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5ft Root n Stones

samc

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Hi all,

Not been on here for a while, i have recently stripped the 5ft display tank in the shop, i am about to have a rescape, so thought it share this time.

Tank: Eheim Vivaline 330
Filter: Eheim Classic
Heater: Eheim jager
Wavemaker: APS 2500
Ferts: Tropica specialized and Easycarbo
Lighting: 2xt5
Substrate: Oli Knott soil

Plant order will be going in next week so should be planted up in a weeks time. It will be mostly moss and eleocharis or tennelus, maybe a few stems to the right of the root. nice and simple :)

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James O

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Nice roots!
 

kirk

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Nice looks like a wells catfishes lair.:D
 
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Thanks guys! Been a while since doing something with some thought behind it



I have an aquatics shop in Skegness, it's a general aquatics shop, nothing specialised but I like to get people into the planted tanks

Good. Spread the love!
 

Ady34

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Great start, look forward to seeing it planted up.
I like the sound of grassy plants between those roots, its what came to my mind straight away :thumbup: Maybe use both eleocharis and tennelus to get a more natural feel in this 5 footer?
Cheerio,
Ady.
 

Mick.Dk

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well it will be a bit of a task but shouldnt be too bad once fully drained. a bit hair raising maybe haha
It's very much possible. A few considerations BEFORE planting will ease the process.
-you could forwards place a secure, moveable "plate" under the tank, to support it, during transport.
- you could secure roots, by screwing suction cups in it at places, that meet glass - and hold it tbis way, when water doesn't support during transport.
- you could insert some "invisible" barrier between rock and glass, where these meet (black plastic-cardboard or just styren works well). Better safe than sorry !!!
- you could avoid "loose"rocks, that can move/fall apart during transport. This often means very little alterations, actually.
-you could avoid "steep slopes" in substrate/soil, since these will tend to slide during transport.
- you could create dense rootsystems, especialy in carpeting plants, to ensure "hold" of substrate/soil during transport.
- and when taking water off, carefully (re)move aside substrate/soil from one corner, to be able to hose more water out. The less water in substrate/soil, the more stabel it will be during transport.
But then it's really just a matter of " man-power"
Just some advice, from someone who have done it........and learned the lessons !;)
Mick.
 

martinmjr62

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Sam loving the root and stone combo,watching this with interest

Cheers
Martin
 
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