Ryuboku

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My latest scape, originally posted on the tail end of my last scape. But since I decided to go with it I thought it probably deserved its own journal.
The scape is pretty simple, just the root and 7 rocks, but very Zen...

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I was thinking one of the red Rotalas third in each side green Rotala both ends and maybe couple of areas with small Sword or Crypt :)Your usual lovely moss on the wood of course
 

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Lovely.
I envisage more round and oval leafed plants in this one for some reason......
I was thinking one of the red Rotalas third in each side green Rotala both ends and maybe couple of areas with small Sword or Crypt :)Your usual lovely moss on the wood of course
Thanks Ady and PARAGUAY, it's pretty much what I envisioned. I hope to get the planting list finalised soon.
 

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Crossing my fingers that you have better luck on this one with the fresh soil Tim.

(PS - In my ignorance I had to google what 'Ryuboku' meant!)
 

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The plants have now been ordered and hopefully will be here before the weekend. I already have a few in a holding tank including Rotala 'Vietnam H'ra', Bucephelandra sp. "Mini Needle Leaf", Bucephelandra sp. "Theia Green", Staurogyne repens, and Eleocharis sp. 'Mini' which will go in too...

Hygrophilia pinnatifida
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Anubias barteri var. nana 'Mini Mini'
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Microsorum pteropus 'Narrow"
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Micranthemum tweediei ("Montecarlo-3")
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Lilaeopsis brasilliensis
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Rotala rotundifolia 'Orange Juice'
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Rotala sp. "Green"
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Cryptocoryne beckettii "Petchii"
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Fissidens sp. "Mini"
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Myriophyllum sp. "Guyana"
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Cryptocoryne walkeri 'Hobbit'
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Cryptocoryne walkeri "Lutea"
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Cryptocoryne x willisii "nevillii"
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Crossing my fingers that you have better luck on this one with the fresh soil Tim.
Thanks, I'm hoping I've ironed out the kinks. I strongly suspect the ready mixed dry TNP+ was deficient in N, and perhaps other nutrients
I changed from TNC to TNP+ half way through NatureScape, and noticed after a few days that my stems were colouring up.
(PS - In my ignorance I had to google what 'Ryuboku' meant!)
Apparently, ryuboku means driftwood in Japanese. It's used to refer to a scape where wood is the dominant, but not necessarily the only, feature; rocks are allowed too :)
 

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The plants arrived early this morning. I ordered a lot with the intention of planting densely from the get go. Hopefully, it will improve my chances of success :)
Some of the plants have been grown emersed and are huge. For instance, the Cryptocoryne Walkeri 'Lutea' is about 30cm tall. I'm hoping it'll stay around 12-15cm submerged...

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