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Road Trip to Hakkai Mountain!

Discussion in 'General Aquascaping and Planted Tank Discussions' started by Steven Chong, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Xavier

    Xavier ASW Sponsor

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    They are slightly more familiar with ishigumi than iwagumi. Two differing pronunciations of the same kanji spelling that mean the same thing, more or less. But even over there it pretty much borders on the 'obscure' to the mass market thing.
     

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  2. randy0319

    randy0319 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I spent three years in japan studying different art forms and enjoying the culture. Rocks were definitely on my mind due to an addiction to bonsai and dabblings in traditional landscape architecture. I had a few hair raising experiences with rocks while I was there. But I can safely say that I am 'algae green with envy' over your conquest of the perfect stones. I wonder if the art of 'sui-seki' would work for us aqua-nuts. See what I mean on ebay. Anyway congratulations and your aquascape looks superb. As a beginner I follow in your footsteps. Best wishes and best regards---R.


    A well set up aquascape is practically like viewing "aquari-porn".
     
  3. Steven Chong

    Steven Chong Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks for the posts guys. Anyway, a long overdue front photo

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    I kinda lost the medaka-- maybe temperature issues? I wasn't really liking their swimming pattern either. I'm thinking of some tetra or something to be the main schooling fish.
     
  4. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    Awesome how fast the moss has covered the branches!
     
  5. Shadow

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    very nice, but I think the main rock is too big. What are those long grass plant at the back? V.nana or C.helferi?
     
  6. Steven Chong

    Steven Chong Aspiring Aquascaper

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    And yet the goal of the planting is to make it look even bigger :p

    V. nana

    I wonder if I should just go ahead and take a "serious final" photo already-- the tank is still extremely young, but I just don't see it improving much. The moss is already super thick, to the point it's hard to control. hmm . . .
     
  7. Shadow

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    Hm... I would wait for the V.nana to grow denser, especially the one on the left.

    What moss do you use? You need to keep trimming the moss, otherwise it will start to dislodge.
     
  8. Steven Chong

    Steven Chong Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Pretty sure it is Java moss, but Steve Loh (from Aqua Forest, San Fran) thought it was something different when he visited me.

    I trim it weekly but it still is nutz stuff.
     
  9. Gill

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    Hey Steven,
    Very Interesting Adventure scouting for rocks.
    Gooood to see your scapes again, feels like years
     
  10. ruson

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    Nice one on the rocks! Looks good overall as well.
     
  11. Rodney

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    Great story and tank!
     
  12. Apache

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    really great story! Thanks a lot! I really love your trip! Tha'ts the way to moove around our places and not seat in front of our computers....and create things, because ok for the rock, that are quiet all same in torrent finally, but about the trip, I really appreciate the spirit that it bring to the tank...

    Merci
     

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