This scape was loosley based on Castle Crag in the lake district. I did not have a photo, so worked form the memory of a visit there.
Tank: ADA 60p
Lighting: 2 x 36Watt PC T5 lamps (ADA solar 2)
Filter: Eheim Prof 3e
Hardscape: Baltic rock, Lava rock
Plants: Hemianthus callitrichoides...
The inspiration for this scape, as you might have guessed from the title, came from the Lord of the Rings. For the general plan I used yet another of my derbyshire photos. I'm very pleased with my iaplc placement this year, although its lower than last year's i feel this scape is more my usual...
For some time I have been planning to scape something larger than my usual 2 to 20 litre tanks and really fancied doing an ADA 60p. On phoning the green machine to investigate they suggested that I scape a full ADA 60p setup and photograph it for their website.
I visited their store in early...
The results of the 2011 AGA aquascaping contest are out.
Their website is a bit sticky at the moment, what with all the trffic it's receiving.
I'm chuffed to bits as "A World Apart" received "most innovative" award :D .
Feeling a little bored with my current scape, I started to play around with a box seiryu stone i'd had for a while.
My last few scapes have had low laying hardscapes, so I fancied doing something much taller. After several trial arrangements the rocks kept returning to the classic 3...
Live aquascapes at a London art gallery
From the weds 3rd to Sunday 7th November 2010, "The Aqueous Art Movement" consisting of George Farmer, Graeme Edwards, Dan Crawford and myself will be displaying a collection of conventional and abstract aquascapes at the Maverik showroom art gallery...
The AAC aquascaping contest 2010 results are out.
I placed 6th in the nano category, up 3 places from last year so I'm chuffed to bits :D :D
Congrats to Neil (Nelson), who placed 36th in the same category :thumbup:
Tank Dimensions (Height/Width/Depth): 12 x 15 x 15cm
Aquascape Name: Fell's Crag
Hardscape/Materials used: Metamorphic rock, lava rock, Amazonia powder, Nile sand and Forest sand
Plants: HC, Stuarogyne Sp and Riccia
Fertilisation: 7 drops of Brighty K per day
4 drops of Florish...
A while ago I bought a couple of 6 inch clear glass cubes, sold as vases in my local florists. I thought they would make ideal homes for Pico scapes, and now with the aid of a couple of cheap Argos desk lamps itâ€™s time to set them up.
I took on scaping duties for one of the cubes...
After the trees in fangorn forest met their demise (not via a gang of marauding orcs but at the hands of a frustrated aquascaper), I decided to replace them with some rocks. Obviously with the plants already in place, this is not the ideal time to be hardscaping, but as I already...
Here are the plans for the inline CO2 diffuser I recently built
In practise the design seems fairly effective, and is more efficient at dissolving and distributing CO2 than other diffusers I have used.
The design does not differ greatly from some of the DIY diffusers I have seen. However...
Hello fellow aquascapers
Before embarking on my next serious attempt, I thought it would be a good idea to set up a play tank, in which I could experiment with some new plants, hardscape materials. equipment and techniques. This is the result.
Tank volume : 21 liters
Tank size : 36 x 22 x...
Hello fellow aquascapers
This is my contest scape, it is the first time i have entered a contest, so I am very pleased to have placed 9th in category. The idea behind this scape was maintainability, so i chose plants that could be easily pruned and would recover quickly thereafter. My...