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Mystic Ridge

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by InfinityMinus1, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. ShadowMac

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    @InfinityMinus1

    You are improving with each photo/scape. Keep up the hard work.
     

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    Hi Ryan, Looking Good (y)
     
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    InfinityMinus1 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I got bored with this scape, so.... CAM01301.jpg
     
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    It looks very neglected at the moment what is the next step?

    Keith:):)
     
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    InfinityMinus1 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Next step is to re plant and get it rolling! CAM01307.jpg
     
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    Hi Ryan, Looking forward to the new planting :whistle::)
     
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    Its marvellous what a good clean up can do.

    Can you explain those two rocks heads in my opinion it spoils your aquascape.

    Keith:):)
     
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    without a solid stone barrier between your sand and your soil it will continuously cover the sand until some plants fill the space and root. I still have trouble keeping soil out of my sand in my 90 cm and there is a complete stone barrier. Shrimp pick it up and throw it in, slips out between rocks and under rocks. It will be very difficult to keep looking nice as it is.
     
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    InfinityMinus1 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Agreed with the stone easter island heads, but the kid likes them... So I put them in there. Yes, I am still trying to figure out the sand. I don't like the bold border between them two. Been waiting for some HC, but its harder to find, then the holly grall right now. I don't wanna order it online. Its never survives. Thanks everyone!! Gonna get some weeping moss to add to the stones
     
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    First thing I noticed was the heads are gone for good?

    Its just over two months since the last photo which was looking nice and clean but now it is starting to look very untidy again.

    One big distraction is the black substrate on top of the white substrate, is there any chance you can syphon the white out and replace it with the black.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi Ryan, Plants are coming on nicely:) The hair grass has really taken off :cool:

    The Algae on the rocks needs some sorting out Seachem Excel would help to keep it under control use a syringe to apply it. After a couple of applications it will go :D
     
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    Great advice Roy yes Seachem Excel is great for removing algae.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Keith, will you please explain about the use of excel for Algae issues.
     
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    Sorry to butt in. Excel works on getting rid off a couple of algae's Staghorn and the green algae that builds up on the hardscape. A couple of applications should see it die back. I use a syringe to apply it :)
     
  18. Jack

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    Thanks @greenfinger 2. But i guess, that's not what it is meant for. Anyway, anything killing the algae should be worshiped.(y) Hope it has no side-effects with the product reacting with algae for killing it.
     
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    Hi Jack, So long as you do not over dose your tank all will be fine
     
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    Thank you Roy.

    Jack as you gain experience in aquascaping there are many tricks of the trade that are learnt along the way, I can assure this does not happen over night or weeks it takes many years of practical experience.

    I am still learning after close to 50 years experience of Aquariums.

    In those early days you learnt by all the mistakes you made.

    Keith:):)
     
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