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Ushinawareta shima 失われた島 (The Lost Island) 15 Gallons

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Yxhyn, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. Yxhyn

    Yxhyn New Member

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    Just want to share my 4th attempt on aquascaping... Here's a link of my 1st 2nd 3rd attempt... http://tinyurl.com/hg5je7v ...Since we moved to a new house/home I decided to reset the Tank. Not all my plants survived because I left it at the previous house/home we've been. When I came back to get them they are all withered, and the only plant that survived are the Java Moss...

    Tank - 24X12X12 (15 gallons Outdoor Tank)
    Filter - HOB 300L/H, Internal Filter 800 L/H
    Substrate: Potting soil (From my previous scape), Pea gravel, River Sand.
    CO2 system - up aqua g-026 co2 atomizer, DIY CO2 Mix

    Flora - Java Moss
    Fauna - 3 Molies, 5 Neon Tetra, 3 Harlequin Rasboras, 2 Cory Catfish...
    *** I don't know what happened but I'm missing 3 Rasboras it's suppose to be 6 ...


    HARDSCAPE (Day 1) March 9, 2016
    Ushinawareta shima hardscape.jpg
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    DAY 2 (March 11, 2016) Waiting for the water to clear out ...
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    Day 7 (March 15, 2016)
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    Day 8 (March 16,2016) Removed the larger rock and replaced it with another one...

    Day 12 (March 21, 2016)

    ***Added some plants at the background... All plants are at the background are grown immersed... cuttings from my previous plants. They're growing really well because they're not that tall when I first placed them in the tank.
    New Image 1.jpg New Image 2.jpg


     
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  2. lucasgg

    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    I'd get some brighter lights and many more plants. But I like the hardscape concept. The most frontal stone is very large and throws the setup off balance. I would have buried it deeper into the gravel.
     
  3. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    That front rock is a bit on the flat side do you have a smaller rock about the shrunken size with plenty of character similar the rock on its left?

    It looks like you are on the right track for good Aquascape.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  4. Yxhyn

    Yxhyn New Member

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    Already removed the big rock at the front and replaced it... Regarding the plants... I'll be putting some plants only at the back and the left side of the aquascape to really make it look like an Island I guess. I'll be adding pictures later.
     
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  5. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Keep us updated please.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  6. jagermelifter

    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    i like it,i think it just needs to grow in and mature. putting mosses on the rocks can render height and appearance aswell, giving it the illusion of balance.


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  7. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    How is the tank going any photos taken.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  8. Yxhyn

    Yxhyn New Member

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    Added some new pics...
     
  9. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Where did you post the new pictures?

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  10. Yxhyn

    Yxhyn New Member

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    Just edited the the thread and added Day 12 ...
    But here's the pictures anyway.
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  11. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Trim all the stem plants at the rear of the tank this will help them to thicken up and the trimmings can be used as cuttings and replanted when large enough.

    The moss growing between the rocks does not look very healthy at all can we have a close up please.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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  12. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    something is definitely up with the moss. Hopefully it starts to green up. Are you seeing any new growth on it?
     

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