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New Decade, New Decadence...

Geoffrey Rea

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Halfway there… woah oh…

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Decent amount of Buce was on the wood on the left. Box is 26x17 inches:

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Tear down has been easier than expected so far.
 

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Lava rock all dry and safely away:

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Soon….

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Every tank in the house will have been rescaped within a month soon. Causing absolute carnage but fun. Even had the garden gate off to get tanks in/out:

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All will be improvements so all in all worth the temporary hassle.

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Green Neons safely re-homed in the 900 scape by @taistrietman in @Aquarium Gardens now. Nice to pop in and see them. Some of the batch have been with us since 2016 and it’s great to see them in a species specific setup.

On the home front… Once the 1200 marine is up and running this week moving the freshwater 1200 alongside. It sulks in the conservatory for the time being:

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The temporary plant storage tank is pretty much full and ready to get going too:

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Exciting times… 😎

However, the wife has built a funny wooden structure outside whilst all this has been taking place.

Also has some shady tie sort of formation on it. Says that one is a for me and the other for any other bright ideas that might pop up 🤷🏻‍♂️

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Looking forward to the scaping Geoff…….
The last two have been epic, enjoy it 🙌🏻
 

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Looking forward to the scaping Geoff…….
The last two have been epic, enjoy it 🙌🏻

🙌🏼 🙌🏼 🙌🏼

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Thank you @Ady34 🙏🏽 Been a while coming this one, but finally ready.

Will get rolling tomorrow. Gonna be sweet 😎
 

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Picture sorted, all ready to go 👌🏻
 

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Gonna be a nightmare @Tim Harrison

4 to 5 bags of Amazonia type 1 to go in, enough wood to tea stain the water forever, natural light pouring in from the left, starting with fresh sterile media as it’s all been left dry, light at 100% from day one and a ton of water displacement from rock/wood/soil reducing the net water volume.

Cannot wait 😂 🤣 😂

Proper showdown…

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Gonna be a nightmare @Tim Harrison

4 to 5 bags of Amazonia type 1 to go in, enough wood to tea stain the water forever, natural light pouring in from the left, starting with fresh sterile media as it’s all been left dry, light at 100% from day one and a ton of water displacement from rock/wood/soil reducing the net water volume.

Cannot wait 😂 🤣 😂

Proper showdown…

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As @Tim Harrison says, if anyone can do it, you can Geoffrey. Let me get comfortable, this is going to be a interesting one!

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Couple of bits of Seiryu stone in there that need taking out, but rest is a Frodo/Elderly (it’s bloody limestone regardless of what they call it folks) mix:

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Few larger pieces of Elderly with good shadowing prospects:

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And finally the Dragon wood shipment that took months to show up:

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Not a clue what we’re gonna create here, see where it goes 🤔
 

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Couple of bits of Seiryu stone in there that need taking out, but rest is a Frodo/Elderly (it’s bloody limestone regardless of what they call it folks) mix:

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Few larger pieces of Elderly with good shadowing prospects:

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And finally the Dragon wood shipment that took months to show up:

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Not a clue what we’re gonna create here, see where it goes 🤔

Good to see a fellow hardscape hoarder!

Lots of stone with CaCO3 in too, so no soft water either? The challenges mount!
 

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Jesus, Mary and Joseph… the interruptions today are 11 out of 10 😂

Got some of the wood in:

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View from the kitchen door. More wood available but time yet to reconsider whilst cooking dinner.

View from the front:

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Some odd angles there that will disappear with the planting. Left room at the sides for mid ground planting to reflect on the side glass. Give the illusion that the tank is wider.

Lots of stone with CaCO3 in too, so no soft water either? The challenges mount!

Despite the volume available, may not actually use too much @Wookii . The detail from the wood would be ruined by large pieces so leaning towards smaller fragments.
 

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