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Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Edis, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Mojojojo

    Mojojojo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    What are you going to do with your camera when you get the 7D?
     

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  2. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Was great to meet up on Sunday Ed, the tank is top quality and loved the ADA style cabinet too, was a great meet and a great scape to boost :)

    Was great to see it all come together like that, also has given me inspiration to redo my tank once and for all :)

    Look forward to seeing it planted :)
     
  3. Edis

    Edis Moderator Staff Member

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    Hehe i must admit i was considering the hardscape only :)
    But i have the plants already :)
     
  4. Edis

    Edis Moderator Staff Member

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    I am selling it ;)
     
  5. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    when are going to plant it?
     
  6. Edis

    Edis Moderator Staff Member

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    Plant 500D to grow to 5D Mark II :proud: or many of them...

    Will plant on Saturday hopefully.
     
  7. Edis

    Edis Moderator Staff Member

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    So one week later...
    Picked out all grey graded gravels... :lol:

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    Prepared everything for planting except moss.
    Last photo shows more or less completed plan with Balansae, Arcuata and Moss drawn in paint :)
    I am thinking between Balansae and Cyperus helfreri. What do you guys think?
    Cyperus might be a bit too light green with everything else being dark.
    Want to add something that would sway in the flow. Think it will contribute tank well.
     
  8. ghostsword

    ghostsword Aspiring Aquascaper Staff Member

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    Good job on the graded gravels.. :)

    Cyperus helferi is very light, but why not try tall sagitaria instead?
     
  9. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    sagitaria will be light too^^

    Juncus Repens?
     
  10. Edis

    Edis Moderator Staff Member

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    Juncus looks more like a stem
    I might plant it temporary though to see if it suits
    No to sagitaria ;)
     
  11. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    valis nana?
    but then dont miss to put ins something like a root barier
     
  12. Edis

    Edis Moderator Staff Member

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    No, no valis.
    Grows too fast and spreads too much. And looks wrong for this scape :)
     
  13. blue whale

    blue whale Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Edis if you are considering juncus you may even give potamogeton gayi a thought..
     
  14. royvd

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    what about e.vivipare?
     
  15. yankadi

    yankadi Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Valis nana grows not so fast as other species of valis..
    In my opinion planting should not hide the hardscape, especially free back between brunches in the middle.
     
  16. Edis

    Edis Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks all. I will probably stick to Balansae as i have it now.
    Will see in the future.
    Valissneria looks too soft to me but i probably have not seen nana at all :)
     
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    Yup, Looks nice =)
     
  18. Kuni

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    I think a bunch of Anubias nana petite would look good in the center, and the broader flatter leaves would contrast nicely with the vertical driftwood. Very easy to maintain, too! Hygro "kompact" would also look good, for the same reason.
     
  19. Jurijs mit JS

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    Balansae will float on the surface for sure, just keep that in mind.

    V.nana is looking very nice, still soft but very crisp because its so thin
     
  20. viktorlantos

    viktorlantos Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Isoetes Japonica maybe? Amano never use vallis nana, but isoetes is there in some of his tanks.
     

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