Reading through your last couple of posts, it's almost certainly worth reassessing your co2 ferts and tank cleaning regime, most of the issues are largely due to too much light/insufficient ferts/co2/water movement.
     
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