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Lava-Rock The World v2.0

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by stevo, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. stevo

    stevo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hello fellows!
    It's been a while, since I posted my tank, everything have changed a lot... Now I'm a happy owner of two aquariums, but the problems, maintenance also makes double. :D

    My inspiration was that faboulos tank made by Hector Baca - Sky Cliff, and after that I decided to make a minimalistic iwagumi / rocky-mountain layout. Of course I don't want to copy-paste that tank, I just want to make a similar. ;)

    Here are the specs:
    AQUARIUM
    70x30x35 6mm float glass
    FILTRATION
    Tetratec EX1200
    LIGHTING
    Hagen Glo 2x24W (Osram Daylight + Sylvania Grolux)
    HEATING
    Jager 50W or Jager 100W
    COOLING
    House AC
    SUBSTRATE
    JBL Aquabasis Plus + Akadama
    DECORATION/LAYOUT
    15kg lavastone
    FERTILIZERS
    Green Aqua Micro + Macro
    Easy Carbo
    Co2: nope
    FLORA
    Eleocharis Parvula
    Moss + Riccia, will see
    in the beginning: limnobium + stems
    FAUNA
    Laubuca dadyburjori - Chela + yellow fire shrimp
    Boraras Brigittae + sakura shrimp
     

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  2. stevo

    stevo Aspiring Aquascaper

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  3. stevo

    stevo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Finally planted:
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    Planted - Day 1 by [stevo], on Flickr
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    Planted - Day 1 by [stevo], on Flickr
    Soon there will be some new kind of plants in it, like moss, and other, I would like to make a soft transition between the ground and the rock.
     
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  4. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    stevo nice start......i'll just wait how your scape will look like with added plants;)
     
  5. stevo

    stevo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks! ;) It definitely need some extra plants, but I like to current look also, if it matures, I hope, I will be satisfied with it.
     
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    looks great. id like to see how it fills out later on
     
  8. stevo

    stevo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks! I will update the thread regurarly. ;)
     
  9. stevo

    stevo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Love that scape... also the rocks .....Some java moss tied down on the tops of lava rock will be much? (y)
     
  11. stevo

    stevo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks mate! (y) Of course there will be some moss attached, but I've been really busy in the last days, unfortunately.
     
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  12. hamza

    hamza Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Interesting hardscape, we dont see too many scapes using red lava rocks.

    Most of the tank seems bare, what do you intend to plant there?
     
  13. stevo

    stevo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    That's funny, I agree with you about not seeing a lot of scapes with lava rocks recently. Since I have this kind of tank, in Hungary a lot of people started to set a similar tank :D
    This is my second project, so I have focused on the paludarium first, I would like to let it go on it own, and after it I will take more-more care about this beauty also. ;)
     
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  16. Jurijs mit JS

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    Nice start and finally moss is in there!
    I think it will become a lovely tank once grown in, keep my fingers crossed for you buddy ;)
     
  17. stevo

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    Thanks! ;) Finally I have found some time to take some moss in, one of my favourite plants ;) It's a low tech tank, so I don't hurry, plants have to mature, I think in like 2-3 months, it will be much more different.
     
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    wow, nice contrast (y)
    From far it already looks lush, I think the moss will take some time to fill our the gaps, but then it will look really good!
     
  20. stevo

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    Thanks Juri! I hope. I will add more plants to my paludarium hopefully today.
     

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