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New 180L setup

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Jurgen, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. Jurgen

    Jurgen New Member

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    Hi all,

    I promised a while ago that i would post some pictures when i re-scaped my tank.
    Last saturday i emptied the tank and started over again with new plants.
    After an 8 hr job it was finally finished and i could start cleaning my appartment.
    Tonight i took some pictures of the tank and some of the fishes.

    Some side info, my tank is positioned in the room so it can be watched from both sides. One side is the side next to my seat where i watch television and the other side is the side of the dining room. Therefore i made the tank that way that you have an interesting view from each side of the room.

    Please enjoy and comment! All critics are welcome, the good and the bad. It's the only way to learn for next time.

    Grtz,
    Jurgen

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    Here are some of the fishes!

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  2. chillaquaplants

    chillaquaplants New Member

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    Beautiful pics of the fish, love that Apisto! I'm not sure how I feel about the open space in the middle, but I like how you used the rocks (1st pic right side and 4th pic) as a barrier from sand to soil. It may look better as the plants fill in.

    What is the plant right next to the Marble Hatchets?
     
  3. Al G. Begone

    Al G. Begone New Member

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    I agree chillaquaplants about the space in the middle.
    What about a couple of tastefully chosen and carefully placed moss/riccia covered rocks staggered through the middle like emersed river boulders or something?
     
  4. Jurgen

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    Thanks for the tip Al G. Begone.
    I'm gonna think about that. The reason why there is so much space in the middle is because the tank is a room divider. I wanted to have an open space so i could see the whole tank from both sides but the stones with moss are a good idea. It would give a nice natural feel to the tank.
    Great tip!
     
  5. Jurgen

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    Thanks for the comments Chillaquaplants. As you can read i got a great tip from Al G. Begone about the open space and i think i will follow it too.
    The plant next to the Marble Hatchets is Rotala Wallichii.
    Other plants i have used are:
    Rotala Rotundifolia
    Anubias nana "mini"
    Microsorum pterosum Windelov
    Cryptocorine Wendtii
    Tenelus
    Eleocharis Accicularis
    Ludwigia Repens
    Limnophila Aquatica
    Glossostigma
    The moss i'm not sure but it should be Java.

    Grtz,
     
  6. chillaquaplants

    chillaquaplants New Member

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    Kudos to Al G. Begone's idea for the riccia/moss rocks in the middle. I think that will help give the eye something to pass over from one section to the next. Java just gets too stringy IMO for what I envision. I think Fissiden would be an interesting moss to try.

    I thought that was wallichii in the photo, but the green tips threw me off.
     
  7. Jurgen

    Jurgen New Member

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    I've layed some rocks now with christmass moss in the middle, 3 large one's and 4 smaller one's.
    About the wallichi, i have to add some light to get the red collor better in my plants i think. I have now 2 T5 lights with each 40 watts of power. I think to double it in the near future.
     
  8. Al G. Begone

    Al G. Begone New Member

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    Wow great, sounds good.
    I know you'll show us when they get growth! Right?!
     
  9. Jurgen

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    No doubt about that!
     

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