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Kryptonite tank

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by biobio, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. biobio

    biobio Aspiring Aquascaper

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    The story will follow...
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    Nice idea :D;)
     
  3. biobio

    biobio Aspiring Aquascaper

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    This is special kryptonite appearance of my 350 Lit tank with special kryptonite lightning and a little of PS...

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    I started this project 2 months ago but it was suddenly stopped by my discovery of “aquascaper cycle”. :whistle::rolleyes:
     
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  4. keithgh

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    That could be a fantastic Island Aquascape when its finished.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  5. biobio

    biobio Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Keith, finally I am back on it. I hope that it will be finish, soon.
    For last 2 months I was recovering from "aquascaper cycle". Kryptonite tank affected my flying "Superman-Superscaper" ability. I was "scaping" (shaping) big apple tree in front of weekend house, fell down, broke few bones,....
    Now I am back!!! (y)
     

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    Rahul Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I like your sense of humor. Welcome back.
     
  7. keithgh

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    Now that is one excuse I have never heard before Superman fell down and had broken bones.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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  8. biobio

    biobio Aspiring Aquascaper

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    You're right. I am not a Superman, just a Superscaper without flying superpower...:D

    A day before my unsuccessful "flight" I finished hardscape and with friends discussed and joked about kryptonite killing appearance of it. Day after it caught me and transformed me into something like a Hi-Tech tank illuminated with special yellow polarized light and with a lot of tubes and wires going in and out.
    Thus the Kryptonite tank name was born...;)
     
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  9. keithgh

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    The lighting you have used is very interesting, you have created an Aquascape well worth following.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  10. keithgh

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    What is next on the list to be done?

    Have you made any decisions on the plants and inhabitants.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  11. biobio

    biobio Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Different spiky"Crypto-plants" for serrated "Krypto-tank" might be a good idea.
    I am thinking about some greenish, tiger striped, cherry and torpedo barbs or about some glass, x-ray transparent looking fish species (Pristella maxillaris, glass catfish, Prionobrama filigera,...), or blue-reedish neon tetras, bettas. Something to fit into "Superman style" tank... ;)

    For example see some "Super-bettas" posted here on ASW by AQUASAUR:
    http://www.aquascapingworld.com/threads/my-bettas.839/

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  12. biobio

    biobio Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks.
    In reality the lightning is not so extreme (it is blue neon T5 backlight - see photo below). Upper photo is over burned and PS-ed, just for storytelling needs... :rolleyes:

    More than a year ago I started to play with this type of "spiky" layout. I tried variety of materials in different volumes. I like the most dragon stone - mangrove combination, as it is in this tank.

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    Or this: :eek:

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    Spiky, spiky,... :D
     
  13. keithgh

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    The first photo you posted to be perfectly honest it looked like it was a glass product not rocks.

    Now I can see it plenty of rocks full of character perfectly positioned.
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    I would work with the rocks alone with pockets of plants and mosses.

    Once you have all the rocks firmly secured in the substrate I would pour your planting medium/substrate in the gaps reading for the planting.

    After planting you will have only two basic colours red rocks and green plants.

    As far as a beautiful Betta it might not be the best of choices because or all the sharp rocks.

    You certainly have a very good selection of wood around the pond.

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    Here are a few pieces of wood you might be interested in only problem is they are on a small Island in the Torris Straits just a little north of the Australian main land.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    biobio Aspiring Aquascaper

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    WOW!!!! :eek:
    Send me few by DHL... :D

    This is me in driftwood harvesting expedition.

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    It looks like it was an old forest/plantation.

    Please don't tell me you were fishing those snags?

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    biobio Aspiring Aquascaper

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    It is riverbed during summer. In the rest of the year it is submerged...
    I am angling - catch and release - just fish. These stumps are good hiding places for predators (if they are under water)...
     
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    Sounds like fishing the snags in tropical Australia the trick is get them out before they take you back into the snags.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  18. biobio

    biobio Aspiring Aquascaper

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    In November I found some nice mangrove driftwood and made arragment (in shop) that could fit one of my Rio 240lit.

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    I could not decide which one of three tanks to rearrange.
    Frend offered me his used ADA open style 350lit tank with all equipment and stand. Bigger - better - I took it!!!:eek:

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    I tried several mangrove - stone combination. Dragon stone was the final choise.

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    For several days I was washing and cleaning the stones.:mad: :D

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    Finaly everything was ready for scaping!!!

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    I started to play and enjoy ...

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    I had a lot of hardscaping material so I tried many different cominations.

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    And this is final "kryptonite look" of hardscape...

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  19. moss_maniac

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    Hi Biobio
    Very nice and very and pleasing to the eye [​IMG]
     
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  20. keithgh

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    Its a one word reply Fantastic.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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