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Discussion in 'Introductions and Greetings' started by kabriolet, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. kabriolet

    kabriolet New Member

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    You can find some pictures here https://goo.gl/photos/SZcE2Kt6LXMkfcqw7
     

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    It's often the best way to start and learn as a spare small tank is always handy to have.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Next step Aquascaping do you have any thoughts on that.
    A few tips for you to think about.
    KIS Keep It Simple.
    If its not required leave it out.
    More is Less and Less is more.

    Once you understand and work within those basic rules you are on the way to success.

    Inhabitants can be planed well ahead but cannot be introduced until the tank is fully Cycled. Do you know much about Cycling a tank?

    http://www.aqadvisor.com/
    Now you know the details about your tank this will certainly help you.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    I'm not sure yet which direction I want to go. I made a Pinterest board with aquascapes that I like. Minimalism is something I really like. The Dutch style is for that reason not my cup of tea. I like 'forest scenes', but can also enjoy other layouts, where a single element gets most of the attention and the rest of the design supports the strength of that main piece.

    I have a busy week ahead at work, with little time for myself, even in the weekends. But after that week I hope to make some drawings/sketches of what I want to achieve.
     
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    I like your thinking reason what is the hurry, the more you rush to get something done the more problems you could have.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Indeed. I'm almost 40 years old, I've learned my lessons in life concerning rushing things. ;-) Especially when I'm into something new, I'd rather take too much time than too little.
     
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    Talking about minimalism: I like this one a lot as well:

    But what is that white stuff?
     
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    I thought it was sand until I watched the Video (only music) no help there. All I can say its extremly glary and how it could be cleaned is a complete mystery to me.

    I have seen far better Island Aquascapes here on ASW.

    You will find plenty on Google as well, some are VG and some are not the best.
    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=...lvjSAhXEyrwKHWYpAzkQ_AUIBigB&biw=1229&bih=665

    If you open another topic asking about that "White Substrate" some one might know of it.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Wendy1B Aspiring Aquascaper

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    That is a lovely scape! If you are asking about the white stuff on the bottom, that looks like a quartz based white silica sand. I had it in my old setup; the roots liked to spread out in it, but it's deficient in nutrients so you have to place root tabs under each plant regularly. If you're asking about the white stuff the fish are eating at the end of the video, that just looks like dried flake food to me. The only thing I would caution about this video is that this hobbyist must have transferred a filter from a well-established tank with a good, healthy beneficial bacteria population already living in the biological filter media in order to place so many less-than-hardiest-of-fish in it so soon, and all at once. Are you familiar with the Nitrogen Cycle?
     
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    It looked so artificial and I had the impression that the texture changed after adding water. It looked like some kind of foam to me at first. Maybe I'll start another topic about it, like you suggested.

    The scape gives me mixed feelings. It looks nice, but at the same time it feels the aquarium is a bit too empty. I'll look for other examples of an island scape here on the forum.
     
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    No matter what it is all I can say its very glary and could be impossible to keep clean.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    It just feels like it doesn't belong in an aquarium. It's very odd.
     
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    But it was white sand apparently:
     

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