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Nano Nature Scape

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

  1. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Tim

    I was very successful when using Super Glue to secure the small leaved Anubia. I also discovered the plants roots adhered better to older and softer DWs than to the harder DWs

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

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    Pretty much the same for me too Keith. I guess that after all the glue is just to give them a foot hold until they can do it for themselves, and I suppose it'd be easier for the roots to grab hold of softer DW.
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    I also tried sticking the Anubia nana onto small river stones and pressing the stone into the gravel not deep enough to cover the runners of the Anubia. After a while I could remove the rock and let the Anubia travel across the gravel substrate like a carpet.

    I also had a piece of Murray River Gum it was exceptionally hard and never looked like breaking down in the tank even after 10+years. I used the Super Glue it held the plants but none of the plants ever adhered to it.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  4. Tim Harrison

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    Murray River Gum, that must be very hard wood, and/or maybe something to do with allelopathy; certain alkaloids or allelochemicals in the eucalyptus resin preventing the attachment and growth of epiphytes.
    I also like the idea of an Anubia carpet:)
     
  5. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    All I know about that tree is grows extremely well in the seasonal river flood plants. Over the years it has been used in very heavy building constructions including river barges, railway sleepers and wharf's along the Murray River.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  6. Tim Harrison

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    The tree must produce good quality engineering timber as well as allelochemicals; useful plant;)
     
  7. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Bush Carpenters possible used it for many jobs in early settlement days of the Sheep/farming country along the Murray River

    We spent a week on those boats on the river

    The Emmylou was made for a TV series its a copy of an original boat. It was a no frills boat but it was well worth it with only a few passengers for a week.
    It would pull over to a bank when there was something of interest to see.
    That photo looks like a short day trippers as it could not sleep that many

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  8. Tim Harrison

    Tim Harrison Moderator Staff Member

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    I think I might have seen that..All the Rivers Run II?
    But I don't actually remember that much about the content.
    But either way it looks idyllic.
     
  9. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes that is the same boat.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  10. Tim Harrison

    Tim Harrison Moderator Staff Member

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    Well it's been a while since the nano was updated. It's largely been neglected but I had a good session with it this morning and tidied it up a bit...

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  11. Nigel95

    Nigel95 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    That is a great nano tank Tim!
     
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  12. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    That tank looks very natural with those healthy planted levels. Only one word describes that tank "Fantastic" its something you would never get tired of looking and admiring it.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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  13. Tim Harrison

    Tim Harrison Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks Nigel and Keith, it was kind of an experiment, I've never scaped a nano properly before, so your comments mean a lot.
    I can see why folk like them so much, they throw up their own challenges, but are much less work.
     
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  14. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    I only ever had one small 45lt bay window tank. Overall it was the hardest to set up and get every thing right. When you have large tanks 5ft etc you have plenty of room to work in plus, its a lot easier to maintain all the water parameters correctly.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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  15. Aqua Atelier

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    wow your tank is looking really nice keep it up
     
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