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Return of The Shallow

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Tim Harrison, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. Tim Harrison

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    I recently found an awesome peace of DW; a eucalyptus root which I thought would be ideal for scaping.
    I'm kind of envisioning the root embedded in rock, but it's a tricky manoeuvre to pull off so it looks convincingly natural.

    Specs:

    Tank: 60x40x25cm(h)
    Stand: IKEA hacked Besta cabinet
    Light: EcoTech Radion XR15 Freshwater LED
    Filter: Eheim Ecco Pro 300 with Cal Aqua Labs lily pipes
    CO2: Fire Extinguisher, Dual Stage Reg and UpAqua Inline Atomizer
    Steriliser: TwinStar Nano II
    Fertz: TNC Complete
    Substrate: Amazonia
    Rocks: Seiryu Stone
    DW: Eucalyptus Root

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    A very nice chunk of wood there. Looks like it's levitating!
     
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    Haha...thanks Christophe;)
     
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    Haha, looks awesome. Cant wait to see things progress. Nice catching threads from the beginning.
     
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    Cant wait to see this! I agree the wood looks as if it were floating.
     
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    Thanks guys :)
     
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    An update pic...hardscaped and with the Amazonia in...

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    I like the hardscape a lot
     
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    Nicely done!
     
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    Looks extraordinarily nice
     
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    Thanks for the kind comments guys :)
     
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    Looks professional man. Looking forward to more pics and progress...
     
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    You did a great job making the wood look like it's rooted in that rock. Very nice!
     
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    Hard to not exaggerate when saying that hardscape is freaking awesome. Absolutely beautiful job.
     
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    Thanks a lot for the nice comments guys :)
     
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    Moving along nicely. I like the way the wood juts above the water line a little. Can''t wait to see what's next.
     
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    Holidays are as good as over, so my attention has returned to the shallow.
    I rejigged the right hand side of the scape a bit, and then got busy with the glue gun and added a bit more wood.
    The carpet plants arrived today as well, along with some mini Christmas moss and Pelia, so I'll do some planting tomorrow.
    I'm going to try the dry start method with this scape. The level substrate should lend itself to DSM pretty well :)

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    hm....
    I love it! :) will you have any emersed plants on top of the stump? cant tell but it looks like it emerged a bit from the water that'll be in there.
     
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    Really fantastic scape I love the stump look, can't wait to see some plants it's very eye catching
     
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