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Wind of Change

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Showcase' started by Ed Villagracia, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    my scape title was inspired by one of my fav rock band Scorpions from Germany.
    if i am not mistaken the song was made to emphasize oneness of East and West Germany,
    as well putting an end to the cold war between US and USSR....:)

    my scape rank #367 IAPLC 2013 least expected but still happy with the result.

    special thanks to: Stevo, Ghostmonk and MikolajW for their suggestions

    Scape Title: Wind of Change

    Tank Specs:

    Tank size: DIY 40gallons [36"x16"x16"] 151 liters [90x40x40cm]
    Substrate: black sand
    Lighting: DIY PL55 x 3pcs [nearing maturity add back 4pcs osram x 23W]Photo period: 10 to 12 hours[9:00am to 9:00 extra time for passerby viewers]
    Co2: DIY CO2 x 2bots.Filtration: DIY UGF and HOB
    Hardscape: volcanic[gasang] rocks
    Decorative materials: local wood and silica sand
    plants list: glosso, hydrocotyle maritima, blyxa japonica, anubias nana, anubias "petite"
    pearlweed, elatine orientalis, java/willow/christmas moss, java fern, valis gagantea, crypto wendtii, water sprite

    intial set up
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    my entry
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    thanks for viewing:)
     

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  2. wichian

    wichian Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Fish pretty much,Surface waves were awesome,Very refreshing.
     
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  3. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    hi wichian,....thank you very much.:)
     
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  4. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi mr_ED Fantastic:rolleyes: Scape And well done on your ranking (y)
     
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  5. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    hi Roy,..... thank you. i will try to improve my tank scape next year.
     
  6. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi mr_ED, Looking forward to seeing your next AquaScape :) Do you start Scape this year for next years IAPLC And how do you enter :D As thinking of entering :ROFLMAO: Well can only come last ;) But that would be a good start :)
     
  7. Rahul

    Rahul Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Very nice mr_ED. Congrats on the ranking.
     
  8. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    hi Roy, i gave my tank a good bath last two months ago. again it is ready for new scape. actually the hardscape is in place now.
    just waiting for the right time to start planting. definitely i will join iaplc again next year.


    hi rahul thank you so much. appreciated.
     
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  9. ghostmonk

    ghostmonk Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Looking forward for your new work.
     
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  10. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    Malay;)yup my tank almost ready for planting.....looking forward also to improve once again my ranking:)
     
  11. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    yesterday i could not understand what wichian meant so, i asked the help of my english teacher, our very own Keith :) here's the reply:
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    I think its a translation problem.

    He likes the fish and the water (feature) (movement) or something like that.

    As he then states waves awesome, very refreshing.

    Regards Keith:):)

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    hi Keith once again,........thank you so much!

    now i feel relieved:whistle:


    here is another photo showing how my cardinal and neon enjoy the water and the place where they spent their summer vacation:LOL:
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  12. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    mr_ED

    Its what can be called a "good guess"

    Keith:):)
     
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  13. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    hi keith,....what ever i can sleep tight tonigh:LOL:
    thanks
     
  14. Yoda

    Yoda Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats mr_ED...nice scape...nice pic. (y)(y)
     
  15. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    thanks all for the "like" and comments:)

    hi Yoda inspired by Jirawong [thailand] scape last year(y)

    not so good rank this time. i hope to improve next year.
     
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  16. randy0319

    randy0319 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    wondrous aqua-scape!! You must have some maddening skills to use yeast for CO2. I tried and failed. Your tanks is really great!!!
     
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  17. nick.scott

    nick.scott Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I always loved scapes with big tunnels or caves like you've made with that large piece of driftwood. Everything compliments each side well and looks both natural and soothing. I dunno, I just think your tank utilizes space very well; it has plenty of open spaces and also hiding places. Did you only have neons and cardinals in there? it would have been a great shrimp tank, with fish that like to hide in crevices in the driftwood and in between the plants. Looks like a place I'd like to visit someday and just stay there a long time.

    What I'm trying to say is, I really like your tank!! Can't wait to see your next creation :)
     
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  18. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    :LOL:hi randy,....thank you....i been longing for pressurized tank but maybe before end of the year.


    thank you so much for your kind words:love:;)
     
  19. hamza

    hamza Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Wow! what an amazing scape. I am more amazed that you have used DIY co2 to achieve this.
     
  20. severumkid

    severumkid Aspiring Aquascaper

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    DIY Co2? You are the BOSS. Salute!
     

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