45x27x30, ‘Apocalypse Now!’

CooKieS

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Looking good @CooKieS as always. How you find the sand on such a steep slope, does it stay in place or slip to the bottom over time?
thanks!

there is an trick on this one, between the soil and the sand I added an thin filter wool all over the path section. That will avoid soil mixing with sand and it helps keeping sand in place and not slip to the bottom :)
 

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thanks!

there is an trick on this one, between the soil and the sand I added an thin filter wool all over the path section. That will avoid soil mixing with sand and it helps keeping sand in place and not slip to the bottom :)
Sneaky! I like it! :thumbup: Did you take any photos mid construction showing that - it would be a good technique to see in action?
 

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Unfortunately no , but you can see this technique in action in this video at around 4 minutes, enjoy :)
Nice one! I need to watch it tomorrow on my PC so I can get subtitles, but is he using liquid superglue to stick it to the hardscape?
 

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Nice one! I need to watch it tomorrow on my PC so I can get subtitles, but is he using liquid superglue to stick it to the hardscape?
yes he uses glue to stick it to the soil under it. Honestly I didn’t make this as it was too messy and didn’t need it in the end; once the sand is on the fiter floss, it doesn’t move any further
 

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18 days update.

no major algae, some diatoms and gsa on the glass, nothing to worry about.

Doing about 30% WC 2 times a week. Dosing liquid carbon daily.

still haven’t choose what fish to put it. Actually looking for tanychthys micagemmae as they love flow and open water. ;)

 

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Thats looking great a d i will he getting that rotala as love it. Also regarding fish the colours in that pictue would suit the fish i have so much ( Neon Blue Rasbora Sundadanio axelrodi ‘blue) i think would suit it great.

Dean

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Thats looking great a d i will he getting that rotala as love it. Also regarding fish the colours in that pictue would suit the fish i have so much ( Neon Blue Rasbora Sundadanio axelrodi ‘blue) i think would suit it great.

Dean

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thanks for this nice suggestion Dean, definitely looking for Sundadanio at my lfs. :)
 
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