saintlys big tank journal on speed.(picture heavy)

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Mark Evans, 5 Aug 2008.

  1. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

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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!
     
  2. aaronnorth

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

    what are those bumps you have, is it riccia?
     
  3. Mark Evans

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    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.
     
  4. PM

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    Wow!

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

    Lovely :)
     
  5. TDI-line

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    Looks lovely Saintly.

    What are all the plants you have in there?
     
  6. Dave Spencer

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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.
     
  7. LondonDragon

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

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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?
     
  9. Mark Evans

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    yes ADA malaysia.
    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.

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

    mark
     
  10. aaronnorth

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    the AS should last a few years at least as with any substrate fertiliser.
     
  11. Mark Evans

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    armed and very dangerous!

    rescape here we come. pm your plants are safe! ;)

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  12. Mark Evans

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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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    mark
     
  13. JamesM

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    Nice.. are you sharing the glosso, or is it for the bin?
     
  14. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

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    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
     
  15. Mark Evans

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    in time i will add e tennelus to the set up to. :D

    mark
     
  16. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

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    THIS JOURNAL HAS FINISHED, THE SAGA CONTINUES SHORTLY WITH A BRAND NEW JOURNAL.

    THE END
     
  17. Spider Pig

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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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