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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...I think :confused::p
    It's got a ways to go yet, I'm just going to let it grow in a bit now and see how the stems do ;)
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Tim not rushing the DSM has certainly paid off a very good lesson for all beginners thinking about doing the DSM for the first time.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  3. Tim Harrison

    Tim Harrison Moderator Staff Member

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    The scape is maturing nicely, I'm letting it grow out a bit before I trim again...

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  4. Shane P.

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    Looks absolutely fabulous Tim.... great work!!


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  5. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Tim

    You could trim it differently after each "Grow out" to see which looks the best.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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  6. Tim Harrison

    Tim Harrison Moderator Staff Member

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    Did a water change today and found these oligochaete worms hanging out in the moss...getting on down to some funky disco beat :sick:

     
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    Culprit3 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    beautiful scape. Only problem is that excellent rockwork is now covered up!

    How do those cardinals school for you?
     
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  8. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Are these what you have?
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    Are you going to remove them as they are apparently harmless?

    Keith :cat::cat:
     
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  9. Tim Harrison

    Tim Harrison Moderator Staff Member

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    For me the hardscape provides the framework for the plants to grow over ;)
    They school okay thanks, and seem pretty relaxed with it.
    No they're there to stay, they're a good source of live food :)
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    It's hard to beat a natural good food supply. Those rocks are doing the perfect job as you wanted them to do.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    John Whatmough Aspiring Aquascaper

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    You know a aquascape is good when uninvited guests turn up to dance
     
  12. Tim Harrison

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    The Buces are flowering again. They appear to be taking to their new life underwater quite well.
    You can see the difference between the old emersed leaves and the new submersed ones.

    The old ones also have some GSA but the new ones are looking pretty good.

    Hopefully, I've got the balance right between light intensity, flow and distribution of ferts and CO2, and the leaves will stay healthy and algae free.

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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    The plants must be very happy where they are or they would not flower like that.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    A few quick iPhone shots...
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    John Whatmough Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Looking really good Tim I love the way the moss seems to make natural space from plant species to species
     
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    The first photograph looks like its straight out of a tropical river magazine.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Thanks John and thanks also Keith :)
     
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    Lookin fine!
     
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  19. Tim Harrison

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    The scape has been in desperate need of a trim for some time, but somehow I've never managed to get round to it...but today I decided to just get on with it.
    The stems had gone over the top and I'm going to have to stay on top of them from now on the get the low and compact growth I want. They still look a bit messy as a result.

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  20. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Tim

    I can see what you mean by "desperate need of a trim" even now it has the semi wild appeal about it which in my opinion always adds extra character to an Aquascape.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     

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