Ada 60P, floating woods

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  1. CooKieS

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    Hi,

    I'm actually planning the hardscape of my 2020 contest tank, as Always my beloved 60p.

    Rocks: seiryu stones
    Soil material: la plata Sand, Aqua gravel
    Roots:
    -senganni
    -river Wood
    -talawa Wood

    This will be an mixed style tank, jungly in the foreground and more NA style in the background with lots of stems.

    Here's the first pics (excuse me for the ridiculous smartphone drawing) :D

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    And what Comes next is in orange (more wood and rocks):

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    To be continued...cheers ;)
     
  2. CooKieS

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    Today's work:

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    Any better technique than cig filter to glue hardscape ? Thanks

    Cheers
     
  3. Zeus.

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    Crushed AS and super glue suppose to work well too. Not used it myself yet.
     
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    This is gonna be special!
     
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  5. David Cherry

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    JBL Proharu is a black coloured glue, would be good for dark woods
     
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  6. CooKieS

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    I've tried both cig filters and crushed AS, actually crushed black tropica soil is nice to hide the white cig filters but it doesn't seem very sturdy...:crazy:

    I Hope so mate;)

    Would love to try this one but it better works nicely...15€! o_O

    Thanks for the tips guys
     
  7. CooKieS

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    Scheming in my cave....and gluing my fingers!:lol:

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    BTW I would love to try drystart on this one but I've Never tried this before so I got an few questions;

    -is it better to drystart only mosses, anubias, buces and ferns first and then plant stems when flooding?
    -is it ok to drystart with ferns?
    -how to avoid fungus?
    -how many lightning hours daily?
    -is the joghurt method better than glue?

    Thanks
    Cheers
     
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    All this hard scape is fixed with the foam 20190831_153801.jpg not sure if this helps but I thought it was amazing and very clever
     
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  10. David Cherry

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    Nice strong scape Cookie :)
     
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  11. CooKieS

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    Good Idea that foam, actually I'm using black silicon glue for Big Roots, and AS+cig filter+cyanocrylate for smaller pieces, messy but it seems to works once dry. ;)

    I'm working on it, thanks :)

    Plants:

    Épiphytes :

    hygrophila pinnitifida
    anubia pangolino
    anubia petite
    bucephalandra SP red
    bucephalandra SP Green
    bucephalandra mini coin
    bucephalandra mini catherinae

    Mosses:

    riccardia chamedryfolia
    taxyphyllum alternans 'mini taiwan moss'
    Pilotrichaceae 'pilo moss'
    Fissidens miroshaki

    Stems and carpets:

    rotala h'ra
    hottonia palustris
    hemianthus micranthemoides
    micranthemum Monte Carlo
    eleocharis SP mini
    hydrocotyle tripartita mini
    Marsilea crenata
    Hydrocotyle verticillata
     
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  12. Jayefc1

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    It worked really well filled all holes to so no soil going forward
     
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    Really like the wood you have used, the roots looking like vines is a great touch, looking forward to seeing how this develops.
     
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  14. CooKieS

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    To avoid that I use white filter floss, works great too ;)

    Any vidéo of this Oliveira workshop yet? :) curious to see it in action
     
  15. CooKieS

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    Sand, soil & details
     
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    Yeah that does work well
    There is a bit on aquarium gardens fb page
     
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    The detail work looks good mate
     
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  18. CooKieS

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    Tank is in place, pipes too. Needs water and plants...soon :)
     
  19. CooKieS

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    Well, sometimes it just won't work... Yesterday After 2h30 of planting and filling the tank, the Big Wood on the right started to float!!!

    I hate cig filters...

    I had to rescape the right part and put some Big rocks on the Wood to keep it in place...seems to work for nowo_O:shifty:

    On the another hand, I'm testing the inline CO2 art and for now it works flawless, loving it:cool:

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    Cheers
     
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  20. Jayefc1

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    I really like the co2 art inline defuser the mist is really fine i find almost invisible
     

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