Thanks alto and soggybongo.
I'll probably put up some sort of screen.
But the lights are crazy in the pic, they were brand new, just turned...
Wow, almost a year has gone by.
This scape is still going.
Check out the 2ft. I'm going marine! And I just rescaped the 1ft, I'll start a...
I mean the picture is reduced to 20% of its original size.
Thanks cookies and colm
Here it is at 20%
FYI, this scape ranked #193 iaplc 2018. Very happy with that result.
The fish are 2-2.5cm in length. So they get a bit lost in a 4ft. I'd like to get 20 or so more.
Almost 2 months since I've posted a pic. There's 40+ fish now. I've kept the light intensity low, so it's pretty much algae free, but full...
Yes, frosted film works well for the ada effect. Ideally you'll have the tank up against a white wall.
I use bendable clip on spot lights with e14 led bulbs. imo you need 1 of these for every 2ft of tank width (assuming your tank is no more than...
thanks for your hard work.
I don't think it's a clogged filter. I've never heard of that happening.
Is your soil new? aquasoil (like ada) lowers ph a lot for the first 6...
3% h2o2 should be fine.
Can you lower the water level and apply (paint) the h2o2 straight onto the dw and/or rocks? Then leave it for 5-10 mins....
post trim opens it up so much. LOVE IT!
I'm sure this will rank very well.
I'll get the soil in tomorrow. I'll see what high rocks back left and right looks like. A sweep down to the back middle might look cool.
Well, it all fell apart. So I'll try something different soon.
I think one of the problems is that all my 'nice' rocks are currently in my other...
My OCD immediately focused on the missing plug o_O
Very nice work McCarthy.
Do 50% wc daily for the first week.
With no livestock you can go...
Can we have a fts?
Why aren't water changes slowly fixing the Issue? Seems to me something is breaking down.
Got a start rescaping my CADE nano the other day.
It will look like something when the soil goes in (I hope). In the meantime it just looks look...
Extraordinary! Moss over the rocks gives it a lovely aged look.
At the other end of the price scale, there's the Philips Tornado bulbs. Add it to a nice desk lamp and you're all set. I'd look at getting 8w at...
Excellent build! Scape looks great. 2ft of depth is simply awesome.
Could you run the power cables up the hanger wire into the roof?
Do you have a plant list?
I really like 60x45x45. Small footprint, enough height for scapes with stems. CADE is very nice, but I'd recommend the FIRE brand. Both...
This is how I've split my co2
I split the line after the main/master needle valve. I then have an inline needle valve before a bubble counter...
Can you provide a picture of your splitter set up. We might be able to make better suggestions. Thanks
Added 30+ harlequin rasbora, carpet slowly continues to spread...
Strong hardscape. Really well done.
Great pics! Livestock everywhere. Do you find the shrimp mess up the sand? Mine pull up soil, which gets annoying.
Looking very good!
Please comment on the filter once you have it going.
One day Edvet, one day.
Unfortunately the 4ft (the brand is Fire) is a cheaper knock-off of the 2ft (CADE). I guess to cut expenses Fire used...
Google hydra or planaria and see if one looks the same.
Here an update of both tanks I have running atm.
Colm and I are in Western Australia.
Sad to see it go.
If you want ohko or crs let me know. I'll be rescaping my 1ft soon.
Looks great. Nothing like a new tank.
Planted a little mc at the front (pulled from another tank) and got 8 pots of hc. Plan on planting the hc this Friday.
Ended placing the...
Looks very nice, do you already have the tank to place it in?
is it still 8 drops of each solution bottle? (to test for ammonia)
If so the water line in the test tube should be higher, shouldn't it? bit...
Second effort is way better.
Are you going to try more layouts? Or are you happy with this one?
What rocks do you have left over?
Here's an update.
Where do you think I should place the wave maker? It's a jebao rw-4. Outflow is front left.
A lot of ideas have been pitched at this scape and the execution is first class.
I feel the colouration of the moss 'fingers' could be more...
What a come back. Well done!
So vibrant, love it!
Thanks colm and grathod!
Yes, that rock under the line in the pic above was raised a little bit. Perhaps 1 inch. Can't think of anything else to...
Nice suggestions Keith. Tilting the hardscape to the left gives a calming water flow feel to it. It's one the the advantages of having such a wide...
Plumbed up new tubing and flooded the tank today. I'll start the cycle without plants (or lights) for 3-4 weeks.
On the right, I'd swap out the big rock at the back and place it at the front-right. And the two smaller rocks currently front-right, I'd place at...
Welcome! Super impressive scape! Tell us the specs please. Is it 9ft? And a pic of whatever is going on behind the wall would be great too.
Yep, considering adding stems at the back + some very thin dw 'trees'.
It's looking impressive so far!
Would seem i need to lift the rock under the line. What do you think? Is the kink ok? Lifting is easy, but putting it back down would be a pain....
How many scapes do you have running at one time?
Looks amazing, the blending of colour and plant type is brilliant.
Here's how it ended up, #625 in iaplc 2017.
The new scape, so far:
Hell and welcome! Your tank looks real good
Are you dosing macros? plants need NPK as well as the flourish (micros) you mentioned.
If there's fish and you're feeding that may amount to...
Beautiful scape! But when I look at it I want to scrub those rocks with a toothbrush!
Soil height is fine imo. Rocks look fantastic!
Plant as many stems you can get hold of.
sp green,colorata ect for height. blyxa maybe, perhaps...
I used in once in a mini m sized tank
Big thanks LondonDragon! On a whim I read some of this thread and saw your advise above. I d/loaded CCleaner and it made a real difference to my...
I think I like the second attempt best.
In the current setup the largest rock leans forward a bit too much creating shadow across the front....
It started off like this:
Then after some tweaking it was planted with hc. Later I added mc towards the front. I edited this pic to be...
ATI Powermodule with Giesemann T5HO tubes, super flora and tropic. Just the two tubes, run at 100%.
@alto, the tank and stand is CADE. Tanks dimensions are 60x45x45. Lighting is an ATI power module (running two T5HOs out of 4)....
Thanks for the support!
s a couple phone pics taken today after some shapin...
I just did a wc change and thought I'd take a quick pic. Started this scape about 2 months ago. It's going ok, still some shaping and...
Egg crate could be added to your project list. Prevents scratches and helps build height.
Have you seen any scape pics you like the look of?
Look into getting a reactor instead. A Sera 500 will do the trick.
What did you put in the bubble counter? Vegetable glycerine works very well.
Hi mate, where in Florida are you? It a very nice place. I have relatives in Melbourne.
Are you sticking with the 3 rock arrangement? I recently...
For years a used bent sewing scissors. They are small and pretty cheap. Eventually they broke, but still they lasted a long time.
they look like...
Green water and diatoms sounds like too much light/par. But 2 tubes does not seem excessive, and all the filter cleaning shouldn't be necessary....
doing anything new with this tank now?
I don't suppose you could please post a pic of yourself taking a pic. So we can see you flash and its placement.
I do the same. You'll be fine.
I used 6 fertz + pressurized CO2.
NPK is dosed (marco fertz).
I does N via KNO3 (1). This also contain some K, but not enough. N is also...
your other option is a seahorse feeder
I think the guy in the vid is using one of these. I have one for spot dosing algae. I think that's what he's doing. Probably has h2o2 in it.
IMO the rock work is great the way it is. It's a bit low for a 45cm tank, but you can always lower the water line for photos. I love the way...
It has been done, but the advantages are debatable.
This guy (aquarium shop owner) did it because he was desperate to carpet a tank quickly for a...
Love the scale. Keep the updates coming!
The green and black is really striking, great job!
7th (second last) gets my vote. Just raise up the rock on the left.
Here's a fts from the other day. I switched off some back lighting so it's looking pretty grey.
All over it needs sharpening up. But I've only...
go with #3. job done imo. it looks great.
Took some pics mid way through a wc...
I took the same sort of picture a while back showing a new tube and one that was almost 2 years old (same tube side by side)
I think this is very good. But, as you asked for criticism, I'd say the two main rocks are a bit too similar in 'weight'. There isn't a clear...
Has your tank cycled yet? If not hold off on the livestock.
I really like your hardscape!
Hair algae is a pain, increasing the P dosing will help. In the meantime remove as much as you can manually and...
Juniper Squamata works very well emersed.
Do you use a softbox or remote flash to take your pictures? How many do you use? Thanks.
What's your tank size and filter output?
Starting trimming a little and poked in a bit of AR mini. Also added 20 ember tetras and 20 hengeli rasboras. Here's the left side, phone pic:...
I have a TC420 too. It took a while to setup and but once its done I haven't touched it for months. Do you have a program on your...
It's pronounced 'Straya'
Changed it up a bit. Raised the back and added more small rocks. Now to get the chili's to swim nice for a pic :confused:
I'm running x2 co2 setups on my 4ft atm. Mainly because I have another tank/co2 set up that's empty. So may as well use it. One goes into a...
Do you have access to ledzeal?
I get my Borneo Wild SS pipes from Green Chapter, Singapore. Not cheap, but they will last forever.
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