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Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by greenfinger 2, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Roy have you tried the old blanched Iceberg lettuce trick over night?

    Keith:):)
     
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  2. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    No i have not!!! Thank you :cool: I forgot about that one " Old brain going" :LOL: Will give it a go (y)
     
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  3. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Asthaparhim, Thank you ;)
     
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    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Icethunder, Thank you (y)
     
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    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi All,More photos :) 52.JPG 53.JPG 54.JPG 55.JPG 56.JPG
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Roy most aquascapers shudder when they see any Algae but it greatly improves those rocks making every thing look far more natural.

    Keith:):)
     
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    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Keith, :D The algae on the rocks never bothers me. In fact I love the patina it gives :cool::cool:
     
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    Roy

    I like it for appearance it gives the aquascape a far more natural look plus its great food for shrimps.

    Keith :):)
     
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    Simply stunning Roy !!!!!!!!!!!!! (y)(y)(y)
    I would call it a small green reef...
     
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    Hi All, Before i started this tank I was trying to attach fiss to a couple of rocks in a damp plastic bag. Well it looked like the fiss had all died :(
    So I put the rocks aside for a couple of weeks dry. Then used one of the rocks in this scape.

    Well nearly 60 days later the fiss has started to grow :eek::eek: Tough stuff fiss moss :D

    I changed the light setting so you can just about see the fiss growing on the rock one of the fiss;) plus couple of photos of other bits. 057.JPG 058.JPG 059.JPG 060.JPG 061.JPG
     
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    Beautiful pictures Roy!
    The Fissidens... :eek: Talk about a tough plant!
    I really like the creative use of algae!
     
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    Great pictures Roy(y)
     
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    Wonderful! These algaes are the cherry on the top, if they stay like this - Roy!(y)(y)(y)
    This is the kind of algaes I dream to have...:( Mine are too invasive.
     
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    Hi Hallas , Icethunder , Evelyn, Thank you (y)

    Algae is a friend sometimes :eek: :D It gives the rocks the aged look :D

    Evelyn, The algae are a happy accident :cool: Still working on how to keep them looking natural though :unsure::)
     
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    Great photos looks like every thing is going along very well.

    Keith
     
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    Hi Keith,Thank you (y) All seems to be going well :) I was amazed with the fiss that started to grow after all that time:confused: Looks cool though :D
     
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    Really beautiful! Excellent idea with the algea!

    I really like the last picture, the "Shrimps' Cave"! :D
     
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    Hi Glomeidae, Thank You (y) The Fiss moss was an accident :D I thought it was dead :LOL:

    My fav photo is the bubble ;)
     
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    Hi All, 62 days on :) Tank has had another trim :eek: Fiss is doing well (y)

    One thing I don't like is the shape of the HC LH side:( So will be reshaping this part over the next few weeks.

    Thought I would try out my new C02 drop checker :cool: Still running DIY Co2 on this little one. I was pleased to find that it went green after a few hours :)
    Looking forward to going pressurised Co2 on the next Scape and changing over to EL ferts too :D Another learning curve coming up :)

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    Glomeridae Took out the Co2 and Filter for the photos ;):D
     

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    Looking very good, my only concern is the path looks very squarish do you intend to let the plants grow onto the pathway to give it a gentle shape.

    Keith:):)
     
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