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Lost Paradise, by InfinityMinus1

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by InfinityMinus1, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    The paint fumes would not help either.

    That is a very well laid out it looks like a sunken river bank ledge that an old tree fell into.

    Keith:):)
     
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    InfinityMinus1 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Paint fumes.. Never thought of that.... Thanks for the kind words!!
     
  3. InfinityMinus1

    InfinityMinus1 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    InfinityMinus1 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Once the Rotala roots in and starts growing, I will trim it in-line with wood and fill it in thicker! I plan on slow carpeting the Starogyne and Crypt Parva. The Trident will get thicker, as well....
     
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    Hi Ryan, Fantastic When the plants grow in :rolleyes::rolleyes:(y)
     
  7. keithgh

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    Dont hold your breath waiting for the C parva to grow it is one the slowest of the crypts to grow.
    I believe the Co2 can help it along.

    Keith:):)
     
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  8. InfinityMinus1

    InfinityMinus1 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Well, they are growing in slowly. Not quite rooted yet. I am kinda worried about the wood though. It keeps on shedding. I got it from a fishtank store and they said it will be ok.. They did say to soak it, which I didn't... Anyways.. Here is a pic from tonight! Enjoy! 100_5854.JPG
     
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    There are a few reasons for soaking, Removing tannins, make it sink, kill passengers, remove any loose bits and pieces

    I am not referring to "Boiling"

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi Ryan, Your Aquascape is a little stunner mate:rolleyes: Congrats (y) Not Soaking your DW, Tut Tut you should know better:D
    Can you do a full front shot please ;) Ho Q what is that in the substrate on the RH side At the front???
     
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    InfinityMinus1 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks guys! Yeah, I will never not boil my wood again lol. Its getting kinda stinky too :( My GF is gonna freak lol. I try to do full front shots, but the my camera sucks and the lighting just washes everything out. I will try though. That thing is a metal wire mesh to support substrate. I will not show soon!
     
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    You don't generally need to boil the wood. A good power wash and scrubbing should be plenty. The fungus in the startup is common and will eventually go away.
     
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    Hi, Ryan, Fab?? NO ITS NOT :eek: :sneaky:ITS A STUNNER :love: It well cool mate (y)(y) River stones & the DW + planting OOOoooooo :cool:
     
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    I have tried to say boiling is not necessary from the first day I joined Aquarium Forums and its a total waste of time simply because too many say its OK.

    I have worked with wood and taught the Wood trade for over 60 years and I think that gives me a bit on an edge.

    I good high pressure hose works wonders to remove any loose bits and pieces.

    Keith:):)
     
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    It's a good start, I've had a glance through, as you not using co2 at all or are you using a excel like liquid carbon? If you're not dosing anything I'd be worried personally.

    It just needs time to mature and some judicial trimmings as things go along.
     
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    When I said boil, I meant to really say, soak.... I have DIY co2 and dose seachem eccel!
     
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    Here is a side view that really shows the height and slope of the wood! 100_5883.JPG
     
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    With good care this will turn out nicely.

    I notice some tufts of BBA on your ferns. I would cut those damaged and infected leaves. I also see quite a bit of surface scum. That can be a sign of high organics in the water (ie some decaying leaves, probably some leaching from your wood) be sure to remove any unhealthy leaves. Not much you can do about the wood. Generally why at initial startup carbon filtration can help. I would consider a surface skimmer. I've been a big fan of the eheim skim 350.

    Are you using pressurized CO2?
     
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    That is a stunning bit of wood you have there and the making of a fan scape! I'm not sure if it is your photography or is your water looking a but cloudy?

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