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Without Foundation

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by JamesM, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. JamesM

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    Speaking with some members from ukaps late one night, we got chatting about what could possibly make a Great British 'Scape - many jokes were passed around about shopping trolleys, empty beer cans and bottles, sticklebacks and the like, but it got me thinking about alternative ideas... and when I stepped out of the house the next day, it hit me! Living in a new house on a new estate is great, but our back lawn was a mess, so a few summers ago I turned the entire lawn over to start fresh, only to discover about 50 or so bricks left over from some (lazy) builders. A few bricks I'd kept for unknown reasons were happily being covered by winter growth just behind my shed, and they looked just the ticket...

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  2. JamesM

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    1 month update

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    Comments and critiques welcome :)
     
  3. Jurijs mit JS

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    lol, boot will lloock cool once grown in and got a bit wild.
    I suppose many of us already had this idea of using some bricks and old shoes for a scape ..

    ps: how do you manage it to post on marks page? and will there be more stuff from you or thers?
    initialy thought it would be marks private page..
     
  4. JamesM

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    Hiya Jur4ik :)

    Many thanks for the comments :)

    I designed Mark's site and he kindly gave me permission to put this journal up.. he's also looking for other contributors, so feel free to ask him :)

    Take care,

    - James
     
  5. JamesM

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    Without Foundation has been up and running for 3 months now, and while I've had a few problems with BBA and gassing the livestock, things are going great :lol:

    Here's a quick handheld pic:

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    The blyxa is starting to overpower the scape imo, but I'm living with it for as long as possible... I also added some fast growing stems the absorb excess nutrients and balance things out. I personally like the stems, but as they don't fit the concept of the layout, they wont stay.

    I'm wanting to do something else now, so how long this will exist I have no idea.

    Opinions on the blyxa and stems is very welcome!!!

    - James
     
  6. James Marshall

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    Hi James

    I first saw this tank on the PFK website, I really like the scape and I think it's very refreshing to see something so original. Although, I prefered it when the brick on the left was taller than the plants.

    Cheers James
     
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    Brilliant!
     
  8. fishlover

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    I had seen this tank on PFK at the beginning of its life and I liked the concept. Now with the new plants I think it's awesome!
     
  9. JamesM

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    4 month update...

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    I really like the idea of this tank. I might try something similar.:-?
     
  11. craigshaw859

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    I pulled the front bumper of an Austin Meastro out of my back garden yesterday!!

    An idea occurs . . . :))

    I love the tank james! maybe an amazon to represent dot leaves?
     
  12. Jurijs mit JS

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    haha, I love this one :)
     
  13. JamesM

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    Thanks guys :)

    Flowering blyxa, never a bad sign :)

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    welcome to the blyxa flowering club! :welcome:

    awesome shot mate.
     
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    Masonry madness.:hail:
     
  16. JamesM

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    Thanks Dan mate!:113:
     

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