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"Our Preciousss..." by ADist

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Showcase' started by mustafa erdogar, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. mustafa erdogar

    mustafa erdogar New Member

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    Hello, aquascapers! Greetings from Turkey! My name is Mustafa and this is my first post in this forum (and also in all international forums for a long time). I want to share one of my amateur group' s tanks with you. My group' s name is ADist (Aquarium Design İstanbul; in Turkish "Akvaryum Dizayn İstanbul") consist of four aquascapers. For more info about us and more photographs of this layout (and others we did) you can visit our site: Akvaryum Dizayn Istanbul

    Your comments are very important for us :Happy:


    "Our Preciousss..."
    A Hobbit house concept from the Lord Of The Rings


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    Tank Dimensions (cm): 40*23*25 (h) --- (using only 15 cm height except sand height)

    Net Aquarium volume: 12 liters

    Setup Date: May 2010

    Flora:
    Eleocharis parvula
    Fissidens fontanus
    Vesicularia sp.

    Fauna:
    Neocaridina denticulata
    Caridina japonica

    Hardscape material:
    Silica sand, lava rock, some grey stones, small battens and driftwood

    Lighting: 2*15W T8

    CO2: Pressurized CO2 for first 3 months then removed.
     
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  2. royvd

    royvd New Member

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    realy great concept!!!
    like it very much!!!
     
  3. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    Hi Mustafa,
    welcome to ASW :hi:

    love this scape, very artistic - where is Frodo?
     
  4. solomonking

    solomonking New Member

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    hi man,

    all my respect for this beauty !!

    greetings !
     
  5. arjundogra

    arjundogra New Member

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    bilobo baggins will love it....nice scape very well executed...

    arjun dogra
     
  6. Pedro Pinto

    Pedro Pinto New Member

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    FANTASTIC:drool:
     
  7. Karlo

    Karlo New Member

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    This is really special! Do you maybe have step by step pictures of making this hardscape?
     
  8. Godfish

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    I love it,really something different.My girlfriend is a "Lord of the rings" fan and she was delighted to see your scape,great work.:=D>
     
  9. redcable

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    wowwwieee.... 8)
     
  10. dr.dzek

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  11. randy0319

    randy0319 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    That is a great tank! I am interested to know what materials were used for the door and chimney. Your group did a brilliant job. I have saved it in my picture files to show my god kids. You folks ROCK!!!---best wishes---R P.S. pics of the group making it and tank's set up would be great. Lets see the faces of the creative talent!
     
  12. mustafa erdogar

    mustafa erdogar New Member

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    Thank you everyone for all these great words!


    I' m sorry but for this setup we haven' t got any group photos (However, if anyone want to see us; take a look our Turkish site and follow "Yarışma" and "Jüri" sections in order:) ) or detailed setup photos. But about the progress,i can share with you these (also writes what materials were used for the door and chimney):

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    May 2010: Around a week after setup.



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    June 2010: First backlight tests



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    July 2010: First trimming the moss. Planting some E. parvula to the right side. And HC s on the small hill were going bad due to summer' s high temperatures; so removed. Some algae problem occured.


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    August 2010: House made. We used small pieces of battens (or boards; i don' t know which is the right word for define this correct:-? ) for door, window and chimney. In addition, we used a small saw to form them and soldering iron to darken necessary places. And used wooden toothpick for fences :))

    After that, Fissidens grew and i removed the second hill to bring out the magnificence of the tree. As time passes, all wooden pieces get dark and seem more natural becouse of absorbing water. (Of course it' s not a long term using method)

    That' s all.
     
  13. tenshu

    tenshu New Member

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    You should colored a little the fences by burning them with a lighter :)
     
  14. mustafa erdogar

    mustafa erdogar New Member

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    Thanks for the tip :)
     
  15. MARIMOBALL

    MARIMOBALL New Member

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    Graet use of moss. I love it. Crystal red and crytal black shrimp would look fantastic.
     
  16. arif hamsa

    arif hamsa Active Aquascaper

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    amazingggggg...that realy nature tought
     
  17. neonbebop

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    Completely amazing! Perfect combo of two aquascapes i have seen previoulsy. Goooood job!
     
  18. Shadow

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    Great scape, I have not seen Taiwan style for a while
     
  19. fenix.hero

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    fantastic scape
     
  20. blue whale

    blue whale Aspiring Aquascaper

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    hats off...^:)^^:)^
     

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