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Discussion in 'Journals' started by cantface85, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. cantface85

    cantface85 New Member

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    Here is my new scape so far
    Substrate-
    Ada power sand S advance
    Ada tourmaline BC
    Ada bacter 100
    Ada clear super
    Soil Aquavitro black humate
    Hardscape-
    Approximately 15kg seiryu stone 3 peices of ghostwood DW With some smaller pieces
    Equipment ( so far )
    2x Kessel a360 tuna suns
    20190315_161843.jpg Pressurised c02 system
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    Oh........ I like that! Nice equipment list. Looking forward to see how you plant it!
     
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    Really nice layout. I'm afraid of what's going to happen when you add H2O - the wood will float.
     
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    Very nice set up....
     
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    Thanks guys just playing with scape still wondering if the smaller pieces DW added around rocks is too much?

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    The placement of the smaller pieces works nicely, especially if plants grow up among them and partially obscure. Better start soaking them now because it will take a while for them to become water logged.
     
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    Yeah smaller pieces will be glued down more concerned with the bigger bits I have started soaking them as I have some time and I haven't Decided yet on a planting list.

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    Thinking about planting list
    Background-
    Cyperus heliferi
    Balinese crypts
    Lindernia rotundifolia
    Hygrophila pinnatifida
    Centre -
    Bolbitis
    Microsorum trident
    (Around DW)
    And mix of Anubis and Buce around stones
    Have not yet decided for open areas but probably a mix of crypts and s repens
    And some mosses will be used on DW
    Any other ideas?


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    Choose some fast grower stem plants for the background , rotala , ludwigia .....etc will help the tank a lot when cycling

    Cyperus is a slow grower
     
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    Thanks for the advice so I wanted to add Lindernia rotundifolia which I was told was fast growing. So should you always add a few fast growers as I did plan this as a slow growth tank? This is my 1st real attempt so need all the help I can get

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    Have you done a planted tank before in some form? Im interested to see how this pans out. Hardscape looks great, love the wood, maybe you could stealthily silicone the smaller pieces to the rocks, I feel like they will get bumped around during maintenance, and become a hassle even when fully waterlogged. What’s your plan for the CO2 setup?
     
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    Thanks glad you like it I did heaps of research prior starting and had a idea of what I wanted.
    I do have a nano planted tank but it's was a cheap set up more of an excuse to get a big setup. Haha.
    Thanks for the advice I have already glued the little pieces in place I will have to wire the big pieces together and hopefully the plants cover it up quickly.
    CO2 I am just planning on using in tank diffuser and start at 1b/per second and see how it goes
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