65L douce ambiance

Discussion in 'Planted Tank Gallery' started by nico, 13 May 2009.

  1. nico

    nico Member

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    Hi everyone ,

    i just finished a new tank , this one is 60*30*36 , 65L , i tried to do something natural with a lot of contrasts , i tried to balance the heavy hardscape with a light and aerian stem plants part , using myrio matogrossense seemed to be a good way to do so ,as well as not so much of red that would make the stem part heavier and a bit of valisneria nana to give a bit of verticality in a quite horizontal scape , for the hardscape part i used the moss to join the wood and the stones and i let the glosso run over the stones to create a more natural feeling .

    anyways here is the front picture

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    some more details pictures will come soon , hope you like it anyways :D
     
  2. Superman

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    Amazing
     
  3. Dan Crawford

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    Absolutely stunning, faultless. I'd love to be able to create something so beautiful, great work.
     
  4. George Farmer

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    That's one sexy Nature Aquarium!

    Flawless transitions from front to back with great textures and colours. The hardscape is superb too.

    Well done, Nico! Respect.
     
  5. chump54

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    very nice, Iovely infact

    thank you

    Chris

    edit: it's the colours/textures that do it for me, they work well together
    edit again: oh and sense of scale!
     
  6. LondonDragon

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    Great tank Nico, has everyone said before its very well achieved, masterpiece :)
     
  7. CeeBee

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    Looks like a beautiful forest - really lovely.
     
  8. Steve Smith

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    Lovely tank Nico, and great photo too! Would love to read some specs, and see more photos. What fish are they? They look like WCMMs to me?
     
  9. nico

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    thank you for your comments :D

    SteveUK , sorry i always forget the specs , eheim 2213 , co2 1b/2s , 3*18W ada Na-lamp (instead of my usual 2*18W ) , ferts brighty-K , step 2 , special lights .

    and a few close shots

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    fishes are puntius gelius (i love this fish) , tanychtis and Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis ;)
     
  10. JamesM

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    Excellent! Top marks from me!
     
  11. nico

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    thank you :D

    i destroyed it 5 minutes ago , i needed the moss for another tank :lol: i've been sad 2 minutes ...but now i feel ok (cause i'm doing another one) :D ;)
     
  12. George Farmer

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    lol. I know that feeling!

    Looking forward to seeing more shots of this, and your next creation. You've set yourself a very high standard...
     
  13. Dave Spencer

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    I love the the contrast in textures between the plants on opposite sides. The photography is first class, too.

    You will have a tough time making the next tank even better. What do you have in mind, Nico?

    Dave.

    EDIT: by the way uttoshii, could you post a picture of your iwagumi? I think people on here will really like it.
     
  14. nico

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    George , its kind of hard those days to keep a scape ,what i like the most is the creation part , i have many new hardscapes ideas that i want to realize , so once a tank is finished i want to start something new quickly , i need to get busy :D

    Dave ,for the plants textures myrio matogrossense is great , i love this plant , i had a few different varieties of the matogrossense , the previous ones was too thin not so nice , i was lucky to find this one that is really great , as a result i now use it in all of my tanks :D it does beautiful slopes , is a very maleable (english?) plant and even used heavily it keeps a very light touch :D

    the one i'm working on now is less original or personnal , its a classic nature aquarium with a center hardscape , nothing really stunning ......should be finished soon :lol: :lol: :lol: ;)

    i'll do a topic to present my other tanks including the iwagumi ;)
     
  15. George Farmer

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    You're speaking my language, my friend.

    Keep up the good work!
     
  16. aaronnorth

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    beautiful tank and pictures. Looking forward o the next :D
     
  17. TDI-line

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    Wow, lovely scape. ;)
     
  18. Liam1

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    I think it’s amazing and really love the depth of field
    I’m only just starting and don’t think i could aspire to anything that good
    Thanks for showing
    Regards
    Liam
     
  19. LondonDragon

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    Nico have you got any photos from the setup stage without the plants just the hardscape?? Cheers
     
  20. Stu Worrall

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    superb tank (or was :lol: )

    Would also love to see some more photos from its setup too
     

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