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Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by greenfinger 2, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. Linds

    Linds Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi Roy,

    Never solved the KH mystery. It is stable now so I'll probably never know. Shadow Mac and I were talking about it. Had a great chemistry conversation. I'm in teh city this week so I'm about to buy plants for my scapes. Fun fun!:D
     
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  2. Kcraven

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    Ah Congrats Linds Should be exciting. You will have to post some pics once its call scaped. You going High-tech as your running CO2?
     
  3. greenfinger 2

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    hi Linds, good to know that KH stabel strange things happen :confused: i loved chemistry at school but that was a long long time ago :) have fun don't spend to much:ROFLMAO:cheers roy
     
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    Hi all quick update on DSM added little bit more HC cuba will add a lot more when find some nice pots of it:D but so far all ok plants putting down roots and starting to creep over sub/st:rolleyes: cryp pava looks to be doing ok to:) 072.JPG cheers roy
     
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    Looking good mate keep us updated :)
     
  6. greenfinger 2

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    Will do :D Adam(y) cheers roy
     
  7. keithgh

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    It is starting to get that real natural appeal about it.

    C parva treat them with care "NEVER" clean around their root area as the mulm becomes their natural food.

    If they start to melt a little or a lot what ever you do, do not touch or disturb them you have a 99.9% chance they will regrow.

    I hope you have pushed several Seachem Fert tabs around all the rooted plants especially the C parva.

    Keith:):)
     
  8. greenfinger 2

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    Hi Keith, FORGOT THE ROOT TABS:eek::eek::eek: thank you will get them in NOW ;) don't know how overlooked that o_O silly me .the C pava will treat them like little baby's as had in other tank for 2 years but just stayed in one clump:( being split up is what the plant needed now will have room to grow:D so far no melt and looking good . i never clean round cryp roots as you said nice food. bit of a eye sore but can live with that:D i like the way that it is looking when Wabi-Kusa comes out can start to plant up RHside then it will all start to come together and will plant along path so don't look so straight ;)cheers roy
     
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    Hi All ,took Wabi-Kusa out of tank to plant up .So did quick set up of DW to see how it will look sort of :) so here are some pics (y) cheers roy 073.JPG 073.JPG 074.JPG 073.JPG 074.JPG 076.JPG
     
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    Looking good mate !
     
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    Greenfinger

    You are making it a lot harder to get 10 out of 10 at the moment.

    Here are a few suggestions.

    The biggest is cutting that piece of DW so that it is pointing down, this then opens up that area completely.

    I just dropped it as if it fell off the tree and the moss grew over it as in nature.

    Three ticks

    A few more plants dark green patches will break up those stones a little and soften the path way as they get older and have a mind of their own.

    Two black stones drop in with the lonely one on the LH side

    Just a few things for you to think about during your warmer weather.

    Keith:):)
     
  12. greenfinger 2

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    Hi Keith, one saw cut coming up:D did not look to bad without a plant on it. But with yuk.When plant grew it would block that area:( did not think to cut it of :) silly me. nice one Keith;) and the stones are on there way to see a long lost lonely friend bags are pack ;) and cannot wait for warmer weather:D over hear we might get a couple good days this summer :ROFLMAO:cheers roy
     
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    Sometimes I think I push a bit hard and I just hope the poster can see what I am seeing.

    I am very easily pleased I only accept "Perfection"

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi Keith, You only give good advice and ideas :D And say what you see .I LOVE YOUR ADVICE :cool: You see what i miss ;) My scape would not look like it does without all of your time and input (y) I don't have to take your advice that's up to me :) But I would be STUPID NOT TO :D I never say ho that will do.All ways try and do my best :D And if you try your best. Perfection can be achieve;) cheers roy
     
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    Its great seeing this scape come together. (y)
     
  16. greenfinger 2

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    Hi , WetElbow thank you:) much Appreciated (y)cheers roy
     
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    Hi All, DSM going ok :) Had a bit of die back on HC cuba :( But all ok now seems to have got going again :DPlaced some Anubius around DW rock wool round roots of bit on DW to keep root moist :) Moss getting a foot hold to :love: Cheers roy 078.JPG 080.JPG
     
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    That tank is looking more like a little natural bush setting nothing is rigid or look like its ever been planed and I would love to sit in front of that tank, listen to gently running water like a nearby creek and a glass of Chardy in my hand.

    How would a micro miser system go in that tank?

    Its relaxation perfection.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi Keith,Planting coming on well now starting to get the natural look:) Cannot wait to get other side started ;) What is a micro miser system :unsure: mate (y)Cheers roy
     
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    Do a Google on Micro misting and Fogging systems.

    I have seen them set up in garden hot box beds and a planted frog tank.

    Hydroponic/Horticultural stores might also be able to help.

    Keith:):)
     

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