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Nano Nature Scape

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

  1. Tim Harrison

    Tim Harrison Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi Keith, thanks for the complement. I wasn't planning to enter it in to competition, but I might if only out of curiosity, I'll have to see how it matures.
    Hopefully, it will look different in a couple of months, it's a bit unbalanced at the moment.
    I was going for the controlled nature aquarium look, if that makes sense:confused:
     

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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    You can always try the 75/25 look, controlled and, a little on the wild side.

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

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    Just a couple of random iPhone shots by way of an update...

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    When all the substrate is covered and the rocks get that aged appeal it well on its way to a winner.

    When you post the next update is there any way you can have a black backing and possibly one side (even a temporary one) to eliminate any reflections, just a thought.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Thanks Keith, I'll give the black background a go next time see how it looks.
     
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    I painted marine blue on the back of my Jebo Bow fronted tank with great success. I have also used the black Vinyl plain coloured book covers that is great as if its a failure just peel it off.

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

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    I usually put translucent film on the back of my tanks, and backlight them with LEDs; it's quite effective. I set this tank up for my son in his bedroom as a no frills tank.
     
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    Well for a no frills tank it's quite appealing to the eye!


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    Another update...gave the mosses a quick trim and had a general maintenance session. Love Nano's; maintenance is a breeze on a small tank, it only takes a jiffy;)

    Planted some Monte Carlo (the HC Cuba melted, I was too slow to dial my CO2 in properly), found it in my LFS, their plant tank has pest snails but somehow they'd already made their slimy way in to the tank anyways:(
    All the plants are doing well except for the R. chamedryfolia, it's all but died off on me. I've a suspicion the superglue didn't help:rolleyes:

    My little rasboras have settled in really well, I'm now seeing much more of them than I did in Windswept, they seem to love it, but then I did design the scape with them in mind:)

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    You make a small tank so easy to set up and run as the experienced Aquascapers only know to well every detail must be perfect as there is no margin for error.

    The front rock what plans do you have for it, the aged look or mossy cover.

    Its going to look fantastic when it's completely developed.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Thanks Keith...well it's a bit prominent at the moment but it'll be obscured by the Monte Carlo, plus it was covered in R. chamedryfolia but that's died back, I'm hoping it'll rally and come back.
    I'll see how it goes, the aged look will probably be fine in addition to the MC, either way I like to see the bare bones of the scape poking through here and there, it gives a nice contrast.
     
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    I don't think the Super Glue works very well on some plants. Have you tried using a very fine under 4lb green fishing line?

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    I think you're right, unfortunately fishing line wouldn't have been appropriate in this instance. But I don't think I'll be using superglue with R. chamedryfolia again.
     
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    When I glued the air plants onto DW I used a non toxic contact glue it was great.

    If you contact Selleys UK they might be able to help you.
    http://www.selleys.co.uk/contact-us/

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Thanks Keith, I might just do that next time. I must admit that I discovered my glue had run out at a critical stage during the scaping process, so I just grabbed whatever I could find in the local hardware store. Not a good move.
     
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    I used the Gorilla gel. Was my first time using super glue for plants. Had a bit of glue on DW, was a white smear here and there but it's going over time nicely.

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    I assume it was a non toxic glue. I have not seen any thing like that at my large hardware store.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    OK...that's what I used.
    Maybe R. chamedryfolia doesn't like that particular brand:confused:...either way I've probably killed it:oops:
     
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    As long as it is gel type you should be good (cyanoacrylate gel) If you use too much glue it will die. Just a small dab then put a bunch of moss on. Allow time for the moss to spread from that point. Some folks try to cover the entire bit in glued on moss and use too much glue.


    Tank looks good BTW
     
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    Thanks Shawn, I did the whole little dabs thing, but it didn't work for me:(
    ...I think it's a Gorilla Glue conspiracy, designed to discredit me before I've had chance to win the IAPLC and conquer the world:eek:
     
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