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Oasis/ Journal of a 20L

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by waterfaller1, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. waterfaller1

    waterfaller1 New Member

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    Ok.here's some pics! New Eheim Filter & new Cal Aqua Lily pipes!
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    Cal Aqua Labs Lily Pipes from Green Leaf Aquariums!
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    I just hooked up my new 2215/37 Eheim Classic filter, so it will be a little cloudy for a bit. Will update some more pics in a few days or so. Thank you Orlando, for the great Cal Aqua Lily Pipes!{and for your help getting my filter started..lol}I am so happy!:Happy:
     

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    I love the look of the substrates, I think I want to do something like that with my 30g if I rescape it. Where do you buy manzanita? Can you use manzanita that you find and if so is there any special treatment for it? Theres a lot where I come from but the stuff on the ground is always all dried out and burnt looking.
     
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    Looks very nice! I like the layout alot
     
  4. waterfaller1

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    Hi. I got my manzanita from a member at another forum named badcopnofishtank. He sells packages frequently. You can choose which package you like before you buy. I don't know the answer, but I am going to assume you can use whatever manzanita you like. You just need to bake or boil it. I boiled mine.
    Thank you both for the compliment.
    I ripped the rotala indica from the front and replaced it with UG on monday. I hope it will take off and grow in for me.I also trimmed the colorata.
     
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    My local aquarium shops do not have a good selection of rock and driftwood. You said you bought the rock and driftwood? Where?
     
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    Hi, the stone came from aqua forest aquarium~ aqua forest aquarium
    The manzanita came from a member named badcopnofishtank{jake} at TPT.
     
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    what does TPT mean? sorry im new to aquascaping. :)
     
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    And i did a search and was unable to find him
     
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    Thanks hazelceleste, that's correct.:Happy:
     
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    Made some changes. I took out the driftwood, and the cyperus helferi.
    How do you like it?

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    So how long did you boil the wood? Or did you just boil the water and let it sit on warm? Looks like you got rid of most of the tannins.
     
  14. waterfaller1

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    I boiled it for several hours, adding more water as it evaporated. Maybe 5 hours? There were some tannins. The reason I removed it was it was a bba magnet, especially since it was directly under the light.
     
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    I am noticing this on my driftwood as well.
    Thinking of a way to keep it clean, seems to be getting allot of those black dots all over it...
     
  16. Carolina

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    How come you covered up most of the white sand? I love it . I am going to see if I can find some at a craft shop. For I have a small area where I have pool sand. It has an orange t

    Where did you hide the filter and heater?
     
  17. waterfaller1

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    The sand path comes and goes, depending on how much I brush back the amazonia. The heater is a stealth, it's black so it doesn't show up. It's in the back right corner. The filter is a 2215 Eheim canister, it's under the tank within the cabinet of my stand. In the tank you just see lily pipes.
    Thanks so much for the compliments.
     
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    The more I look at it, it reminds of the alps where there is small stream flowing down.

    What rocks did you use? Where did you get them?
     
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    Removing the DW made a whole tank!!! Amazing! Good work indeed!
     
  20. waterfaller1

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    The stones came from AFA, they are Yamaya. I chose this type because they do not alter chemistry in your tank, like some others do.
    Thanks Park. It's not looking too good lately though. I have some BBA to get a handle on.
     

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