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Mojoscape - Version 1.0

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Mojojojo, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. ghostsword

    ghostsword Aspiring Aquascaper Staff Member

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    Wow, the 2nd and 3rd pic, how tall are they? I have been looking for a column for some time. . :)

    Good buy mate.
     

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  2. Mojojojo

    Mojojojo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    1 is 13 inches tall and the other is 16 inches tall.Thanks for the ADC hook up. I owe you big time :)
     
  3. ghostsword

    ghostsword Aspiring Aquascaper Staff Member

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    WOW, 16 inches? I am going there tomorrow to see if they got some more.. :) Did you see if they had taller ones? :) I am looking for something about 50cm tall.
     
  4. Mojojojo

    Mojojojo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I think if you have a good scratch around you might find something. I was in a bit of a hurry and just grabbed the biggest ones I could find that were in the shape I am looking for. What do you think of the wood?
     
  5. Jurijs mit JS

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    ohko stones are very dominant, I wouldn´t mix them with wood
     
  6. Mojojojo

    Mojojojo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    No, I'm going to use the wood in my low tech tank :)
     
  7. Edis

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    Yei, i am jelous. Good buy indeed ;)
    The wood is amazing and its redmoor wood. It wont stain water too much but will flow for couple weeks so need to be wether presoked or weighted down.
    You might get some fungus during first weeks growing on it, dont worry, this is natural and will go away by itself.
    Regarding cleaning the rock just do it with a brush or something similar rinsing it in between. You will find the best way during the process :daydream:
    How big is the wood?

    P.S. Just seen Juris post about ohko being dominant. Its actually what i was worring about in the morning :) I thought you wont resist grabbing a piece when you see that big box full of amazing redmoor. That the matter of taste but i am also yet to see where dragon(ohko) stone would be used with wood with a great success. I am using dragon stone alone for the mountain scapes only. So you have 3 options here, forget what we are saying because its the matter of taste, get another tank for the wood ;) or just do the rock scape first and wood in the future or vise versa....

    Stfu silly me, have not read your post about the other tank. Spent too much time underwater in the swimming pool now. or were they both written while me typing?
     
  8. Mojojojo

    Mojojojo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Yes, it is redmoor. I just saw it lying next to the counter and liked the shape of it. Expensive though. I saw they were selling wood for £7.50/KG and figured it wouldnt cost me half that because its very light. Turns out it was in the wrong box and had a price tag on the bottom which I didnt even see..sooo..£15 later I had learned a lesson about checking for price tags! This piece is about 22 inches wide from tip to tip. I have started scrubbing the rock..looots of soil in the cracks and gaps.
     
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    Mojojojo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    lol! I miss having a pool. I very much like the idea of doing a mountain scape. I am looking for all the right stuff first before I get started though. The redmoor might go into my low tech tank. I'm still trying to decide what to do with it. I pretty much bought it without thinking what I was going to do with it. Might keep it for a different scape later on. Will ask for more advice and opinions closer to the time.
     
  10. Mojojojo

    Mojojojo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Rock number 4. Needs a good clean still. I got it from AquaEssentials today :) 12 inches tall.

    Thats my rock shopping done :celebrate:
     

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    Mojojojo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Any of you got any advice on cleaning these rocks? I've spent an hour on 1 of them and its still not clean :frusty:
     
  12. Jurijs mit JS

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    I simply use the shower bath, no need to get all dirt out of the holes as it is nearly impossible.
     
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    Pressure washer and a stiff brush. :)
     
  14. Mojojojo

    Mojojojo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Ahhh man! I was hoping you guys wouldnt say that! Been under the pressure shower with a toothbrush for hours :((
     
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    Right. It's time I expose Dragon Stone! It is impossible to clean properly. Impossible. No question. Also, it's held together by mud, red mud. Mud that goes everywhere when you spray it with the shower and attack it with a toothbrush. On the plus side, it looks awesome :) Well worth the effort and cuts to your fingers from the sharp bits.
     
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    Dragon Stone going in the tank tonight. Will post some pics and no doubt be asking for some placement advice and suggestions :)
     
  17. ghostsword

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    Fantastic mate.. post some pics. :)
     
  18. Mojojojo

    Mojojojo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Will do. Once these are in I just need my co2 system and I'm ready to go. Finally.
     
  19. Mojojojo

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    Heres the first layout attempt.
    Rocks numbered 1 to 4 from left to right starting with the small one if you want to advise on moving any :)
     

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  20. ghostsword

    ghostsword Aspiring Aquascaper Staff Member

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    I would do following:
    - rock 3 laying down on top of rock 1
    - keeping the rock formation at 1/3 on the tank
    - rock 2 facing slightly the other way
     

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