240L

Discussion in 'Journals' started by nico, 27 Aug 2009.

  1. nico

    nico Member

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    Hi everybody ,

    Here is a lay-out i'm working on, the tank is 240L , 120*45*45cm , i still have to finish the plantation , the background will be fully planted (nothing in the left part at this moment) , i want the background to be light and colorful , only have to wait for it to grow :D

    hope you like it ;)

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    and some pictures of the inhabitants , quite a few varieties in this tank as recently rather than keeping a big school of fishes i'd rather have many different species:)

    Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis

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    Tanichthys albonubes

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    red phantom

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    rasbora dorsiocellata in an earlier version of this tank

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    puntius rhomboocellatus also in an earlier version of this tank

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    a shrimp

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  2. Dan Crawford

    Dan Crawford Founder Staff Member

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    Oh my lord, thats going to be incredible! That wood is delightful, i shall be doing something similar in the near future so i'll be keeping a keen eye on this one!

    Lovely work :D
     
  3. mattyc

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    It is grate fun waiting for things to grow you can neaver be 100% what you are going to get. looking good keep us posted on the tanks progress
     
  4. JamesM

    JamesM Member

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    Very nice indeed, Nico :)
     
  5. rawr

    rawr Member

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    Wow, that's amazing! I especially like the last photo.
     
  6. andyh

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    Excellent pics and tank! keep posting !
     
  7. hydrophyte

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    I think I remember seeing this over on APC. It's looking great. What is that tan-colored carpeting plant? It complements the driftwood very well.
     
  8. Superman

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    Super stuff, can't wait to see everything when it's grown in.
    The wood is uber-nice.
     
  9. samc

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    awsome! :D

    i am really into these type of scapes at the moment.
     
  10. SunnyP

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    Very nice job. Looks amazing at the moment. Can not wait to see the mature version.
     
  11. Stu Worrall

    Stu Worrall Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    great tank nico, the layout of wood is superb :)
     
  12. nico

    nico Member

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    Thank you for your comments :D

    Hydrophyte , the carpet is mainly composed of tenellus , but there are also 3 varieties of eleocharis some glosso and some moss , actually i am not even sure what it's going to look like once finished :D

    for this lay-out i feel like something is missing in the foreground , maybe some more wood on the ground to give a more natural -less organize- effect for the lay-out that seems to "clean" at this point ?

    once this version will be finished , i'll try a version with some stones in the foreground , not so sure it will match with the scene though but it is worth a try ;)

    those are the plants used for this lay-out , quite a lot of varieties for this one :D

    background , rotala sp green , eleocharis vivipara , green macrandra , hygrophila polysperma , vallisneria nana , ludwigia arcuata needle leaf , rotala indica , myriophillum matogrossense , hygrophila sp ,MU

    middle section : microsorum narrow leaf , bolbitis ,cryptocoryne wendi green , fantanalis sp , vesicularia sp , tenellus , (

    foreground :tenellus (2 varieties , red and green , i'll try to keep only a little bit of the red one), cryptocoryne parva , eleo acicularis , eleo parvula , eleo short , glosso , vesicularia sp .
     
  13. nico

    nico Member

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    i modified a bit the hardscape , still i am not satisfied yet so i will work on it a bit more :D
    anyways here is the central part ;)

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  14. Dave Spencer

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    It`s starting to show some nice textures, Nico. I especially like the foreground and the ferns around the wood.

    Dave.
     
  15. Dan Crawford

    Dan Crawford Founder Staff Member

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    I'm gutted because my next layout is going to be almost identicle to this, plant list and all :( I hope it'll turn out as well as this!
     
  16. neelhound

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    it looks great! :clap: :clap: :clap:
    Im really loving how you captured the water surface moving too
     
  17. nico

    nico Member

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    Thank you for your comments :D

    Dan , there are tons of tanks using wood with those plants and still they all look different , so i dont think that you have to worry about it ;)
     
  18. ScottYalloP

    ScottYalloP Member

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    I wish i could get my tank to look like that. :thumbup:
     
  19. rawr

    rawr Member

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    I love how this is turning out! I love the natural woodland type feel to it.
     
  20. Vito

    Vito Member

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    Great scape Nico, the hardscape and planting is spot on mate not to mention the great pics, An awesome tank and its still early days.
     

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