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Wingsdlc 55G

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Wingsdlc, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Wingsdlc

    Wingsdlc New Member

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    I guess I should take some time and show you all my scape. It has been through quite a bit of change and I feel like I am getting closer to a finished product if I can figure out trimming my stems.

    On with the photos!

    Here is the tank at start up almost a year ago.
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    This is the start up once things grew in a bit.
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    Here it is with a partial rescape.
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    This one is from April.
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    Here is the last one from the end of May.
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    At this point I am trying to get the timing of trimming down right so it all looks good at the same time. In the last picture I started trimming my rotala groups in whole batches instead of partial group trimmings. I am also playing the timing game when it comes to my foreground of Eletine Triandra.

    Please feel free to let me know what you think!
     

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  2. kakkoii

    kakkoii New Member

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    It is amazing! I really like pic number 3 and 5, but mostly 3
     
  3. trenac

    trenac New Member

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    I think you have a very nice scape... A 55G can be difficult to aquascape, which I know first hand. You've done a very nice job making it appealing. Once you get the trimming down your scape will mature very nicely.
     
  4. Jdinh04

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    Scape looks good, love the way the anubias looks. I wished you move back to Michigan haha
     
  5. J House

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    Glad to see you here Wings. You've come along way.
     
  6. Wingsdlc

    Wingsdlc New Member

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    Thanks for all the comments.

    Jdinh04,

    MI is really nice and I do miss it quite a bit but the job market is not stable enough for me there as it is down here. Besides that it is funny to watch people freak out over a couple of snow flakes!

     
  7. trenac

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    Where in NC are you?... We do freak out over a couple of snow flakes don't we :-SSGet a few inches and ever thing closes up!
     
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    The rescape is beautful!B-)
     
  9. Wingsdlc

    Wingsdlc New Member

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    Thanks waterfaller1! I can't wait until I get this trimming and timing thing down. Then it will be super sweet!

    trenac,

    I am in Lincolnton. Where are you? Do you know of any good local fish clubs?
     
  10. trenac

    trenac New Member

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    I wasn't sure where Lincolnton was, so I googled it. I believe you are near Charlotte. If so, there is the Charlotte area Aquarium Society ... I live in Greensboro.
     
  11. Wingsdlc

    Wingsdlc New Member

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    Thanks trenac!
     
  12. altaaffe

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    Nice pics wings, I think I can see what you mean about my mid ground now as well.
     
  13. John N.

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    Lovely scape, I love the fact that you have a "plant island" (plants centralized). It's different from most scapes I've seen recently. You're almost there, just gotta get the trimming/photo time perfected. Easier said then done but from your progression I'm sure you'll be able to do it. Good luck!

    -John N.
     
  14. Wingsdlc

    Wingsdlc New Member

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    Here are a couple of updated pictures without a background.

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  15. Wingsdlc

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    Here are a couple new shots of the tank. I have made just a couple of changes. As of right now my goal is to get the stems back in order. I am also thinking of getting rid of the ludwigia and replacing it with something else. Let me know what you think!

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  16. aaronnorth

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    looks great, i like the new wood you have.
     
  17. noodles

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    Great! I prefer the last one. It looks beautiful and wild! Those woods, I love the way you located them!
    How about changing the back plants into [FONT=&#23435]microsorium pteropus or bolbities sp. ?[/FONT]
     
  18. Wingsdlc

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    aaronnorth - Thank you for the kind words. I rather like the wood in the tank and the fish also seem to enjoy it.

    noodles - Thank you also for the kind words. I am not 100% sure I am happy with the plant lay with the wood. I really need to get the stems back into shape but right now I am leaving them to grow tall so the Whitecloud fry have hiding places. Soon I will start doing heavy trimming to get the bushy effect I was starting to get before the rescape.

    Microsorium pterpus or Bobities sp. would probably look nice in the tank but I am not sure I want to go there yet. Bobities would probably make a nice midground plant.

    All comments are welcome. Please speak your mind = )
     
  19. KDahlin

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    The last one is my favorite by far! The wood really helps you make a statement. It's nice and dramatic. Good job!
     
  20. Wingsdlc

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    Here are a few up to date pictures for your viewing pleasure. I tried a new lighting method. Let me know what you think. I have done a pretty large trim over the last 2-3 weeks and it isn't exactly filled out yet but I think I am getting closer. One thing I still feel that needs to be refined is the star grass / rotala grouping.

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