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

  1. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    There has been one big change to the backing, I was not 100% happy with the back LH corner.

    After a lot of hunting I eventually found a piece of Cactus Skeleton it is a solid piece that could be used for the Terrascape.

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    It was cut for ease of postage A is the piece I used after a heavy trimming, the B piece is to be used on the Jebo Terrascape.

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    There are three Tillandsia Bulbosa glued to the Cactus Skeleton.

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    The complete rearrangement, the Tills bottom LH to be identified when they flower.

    Keith:):)
     
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    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Keith, Love the look of the Cactus Skeleton:love:

    Tills are looking great mate.Congratulations on a wonderful Terrascape (y)
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Roy thank you

    I am now using a liquid flowering Fert weekly to kick start the flowering process apparently this is a must when growing Tills in Terrascapes.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi Keith, Looking forward to seeing the tills in flower :)
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Roy as they say "don't hold your breath" it could be several months yet.

    Keith:):)
     
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    MarcelM Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Keith, the tank you are using realy looks great, those vintage styles are rarely seen anymore. That wooden base with the red crackling paint. :love: How old is that tank? Looks like the same era as what your tools are from. :) Is it self made? It kinda remebers me of my first fish tank, steel rim and th eglass panels sealed with ordenairy putty. those where exiting days, you never knew when it would start to leak. :LOL: And they always did at some point.

    Also very nice flowering Tillandsia fuchssii gracilliss, :love: never seen it before..
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Marcel

    Painted on the base is 6.05 I would have bought the Bay Window tank just before that making the tank a little over 10 years.
    Those tanks are still very popular as they are made locally not imported cheap recycled glass.

    That gold is a special gold paint.

    Those tools are still being used remember I am a Cabinet maker.

    I am looking for 1 larger Till or 3 smaller ones to fill in the top area of the cork.

    Keith:):)
     
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    MarcelM Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Keith
    Somewhere i missed the fact you're a cabinet maker.. :) Great, nice job.. Looks actualy much older, has a nice antique apearance to it. :). Like back in the 70's where 80% of what you could find was made somewhere in a garage or private workshop. this topic gives me flashbacks.. (y)

    Do you have specific Tills on your mind ore just any larger/smaller spieces?
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    That little container is very precious to me it belonged to my now departed older sister.

    I have had it for close to 50 years.

    The tank was originally made for a Betta and Cardinal Tetra tank.

    Tills it could be what I can get or order a suitable Till/s from a local grower.

    Keith:):)
     

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