Comp_Nov09: Pico Paradise

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  1. Jase

    Jase Member

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    Name:Jason Griffiths

    Tank Dimensions (Height/Width/Depth): 14x14x14cm

    Aquascape Name: Pico Paradise

    Hardscape/Materials used: Bogwood, Dragon Stone, Oli Knott Nature Soil, Unipac Zambezi Sand

    Plants: Eleocharis Acicularis, Lilaeopsis Novea-Zealandia, Crytocoryne Moehlmannii

    Fertilisation: Easy Carbo, EI, from main tank in water change

    About the aquascape: The tank is a 14cm cube purchased from Hobbycraft for £3.99, with the hardscape and materials taken from other tanks. I wanted to use plants I hadn't used before with a view to using them again in the future. Lighting is a PC unit I used to use over my main tank as additional light

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  2. Nick16

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    man thats sooo good.

    IMO thats in with a really good shout.
     
  3. samc

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    thats really cool jase :twisted:
     
  4. viktorlantos

    viktorlantos Aquascaper

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    very nice piece of nature :thumbup:
     
  5. AdAndrews

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    absolutely stunning! :thumbup:
     
  6. Gill

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    Very Natural Looking :thumbup:
     
  7. Jase

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    Thanks everyone for your kind words, I'm really please with it to be honest.

    I reckon it'll look best when the Crypt grows out a little - you can see a couple of the leaves just underneath/infront of the largest piece of wood.

    So tempted to do another, after all I did pick up two cubes :shh: :lol:
     
  8. Stu Worrall

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    very nice jason, all the planting fits together so well.
     
  9. James Marshall

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    That's excellent Jason, the mix of wood and rocks works really well.

    Cheers,
    James
     
  10. Jase

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    Thanks James and Stu :thumbup:
     
  11. elanmak

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    neat and natural
     
  12. Jase

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    Thank you Elan, I'm going to have to take my solitary Cherry Shrimp out in order to maintain the tank's neatness :lol: He keeps mixing the sand and nature soil, eventhough there is a plastic divider between them :woot:
     
  13. Jase

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    Day 14

    Having now been setup for two weeks I thought I'd better put up a quick update. Snapshot handheld pics but better than nothing I'm sure

    Taken immediately after todays WC, which is why the acicularis looks messy :shifty:

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  14. James Marshall

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    That's comming on a treat Jason, the plants look really healthy

    Cheers,
    James
     
  15. Jase

    Jase Member

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    Final Photos

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  16. Jase

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    Day 1

    PicoSmall-3.jpg

    Now

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  17. aquaticmaniac

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    Quite a lot of growth in this one :) Nice job.
     
  18. James Marshall

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    That's incredible growth, a fantastic looking scape :thumbup:

    Cheers,
    James
     
  19. Jase

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    Thanks Leah and James, good luck to you both in the Comp :thumbup:
     
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