No changes except barbs keep eating and shreading the downoi and making a mess so it's gone.
Still trying to put this one into shape I think this tank will be a while before seeing the results I'm after...
Greetings to all
Sea of green
I'm really happy with this tank it has evolved into a few different styles seamlessly, a joy to have.
6th June just before a bit of a shuffle around
This really is the final possition of the plants, I'm...
The moenkhausia are a great additions to the tank, always up front and close together, they are in great health and feed like piranha, amazing...
5 months young
I'm happy with the layout, the shape of the individual groups will change accordingly.
Trimmed more than a dozen...
Sweet, people will start to talk:thumbup:
Loving the effect enjoy;)
You won't be disappointed when you do.
It is just that, it certainly adds another feel to it
Thought I would share a bit of night time, back light viewing
Its the star of the tank, amazing colours in real life
Your expert eye is always welcome.
Its people like yourself that are a great...
Wow thank you I was being a tad lazy in my quest to find out,
Not bad for stoaways on the bonsai, I'm well chuffed with them, little things ahh :)
Just an update to show how strange it all turned out.
I have no clue what's in the land iwagumi.
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Really nice mate.
Looks really balanced and fresh.
Correct as usual lagenandra meeboldii red.;)
It melted quite badly about half the plant but its throwing up new leaves, I should add theres a...
This is a better picture
Looking good so far
Added some trident fern to bulk out the middle section of the triangle and a slight trim
I'm still trying to follow the guidelines of the Dutch style, I have orderd the last plants today and will have the final floor plan sorted and...
12 Moenkhausia costae in the Dutch tank.
Still trimming away to make plant groups more defined and some more repositioning will be done.
No mate it was in date( brand new) and was faulty from the start. So I was just unlucky and brought a dud, so the fe company says, anyway I still...
Changed out the sand, I thought it was too yellow and grain size was not to my liking, this ones a more natural colour.
With clear tube you know when to clean it. Its relatively cheap, if you let green grow inside your pipes you need to do more maintenance;)
I dose in the morning
You can turn the lights off for a few days while you wait for the new seal, it wont do any harm, no light is better really as theres no...
Sorry, I doubled posted pic, can you delete 1 please and then this.
Cheers mate, i totally agree Jay much more depth and hopefully the hc will mingle with the new plants and soften the edges.
Sea of green
Cheers Jay. :thumbup:
I know what your saying, i wanted a different look from it, for me the first scape was about the hard scape and details of...
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Some plants did not arrive so theres a 2.5 stage,when I get the last delivery of flora today it will be done.
Stage 2.5 complete
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Stage 2 complete
So now I have the flora in the right positions, I need to get it all in tune trimming wise.
After a trim today
Sticklebacks( great memories collecting as a nipper)
Really appreciate the feedback.
You have been a great help and a power house of knowledge that I have learnt from.
Stage 2 will...
Maybe the bacopa is a bit happier next to the glass, reflection or a tad warmer either way it all looks super healthy.
Thankyou its amazing of you to say.
I'm glad you like it.
I've really enjoyed the whole process from the start and this iwagumi gave me a chance...
Sea of green
I'm attempting the transition in 3 stages.
First stage of the sozo Haishoku complete.
I agree with Tim mate, looks very natural, the transitions are subtle.
Striking colours on the lobelia c.
Coming along really nice.
2nd what TBRO said and plant the tops.:thumbup:
I think it's worth investing in the good quality co2 tube as mentioned above as you are dealing with higher pressures sometimes as well.
Cheers Jay ;)
Finally the plants seem to all have found there place in the Dutch tank, now trying to get 17 species to look good at the same time...
Partial shot of the Dutch courage tank.
More to come
Looks nice and neat. Clean
If any body is bothered to much by the light spill they could get a strip of aluminium and fix it to the lip all the...
Thankyou for all the likes, much appreciated :thumbup:
I saw this but dont like the cable, i know its petty, that's just me though, my OCD wont let me have it, its 1 of G.Farmers I think and he put...
Outdoor spots 6500k more or less, maybe 3 10w will be enough for low tech
Someone will chime in as I'm a lazy DIY person and bought a chirhios for...
The wood bridge scape of stu.w was the 1 I had in mind.
Im new in the hobby in comparison to many on here but I think you will find a spot for the...
I agree for the price hard to beat and if your a bit of a DIY person then even better
Look at your budget and then research a bit.
So many options for low tech.
King of DIY on yt.
It helped me a lot
The hole in the bottom middle will look fantastic when its grown in and give the viewer a real aspect of depth and leave them wondering what's in...
I do like the trident fern it will look good in this style tank. To be honest after doing mine I looked at a video of the AG shop scape and...
Mc mostly melted and made a mess so removed it.
Moss balls are back in.
New crpyt parva shot and the cherry barbs are now settled in nicely after...
I am actually British, the last place I had the very great pleasure of living was Great Witley in Worcestershire close to Whitly court, amazing...
I wouldn't, it is well made. Infact if was bigger a lot bigger you could see the detail and pop moss in between. Just ideas
I live very close to...
Wow Adam's ada idea studio is proper zen. He has the Japanese wabi sabi going on strong. He's definitely inspired by amano but with a twist. Glad...
The wall has a lot of great detail and is made really well. I think the main thing to look at is the wall has to diminish or change in height a...
Moving on, I liked it in dec 2018, the tree looks wind swept and very natural, just a small idea like a windswept tree in high wind with no...
It will be nice to see it progress
This is what inspired me to do my lo tech.:thumbup:
Theres also a brilliant scape that has a diverse prospective in 2013 position (107) IAPLC. I did find a post on here about it but cannot find it...
That's really green and fresh looking
Looks great very natural
Have to say its not about the 1 article I linked, just about the idea in general.
I'm not saying dont use it.
It's just sharing ideas thoughts...
I did make a joke regarding the cows which may have been out of turn.
Like I said maybe the wrong place for humour.
In regards the link...
I have to admit I'm still learning every day but yeah scrubbing rocks, not a great job on the list of things to do, I also like a bit of green on...
I did look at the gardena meters before I brought the controllable DC pumps that work from 1 to 100%.
So the idea became redundant.
I read ug it's a difficult plant.
Nice size 60p
well I like all ada tanks when there scaped well.
Good thing about smaller tanks is you can change design with much less hassle. In...
Curios to see what happens it should take, air it for 10 mins twice a day it may help with the mold.
Me too, its actually what inspired me to join the hobby. 1 of the amanos,120cm 50x50cm setups.
I think I'm in it for the long hall so plenty of...
Its half done mate, it's never too late I can always redo but yeah difficult choice. I need more from it and so far I love the change.
I will post...
I have the 300, 14 months still good and 3 month on the 200 not missed a beat.
Water and electricity sometimes not fun
I've come too the conclusions I'm a messer, my OCD kicks in and I just can't leave things alone.
Tank name : Dutch courage
The Dutch tank...
the Hydors seem good so far. Well built
Maybe you read my post or not who knows but this is obviously no place for humour.
I'm not going to jump on the morally correct gravy...
Give it a go mate
Just thought I would ask, more curious. I dont look at my 2 bc,s anymore anyway, I do like gadgets though. I will have a look when you set it up.
I get it mate I've looked and looked at so much relating to scaping, I also think the manipulation of plants shows a lot of skill not just the...
Again very interesting thread,the valley, good stuff.
I think my first attempt at an iwagumi is quite abstractish. Onwards and forward my fellow...
Low tech situations I'm finding are very slow, keep the light just enough to balance the tank , 8 hrs is good to start in a low tech, and 30% for...
Interesting gadget. I like it but the 5% +- accuracy, is that a lot ?
Well that's your choice my friend,I did not want you to defend against your post or redact,this is an open forum, post away, it was just an...
Nice scape, grown in really well
This is a bit of an obsivation nothing more, you suggest 10.3"width for each but then quote Oscar's consistency is blah blah.
A good question was...
As above time wise unless you soaked it first which speeds up the white fluff stuff stage, its oozing out of the wood not attaching its normal though
Certainly a scape dependent question no matter how big more or less is your choice with what works in your tank
Love the pace of this tank, true patience my friend and grown in well
The electronic timers fail when internal battery dies.
Sorry to spam
I also agree old heavy duty mechanical timers are more reliable. Look toward the hydroponics shops. They sell well branded mec timers.
Thinking outside the box is why things move forward, this scape is for you and yours. Where's the line drawn for you in the silly department, how...
Another tank( 45p )and a new project on the way.
The tree of life.
But yet you think its clean so he has a wife,
I was being sarcastic
Ladys drink wine in wine glasses hence if he had a wife she would like to...
He's definitely not married, there's wine glasses with plants and things in
Get a friend to tank sit if your that worried.
Betta get started
Exactly my point.
Another link with some very interesting posts.
Why is that then
What would you like me to explain
Best light gadget for the price, it works well, although I dont use it much
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