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My Driftwood Layout

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Raven, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. Raven

    Raven New Member

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    Am so happy you liked it and ...yep, I proudly admitt that I am a junior aquascaper. This is my 1st serious attempt on planted tanks over 1year of experience.But I am a good student ,persistent and patient and I do lots of reading every day constantly looking after new informations.
    I have a vision in my mind about this aquascape as I often do when I start a painting on a fresh white canvas. I have to say that this vision Is far away still and I hope the results will reward me in 5-6 months from now. Will see..:daydream:
     

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  2. Raven

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    Month #4
    Everything is going better. The E.I. fertilising method has payed off with amasing plant growth and algae issus dont exist any more.
    CO2 difusion via a 1000l/h pump and a drop checker helped alot.
    I still have problems with Rotala macrandra and Proserpinaca palustris and these two plants just refuse to start a healthy growth 4 me :sad:
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  3. Raven

    Raven New Member

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    Your 'scape looks great, but with a bit of tweaking here and there... I can tell this has the ability to be beautiful.

    Well done.
     
  5. aquaticmaniac

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    I think it is already beautiful. Thin driftwood is sometimes hard to 'scape with, but I think you've complimented everything nicely. Nicely stocked, and lovely photos as well.
     
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    ntaksei more kaloutsiko einai...:-p

    I really like this tank and knowing that it's your first serious attempt, I can't wait for the next one...
     
  7. Supercoley1

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    I wasn't very keen on this scape in the opening few pictures. The sand section looked far too big and too white and the wood looked a bit much but looking at the latter sections especially month4 it looks great. The plants have definately blended the tank together well and the carpet has reduced the 'glare' of the huge open sand section.

    Impressive work. I assume you had this result in mind at the beginning ;)

    Keep us updated

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    Could you please tell me what this plant is? I really like how it looks.


     
  9. binders

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    This is one of my favorite scapes! Love to see how is progressed.
     
  10. Supercoley1

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    The plant is Pogostemon Helferi

    AC
     
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    Thanks AC!
     
  12. olivierleo

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    fantastic aquascape !! i love the idea of 2 zones separated with a band of white sand.
    Thank you for the pictures !!
     
  13. Raven

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    Month #5

    Thank you all 4 your comments !
    Yes I had this result in mind from the 1st moment.In the beggining It really looked very poor cause I couldnt find all the materials I was looking of. It began to take shape when I finally found some pagoda stones and the driftwood for the left side. A lot of help was JohnN's suggestion that the mother fern would look better in the right corner ,behind the driftwood. Thank you John !
    Month 5 was a breeze.. finally all algae disappeared and the tank is well balanced at last , looking healthy and sparkling clean.
    Some photos I took last Sunday just before trimming.The left side is clearly overgrown.:Happy:

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  14. Leonard

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    A nice evolution of this tank, very nice! :)
     
  15. Raven

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    Thank you Leonard !
     
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    It' truly awesome, a true inspiration to a newbe like my self...and you have a true gift with the camera...I dont even know how to post a picture...you are a master

    TYB :=D>
     
  17. Raven

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    Thank you my friend! But I am a ...newbie just like you :D just a persistent and passioned one :-B
    As for the photos I have the camera just 3 months now and these are my 1st steps to aquatic photography.
    And for sure I am not a Master..8)
     
  18. Mischa

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    Really nice tank m8 ! I would copy this for my new aquarium >:) .
     
  19. tirtha1979

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    A treat for eyes. Way to go... :=D>
     
  20. samc

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    great looking tank youve got there and the harliquins suit the scape really well
     

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