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SuperWen's 45L - Untitled - Advice Needed

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by SuperWen, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. SuperWen

    SuperWen New Member

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    spec:
    tank: 50x30x30cm 8mm
    filter: TOM canister 500L/H with lilypipe

    substrate: (bottom to top)
    - JBL CarboMec Active
    - calcite (CaCo3)
    - bacteria
    - pumice
    - ADA Amazonia I soil
    - ADA Amazonia II powder

    initial hardscape:
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    any advice for layout, plants, and tank tittle?
     

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  2. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    cracking hardscape :proud:

    how about "treasure island"
    watch the screenshot focus - there is a skull !!!
     

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  3. lmaikl

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    what have you seen....:yo:
    Very prommising ....
     
  4. ianho

    ianho Aspiring Aquascaper

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    looks great, very 'haunting'. I'm no expert, but i wouldn't go with to much real green in this scape. I'd go for more darker greens and reds...keep it 'haunting'.

    in fact if it was mine it'd be called 'the haunting' lol.
     
  5. sajata

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    haunting... are you doing this for Tim Burton?
     
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    Amasing hard Wen :plane:
     
  7. Chazzam

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    Looks really great, cant wait to see it planted, although i hope the plants dont disturb the "uneasy" feel of the hardscape....
     
  8. SuperWen

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    an hour after planted.. still cloudy
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    Staurogyne 'porto velho' on back, Staurogyne repens on midground, and Glossostigma elatinoides for foreground
     
  9. Garuf

    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    The hardscape is fantastic but I think I see it using much finer plants, for me, hc, hair grass and fissidens moss would have been my first choices. I think glosso and staurogyne will ruin your sense of scale.

    Still a great scape though! I'll be watching intently.
     
  10. tenshu

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    Glosso should be ok, the rocks and driftwood are high neough not to be recoverd by the glosso.
    Great job :) What is the driftwood? I'm so jealous, i can't find such branches to start mine.
     
  11. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    Similar to glosso but mich smarter choice would have been Elatine Hydropiper.
    However, I have to agree with Garuf - smarter plants would suit this scape better
     
  12. SuperWen

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    @ garuf: this is my CRS tank, so i choose glosso because this plants is easy to grow.. doesnt need high CO2 and fert, not like HC cuba.
    and the other thing hairgrass will not suite in this hardscape, they will grow high and cover the roots..

    @ tenshu: I bought it on LFS in Jakarta.. SE Asia especially Indonesia is the source of unique driftwood bro... :)

    @ Juraik: Elatine hydropiper? send to me please... :D
     
  13. Garuf

    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    I personally find HC as easy as glosso, I find it's the flow they like more than light, the dwarf hairgrasses wouldn't cover the stems , and I'd only use it in the area with the more vertical wood anyway, I think they'd add a softness that would really help develop the scape. If the porto velho stays the height it is now I think once it's cleared and matured you're onto a winner.

    Also, hydro piper needs lots and lots of co2, it was next to impossible to grow healthily in normal levels of co2 for me.
     
  14. SuperWen

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    plants have different habit in different tank.. water parameters have a big influence. I can make a nice lawn glosso in 45L tank only with 0.5bps CO2 and 2.5ml macro and micro once a week. but for carpetting HC cuba I have to double or triple it

    pict below was the layout before, also with porto velho on back. I hope in this new layout porto velho will grow like that
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    I really want this plant so bad... :(
     
  15. tenshu

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    Send me a dozen of those :D
     
  16. Jurijs mit JS

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    I would, but I´m afraid it wouldn't survive the shipping. However, we can give it a try ;)

    Well ok, I do not have E.Hydropiper my self, but a friend of me does and he says it is doing good with less than HC and is a really comfortable plant.
     
  17. SuperWen

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    update 2 days after planted:

    - Eleocharis sp. japan added at the edge of rocks to make some bushy effect
    - water starting to clear, but pity the CO2 tiny bubbles slightly blocks the view... it looks like scratch on the glass

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  18. Samurai-X

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    Nice scape bro....................
     
  19. SuperWen

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    5 days update - adding RedBee Shrimp

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    CRS eating on the skull's mouth, hehehe
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    Glosso starting to show new sprouts and runners
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    CRS tank mates
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  20. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    nice detail shots ;)
     

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