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Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by crstn_savu, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. crstn_savu

    crstn_savu New Member

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    I would like to present to you my first professional aquascape. I finished work yesterday so it's not finised yet. This is just the beginning. So I'll give you informations about the tank/setup.

    My aquarium has just 85 liters so it's very tiny. For lightning I'm using 1 X Osram Fluora and 1 Sera Plant Color, both at 18W.
    In the following days I'll receive the pH controller and the regulator which my brother bought from Orlando.
    For filtration I'm using an Tetratec ex700. It's a little bit to big for my aquarium but I would like to buy a 200l aquarium and I was thinking that I'll use this filter for that aquarium.

    Plants that I've used in this setup:
    Alternanthera reineckii
    Anubias barteri var. nana "Petite"
    Micranthemum umbrossum
    Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba"
    Hemianthus micranthemoides
    Microsorum pteropus


    So let's start the journal :)

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  2. Roy Deki

    Roy Deki New Member

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    Nice start...Thanks for sharing. Are those rocks something you collected locally?
     
  3. skinni

    skinni New Member

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    im really diggin this! great job!
     
  4. Jdinh04

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    I like the idea of the initial scape, however I think it'd look better if the fern was moved up a little bit more to cover the top of the wood and also the heater. Just needs some time for the plants to fill in to get a good idea of how it'll mature.
     
  5. crstn_savu

    crstn_savu New Member

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    Those rocks are from an mountain which is close to my town. My brother-in-law collected them for something else but I've stolen them :) . These formed a bigger rock formation and I've broken them into this smaller rocks.
     
  6. crstn_savu

    crstn_savu New Member

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    The rock that is positioned on the wood it's there only to keep the wood down few days/weeks because it's floating even if I boiled it 4 hours and I kept it in water for a week. I'll mask the heater better when I'll cover the wood cut with Java moss and the Umbrosum will grow taller.

    LE: Sorry for the Double posting
     
  7. Roy Deki

    Roy Deki New Member

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    Nice, I love to use rocks that are locally collected. I feel it adds to the originality of the scape. They look like the would buffer the water some...do they?
     
  8. DriN8

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    It looks great so far. The substrate especially. With time as the plants grow out I'm sure it will really look great!
     
  9. trenac

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    I'm liking it! I like how you have postion the wood to make a bridge between the two islands.
     
  10. crstn_savu

    crstn_savu New Member

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    I'll come back with picture every week to see the evolution. The Aquasoil is really good. I can see the Umbrossum evolution even if the aquarium has only 2 days.
     
  11. Octopus

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    Nice start crstn_savu
     
  12. crstn_savu

    crstn_savu New Member

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    Thank you very much mr. Slobodan Lazarevic. I hope you won't forget about what we talked on PM :).
     
  13. iam_koi

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    hmm.. this would be a great setup, hopefully you can plant densely to avoid algae, especially you are using more white substrate.
     
  14. Pat7676

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    Nice start. This is going to fill in nicely.
     
  15. crstn_savu

    crstn_savu New Member

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    I forgot to put here some photos but this is the last one. Unfortunately I didn't received yet the CO2 installation from the boy I was given to refill and change the threads. I start to think more and more that he tricked me :( .

    I would like to know what do you think about the gravel that I've introduced on the road. Do you like it or the scape looked better without it?

    Waiting for suggestions

    PS. The chopped part of the big wood will be covered with another wood and everything will look better on that part when I'll introduce the wood with jawa moss on it.
     
  16. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    maybe a bit less gravel would look better ;)

    nice scape
     
  17. captain telecredible

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    nice start ! maybe add some more foreground plants will look nicer
    cheers!
     
  18. crstn_savu

    crstn_savu New Member

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    In the foreground will be the HC Pogostemon Helferi and maybe Glossostigma if I found a right place for it.
     
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    another update :)
     
  20. trenac

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    I actually like the pebbles, gives a more natural feel. Plus makes the that area blend well with the rest of the scape.
     

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