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Return of the Shallow

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Tim Harrison, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. Tim Harrison

    Tim Harrison Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks Zeus :)
     
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    Culprit3 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Wow thats a fast dry start! Although looking back mine would have been far faster if I hadn't dumbly divided each pot into 5 sections o_O. When I got another pot and planted it stem by stem it was done in 3 weeks....

    WHat are you planning on planting in that back left corner? A bunch of stem plants?
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Tim, its very hard to believe that is still DSM. I hope any member thinking of or doing the DSM read your post very thoroughly and understand what can be done when you follow all the basic rules of DSM

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    John Whatmough Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Looking really good Tim, the moss growing like a different species .Wonder if that is similar to the form of emmersed or underwater to aquatic plants in general .Excellent progress
     
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    Thanks @Culprit3, I'm going for some colour so the like of Rotala 'H’ra', and Rotala wallichii, and maybe some Rotala green for contrast.

    @keithgh I think that's the key Keith, sticking to the basics :)

    @John Whatmough Thanks John, it's hard to tell when it's in it emersed state, I'm hoping the light green spiky moss is mini Christmas moss the other one Pelia :confused:
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Tim

    That is what you learn along the journey of Aquascaping.

    That is the reason why I am always saying learn all the basics first before you take the next step in Aquascaping.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Tim Harrison Moderator Staff Member

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    I've decided to rechristen the scape Endor...it kinda goes with the 'Return of the Shallow Jedi' type theme, if you follow :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Tim

    It looks like something you would see in an outdoor setting.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Tim Harrison Moderator Staff Member

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    It's all done in the tank...I guess I've got too much time on my hands at the moment :rolleyes:
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Tim

    Looks like its a fun thing.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Tim Harrison Moderator Staff Member

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    It was, my 10 year old, who is heavily in to Star Wars LEGO, thought it was amazing...almost like the real thing :)
     
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    John Whatmough Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Reminds me of Amano Nature Aquarium Gallery on closed to the public days when all his staff are doing the maintenance
     
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    I was thinking it looked like a young Boy's thing.

    I have a Great Grandson that age he would rather go fishing with his Grandfather.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    This is looking so good Tim.. what is the plan for driftwoods?
    Love the wabi kusa globe!
     
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    Thanks @aquanick I plan to wedge half a dozen buces in the drift wood and maybe some small ferns and anubias :)
     
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    All those natural gaps are certainly coming in very handy.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Tim does his magic so effortlessly and it looks so good! Gives me something to aim for;)

    Sent from Mountolympus via neural interface
     
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    Zeus

    Its called knowledge and many years of experience plus being able to think through your Aquascape long before you start.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    They certainly are Keith. I tried to be sparing with the moss and visualise where the other epiphytes would look best placed.
    However, the moss has had other ideas and has sprung up where I didn't place it and in other areas has grown so much it's taking over. I'll have to remove some of it before I plant.

    Thank you @Zeus that's kind of you to say so ;)
    I guess when all said and done, forums like ASW give us all the opportunity to learn from one another :)
     
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    Little pieces must have broken off in the original planting and moved around the water column until it found a resting spot.

    I think its more of an Intermediate to Beginners Forum now its a pity many do not stay around to help others.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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