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"Prairie Lands"... job done

Jur4ik

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Re: "Prairie Lands"...The return

nice preview Mark :thumbup:

Keeping fingers crossed for you
 

oliverar

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Re: "Prairie Lands"...The return

Yes, that is the best way to get better at anything, if something doesn't work try again!!! (I really do sound old!!) I love the rock's, and also the pictures, they are really effective with the contrast between the substrate and the rock's, I am looking forward to the plant's!
 

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From the front, the depth isn't really apparent, or not so until it's fully planted and grown in.

Here's how deep it is from the side view.

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looking good Mark, loving the substrate and its sloping!
 

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oliverar said:
It will be amazing! Sorry if you have already said, but what substrate is it?

pm'd mate :thumbup:

Spang said:
Looking good.

cheers spang :thumbup:

ianho said:
loving the substrate and its sloping!

cheers mate. It stays put to!...for now at least.

I've added the plants for phase 2.

tenellusand crypts! you can see, this is really simple.

tenellus.jpg


acicularis next.
 

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Wow - as you say, you don't really get a perspective of how deep the slope is until you see that end shot. Looking good though, and I hate waiting for plants too.
 

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Jur4ik said:
me too please :shh:

it's a secret :shh:

altaaffe said:
Wow - as you say, you don't really get a perspective of how deep the slope is until you see that end shot. Looking good though, and I hate waiting for plants too.

thanks mate.

2 days in and the waters gin clear, as they say :D
 

chrisfraser05

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that looks stunning so far :)

PM on its way about the substrate as I have a question ;)
 

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chrisfraser05 said:
that looks stunning so far :)

PM on its way about the substrate as I have a question ;)

cheers chris.

viktorlantos said:
will be intresting to see the progress on the plants in the next few weeks. :angelic:

probably the same as what it is now :lol: I do have runners though from lilaeopsis. I'm going to 'flatten' it tomorrow
 

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Re: "Prairie Lands"...before lights on.

here's a boring shot of the transition from blue to green, prior to lights on.

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now this has occurred like this because, I reckon, i've changed the solution for clean water, then added it to a co2 rich tank.
 

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and to the colour it should be at lights on.

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The diffusers doing a grand job. Every thing's saturated
 

chrisfraser05

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This is one sweet tank :)

Be very interesting to see how things progress, giving me some great ideas for when I sort mine.

Cheers for the info on the substrate, might have to try some on a future tank.
 

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cheers Chris.

initially i was unsure about the whole thing, plants mainly, but now it's settling down and water has cleared I'm happy.

I can see how it'll look in the future. After deciding it was going to be mainly plants of a 'low' growing nature, i'm also happy I went along with that plan, instead of the usual... 'add stems' scenario.

I'm finding some really great angles for photography too.
 

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Re: "Prairie Lands"...before lights on.

A week in, and things look OK.

The tenellus, which is different to what I'm used to is doing great guns. It's the vitro cup type and looks different to the normal potted variety. I must admit I was nervous with trying something new, but all is good with runners springing out all over the place.

Fingers crossed for the next 4 months.
 
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