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My second aquascape!

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Glomeridae, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. Glomeridae

    Glomeridae Active Aquascaper

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    Here two pictures of the tank Satursday! =) The second one features the place where I cut the Lilaeopsis! =D

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    What was the reasoning for only cutting a few stems rather than a complete light trim, which should encourage more of an overall growth?

    Keith:):)
     
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    What was the reasoning for only cutting a few stems rather than a complete light trim, which should encourage more of an overall growth?

    Keith:):)
     
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  4. Glomeridae

    Glomeridae Active Aquascaper

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    Keith,

    actually, I'm just afraid that they don't grow up after I cut them! :confused:
    Do you think I should cut the whole foreground?

    I check the parameters today for the fisrt time (I know I should have done this way before)...

    Nitrate: 20
    Nitrite: 0
    Ph: 6.5
    Kh: 40
    Gh: 30-60

    What do you think about that? The Ph might be too low? And the Kh?
     
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    Hi Glomeridae,
    I would cut the whole foreground at once:) Trust me it will grow back (y)
    I would not worry about the water parameters your plants are growing well :D
    It could be the limestone rock in your tank that is giving you the high KH reading ???
     
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    Wow Keith did you see that shrimp at 1.11 it was a bit close!!!
     
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    Well Spotted Ian (y) One lucky shrimp :eek::D
     
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  9. Glomeridae

    Glomeridae Active Aquascaper

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    Thank @keithgh and @greenfinger 2 , I'll cut the whole foreground any time soon! =D

    Thank @Ian!

    Thank @greenfinger 2 , I also think that the KH is du to the rock, but in the table which the test, they said that Kh 40 is still ok for fresh water so... :)
     
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    The limestone will continue to break down, water changes will help but it will not stop the limestone from breaking down.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Glomeridae Active Aquascaper

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    Yes, sadly I know! :(
    For the moment, the tank is fine, maybe one day I will rescape it with other rocks! ;)
     
  12. keithgh

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    The only problem is by then you might have to strip the tank down complexly to remove all the limestone.

    Your stock and plants will come to the point and start dying.

    The cost of a few rocks will be nothing compared to all the concerns that could happen.

    Keith:):)
     
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  13. Glomeridae

    Glomeridae Active Aquascaper

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    Keith,

    I even haven't think about the possibilities to change the rocks... o_O

    It's not a problem of cost, it is more that I don't know where I could find some rocks which are similar... :confused: I already look on Internet Aquascape Shop but they don't sell anything like that.
    Maybe I could find some similar rocks in the mountains at less than 1hour from my house, when sun will be back and snow gone! :D

    Thanks for your precious advices! :)
     
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    Hi Glomeridae, Great looking rock ;)

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    Great link Rodoselada (y)
     
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    There are some fantastic rocks there all with plenty of character.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Glomeridae Active Aquascaper

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    Thank @rodoselada,@greenfinger 2 and @keithgh ! =D

    That's why I really appreciate this forum, there is always people wanting to help you whith precious and clear advices in a pleasant atmospheres! :)

    I will look at this problem of rock as soon as I can! :)
     
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    Now that is something we want to hear, you will not regret getting new rocks.

    Keith:):)
     
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  19. Glomeridae

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    Hi everyone!

    It's vacations time so I've finally took care of this tank!

    For now, I haven't find other rocks. I've been looking in three different shops but I haven't seen something appropriate for the tank.

    Greenfinger, I'll probably cut the foreground plants next week as you and Keith told me to cut the whole foreground in the same time!


    Here a little picture! =)


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    Hi Glomeridae,

    Great to see the progress of your work (y) Nice growth and healthy plants :love:

    For the next photo can you take out the filter ;)
     
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