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The spring is coming

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Showcase' started by biobio, May 4, 2012.

  1. biobio

    biobio Aspiring Aquascaper

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    A month before scaping

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    Day 1
    Winter: landscape covered with snow.

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    Day 2
    End of winter: The snow began to melt

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    and melt away.....
    The first plants have made its way through the snow...

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    Plants were becoming greener...
    The spring was coming...

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    Day 4
    ...and coming...

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    Day 8
    ...and coming...

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    Day 10
    and finally came!!!
    :celebrate::amillanbliss::bee:

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    Tank size 24x17x14cm = 6 lit.
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  2. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    hi bosco,..i like the tank set up:113:....esp.the story line behind it8).

    your work inspire me, always!:Happy:
     
  3. arvant

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    waw.. only 10 days and.. rescape :D
     
  4. Flo

    Flo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    hey biobio,

    very creative layout :proud: "Like" ;)
     
  5. dario

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    very very nice my friend..i like the whole story !!
     
  6. J House

    J House Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, creative is the key word. Pretty much an instant scape and a very interesting use of Riccia. but don't turn the filter on!
     
  7. biobio

    biobio Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks to all !!!:tea:

    This tank has to mature for few more weeks, and I will experiment in it some more…



    On the contrary! Hang on filter must go on in this stage. It helps me to interfere Riccia scraps in dense branches.:idea: It is important not to raise water level too much.:errr: I hope that floating Riccia will make dense pillow on treetop so that I shall model it latter.

    Water flow (from hang – on filter) was directing Riccia from below into the branches and trapped Riccia was growing through branches up to water surface…

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    I decided to try with Riccia in treetop as I liked a lot its bright green color and texture. ( once introduced in tank – always stay there, floating at the surface and making those dense floating pillows). It will be interesting experiment to keep it (unfixed) in branches and to model it later.

    In this moment hang on filter and reducing water level on the level of treetop are doing the job….

    Few more photos of Riccia treetop and some details:yo:

    early stage:

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    With more Riccia trapped:

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  8. J House

    J House Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, very creative as mentioned. Point I was making was the pic was without equipment so the look would change once filter or flow was used.
     
  9. biobio

    biobio Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Yes, flow constantly changes Riccia position but it becomes more stable over time.


    Here are some photos of planting material and works in progress.

    Submersed-emersed growing mosses and Riccia in small boxes and Anubia and Microsorum babies. I did not have problem with acquisition of planting material....
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    No hands allowed in tank...:errr:
    Everything is done by tweezers, scissors, sticks and long needles.
    This is my first nano tank and I need some time to get used to work in such a small volume, but after a while I am totaly hooked on.:celebrate:

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  10. stevo

    stevo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Oh, I have only just checked the photos before, and haven't realised it is soooo small! Awesome scaping, congrats! :proud:
     
  11. Actascedin

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    Same here, I never realised it was that small until I saw the picture with you working on it. Superb work!
     
  12. biobio

    biobio Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks Stevo, Actascedin

    Tank is really small, and for me it was a great and new experience to work in it. Tank is nano and it is composed of pico scaping details.
    Here are some of them at area of a few sqare cm.
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    Hardscape is made of seiryu stone, sifted JBL Manado and wild oregano. Oregano wood has a a lovely texture and it is stable in water (do not disintegrate).
     
  13. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree I also did not realize it was such a small tank.

    That makes it more than just fantastic

    Keith
     
  14. Yoda

    Yoda Moderator Staff Member

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    Amazing work :):D
     
  15. jimi

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    This is one of the nicest layouts I have ever seen and in my opiniopn comeptition worthy.
     
  16. biobio

    biobio Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks.
    I am so glad that you like it....

    Some more photo from earlier stages and different angles.

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  17. biobio

    biobio Aspiring Aquascaper

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    First trimming.

    Before trimming
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    During the trimming. It is good that the back tree can be removed.
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    Pilot photo session with 4 lamps in various positions and with different temperature (color) and with backlight effects.
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    One of hundreds of photos that I made:
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  18. octavusprime

    octavusprime New Member

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    Your scaping makes this tank look enormous. Well done sir.
     
  19. biobio

    biobio Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Some more photo from yesterday pilot photo session with 4 lamps in various positions (and with different temperature - color) and with backlight effects.
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  20. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

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    Me too. I didn't realize it was so small until you pointed it out.

    Looking great!

    -John N.
     

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