A few pics from my last scape...

Discussion in 'Planted Tank Gallery' started by TDI-line, 25 Mar 2008.

  1. TDI-line

    TDI-line Member

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    Just thought i'd share a few shots of my overgrown tank, which i stripped down, and rescaped for a new journal over the Easter weekend.

    The tank is an Akva-Stabil Effect-line 720 litre, but more details will follow in the journal.

    I did also remove a substantial amount of gravel, and believe it or not, there is 25kg of mini landscape rock in there too. :D

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  2. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Wow that really needed a haircut. :wideyed: Looks all healthy though. Can't wait to see the new setup.

    Cheers,
     
  3. planter

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    I like the overgrown look. Love the lilly pads too! Looks realy healthy
     
  4. Steve Smith

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    Truely spectacular! I love it :)
     
  5. TDI-line

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    Thanks guys, i was quite fond of it.

    I think my algae issues have ceased since 80% of the tank was fast growers. :D
     
  6. Arana

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    Stunning Dan :D I love a jungle, did you say you rescaped it... more pictures then mate? :D
     
  7. johnny70

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    now thats my kind of tank! how did you get it looking like that?

    JOHNNY
     
  8. Martin

    Martin Member

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    That is some impressive growth, it must have taken you all weekend to strip that monster down!
     
  9. TDI-line

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    It took me about a day to strip all the pants out, seperating different stems etc into different garden tubs, and buckets. Then i removed some of the access gravel, changed the poly filters to clean up the tank. Also done a few scapes.

    Next day, rescaped again, then started planting, cutting roots, the glosso hasn't been finished yet, will redo this when i get some free time.

    This is original scape for the above pics, see, there were rocks.. :D

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  10. Joe Faria

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    Hi,
    Believe it or not, your tank looks bigger full of plants, than empty mate...

    Cheers,

    Joe Faria.
     
  11. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    I like the wild look of the plants, never liked things too placed and un-natural. Keep us posted with some more photos :)
    Great work, congrats
     
  12. Garuf

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    Lordy lordy! how many plants did you tear out?! It looks amazing regardless, I wish I had your touch.
     
  13. TDI-line

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    Thanks Garuf, but there was no touch as the plants quickly grew and covered all my rocks.

    Have you seen my later Journal?
     
  14. Garuf

    Garuf Member

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    I've not seen the new journal no, or at least I don't think I have.
     
  15. aaronnorth

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  16. Garuf

    Garuf Member

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    Thank you, I'm really jealous of your tank TDI it looks great fun to scape.
     
  17. greenjar

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    Could somebody please tell me the name of the plant in the 5th picture down? Its the plants directly behind the tetra's/rock

    Thanks in advance
     
  18. hogan53

    hogan53 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi
    May be ludwigia repens.
    hoggie
     
  19. greenjar

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    Thanks Hoggie
     
  20. Anonymous

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    lush very lush :D
     

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