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saintly's pastel shades (part 2)

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

  1. J House

    J House Moderator Staff Member

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    Well it's a beautiful collection of art, well done! Always tough to decide to rescape. Although you have a nice set of pics to remember it by. Too bad we can't just put these scapes, water and all in a portfolio like other artists.
     

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  2. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    i second that jur4ik, the more it grows the more i dislike.

    the health of plants is extreme, in fact the healthiest i've had, but yes, theres no order.

    but i have learned many things.....m umbrosum and HM are very invasive. use with caution.

    Too many stems near front of glass etc etc. hence the reasoning for a new scape. 8)
     
  3. Chuppy

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    Read trough this thread... and saintly..

    I am amazed with the plant health and photography skills.. and your images somewhat made me think as if there is no water at all!!

    Hats off to a great and fine artist !(you)

    Kinda sad that you decided to stop with this scape.. but I have to agree.. the composition may be a little dull after a while..

    Drew
     
  4. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    thanks guys,

    this image was a few weeks ago when things looked a little more in order.

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    but within me, there's a desire to attempt this layout that i came up with several weeks back. although this is in a 90cm i would like to try in 60cm

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  5. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    :hail: please do a nano :hail:
     
  6. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    :-SSit makes me nervous to think about nano. :))
     
  7. sworrall

    sworrall Aspiring Aquascaper

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    ive just started one Mark, lots of water changes in store this week as Ive just planted it last night. I think youd make some great nanos with the growth and health you get out of your plants.

    On your scape I do like the randomness off it and again the growth is amazing!
     
  8. James Marshall

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    Mark, I cannot reccomend nanos highly enough.
    I started with nanos due to space restrictions, but am now exclusively a nanoscaper regardless of space or budget.
    It's true they're unforgiving, but also very rewarding.

    Cheers
    James
     
  9. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    looks like a nano is waiting in the wings for me B-)
     
  10. andyh

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    hey saintly can you explain how you plant your HC with stonewool, i am about to set-up a new tank with it?
     
  11. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    of course andy,

    if you take a look at this following image, on the right you'll see small cubes. the blade should give a clue as t how big they are. 1cm x 1cm x 1cm

    this is with glosso, but just do exactly the same with HC. plant it at intervals of about 2/3 cm

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    this is with HC that is dense. don't trim it up at all.

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    you must moisten the substrate and when inserting the HC it's not just a case of a downward motion but also give it a good old wiggle to get the substrate to properly surround the plug. if there's too much water, it will become difficult.

    this way will speed up the planting process by 80% IMVHO

    the growth is better too. instead of the HC having to grow up first the horizontally, it grows horizontally straight away IME.

    any questions just shout :113:
     
  12. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    you ┬┤ve been using glosso ?!?! :13:
     
  13. JamesM

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    lol, Mark secretly loves the stuff and keeps a pot next to his bed at night ;)
     
  14. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    you not like glosso jur4ik?...i've not used it in a long time, but i plan master glosso.

    in the past I always got it to grow up not side ways :rolleyes:

    HC is easy, glosso is hard for me
     
  15. TDI-line

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    I like this tank Mark.

    But sometimes we all get an idea for a tank and for whatever reason decide to rescape for another better vision (or add more bricks James:yo:), and basically so on and so on.

    Just look how many times i rescaped my 720L Blyxa scapes over the last year, i think every 3 months or so, until i had Blyxa burnout and gave most of it away.

    Anyway keep up the good work and i'll look forward to the next one.

    Maybe i'll add some beer bottles to my next one....
     
  16. Leonard

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    I love your tanke. I like how much it have changed character, without changing so much in the layout.

    Great work! :D
     
  17. samc

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    beer bottles hey tdi. is that just an excuse lol
     
  18. Jurijs mit JS

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    imo glosso is much easier and grows like weed, hc is very slowly and often struggle..
     
  19. TDI-line

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    :tea:Hic, you bet.
     
  20. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    i've recently installed an ADA 150MH NAMH lamp. rated @8000K

    greens are vivid

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