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  1. xtevo

    Reditum

    Yes, they are just additions, seperate pieces and not attached to anything. ;) I'm thinking about the foreground plating.
  2. xtevo

    Reditum

    Black background & substrate test. ;) Ouch... Excuse me the dirty glass... :oops::D Reditum - Hardscape test vol.2 by István Tóth, on Flickr
  3. xtevo

    Reditum

    Thanks! ;)
  4. xtevo

    Reditum

    Thanks! Appreciate it! ;) Thanks! ;) Thanks! ;) Mind reader... Yes, that's my plan. Time will tell. Thanks! ;) Stau at the edge of the lava stone and substrate. Moss species on the branches (not full!), and the smaller lava stones. Some kind of hydro/grass at the back. And my favorite...
  5. xtevo

    Reditum

    I have managed to do the hardscape today, take a look. ;) Reditum - Hardscape 20170102 by István Tóth, on Flickr Reditum - Hardscape 20170102 - 2 by István Tóth, on Flickr Reditum - Hardscape 20170102 - 3 by István Tóth, on Flickr Reditum - Hardscape 20170102 - 4 by István Tóth, on Flickr
  6. xtevo

    Reditum

    "Reditum" = Coming back I had to take a huge break (ages...) from aquaristic, planted tanks etc. University, job, new job, moving to a new house, renovating... :D But now, finally I can start a tank again, jay! Here are the specs: TANK 70x30x35 (73,5L) 6mm float glass FILTRATION Tetratec EX700...
  7. xtevo

    George's One-Pot Iwagumi Challenge

    I admit, love the simplicity of the scape, true beauty. :thumbup: This made me to do a one-pot iwagumi too. :)
  8. xtevo

    Journal of our five tanks

    Nice tanks! You should upload bigger photos, to make it more enjoyable. ;)
  9. xtevo

    Primordial - The beginning of the end.

    Love the simplicity of it! :) Nicely done!
  10. xtevo

    Lava-Rock The World v2.0

    Thank You! ;) Good idea, I will do that, to make a softer transition between sand and rocks! Thank You! ;) Don't worry, I have tested it before, it wouldn't harm. I just have to care about not moving them suddenly or at all... :D You are right! I will skip java, and substitute to coral...
  11. xtevo

    Tom's Bucket O' Mud - The End

    Stunning... :thumbup:
  12. xtevo

    Lava-Rock The World v2.0

    I promise to think about moving the rocks a bit, or making a narrow corridor between the "mountains". ;)
  13. xtevo

    Lava-Rock The World v2.0

    Hehe, indeed. :D Thats interesting, a friend of mine also said the same, that this tank is a bit crowded, don't have much space for fish/shrimps. I said the same to him, that after planting, You won't feel that. ;)
  14. xtevo

    A skint mans tank

    I agree! +1 First is always the best. ;)
  15. xtevo

    Lava-Rock The World v2.0

    Thank You! ;) Well good idea, what to plant. I will definitely use some christmas and java moss, these are my favorites, but this time I venture into fissidens also, with some parvula and acicularis at the back. So mainly slow growing plants, with some grass. :) What do You guys thinks about...
  16. xtevo

    Lava-Rock The World v2.0

    Well, I haven't updated this thread for a while... for almost half a year, oh gosh...Apologize for it, I have had a lot of work and university things, what I had to take care of. But last week I have taken this massive moss jungle apart, unfortunately the hair algae almost killed the whole...
  17. xtevo

    Sweetaquastyle

    It's been a while, but any chance to give us an update? :)
  18. xtevo

    A 'little' box of chocolates, licorice n allsorts - baby chocco fry

    Definitely worth to be in Featured Journals! Congrats. ;) Aaand can't wait to see that 1400 litre monster planted in. :)
  19. xtevo

    'Back in the Saddle' 90cm - 1 year on!

    I wish I could see this beauty in a bigger resolution! ;) Anyway green lush, as before, one of my favorites minimal iwagumi! :thumbup:
  20. xtevo

    George's Hillside (new Signature layout)

    George, this is stunning! :thumbup: Personally "these kind" of scapes, are my favorites, some manzi wood/red moor + rocks and some clever plant selection, makes the whole thing a bit "minimal". I loved your previous layout also, but this is way more elegant! Like Scree. ;) Anyway I just want to...
  21. xtevo

    NAtural Jurassic....shaky video p17.

    My reactions: :eek: o_O :thumbup: You did it! Amazing... I'm always a bit scared, when I see a pretty good hardscape, that the plants will ruin that beauty, but in this case, no. :)
  22. xtevo

    NAtural Jurassic....shaky video p17.

    Stunning... got a LOT of potential in it, good luck choosing proper plants, not to destroy this minimalism masterpiece. ;)
  23. xtevo

    Destination: South-America

    It's time to "publish" my new project! :happy: Here are the first photos of the hardscape version #1. Tank spec: 60x24x60 Restart - Frontview by [stevo], on Flickr Restart - Right Sideview by [stevo], on Flickr Restart - Left Sideview by [stevo], on Flickr
  24. xtevo

    Four Seasons 300L Finish

    That depth is awesome, and the scape also! :D
  25. xtevo

    "Green&Grey" (300l) - Last day video

    Your previous journal "Throught the distance" was a true masterpiece, I will use it, when I managed to set a large tank in my apartment! But this one is amazing also, the proper work, the "documentation", the fish choice also, Pedro keep up good work! I will follow this thread also, as I did...
  26. xtevo

    'Back in the Saddle' 90cm - 1 year on!

    This is a stunning scape, love it! :clap: My favorite iwagumi what I've seen recently!
  27. xtevo

    Lava-Rock The World v2.0

    Thanks Pedro and all of, who commented before, all were a massive compliment for me! Such an amazing thing, that you appreciate my work and effort, for making this rock more "loveable" :) For this kind of attitude it worth the hard work. ;)
  28. xtevo

    Lava-Rock The World v2.0

    Thanks both of You! Indeed ,in the beginning everyone said that is a landscape from the planet Mars... :D But by time the whole scape and especially the mosses grow like mad, unfortunately the parvula what was planted, completely disappeared... but I will make another try soon with acicularis...
  29. xtevo

    "Green&Grey" (300l) - Last day video

    Very elegant, keep up good work! :thumbup:
  30. xtevo

    Lava-Rock The World v2.0

    Thanks, I appreciate it! I will make some slight changes in the near future, will keep the thread updated, of course. ;)
  31. xtevo

    Lava-Rock The World v2.0

    Thanks! My pleasure, that You like it also. ;) Well, to be honest, only green spot algae on the glass, because sometimes direct sunlight comes in the room, and a little hair algae, but I take it out with a toothbrush weekly 5 minutes maximum. I dose Easy Carbo 1,5ml/day and GreenAqua Micro &...
  32. xtevo

    Lava-Rock The World v2.0

    I have cleaned the tank today, here is how it looks, when I sit at my desk to learn/work. :) Frontview_dark by [stevo], on Flickr Sideview_dark by [stevo], on Flickr
  33. xtevo

    Lava-Rock The World v2.0

    Shame on me, for the lazyness... Tank is still going, and the mosses are dominating the scape. Unfortunately I haven't developed the scape "manually" I let the nature to do the job. ;) Current look, about 4 months old: Frontview - 4 months by [stevo], on Flickr Sideview - 4months by...
  34. xtevo

    Destination: South-America

    Long-long time, since I have updated this journal, because lack of free time, and it didn't go as planned I have decided to tear this scape down. But I haven't changed my mind about that paludarium project. ;) So here it is, how it looks, this is temporary! Still waiting for the answer from my...
  35. xtevo

    Sweetaquastyle

    +1 ;)
  36. xtevo

    [NANO] Double Opti White - Cherry/Sakura/White Pearl Breeding Colony

    Every time I take a look at your shrimp nano tanks, I decide to start my own, inspiring mate! ;)
  37. xtevo

    George's TMC Signature

    14 ;)
  38. xtevo

    Destination: South-America

    Roomview - 20130115 by [stevo], on Flickr
  39. xtevo

    George's TMC Signature

    In my opinion if You want new challenge, You have to step out your comfort zone, that means iwagumi for You. I would be delighted to see a ryuboku or a dutch scape made by You. ;)
  40. xtevo

    George's TMC Signature

    +1 Same answer here. ;)
  41. xtevo

    "Fifty Shades of Green" - (1600 Litre Sanjarami)

    Amazing! :clap: I wish I have a tank like that in the living room, no need television any more... ;)
  42. xtevo

    Destination: South-America

    Thanks! My pleasure that You've found it. ;)
  43. xtevo

    Destination: South-America

    It was planted in a ceramic cup before I have taken them into akadama substrate, there are some new growth, roots, I have seen it. I have another tillandsia called "Tillandsia usnoides" this doesn't require substrate, just hanged on the background. Pretty nice also.
  44. xtevo

    Destination: South-America

    That's pretty common species called: Tillandsia cyanea. Beautiful when flowering!
  45. xtevo

    Destination: South-America

    Thank You! I will take a lot of photos, I promise. ;)
  46. xtevo

    Destination: South-America

    I have doubled the lighting above the paludarium, now I have to wait to see the bright side of it. ;) Final pictures before rescape. Final picture #1 before respace by [stevo], on Flickr Final picture #2 before respace by [stevo], on Flickr
  47. xtevo

    Lava-Rock The World v2.0

    Thanks! That's a good idea, crushing some lava rocks, I will do this. ;) Hopefully I will buy some new ones also next week from a friend, for rescaping my other tank. ;)
  48. xtevo

    Lava-Rock The World v2.0

    Thanks! ;) I like the color of the substrate, this light brown fits perfectly for the scape, but with the size of each gravel, I agree, I don't satisfied with it. Thanks, my pleasure, that You liked it. ;) Just ask, if anything come to your mind, I hope I can help. Well I have already planned...
  49. xtevo

    Destination: South-America

    Thanks, that was a massive compliment. ;) I will rescape the tank in the near future ~2-3 weeks, because I'm not satisfied with the layout under the waterlevel. I have managed to bought another lighting and an external filter as well, only waiting for some decoration materials. ;)
  50. xtevo

    Destination: South-America

    Just a teaser pic from the new growth of the adiantum: Sneaky RED growth by [stevo], on Flickr
  51. xtevo

    Lava-Rock The World v2.0

    Here are some fresh pics taken today: ;) Frontview by [stevo], on Flickr Sideview by [stevo], on Flickr
  52. xtevo

    Lava-Rock The World v2.0

    Thank You! ;) I will plant some parvula mini, and will place some mossy stones to make a soften transition between substrate and rock.
  53. xtevo

    Lava-Rock The World v2.0

    Thanks. ;) The moss is mostly java and a little christmas. I will make a proper foreground in the near future, and that won't be a problem any more. ;)
  54. xtevo

    Lava-Rock The World v2.0

    The scape is 1 month old, here are the pics: 1 month old - Frontview by [stevo], on Flickr 1 month old - Sideview by [stevo], on Flickr Right Sideview by [stevo], on Flickr
  55. xtevo

    Destination: South-America

    Just some evening shots: Destination is coming... #1 by [stevo], on Flickr Destination is coming... #2 by [stevo], on Flickr A slice of my life by [stevo], on Flickr
  56. xtevo

    Tom's Bucket O' Mud - The End

    Finally an update... ;) That's amazing, simply amazing. That small details, are so natural. I can watch the whole tank for hours, without noticing the time. One of my favorite of all time (this and the previous layout also) :thumbup:
  57. xtevo

    Destination: South-America

    Ahh... we have to wait until christmas, that's torture buddy! :D 3 years, that's a long-long time... I'm very proud of You. Usually I change the layouts twice a year, :P but the current one will keep longer, for sure.
  58. xtevo

    Destination: South-America

    Exactly! :) By the way how is your tank going? Haven't seen an update for ages...
  59. xtevo

    Destination: South-America

    Thank You! ;) I agree... that terrible shallow tank, like yours or Alastair's... :D To be honest, that gave me so much inspiration. Unfortunately my humidifier went wrong recently, so I have to buy another one... I hope my plants will survive until I manage to buy it. I'm a bit lucky with the...
  60. xtevo

    Destination: South-America

    Say Hi, to the happy owner! ;) A slice of my life by [stevo], on Flickr
  61. xtevo

    A Chocolate Puddle -

    Re: A Chocolate Puddle - pic update pg 20 What's going on with my favorite scape from the forum? :) We will be delighted to see some photos. ;)
  62. xtevo

    Lava-Rock The World v2.0

    DIY Lighting hanging: done DIY Lighting project: done. by [stevo], on Flickr The path: The path by [stevo], on Flickr and just a photo of the current look: Sideview from my place by [stevo], on Flickr
  63. xtevo

    Lava-Rock The World v2.0

    After the first fillup: After the first fillup - test phase #1 by [stevo], on Flickr After the first fillup - test phase #2 by [stevo], on Flickr Planted phase #1 Planted - Day 1 by [stevo], on Flickr Planted - Day 1 by [stevo], on Flickr
  64. xtevo

    Lava-Rock The World v2.0

    Hardscape on my carpet: preview by [stevo], on Flickr Playing with the rocks in the tank: Vol.1 Layout vol.1 by [stevo], on Flickr Layout vol.1 by [stevo], on Flickr Vol.2 Layout vol.1b by [stevo], on Flickr Layout vol.1b by [stevo], on Flickr
  65. xtevo

    Lava-Rock The World v2.0

    Hello fellows! As I have mentioned at my other journal, I'm a happy owner of two aquariums, but the problems, maintenance also makes double. :) My inspiration was that faboulos tank made by Hector Baca - Sky Cliff, and after that I decided to make a minimalistic iwagumi / rocky-mountain layout...
  66. xtevo

    Destination: South-America

    I promise this is the last photo for today ;) This is the current look, I'm satisfied with it, it is starting to take shape, what I imagined before. ;) Destination is coming... #1 by [stevo], on Flickr
  67. xtevo

    Destination: South-America

    For this view it definitely worth coming home: ;) Here it is a sneaky preview of my other aquascaping project: Room at night by [stevo], on Flickr
  68. xtevo

    Destination: South-America

    My proudness: :oops: Anthurium flowering by [stevo], on Flickr Anthurium flowering #2 by [stevo], on Flickr
  69. xtevo

    Destination: South-America

    Lighting upgraded, phase #2 Front Emersed Area by [stevo], on Flickr Right Sideview by [stevo], on Flickr Left Sideview by [stevo], on Flickr Just a random closeup by [stevo], on Flickr
  70. xtevo

    Destination: South-America

    The hardscape: Final hardscape? Frontview by [stevo], on Flickr Final hardscape? Sideview by [stevo], on Flickr Planting phase #1 Destination is getting closer... #1 by [stevo], on Flickr Destination is getting closer... #2 by [stevo], on Flickr Destination is getting closer... #3 by...
  71. xtevo

    Destination: South-America

    Hello folks! I've decided to share my journal here also, not just on the forum of my country (Hungary), I hope you don't mind. ;) At first I wanted a south-american biotope, the main idea remain the same, but you will realise it from the photos, it became a much more different. My biggest...
  72. xtevo

    Stu's 90x45x45 Apalala Shore - IAPLC 2012 #114 - AGA 2012 #3

    Re: Stu's 90x45x45 Apalala Shore - (Video Page 7) According to this: click You have placed 114! Congrats buddy! :thumbup: Well deserved. Amazing photo.
  73. xtevo

    A Chocolate Puddle -

    Re: A Chocolate Puddle Now with Chocolates I rarely comment to ukaps, but I can't go away without writing down this is a beauty, and keep up good work mate! It will be more awesome by time. :thumbup:
  74. xtevo

    Triplets

    Thanks mate! Can you provide us full plant lists for each tanks? Really you are not dosing any ferts? Hard to believe cuz they are true beauties... :)
  75. xtevo

    Triplets

    Oh, gosh! Awesome nanos. :thumbup: Can You please make more photos? :wink:
  76. xtevo

    450L Low Tech Aquarium

    I can only see one problem, but its big enough... Do you know what? It doesn't stand at my living room. :mrgreen: Congrats buddy, such a nice scape! :thumbup:
  77. xtevo

    Planted tanks of Nature Aquarium Academy - series of movies

    Re: Planted tanks of Nature Aquarium Academy - series of mov We can easily realise the effort and work, what have you done so far. Keep up good work! :clap: Will this series continue somehow? Or are there any new targets? :)
  78. xtevo

    Stu's 90x45x45 Apalala Shore - IAPLC 2012 #114 - AGA 2012 #3

    Re: Stu's 90x45x45 Dragon Stone Scape Absolutely amazing! :thumbup: When the plants become mature, we won't say anything, just watch and learn...
  79. xtevo

    Stu's 90x45x45 Apalala Shore - IAPLC 2012 #114 - AGA 2012 #3

    Re: Stu's 90x45x45 Dragon Stone Scape You don't have to put any plants in, it's amazing right now! :D With a hardscape only tank, this would win prizes easily! :thumbup:
  80. xtevo

    Rebirth (the end)

    Re: Rebirth (new lens and twigs) Oh, I have already known, that in UK. the time is -1 hour than in Budapest, Hungary. Now I've learned we are -21 days behind UK... :D Merry Christmas Ian! :mrgreen:
  81. xtevo

    AGA 2011 3rd Place 60-120L!! 60cm iwagumi scape

    Re: AGA 2011 3rd Place!! (60-120L) 60cm iwagumi scape Congrats buddy! Well deserved! :thumbup:
  82. xtevo

    Arcadia 35l low tech kitchen tank

    Such a cute little nano! Congrats buddy! :thumbup: +1 background change, a simple black would be perfect. If I were You I would take this "rocky coast" closer to the front edge, and a bit curvy to the back.
  83. xtevo

    Aquascapes 2003 to present

    Re: Aquascapes 2004 to present Simply stunning... Keep up good work! :thumbup:
  84. xtevo

    40 cm cube

    Nice start mate! :thumbup: I have the same idea for my upcoming nano tank! ;) I will keep my eye on this!
  85. xtevo

    opti-mike - new pic

    Any updates mate? How is the tank going? It (was) is a promising project, I will keep my eye on it. ;)
  86. xtevo

    Peruvian #biotope?

    You should write a journal for this beauty. ;) Are there any step-by-step pictures from the beginning? Or can You make a full tank shot, please? I will be appreciate it. (Or You making this for AGA, and that's why only teaser pics :))
  87. xtevo

    Peruvian #biotope?

    Re: What plants for a Peruvian #biotope? You don't need any plants, to make a stunning biotope, that's the nice example of it. ;)
  88. xtevo

    Rio Nanay fish

    It's not gorgeous anymore, it is GEORGEous. :D Congrats for nice shots mate. :thumbup: Can't wait to see the FTS/journal of this biotope aquarium...
  89. xtevo

    DeadWood

    I seriously thinking about making this tank a south-american biotope. I have got already some nice woods, which are colouring the water heavily. So the water is like a cup of tea, but I'm planning to take some almond leaves in it, but not sure about taking some peat in my external filter. I have...
  90. xtevo

    Throught the Distance - with step-by-step video - 300l

    As everyone said before, this tank is awesome. Congrats buddy! I love the videos as well. :thumbup: How is it goin'? I would be grateful to see an update of this tank, maybe in video format ;)
  91. xtevo

    DeadWood

    Thanks fellows for the advices. I agree with You 100%. I'm planning this setup without co2 injection, only Easy Carbo for liquid carbon. So without any 'proper' plants. Just anubias, microsorum (narrow), java fern and yes maybe crypto, but I'm not very sure, which one. What do you think which...
  92. xtevo

    DeadWood

    Fair enough. To be honest I have to deal with university, work, sport, aquarium and not last girlfriend things... :D
  93. xtevo

    DeadWood

    A friend of mine adviced me, to take some (5-6) young discus in the tank, and after I see a couple, sold the spare fish, and keep the couple in the tank. Also told me, to take some corydoras pandas, and Atya gaboniensis in it, and it will be perfect. His last thoughts were: to forget everything...
  94. xtevo

    DeadWood

    Thanks! To be honest I'm a bit sad, because I can't spend as much time as I want, and I've planned before. I hope it will change in the near future. I will consider about your gravel idea, thanks for the feedback. ;)
  95. xtevo

    DeadWood

    I haven't had much time taking care of the aquarium, I'm not very satisfied with my schedule... By the way the hardscape is still under construction, I have to make some changes. But I have taken an anubias barteri on the top of the roots, to check how it will look. Here are the before-after...
  96. xtevo

    DeadWood

    In the planning phase, I imagined a triangle layout, with the mangrove woods, and tried to make a tree/root scape. What is made of 3 bigger mangrove woods, I admit they are colouring the water, but I won't change them. :) Plans for the near future: - bigger gravel to among the roots - rocks...
  97. xtevo

    DeadWood

    Finally, i have decided to start a journal of my first (serious) attempt at planted tanks. I'm from Hungary, please do not make jokes about being hungry, thx! :D I have been the member of the UKAPS forum, since March, but I have been following threads, without any comments, thanks to my...
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