My 60cm (Path Runs Through)

mattyc

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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.
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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?
 

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.

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

any comments are welcome
 

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
 

Garuf

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Re: My 60cm rescape

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

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:
 

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
 

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.

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and the tank with nothing covered and filled,

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mattyc

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Re: My 60cm rescape

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
 

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:
 

Jase

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Re: My 60cm rescape

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

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,
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