Discussion in 'Journals' started by Pedro Rosa, 24 Feb 2015.
Hi Pedro, Stunning Great photos too
Guys, some more Macro photos from last saturday night.
They were taken with my Canon 60D and Francisco Matos lens Canon Macro 100mm 2.8L do Francisco. Amazing lens.
Great pearling all over.
Guys, this is the time to start sharing some more pictures of this setup
This was the first aquarium that i didn't shared since the beginning due some contests restrictions.
There has been some posts on Facebook about this and i sincerely don't agree with that but entered that "spirit" also
If we don't share, we also don't learn because no one will be sharing anything.
So... let's continue to support Forums around the world and post some more.
Some of the photos i'll be sharing are the same ones as before. I make the repetition to make things clear.
First some different things on the setup (regarding the first post): new plants that will only be visible on future posts: Rotala Rotundifolia; Hydrocotyle Verticilata; Ludwigia Arcuata; Araguaia.
The difuser is also from ADA and not TMC like i used on the first weeks.
This was the aquarium that gave me more work to set up and maintain.
It was hard work to assemble all the stones and wood.
It was hard work to maintain because of the mosses trimming... trimming almost every week while taking the water out.
The general idea is to have a large slope (on the right) with large pieces of wood filled with moss and a valley with plenty of moss on the wood on the left.
In front and in three paths to the rear (two of them under the big hill) there is no substrate but black basalt gravel with some plants (sp. mini, cuba, monte carlo, tunnels green, etc).
Lets go for the pictures ... it all starts 15 days before the aqua is filled !!! It took a little more than that to make this hardscape like i wanted.
Like before (Forsaken World and Lost Nature) i used silicone for rocks.
Below the main substrate i used fertile substrate and some super-special-magical-wonderful powders:
... finally the result is becoming to be visible...
... ready for some wood work. All wood from beachs in Portugal, near Cascais. They were left in the sun and rain for 8 months.
At this time I was a little confused not knowing if this kind of layout would give me too much work to maintain with mosses... and if it was becoming too complicated.
Finally i was able to start tying all mosses... lots of work!
(continues on next post because i can only post 40 images per post )
(continuing last post)
Aquarium was on "dry start" for some days because i didn't had some black gravel i wanted and some plants.
Finally it was almost time to fill...
Before filling i used some black basalt gravel at the front along with some broken rocks.
One FTS of the aquarium filled with water.
Seven days later...
... and for now this is only what I have From the start until day 8.
I'll continue to update this topic on the next days/weeks. Lots of photos to choose and PP.
As usual on my topics there is a video
This is the first one of an entire series.
Enjoy and thanks for reading/watching.
Amazing...since your first scape here there has been this almost incomprehensible outpouring of artistic talent...stop it...I'm sure it's not allowed...
...Seriously keep it coming...I can't wait to see this mature...
You have such an amazing skill!
Very grim landscape. Like scorched earth. I suppose later it was more green and not so dark anymore?
Interesting to see: you've used the same approach with glue in your recent tanks. It made unusual effect.
I hope your ranking in contest(s) with such interesting work is high. It should be, I'm sure
just amazing. great skills you have.
Very sculptural! Loved every picture!
Hi Pedro, Simply stunning Wonderful video too
Absolutely amazing. As always.
Makes me acutely aware that I'm still just kickin the rock down the road.
As always ... stunning!
Your attention to detail is what makes it all come together, your video shows that same care
Very much worth the wait
Thank you very much for all you kind words.
I'll be posting more photos very soon. Just need the time to choose and make some pos-production.
That is an epic slope
What's the foam you use? Is it buoyant?
James, i hope i'm not making a mistake telling you that is "Polystyrene", a material used to isolate walls in construction.
It's glued like you can see in the movie because it's buoyant!
Time for some more updates of the following days...
Luckily i had no issues with the cuba and moss growing. Only a few days of some diatoms, as usual, that went away almost immediately (with caridinas helping).
This was the day that some Bucephalandras arrived from Vasteq. They are not cheap nor big but fortunately they had a good adaptation.
With only 18 days the growing was real good and moss was beginning to look real nice.
A "in situ" photo...
Another FTS with 22 days.
Now with 37 days...
(continues on the next post)
The following pics are from day 43. Some nice macros with the beautiful Canon 100mm 2.8.
Another FTS with 45 days...
And two photos form two Bucelhalandras...
FTS from day 52
FTS again from some days later...
... some details ...
For ending this post a FTS from day 59.
Some more photos and videos soon.
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