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Starting point Mini Nature Riparium - New "Cube Re scape "

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by greenfinger 2, Apr 20, 2013.

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    Hi All, Day 1 :) The cube is up and running ;) Slate on RH side is only there to hold down DW :) All ways one piece that wants to float:( Will be adding some more plants at the back soon:D Some pics (y)Cheers roy 008.JPG 009.JPG 005.JPG 007.JPG
     
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    I wonder where that idea came from???

    Its looks so natural its going to look fantastic as it ages and the rocks lose all that newness look about them.

    Again its the KIS rule

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi Keith , Thank you :D I think we worked hard on this one ;) But you were right about the DW looks a lot better now :rolleyes: KIS is a fantastic tool(y) Cheers roy
     
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    Hi All, Added a couple more plants And some small DW pieces ;) Some pics:)(y)Cheers roy 013.JPG 015.JPG 016.JPG 012.JPG
     
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    Roy

    The back of that tank is ??????

    I tried this and that its rather difficult to get it right.

    What I am thinking is a pale blue sky with a lot of tall thin plants filtering out the light.

    At the moment its stones, wood, a few plants then nothing if you can see what I am thinking about.

    The backing could be a stick on paper as in book covers.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi Keith, I totally agree:) Will look for a light blue BG ;) Plants coming From RH side up to where filter tube ends Will leave a port hole in the middle That will fill in When floating island and small plants at back grow :) As for which plants at back? Will have a look round for something :D Ps still waiting for other plant out of stock ????:whistle: Think i might have to order online :( But the company that i trusted to order online. Went bust two years ago :( Shame as the plants were fantastic Quality (y)Cheers roy
     
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    Hi All, 1st, Thank you Ghostmonk And Keith for your likes :) Right had a look in larger tank for a plant that would fill the space at the back ;) And think this fits the bill ? Cryp- Nevellii Quick pic (y) Cheers roy 017.JPG
     
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    Its Aquascapes like that takes time to develop you might debate about adding/moving and when its tried it just does not work.

    Its often the simplest adjustment will work wonders.

    The secret is being able to see the finish Aquascape even if its years away.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi All, The Bullheads are doing well but keep knocking the plants of the DW so have made some little changes :) Still waiting for plant to be in stock :(:whistle: Will get it soon and plant at end of DW;) Couple of pics of MNR (y)Cheers roy 020.JPG 021.JPG
     
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    Roy What can I say other then "It looks so natural"

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi Keith, Thank you :D Cheers roy
     
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    023.JPG Hi All, Quick up date on the Cube - Day 24 Cryp-Nevellii Had some die back .New that was coming ;) But new leaves are coming on strong :) As to moss well think that it will need a trim soon ? :D Looking good so far;)(y)Cheers roy 022.JPG
     
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    To stop most of the die back push a few Seachem Fert Tabs around the Crypts as soon as planted I also found floating for a few days and trim the roots a little (that makes them send out more side roots) Dont tell any one our little secrets.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi Keith, Root tabs in place But did not float ;) Will keep it a secret :D(y)Cheers roy
     
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    Roy the more they float the more the leaves curl up, not a problem as in 3-4 days all standing tall.

    I have floated small bits and pieces for months and they still kick off.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi All, A little problem in the Cube :( Snails LOTS & LOTS :eek: How can i control the little critters ;) Do not have Fish or Shrimp in the tank As just want this as a Scape :D Any info welcome(y) Regards Roy
     
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    One pic ;) Sorry forgot to add to post 026.JPG
     
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    As there are no fish in that tank go the the best LFS you know and ask about a snail remover.

    The best way to stop them is not get them in the first place it possibly hitched a ride on a plant/rock/DW.

    Do you treat "EVERY THING" before it goes into the tank, if not you better if not careful the stinkers will over run that tank.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi Keith, Thank you , Will get some snail remover :D Never had this problem before as all ways had fish that eat them:D Will treat EVERY THING from now on:) (y)Regards Roy
     
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    Hi All ,The Cube Has been running for 35 days;) Sorting snails out this Week End :D Moss has had a trim Cryp-Nevellii Have taken of dead leaves But lots of new leaves coming on strong :)plants now starting to settle in Some pics Regards Roy 027.JPG 032.JPG 031.JPG
     

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