Nelson's 35litre play tank

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Nelson, 12 Feb 2010.

  1. Nelson

    Nelson Member

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    just rescaped my play tank today.probably short term,will see how it goes.

    tank-50x30x25cm
    arcadia 2x15w t8
    eheim 2224
    jbl reg and fe
    jbl aquabasis plus and tesco cat litter
    unipac zambezi sand
    graded gravel and pebbles
    TGM blue stone

    plants-HC and Micranthemum umbrosum.

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    thats 4 pots of HC.very small.under estimated that :crazy: .have put 1 pot of Micranthemum umbrosum in.not sure if i should put another in or some Hemianthus micranthemoides.may also add some moss.

    all comments welcome,good or bad :lol: .
     
  2. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

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    Nice mate. when the plants kick in, you should be fine with the current amounts.

    HM could be an option and 'bushes' real easy :thumbup:
     
  3. JamesM

    JamesM Member

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    Looking great Neil :thumbup:
     
  4. samc

    samc Member

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    this should be ace when filled in. i will have some HM out of mine this weekend. pm me if you want it :thumbup:
     
  5. Nelson

    Nelson Member

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    thanks guys.
    cheers for the offer sam.i've got some in my other tank i can trim if i decide to go with it.
    want to see how the Micranthemum umbrosum grows first,i think :? :lol: .
     
  6. viktorlantos

    viktorlantos Aquascaper

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    great start. love these giant rocks in your tank. however the top left, left to the canyon looks a bit unnatural the way you have it. if you could ajust it a but would be perfect. rest looks great on the rocks.

    also the small rocks on the front - side of the path - not works with the big stones. maybe this will fade when your carpet will grow in or if you would grow something on it, but would think about it. the layout has a lot of potential with small adjustment this could be great.

    nice work :thumbup:
     
  7. Gill

    Gill Member

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    Wow this looks Amazing, love the use of the larger rocks
     
  8. Nelson

    Nelson Member

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    hi viktor,
    yeah,you're right about the left.hoping to maybe put some moss or Riccardia chamedryfolia in some of the cracks to "break it up a bit".
    the stones/pebbles either side of the path/river are supposed to look like boulders washed out of the gorge.couldn't find ones to match the rocks :( .left them high on the plant sides as the HC should cover them a bit.
    will see how it grows in.can always change it ;)
    thanks for your advice.
    cheers Gill.
     
  9. Vito

    Vito Member

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    really like this one, good job nelson
     
  10. Nelson

    Nelson Member

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    after breaking my filter case yesterday this tank is now stripped down.spent too much money recently(for me :lol: )on getting bits for my two nano's.
    would've like to see this grown in but oh well :p .
     

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