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saintly's pastel shades (part 2)

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by saintly, May 29, 2009.

  1. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    ok, i'm starting a new journal on here which follows on from a scape i did a few months ago, named "Pastel Shades" which loooked like this....
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    it started its life like this....

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    since i ripped this tank down i decided i wanted MH lighting. i know it's not a necessity, but i love the look of good quality lighting. this was previous...

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    once i'd ordered the new lights i thought i'd best make a new lighting stand so i bought some hardware to make the new stand...

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    The hardscape layout was partly the creation of my 3 year old son, with a little help from me....

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    and here's the new set up with painted stand, lighting stand and new light which is a an arcadia series 4 mini pendant @150w

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    the plant order is very soon...

    thanks for reading

    mark
     

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  2. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    nice lightning stand
    ADA color cabinet now?
     
  3. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    thanks jur4ik. not quite ADA colour. it's black. it took me ages to get looking good. but i'm not totaly happy with it. the lighting i'm 100% happy
     
  4. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    plants ordered today from aquafleur....

    all in pots...

    HC x 3
    diplis diandra x 4
    r rotundifolia x 6
    ludwigia arcuata x 3
    m umbrosum x 3
    juncus repens x 2
    Alternanthera reineckii x 2
    e acicularis x 2
    anubias bonsai x 4
    tenellus x 4
    crypt wendetii green x 2

    i'll also add riccia stones

    as you can see this is a stem heavy scape, but it gives me a chance to stretch my stem trimming fingers
     
  5. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    Hi Mark,
    how can I order from Aquafleur?
     
  6. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I'm sure you cant mate. it's for retailers only. i do know that it's difficult to get an account too.

    i order my plants via maidenhead aquatics and my order comes 2/3 days later. I'm pretty sure if you email Richard at aqua essentials

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    he maybe able to put some kind of ordetr together for you. aquafleur work in pots of 6 so bare that in mind....
     
  7. tirtha1979

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    Nice MH Stand there. Loved it.

    Which MH it is and what is the K rating and wattage?
     
  8. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    thanks tirtha.

    the lighting is a Arcadia series 4 mini pendant with 1 x 150w MH rated @ 5000k

    usually T5 tubes @ 5400k are quit pink, but this seems very close to natural daylight in colour.

    I'm looking forward to seeing how my plants grow under this light, or rather the effect it gives over all
     
  9. Shadow

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    how big is your tank?
     
  10. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    it's 60cm. i've got the lights hanging at least 25 inches with room to move them more. extreme?....YES :D
     
  11. Shadow

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    Not really, from what I see you are not newbie, you certainly know what you are doing ;)
     
  12. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    thanks, it's nice to get encouragement.

    hopefully tomorrow my plants arrive. i've received my tropica marslilea (the only plant not from AF)
     
  13. saintly

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    and so i've started planting....

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  14. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    will there be more on plantedbox?
    Anubias tied or superglued?
     
  15. divadnart

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    Wow. Your hardscape looks fantastic! Can't wait till see you finish planting it.
     
  16. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    thanks divdnart

    jur4ik, there will be more on plantedbox in a few days. i've only just finished planting this tank, so tomorrow I'll take some more images.

    the anubias is wedged mate, no need for super glue on this tank....allthough the superglue method is brilliant

    the new oliver knott NSoil is amazing as in water clarity from the off is outstanding...better than AS

    cutting e acicualris before planting....

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  17. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    Still have 2 bags of AS :errr:
    how do you plant your hc? with a peace of stonewool?

    ps: posted at ASW first before at ukaps - you like us more? :D
     
  18. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    yes my friend, it's much easier and grows in the same way as planting individual. it took me 3 mins to cut and plant....easy! :)
     
  19. saintly

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    here's fully planted...

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    directly after filling....the water clarity is amazing with oliver knott NS

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    and today...

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    thanks for looking
     

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