120cm - The Crypt Eternal (preview)

Discussion in 'Aquascaping' started by George Farmer, 13 Mar 2009.

  1. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

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    I've just finished the final photo shoot from my 120cm, 370 litre layout.

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    You can see the step-by-step in the April '09 PFK.

    I'm really happy with final result. It's been the lowest maintenance set up I've had too - 1wpg, non-CO2, crypt-only. 10-20% water change every 10-14 days. Just watchin' it grow since last October.

    I'm entering it into the IAPLC 2009, so fingers crossed for a good result!
     
  2. Luketendo

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    Just what I've been looking for!

    I'm assuming the April edition is out really soon? I'm a subscriber too.
     
  3. George Farmer

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    General release is 18th March, so subscribers will get it a bit earlier - maybe even tomorrow...
     
  4. Mark Green

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    Would be nice to see the scape in full - will just have to wait like every one else :D

    This Picture reminds me of walking in the wood's in the Autumn bracken :)

    Always a pleasure

    Mark
     
  5. Simon D

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    I'm waiting at the door, poor postman is going to get his hand ripped off!!!
     
  6. Mark Evans

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    your such a tease george ;)

    how did you photograph it in the end?
     
  7. aaronnorth

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    i got my PFK today, and your tank looks AWESOME even though it was just planted. It should do very well in any contest IMO. Great scape. :D
     
  8. Thomas McMillan

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    I got my PFK today aswell.

    I didn't expect it to look like it does, but it looks amazing! The photo you posted here looks a lot more mature, it'd be nice to see some more recent photos.
     
  9. George Farmer

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    Thanks, guys.

    I've got my PFK too. Came out pretty well in the repro, so I'm happy with that!

    Mark - I removed the equipment and black background, put 8 x T5 above it, f/22, 1/30th sec, ISO 100. Converted from RAW to jpeg using Lightroom 2. No Photoshop. Surprisingly easy to be honest.
     
  10. jay

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    Really lovely colours, natural.
    I'm groing more and more fond of fossilized wood everytime I look at it, which is good since 've got a ton of it in my dining room :rolleyes:
    So no Co2?
    Liquid carbon?
    Crypts look lush.
     
  11. JamesM

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    Can't wait to see more pics online... I'd like to see it with the black background too.
     
  12. Luketendo

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    Yeah got it today, looks like it has grown since the pictures in pfk?
     
  13. Nelson

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    hi,
    as pfk is out can we have more pics pleeeeeeease :D
    neil
     
  14. George Farmer

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    Thanks, guys. More pics soon.
     
  15. john starkey

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    Hi George,this looks like one amanos low light setups,i think it was called red cryptos forest or something,looks stunning as usual,regards john.
     
  16. Cyworld

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    Hey George Farmer, awesome tank once again! :D
    I wish I could scape a tank nearly as good as this.
    I've got just a few questions.
    How can you keep crypts without co2? I thought java ferns and anubias were pretty much the only plants you can keep without co2
    and also how do you dose ferts in this tank?
     
  17. jay

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    Got PFK today, lovely harscape, and the step by step makes our hobby look all too easy 8)
    Bet it looks great with the balansae growing in.
    Read you're using EasyCarbo for carbon. Just wondering about surface agitation when using liquid carbon.
    Seeing as it's in obvious liquid form, does lots of surface movement affect its use at all?

    Thanks
     
  18. George Farmer

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    Thanks, guys.

    Cyworld - you can grow most plants with non-CO2 injection - just more slowly.

    Jay - I always run plenty of surface agitation, even in CO2-injected set ups.
     
  19. TDI-line

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    Lovely pics George, but always looks better in the flesh. :D
     
  20. Cyworld

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    My very recently set up 5g is a non-co2 also and I plan to add crypts.
    Does this mean that I have to have special plant substrates like ADA Aquasoil?
    Would normal gravel with ADA multi bottom here and there work?
    Are you using normal gravel or a plant nutrition gravel?

    Thank you so much in reply. :D
     

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