My 60cm (Path Runs Through)

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  1. mattyc

    mattyc Member

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    my 60cm tank is looking a bit of a mess now and it is time to rescape it. i have been looking around for some inspiration and came across this.
    git_git_waterfall_big.jpg

    i think i am going to do a bit of a vally thing with verry heavy planting either side. i want to use some ritch green and red plants.
    the spec of the tank will be
    aqua one 60cm tank
    arcadia 2x15w T8
    pressurised co2
    substraight, aqua soil or nature soil
    fluval 205 filter but i may change it for a ex1200
    i am going to use ada seiryu stone
    plants i think i am going to use, Pogostemon Helferi, Cryptocoryne undulata and i might try Ludwigia glandulosa

    What you think?
     
  2. mattyc

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    Re: My 60cm rescape

    i have been thinking about the planting for this and have come up with this, i will be using some rocks that arnt shown in this they are better shown in a plan view. i will post it up when i have time.

    untitled.jpg

    using,
    Alternanthera reineckii
    Ludwigia inclinata var.
    Pogostemon Helferi
    Crypts and
    Eleocharis parvula

    any comments are welcome
     
  3. mattyc

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    Re: My 60cm rescape

    after a little trip to the green machine i have got all my bits for my scape,

    ADA nile sand
    ADA power sand
    ADA aqua soil
    ADA step 1
    ADA seiryu stone

    and my plants
    Alternanthera reineckii 'Pink'
    Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Tropica'
    Eleocharis parvula
    Pogostemon Helferi

    i will post my progress and pictures soon

    Thanks for looking
     
  4. Garuf

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    Re: My 60cm rescape

    Nice haul. It should come up good, shame that power sand is an expensive folly :(.
     
  5. Jase

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    Re: My 60cm rescape

    Great inspiration shot (took ten years to download though :lol: )

    Looking forward to seeing how you progress...GET IT PLANTED :geek: :lol:
     
  6. john starkey

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    Re: My 60cm rescape

    Hi Matty,any updates mate,
    regards john.
     
  7. mattyc

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    Re: My 60cm rescape

    i have managed to upload some images,

    Power sand in the tank
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    card added to devide the substraights
    IMG_3165.jpg

    i will add more soon
     

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  8. mattyc

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    Re: My 60cm rescape

    AS and sand going in
    IMG_3166.jpg

    all my bags
    IMG_3171.jpg
     
  9. mattyc

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    Re: My 60cm rescape

    hardscape and grading done
    IMG_3167.jpg
     
  10. peti44

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    Re: My 60cm rescape

    Looks really good! I like this layout! :thumbup:
     
  11. Jase

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    Re: My 60cm rescape

    You need to resize the pics, they are over 4000 pixels wide, they ought to be 800 or so
     
  12. mattyc

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    Re: My 60cm rescape

    i havnt had time to look how to do it, i didnt have a problem until i got my new camara! 8)
     
  13. mattyc

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    Re: My 60cm rescape

    i have sorted out my images i think they should be a more sensible size, this is the tank with some plants in as i am filling it up.

    IMG_3169.jpg

    and the tank with nothing covered and filled,

    IMG_3182.jpg
     
  14. AdAndrews

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    Re: My 60cm rescape

    this will be a beauty for sure when mature, what fish are you going for?
     
  15. mattyc

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    thanks, i have 4 harlequins and some pigmy corys, i also have some cherry shrimp and ottos for cleaning duties. the amonia level has dropped to 0 so i have put the livestock in. i will post up another image now the plants have recovered from the planting and have started to put there roots down
     
  16. chilled84

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    Re: My 60cm rescape

    This is looking great! thouse crips are huge! :D
     
  17. aaronnorth

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    Re: My 60cm rescape

    one critique if i may?
    The sand path is the same width & too straight, if you can, by adding substrate or covering with plants try and make it curve off to the right of the tank, or widen it a bit at the foreground to where the P.Helferi starts.
    apart from that well done :thumbup:
     
  18. Jase

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    Looks great Matt really like the hardscape, particularly the low stone middle-front with the path moving behind it. Any updates?
     
  19. mattyc

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    i have had some problems with my stems at the back of the tank so i have added some other plants into the mix which should provide a good background contrast, they are Rotala wallichii and Rotala rotundifolia.

    My lilly pipes turned up the other day also so i have them on now, i just need an external heater now!!

    It looked like this on monday,
    IMG_3481.jpg
     
  20. mattyc

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    it has been a verry long time since i did an update on this tank so here is the latest pic taken this morning after its trim,
    IMG_3917.jpg
    IMG_3918.jpg
     

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