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Mini Terrascape Journal

Discussion in 'Ripariums & Paludariums' started by keithgh, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    The moss growing outside does die back a little during the hot summer days, the fernery is covered with a light coloured Shade Cloth.

    Its a tough little moss.

    Keith:):)
     
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  2. Felix W.

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    Keith it looks great:)

    Liebe Grüße Felix :)
     
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  3. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank you Felix.

    The next few photos you will start to see the Terrascape coming together, the middle section will be like cream in a Sponge Cake it brings every thing to together.

    Its two plus years in the making.

    Keith:):)
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Till Ionantha
    The last of the plants arrived that meant in the next day or so I will be very close to finishing.

    ITS FINALLY FINISHED
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    After two years plus its finally finished over that period of time many things have changed I was not going to accept that will do just to finish it.
    I was in no hurry at all to just finish it for the sake of its OK I will fix it later.

    Today I had to support the large Till peachy a little bit, I glued a piece of cork underneath it making it far more secure.

    All the Tills can easily be taken out and repositioned if required or when they get large I can remove all the pups (small young attached plants) then reposition them again.

    I can now start on the next Terrascape this time I am pulling the 5ft tank down as its getting to much for me now.

    I have most of the Driftwood and plenty of rocks.

    I would certainly like your thoughts on this Terrascape.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi Keith,
    It Finished :) The Tills look stunning :rolleyes: The mix of stones is really fab Overall 10 out of 10 mate (y)
    I have enjoyed following every moment of this journal:love: The changes that you have made along the way just made the Terrascape better and better (y)
    Congratulation on an exquisite Terrascape:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

    A 5ft Terrascape Will be easy to look after and no more water changes :cool: Cannot wait to see what you have in mind :whistle:
     
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  6. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank you very much for those comments.

    All the newly glued Tills have stuck solid now.

    As all the Tills are on Lichen twigs I can lift them out when I have to adjust or remove the small plantlets (pups)

    I will keep updating this post especially when the Tills start changing colour before and during flowering.

    The 5ft I am looking at it as "the small Terrascape was the big learning curve".

    I priced Raw Cork yesterday as I was going to the full back and ends "WAS" the price these days is just over the top thank goodness I still have some left over.

    The UGF watering system works perfectly that is a must for the 5ft.

    The first thing to do is find good homes for the big Clown Loach and the big Hoplo Catfish nothing can happen until they are gone.

    I will be starting another Journal for the 5ft Terrascape.

    I saw the perfect piece of driftwood at the LFS yesterday cost OK but it was just too big and too wide to get into the tank, in the next few weeks I intend to check a few LFS.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi Keith!
    Simply TOP!!!! (y)(y)(y)(y)(y) This firework of tillandsias is magnificent!!! :love:

    Congratulation that the terrascape is ready now :) but is a scape or a garden ever really ready forever? :cool:
    Anyway - now your mind is free for your next project - I'm looking forward to it very much!

    PS: And snap your giant driftwood fast - before anyone else does it!!! If the price is ok, it is worth to make it a bit smaller!
     
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    Its such a shape it could not be held safely to cut with even a big chain saw, it would require a 24ins bench saw and even then it would have to be held in with a machine that is if you want to keep your hands reason being if it kicked you could easily loose a hand or even more.

    I do know of one reasonably safe method but it too is dangerous and you would be using the off cuts as garden mulch, if cut correctly you would have one main piece and two pieces that could be used one way or another.

    Its just that I lost half my left thumb over 50+ years ago and I want no more of that thank you.

    Its the perfect piece for a 5ft+ rimless tank.

    Another big google hunt today but still no luck, there is an Aquascape on ASW I saw it in the last 6 months but I cannot find it yet.

    It is a theme that might be able to convert into a garden style Terrascape, I might have to go through every one of my posts to find it, I am kicking myself for not saving it.

    Keith:):)
     
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    All good news the new Tills are fixed in position extremely well no movement at all.

    I tested the soil moisture content at the base of the soil today and its wet I have not added any water for several weeks now all I have been doing is a morning mist spray as in nature a morning mist.

    I have moved the small gum nut bunch under and slightly to the left of the back Till peachy it filled in a little gap perfectly and opened up the green garden moss taking it right into the back of the Terrascape.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Long time since an update.

    Finally its happening I have three spikes I have no idea how I missed them considering the tank is next to the monitor plus I mist every morning.
    The third spike is harder to find its on the top RH side Till and not as big as the other two spikes

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    Because we have had a few very hot days and nights I have been misting them a bit more every morning, the medium below is very moist possibly helping with the humidity.

    Can I assume that they will flower during the Australian Summer Months

    I hope I have named them correctly.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi Keith,Fantastic mate (y) Looking forward to seeing them in flower now ;)
     
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    I was thinking of giving up on them I was even looking at LED lights but not know all I have to do is find the light tube for it.

    The lower plant has a tinge of pink at the tip of the spike.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi Keithgh,

    I really like these plants, I offered one to my Dad a long time ago and it has lived for almost 6 years! ^^

    It's really nice in your terrascape! :)
     
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    They are a very hardy little plant over watering is there biggest enemy, I mist mine every morning as in nature a morning mist.

    Keith:):)
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Several weeks ago my light just would not work not tube replacement.

    I am now using my desk lamp which has a circular daylight tube.

    This is the result three good strong spikes in flower, so far these are the only tills to flower.

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    Tillandsia fuchssii gracilliss.

    Keith:):)
     
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    These flowers have amazing colors!
     
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    Hi Keith, Sorry to here your light has gone wrong :(

    Wonderful flowers and the colour is superb :love::love:
     
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    When I get the new light I hope to get more flowers, I must remember all my plants are young.

    Keith:):)
     
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    This is a great one! , is really inspiring.
    It tells that you have a good hand and good imagination as well.
     
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    I bought a 24ins single T8 Daylight tube unit today all I have to do is get the sides of the tank extended for the legs to be clamped on.

    Keith:):)
     
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