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Nigel's Forest scape 128L

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Nigel95, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. Nigel95

    Nigel95 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Buces :)

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    My security is blocking the photos. Can you repost using the "Image" please.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Now I can see them thank you.

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    Lol after a month of dry start there is still a shrimp in there and it's a life! :O
     
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    They are very tough. There are creatures that live in the Australian outback where they might not get rain for an exceptional long time and when it rains they just appear. It possible they burrow very deep to get enough moisture to survive.

    One LFS told me they had some old tanks in the yard with a little substrate in them and they were very dry. After a good rain there were snails (not the garden variety either) in the tanks.

    Nature has a built in Survival.

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    Tank is flooded and on vid :). Can you spot the red cherries? Just a few in there got some green thread algae growing on moss already. Probably because my co2 atomizer is doing weird and not functioning good. Some hairy / slimy mold on the spiderwood but that will go away on it's own. In a few days I will be adding more red cherries and clithon sp (snails). Video would be better with some fish in it but will upload more in future.

     
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    Yes I did see a few moving around.

    All the many hours of hard work you put in doing the Mock Tank is now paying off.

    I will be watching your tank slowly develop and I recommend many members do the same especially the new comers to Aquascaping.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    And now a picture of the tank. Got some feedback to add some stems in the back. What do you think?
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    My security is still blocking upload image.

    I assume you are referring to stem plants? Its one of those "Depends on" replies.
    Can you name the stem plants and where you going to place them?

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    Nigel95 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Could you see the image attached. I did that also for you.

    Was thinking about some myriophyllum sp. guyana. But I don't really know if I like it. Example where this is done. Totally different planted but an Example of stems.

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    A BIG NO the main reason being all the trees are bare then in the distance every thing is growing and very green.

    Before some one suggests, it could be in a plantation with all new growth in the distance. The problem is they do not look like trees young trees.

    You could try a few at various lower heights of very thin pieces as if in the distance.

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    Thinking about a RO system and mix it with tap water something like 50/50. Tap water is relative hard here with:
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    Do you think it is worth all the effort and cost?
     
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    I would check with the LFS in your area or check with an Aquarium owner who has a similar concern.

    Every thing comes down to the full cost and can you afford it. What you are suggesting it should help.

    Ask that question here http://www.aquascapingworld.com/forums/water-chemistry.10/
    in Water Chemistry.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Moss growing slowly not the best pic but gives an idea :)

    Decided to not do RO because many people said they saw no real benefits from it and it is a lot more maintenance time.
     

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    That is far better than not growing at all.

    The only reason I can ever see for using would be "Your water supply is totally unsafe for aquarium use" If its that bad I would not use for house hold usage, cooking and drinking etc.

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    That looks far better with the moss!
     
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    Once the Moss gets used to your tank's conditions it will establish it's self very quickly.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    I hope to get away with minimal trimming. It is Very hard to siphon and trim at the same time between the trees. Moss sinking to the bottom has it pros and cons.

    I really love this tank compared to my Iwagumi. Mostly water changes and a few trimmings of h. Tripartita so far. Iwagumi was a lot of trimmings every 1-2 weeks.

    I was worried when I saw the green thread algae with my low plantmass but the tank is Very clean now. :) photoperiod still at 6 hours. Think I will increase that slowly 15 mins a week.

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    Its a case of learning to trim one hand and Syphon the other

    That is always great to hear.

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    See if you had planted it heavily trimming would have been very hard. I know someone who has a tank just like this, except more plants but still mostly mosses but mosses all over, but he says maintnence is a PAIN trying to trim without moving trees.
     

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