saintlys big tank journal on speed.(picture heavy)

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some may of seen this but here goes.

AFTER A CLEAN UP

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ADA SOIL ETC,

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LAYING OUT STONE ( AWFUL LAYOUTS) if learnt sooo much since 3 months ago! there were lots of variations.

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decided on this

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after planting

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ooo, some grass, cant see that now :lol:

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as you can see, ive let everything grow manic, initialy because of inexperience, which turned into curiosity of plant growth. i want to see what the plant is capable of for future scapes ;)

another big trim this weekend folks!
 

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aaronnorth said:
sorry to be rude but i just had to laugh at that first layout

i know, made me chukle too.

yes its riccia.its growing out the glosso. i love it, justr needs a trim back down to size. it never comes off the deck.
 

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Wow!

I really love how the background plant creates an enclosed feel.

Lovely :)
 

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I have always liked the undulating effect Riccia gives, but I think it might be overpowering the rocks in this scape. Good stuff, though.

Dave.
 

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Looks great Mark, but with the glosso and Riccia that thick its time for a rescape ;) keep us posted.
 

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I really love the Hardscape, great Work there. Im sure it looks lot better after cuting the Glosso in the Front, im waiting for a Picture. Which Substrate is that? ADA?
 

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eoto said:
I really love the Hardscape, great Work there. Im sure it looks lot better after cuting the Glosso in the Front, im waiting for a Picture. Which Substrate is that? ADA?

yes ADA malaysia.
LondonDragon said:
Looks great Mark, but with the glosso and Riccia that thick its time for a rescape keep us posted.

it might be getting a rescape. actualy anyone know the life span of ADA AS? can it be used over and over? i dont fancy buying another load.

TDI-line said:
Looks lovely Saintly.

What are all the plants you have in there?

riccia, glosso, hair grass(cant be seen) vallis nana and c helferi.

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for all you riccia haters :lol: work in progress. this is temp until i do a full scape. :D water still cloudy etc etc....

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JAmesM said:
Nice.. are you sharing the glosso, or is it for the bin?

after trimming at least 3 inches off it what was left was yellow.no good to man nor beast. ive learnt a very good lesson about trimming....DO IT!

know ricca can be hard work, but i like it and i want to see whats possible with it.

also i cant believe how v nana and c helferi spread! wow, unreal stuff!

glad you like it james.

still got to add a bit more sand tommorrow and jobs a gooden.

mark
 

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Love the look of the riccia and glosso. How do you plant it, just put the riccia under the glosso? how long did it take to form those great undulations?
 

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