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

  1. Mojojojo

    Mojojojo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Looks like I will be getting a stem after all..Micrathmum umbrosum looks awesome! Thanks chaps :)

    Decided on Valisneria instead of Vivipara.
     

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  2. Mojojojo

    Mojojojo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    After taking advice and doing a bit of research I have settled on the following selection:

    Eleocharis Acicularis
    Fontinalis Sp Antipyretica
    Vallisneria Spiralis Bunches
    Cyperus helferi Bunches
    Echinodorus tenellus
    Micranthemum umbrosum
    Hygrophila corymbosa
    Hygrophila Difformis
     
  3. ghostsword

    ghostsword Aspiring Aquascaper Staff Member

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    I would replace Difformis for Polyspherma.

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  4. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    The picture Luis posted is Polysperma Rosanervig, I have this plant and I love it
     
  5. Mojojojo

    Mojojojo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Apparently the difformis is very good for your water as it removes nitrates and such.

    Just added a polysperma Rosanervis to my order anyway :)
     
  6. Mojojojo

    Mojojojo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    CO2 system and Koralia both arrived today. Now I just need to order my plants from Frosties and I'm ready to get going ...finally! :celebrate:
     
  7. Edis

    Edis Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi there, i wouldnt mix cyperus helferi with valisneria. Similar purpose for background. Choose one of them. As well umbrosum is very very fragile. Mb micranthenum micraithemoides would be good instead? One of my favorite plants that one and would do good job as difformis as grows very fast as well.
    Difformis in a nice plant but very big one. Scapers do not use it a lot. Looks great though and grows mega fast.
    Where abouts outside M25 are you? Might be that we willl be going close to you this weekend with Jurii and could stop for min.
     
  8. ghostsword

    ghostsword Aspiring Aquascaper Staff Member

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    I concur with Edis.

    Get either helferi or vallis. I would go for vallis, easy to grow. :)

    Micranthemum species are good, I like both. :)
     
  9. Mojojojo

    Mojojojo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I'm close to Bromley. Juri and I had a chat about him coming over to my place next week some time if he gets a chance. Should be awesome :)

    I'll message you guys about plant selections as well.
     
  10. Mojojojo

    Mojojojo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I like the height of Helferi but I like the "look" of Vallisneria. I think I need to choose something that is easier so I will use Vallisneria.

    Micranthemum micraithemoides looks good too. I will use that instead of Umbrosum.

    The Difformis apparently grows to about 50CM which should be ok in my tank if I take the clippers to it every now and then. I could use the help purifying the water until I figure out how to do it myself :)
     
  11. Mojojojo

    Mojojojo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    What do you guys think:

    Eleocharis Acicularis x 6
    Fontinalis Sp Antipyretica x 1
    Vallisneria Spiralis Bunches x 3
    Echinodorus tenellus x 2
    Micranthemum micraithemoides x 2
    Hygrophila corymbosa x 2
    Hygrophila Difformis x 2
    Hygrophila polysperma Rosanervis x 1

    Enough for a 180L?
     
  12. Mojojojo

    Mojojojo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Planning a trip to ADC tomorrow to pick up the last few bits needed then it's time for blastoff :celebrate:
     
  13. Jurijs mit JS

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    tuesday Edis and me will meet Mojo and help him scaping his tank,
    looking forward to it :)
     
  14. Mojojojo

    Mojojojo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    :amillanbliss::celebrate:
     
  15. Mojojojo

    Mojojojo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    And here it is..finally! A massive thank you to Juri and Edis who played an enormous part in getting this scape just right. Their knowledge and patience is something I strive for personally. A thank you also to the rest of you (Luis, Tony especially) for the invaluable advice and supply of top quality plants. The description below will be updated as soon as I have figured which plants are where. We went with loads of different types.
    Tank: Rio 180L
    Light: 2 x 45w T5 with reflectors
    Substrate: TetraPlant + black reflective gravel
    Filtration: Juwel Bio 3.0 + 3000LPH powerhead
    Fauna: None yet
    Hardscape: Dragon Stone
    Plants: Micranthenum Micraithemoides
    Ludwigia Repens
    Limnophyla Aromatica
    Rotala Ratundifolia
    Ludwigia Arcuata
    Bacopa
    Hygrophila Difformis
    Lilaeopsis Braziliensis
    CO2: Pressurised (2bps)
    Ferts: EI daily Macro/Micro mix
     

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  16. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    Was nice to meet you yesterday,
    thanks for sightseeing your local shops

    and good luck with your first aquascape :proud:
     
  17. ghostsword

    ghostsword Aspiring Aquascaper Staff Member

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    Great positioning of the rocks, looks really good.

    Juri and Edis know what they are doing.. :)
     
  18. Mojojojo

    Mojojojo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    They sure do. I should rename it to the Juri/Edis Scape hehehe They did most of the work while I was being the waiter bringing food and drink :p
     
  19. Mojojojo

    Mojojojo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    24 hours later...Yeah..I'll take better pics once I figure out how to use my cam :p
     

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  20. youjettisonme

    youjettisonme Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Congrats on your scape! I am still DSM 3 1/2 weeks later. It takes so much patience not to flood.
     

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