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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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    Hi keithgh, thank you!

    Hi greenfinger, thank you! I will think about it next time! :D

    Is it possible that my foreground Lilaeopsis have too much light? I find them less green than the which one below the filter, with less light.
    I'll try to mitigate the light in order to see if it has an impact.
     
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    Hi Glomeridae,

    Your tank has been running since April last year. I was thinking:unsure: put some root tabs in ?? But reread the start of the thread. I see you are using Ada substrate?? This should still be ok? I have never used it. Others will know more ;)

    As you said try your lighting first ;)
     
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  3. Glomeridae

    Glomeridae Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Greenfinger!

    Thank for your help, I hope it's not the substrat! :cry:
    I have mitigated the light since yesterday, I'll see if it changes anything!

    About the rocks, since I can't find what I'm looking for in shop, I was thinking about slate since it is really thin and easy to find in a DIY store! I've been looking on Internet, their use don't seems to be a problem in freshwater tank. :)
    WHat do you think about it?
     
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    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Glomeridae,

    Yes you can use slate its inert so will not effect you water chemisty (y)

    I used it in me friends tank ;)

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    Glomeridae Active Aquascaper

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    Yesterday's pictures! =)

    On the last one you can really see the difference between the Lilaoepsis on the front of the tank and on the back of the tank.
    The first one shows how one of the plant grows up after the trimming. It seems good to you?


    Thanks @greenfinger 2 ! It is really beautiful, I remember of this tank! =)
    Maybe I have the solution now!
     

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    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Glomeridae,

    See how moving the light go's ;)

    All the other plants are looking great :love: Strange about the Lilaoepsis ????
     
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    Glomeridae Active Aquascaper

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    Thanks Grennfinger! :)

    Thanks Keithgh! :)
     
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    BBogdan Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi Glomeridae,
    have you conider to use a hang on filter ? , you will have more space and it will look better.
    By the way nice tank. :)
     
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    Glomeridae Active Aquascaper

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    Thank BBogdan!

    Your idea is really great, I'm going to think about it!
     
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    Glomeridae Active Aquascaper

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    Hi everyone!

    Well, I'm really busy these days, so there is not a lot of changes! I show you pictures of this week! (sorry for the yellow colors, it isn't like this in reality)


    I've been looking around on Internet and the fact that the Lilaeopsis turns yellow could be due to the "calcareous". I also think that the Hydrocotyle has a very slow growth because of this calcareous!
    I plan to change the limestone for slate rocks :) (but not this month :(). I will try to have a better "balance" for the hardscape!
    When I will change rocks, do you think I have to restart with a new substrat, etc...? Or I just empty the tank and move the rocks?

    For the fact the Lilaeospsis doesn't grow in a uniform way, a lot of people (on French forums) seem to have the same problem event with Co2...

    PS: @greenfinger 2 I tought about the filter for the pictures this time! :D
     

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    Hi Glomeidae, Looking good :love: When changing the rock leave the substrate in place just replace the rocks;)

    Slate will look great :cool:

    Photos look better with out the filter (y):D
     
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    Glomeridae Active Aquascaper

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    I am completly agree(d?)!
     
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    I had better start to take my filter and Co2 system out when I take my photos now :D:D
     
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    Glomeridae Active Aquascaper

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    I will check everyone of your pictures! :ROFLMAO:


    About the slate rocks, do you think I can buy some plats in a shop and break them by myself? Like this it will take "natural" forms (I hope!)!
    Because I can't find natural slates in my region.
     
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    Glomeridae,

    Any luck with the slate yet?

    Keith
     
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    Glomeridae Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Keith and Greenfinger!

    For the slate, I don't have really interesting Garden stores near to me (they all have unhealthy plants, dead fishs in tank and not a lot of choice for a very expensive price).
    Yet, I'm quite sur I can find some lumps of slate in the diy store (Is this correct? Because I don't really know how to translate it)!

    I'm already looking on different stores and waiting the end of school exams, then I will take care of this tank! :D
     
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    Hi Glomeridae, LFS Can be expensive :( Diy store is good idea they could have some in the garden section?? Or Landscape garden suppliers if you have one near ?

    Good luck with the exams (y)
     
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    Glomeridae

    Landscape garden suppliers are always the best and usually the cheapest.

    You could also Google Slate rocks in your general area.

    Keith
     
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  20. moss_maniac

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    Hi Glom,
    building centers and hardware stores also have rocks...
    Little construction firms often have cheap used rocks

    and what about looking for them in holidays in the nature... no slate in your area?
     
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