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Some tips for my new aquascape please?

Discussion in 'General Aquascaping and Planted Tank Discussions' started by Atrixx, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Michael, Seroc Posted a link ;) In reply to your thread, Keith Will post some:) Or Look back In old Threads :( Fantastic Scapes:D Lots of info too:cool: Regards Roy
     

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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Roy will never forgive me for finding only one little white stone.

    It has been said more than once I have a very good eye for detail.

    You are at the stage of doing one and only one little thing at a time.

    Take photos sit back and examine the photo (NOT the tank) as you are looking all over the place.

    If it works it good if not try rearranging what you are doing if that does not work go back a step and have a rethink.

    I would like you to work on that pathway something like I suggested to give you a more interesting shape to look at as that is what stands out the most.

    You start there and your eyes slowly look forwards to see what else is along that path.

    I have even see bits of DW as if it was a seat to stop at sit and look around.

    People's minds work in funny ways.

    Re that slime forget about it its a natural process in the Cycling and some type of DWs

    Its not a problem it can be rubbed off with your fingers if necessary but I would leave it alone for now and see what happens.

    A good Bio Starter like Sera Nitrivec or Seachem Stability will help with the Cycling proving you have not added any thing else to start the Cycle (Some use a dead Prawn).

    Keith:):)
     
  3. Atrixx

    Atrixx New Member

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    Goodmorning keith.

    Yeah gonna work on the path this afternoon and on the stone layout.
    I think i will put the big rock in from my other thank ;)
    Sorry for my bad english but i dont understand you're part about the path. :whistle:
    So i need to change the shape of it because the edges are to straigth?

    Greetings Michael
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes that is correct do not worry about your English its the Photos that we work with.

    It is the Green Line I just stretched it with PhotoShop.

    If you do not understand what any poster is saying copy and paste what you do not understand and it will be rewritten for you.

    Keith:):)
     
  5. Atrixx

    Atrixx New Member

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    Oke thx keith!
    so is my plant choice ok?
    I got:

    -Eleocharis Acicularis
    -Anubias Nana Bonzai
    -Bolbitus Heudelotii
    -Microsorium Ptr. Trident
    -Glossostigma Elatinoides
    -Javafern (mini version)

    Greetings
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    That is a good selection of plants you have.
    Any chance of a photo of the Anubias nana please.
    I like to limit the number of Varieties of plants as much as possible if not careful it could look like a "Green Garden Salad"

    Keith:):)
     
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    Atrixx New Member

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    hahaha okay here is a pic of the Anubias.
    Got 1 on each side :

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Gonna do a 50% water change now for my EI method and will then change the stones and the path ;)
    i keep you up to date.

    Kind regards Michael
     
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    Sorry the left foto is on its side. missed that sorry !
     
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    1 More thing.
    I dont have the Eleocharis Acicularis in my tank.
    I have it here for planting but i dont know where to put the hair grass? some ideas?
    And also having Hydrocotyle Tripartita here but also dont know a place for it.

    Thx!
     
  10. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Michael, Hydroctyle Trip Is a fast grower bit like a weed :eek: Most people plant midground or at the back . Will need a lot of trimming to keep in Check ;) I like the leaf shape& colour of this plant:rolleyes: Regards Roy
     
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    Oke thx roy.
    Hmm i wanna change my brown substrate. Does somebody knows any good 1 but not TOO expensive like ADA.
    Greets
     
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    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Michael, I Would leave the Substrate in looks good;) Will cost ££--$$ To change And in the end ground plants will cover anyway:D Regards Roy
     
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    Thats true ! :D
    but my slopes are falling down ;(
    i did put some support plastic plates in but stil happening...
    Can you send me a link from a scape from you if you have greenfinger 2?

    Kind regards Michael
     
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    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Michael, Still on my first AquaScape But am running Journals , Go to journals look up ;) Starting point First AquaScape Starting point Mini nature Riparium Regards Roy PS Have Hydroctyle Trip In All of them;) I Even put it in my Wabi-Kusa's Love the plant:rolleyes:
     
  15. keithgh

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    Unless you have money to burn and what a whiz-bang planted tank there is no need for ADA at all

    What you are using is perfect.

    Slippage this is how I stopped it.
    [​IMG]
    I used pieces of slate and pushed them down to make a underground retaining wall.

    By careful placement of rocks like you have on the RH side will always work.

    Its the LH side you will have to work on.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Atrixx New Member

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    Helloo keith.

    Yeah i did used supports but if u place them , how deep do you push them?
    Because the places where i did it its hard to plant or to put rocks on?
    Maybe i need to push it deeper? Also next to my path i did the supports for plants not to grow in.

    Kind regards michael
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    They would be very deep at least 10cm slate is excellent to use its safe and will not break down and cause problems in a tank

    Keith:):)
     
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    So if i understand right , they are 10cm under the substrate?
    Mine are 1 or 2 cm haha.
    And what about the sand path? Also 10 cm?

    Greetings
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    The path should be OK with a few plants growing along the edges it should help.

    A small piece of DW or a few scattered little rocks along the way might also help.

    Push the slate as deep as possible and place the rock/DW in front BUT too many bits and pieces along that path will kill ever thing.

    Place them in position post a photo and let me see how it looks.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Helloo keith!

    I'm thinking about building a new scape tomorrow.
    Today i'm gonna buy some more , or new stones and tomorrow plants and wood ;)
    Kind regards michael
     

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