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Soughing Valley

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by yankadi, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. yankadi

    yankadi Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Scape info:
    90x45x45 optiwhite.
    Lighting: 150w MH
    Filtration: Eheim 2324 + 2000l/h stream pump
    Substrate: EbiGold WaterplantSoil
    CO2: pressurised via atomizer
    Fertilzer: VIMI All in Red, ir Accelerator + Bottom Action, and Bottom Longlasting
    Dekorations: Dragon stone + white invert gravel
    Fauna: 30+ Microrasbora galaxy, 10+ Corydorus pygmaeus, 5 amano shrimp, xxx neocaridina sp.

    Flora:
    Elatine hydropiper
    Hydrocotyle tripartita
    Cardamyne lyrata

    Polygonum sp. 'Red'
    Potomogeton gayi
    Riccia sp. ir Hemianthus callitrichoides miksas
    Micranthemum glomeratum
    Rotala rotundifolia

    Rotala sp. 'Green'
    Ludwigia arcuata
    Didiplis diandra
    Fontinalis antipyretica

    Rotala colorata (still waiting)

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  2. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Tautvilas Laureckis

    I like the way you went about it and planned it out.

    I see you changed the rock work on three occasions what was your reason and what made you decide on the final decision?

    Keith:):)
     
  3. yankadi

    yankadi Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Keith,
    At work, I like to use my artistic way, sketch is just a sample I can see in front of my eyes. I think that perspective impression will be made by plants. I could say this style with very minimal harscape and tricky planting is still very little used. ;) I want to show for myself and others, that overall impression can be made with plants and tiny hardscape, not only with impressive hardscape filled with some plants.
     
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  4. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    hi yankadi,...what is the name of the plant you planted after using the stick pattern?
     
  5. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Yankadi, Superb :) Minimal But very impressive :D Congrats. Ho and i love your planting skills :rolleyes:
     
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  6. yankadi

    yankadi Aspiring Aquascaper

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    mr_Ed,
    I think you want to know it is polygonum sp. 'Red'. :)

    greenfinger 2,
    Thank you, for your kind words!
     
  7. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    yankadi

    I fully agree with you a planted tank is a planted tank not an Aquascape full of hardscape and plants used to soften it up.

    I have one bare section with a few scattered plants the full length of my 75cm Shrimp tank its there for practical purposes only so I can see the shrimps at feeding time.

    Keith:):)
     
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  8. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

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    What are the toothpicks for?

    -John N.
     
  9. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    I've seen Amano use bamboo sticks to out line the planting positions. I think that is what yankadi has done here. Without much hardscape to dilineate between planting locations the toothpicks probably help.

    Correct me if I'm wrong...
     
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  10. lucasgg

    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    If you wish to help your self get more perspective of where your focal point is, taping the front into thirds with painter's tape will help with the aquascape. Good luck with the tank!
     
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  11. yankadi

    yankadi Aspiring Aquascaper

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    2013-11-20 quick image
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  12. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi yankadi, Plants are looking fantastic:rolleyes:(y)
     
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  13. yankadi

    yankadi Aspiring Aquascaper

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    2013-11-27 evening.
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  14. Supercoley1

    Supercoley1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Hello Yankadi. Hope you don't mind. The picture wasn't showing up so I've edited your last post to show it :)

    Andy
     
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  15. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Yankadi,Your Scape is looking better every time i look at your updates :love::love:
     
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  16. yankadi

    yankadi Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thank you guys! (y)
     
  17. yankadi

    yankadi Aspiring Aquascaper

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    So after 3 months, i have this..
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    Will start a new scape very soon. ;)
     
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  18. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Yankadi, Fantastic Planting:) Healthy plants too:rolleyes:
    Looking forward to your upcoming Aquascape :whistle:
     
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  19. chiangstar

    chiangstar Aspiring Aquascaper

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    It's amazing that this scape ended up being so tall! It looks great! Well done!

    Simon
     
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  20. Williams Favourite

    Williams Favourite Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Impressiv plant growth:) Looks really good.
     
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