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Planted Aquarium with DIY sand waterfall

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Showcase' started by Rakazaa, May 12, 2017.

  1. Rakazaa

    Rakazaa New Member

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    Hi friends

    This is my first post in this forum.

    I just started aquascaping about 3 months ago. And after countless tweaking to my planted tank. I finally re did my planted tank with a diy waterfall.

    Please check out my channel for the tutorial on how to do the waterfall.



    Please like and comment on the video if you truly like it.

    Cheers
    Rakazaa
     
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  2. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Rakazaa

    Welcome to ASW

    Please like and comment on the video if you truly like it.

    As far as your Video there are plenty here on ASW which are excellent sorry to say yours is not a high standard, reasons the tank is not crystal clear, the lighting seems to vary, the fish are moving very fast as if something is disturbing them.

    You did not ask for a criticism on your actual aquascape and its inhabitants. Are you asking for that as well?

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  3. Rakazaa

    Rakazaa New Member

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    Hi Keith

    Thank you for your reply. I am sorry if my tank is not of any high standard according to your judgement. I was just excited to share my DIY knowledge of how i did the waterfall. I am not a pro videographer or know anything about recording lighting. Hence please pardon my lack of experience in that as well.

    The fishes are angel fish (cichlids) they are just being predominant about their space that's all.


    Have a nice day!
     
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  4. Orlandog7

    Orlandog7 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I like the waterfall. There seems to be a strong flow of sand. Did you use an air pump or water pump to move the sand?
     
  5. Rakazaa

    Rakazaa New Member

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    Hello :)

    I am using a submersible power head to drive the sand. Check out my channel for the tutorial on how I did it.
     
  6. Orlandog7

    Orlandog7 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I like the tank. There are many small leave plants there. But the plants with bigger leaves distract me; same for the large angelfish. Otherwise, very nice thank you for sharing. For someone who has been aquascaping for just three months, great job.
     
  7. keithgh

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    I fully agree with Orlandog's comment. "There seems to be a strong flow of sand."

    After looking at it for a short period of time it becomes the most dominant part of your tank rather than a part of tank.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  8. Rakazaa

    Rakazaa New Member

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    Thanks for your comments.

    My tank's main center piece is the Waterfall itself. I am trying to create a lushful environment. The reason of why the waterfall looks predominant now is because the plants are all newly planted and the tank is still quite new. I will gladly post another video on 1 or 2 months later for the end results of how this whole setup looks.
     
  9. Nina Rivera

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    I really like your tank. I'm new to this as well and it's always nice to see someone else on your level and not so many fancy shmancy people out there. Good job Rakazaa. Really pretty... And I love the power in that waterfall... Who wants a dinky waterfall?? ❤
     
  10. Rakazaa

    Rakazaa New Member

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    Wow thanks Nina.
    I got to view your original message on my email inbox. I am glad that you felt the same.
    Please feel free to shout out if you need any assistance.

    Rakazaa
     
  11. Tim Harrison

    Tim Harrison Moderator Staff Member

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    I admire your DIY knowhow but it's not really to my tastes.
    My philosophy is similar to Takashi Amano's in that a Nature Aquarium is a little slice of nature designed to increase awareness of the wider biophysical environment.
    Sand waterfalls don't really contribute anything to that philosophy.
     
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  12. Nina Rivera

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    Thank you!
     
  13. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    I think you will find most Aquascapers follow that.

    I always aimed at recreating nature as close as possible in my Low Tech tanks.

    Either do artificial decorations and ornaments.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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  14. Rakazaa

    Rakazaa New Member

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    Well I think I am someone who thinks out of the box then:)
    Anyways, for those who are interested, this is how my tank looks like 1 week later:)

     

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