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Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Tim Harrison, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. Tim Harrison

    Tim Harrison Moderator Staff Member

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    Put this together the other afternoon in a SuperFish 30cm cube I had knocking around the garage. It might change, I won't be planting it for a few days yet.
    Not sure if it's wholly appropriate to post this in journals 'cause I'm not sure if it's going to turn out to be much of a keeper, but hey...
    There's a layer of soil under the sand, a 1:1 mix of peat and ericaceous compost and I'm going to be using CO2, so it'll be a fuel injected soil tank.
    Haven't given much thought to plants just yet, or for that matter where I'm going to put them - the hardscape is a bit overwhelming - but I have some loose ideas.

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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Tim

    It looks too natural already as if tree roots going over a rocky cliff.

    I actually saw something like that today only difference was this was in a far bigger scale as it was all natural.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Tim Harrison Moderator Staff Member

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    Tim

    Can you wedge any medium in any of those gaps for the odd scattered plant.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Funny you should ask, I did a minor re-scape last night and added half a litre of sand which filled in the gaps. I'll post a pic when I get chance.
     
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    Tim

    A stocking wedged into the gaps with a little cut for the plants or a piece of Anubia glued on a rock might just work.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Yes that's the idea. I have a sort of preliminary plant list...
    HC Cuba, Crypt wendtii Kompakt, Christmas moss, fissidens, mini pellia, stauro, ludwigia sp Mini Super Red, Rotala rotundifolia, some mini buces, and Anubias nana Pangolino.
     
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    Looking to see the final product! Looks intriguing
     
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    It has potential.
     
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    Tim Harrison Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks guys that kind of you to say so;)
     
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    Thought I'd post a couple of pics of the final hardscape for the sake of journal continuity.

    I've taken out some wood, jiggled a few rocks around and played with the sand a little more.
    I must be quite happy with the result as I haven't been tempted to touch it for a while, and I now have space for the planting I envisaged:)

    Good news, the pieces I needed have arrived from HK, including a miniature pollen glass diffuser; wish I could find a similar sized drop checker - the smallest I can find is still about 4cm. I did have one that was only 2.5cm but I smashed it accidentally:meh:

    I'm just waiting for a few plant deliveries, and then I can scape, namely Bucephalandra "Mini Coin", Bucephalandra "Black Phantom", and Riccardia chamedrifolia.

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    Thanks Keith:)
     
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    Tim is that the size you were looking for? Comparing to the dropper container it looks about 12-15mm in length.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Absolutely, the smaller the better.
     
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    Finally, the Buces have arrived, healthy plants and decent value for money @ £7.50 each inc P&P from an eBay vendor.
    More scaping tomorrow...:)

    Mini Coin left, Black Phantom right
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    Tim that is a fantastic price in conversion Au$ it's not much over $13.00.

    The plants look very clean and healthy.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    They are Keith, good to know there are still some bargains out there;)
     
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    Planted at last, it's a bit scruffy looking, but hopefully it will soon grow in and I can set about manicuring it...

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    Are you going to enter that tank in any competition if so I am positive it would rate very high.

    It will look completely different in a months time. Are you going for the wild appeal or a 50/50 wild and controlled trimming.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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