saintly's"henge the revenge the 3rd and final installment"

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Re: saintly's MA potentialy low light IWAGUMI

plants ordered.

no low light for me :lol: another day maybe.

Hemianthus micranthemoides
Hemianthus callitrichoides
Echinodorus tenellus
Eleocharis acicularis
Micranthemum umbrosum
riccia
 

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Jur4ik said:
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but why "low light" ?! or will it be the same "low" as the current "low tech" ? :lol:

I knew that ;)
Looking forward for the next planted box
 

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SteveUK said:
Busy day for Mark!

nah, i managed to blitz this one.

it's done now. the umbrosum didn't arrive so that's not in there. no big deal really as the HM will do the job nicely. i've chosen moss over riccia for gaps etc.

here's a couple of snaps to be going on with, tomorrow I'm going to attempt some better images.

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here's the manager with his new tank...

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stuworrall said:
very nice planting, gonna be a cracker! whats the gravel youve got in the front? looks very natural

cheers stu, the gravels are just from the garden centre. :thumbup:

samc said:
i like how you have done the planting. i can imagine how its gonna mature.


it's dead simple layout really. with the stems positioned behind the right stone and to the left corner.
 

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couple more from today.

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the benefits of nature soil can be seen in the water clarity.
 

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I'm sitting hear looking at my freshly scaped tank, still a bit cloudy. while looking at your pics thinking how come your waters so clear so soon after the planting, then at the bottom i read THIS
saintly said:
the benefits of nature soil can be seen in the water clarity.
so in the words of nemo

"curse you aqua soillllllllllllllll"

:)

thats going to look great. what are you going to do for the background?
 

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stuworrall said:
how much nature soil went in it mark?

Stu, there's 1 x 10 l bag. there's some JBL aquabasis plus underneath to bulk out. :D

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what are you going to do for the background?

i'm to do a bit of jiggery pokery. I'm setting up a similar background to what i have at home. the blue effect. first i want to see if it will work, tomorrow I'll take some sample shots. :geek:
 

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well, i've struggled to get a great photo. 2 lights is definitely not enough for a 90cm tank. the first shot is showing a dark background which looks ok...

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whilst playing about, i had at one point the blue background back lit with 2 x 24t5s whilst the tank lights were on....it was awesome :woot: . i'll incorporate this as a full time background, it was that good.

so, how it looks with a blue background. this image does NOT do it justice....

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Hi Mark,
this is the first time i have seen this,(been very busy lately)WOW i love it mate,i think this is the best one you have done yet,that blue background looks really awesome it give a great sense of depth as you look through the middle,
as this is a low light setup how long do you plan to keep it going for?,
regards john.
 

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i'll incorporate this as a full time background, it was that good.

some people actually do that, usually for a couple of hours at night when they are in, more so if you are wanting a particular affect (like a sunset), sometimes, and backlit background can totally change the tank :D

You are the first person to make a blue background work :D

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john starkey said:
Hi Mark,
this is the first time i have seen this,(been very busy lately)WOW i love it mate,i think this is the best one you have done yet,that blue background looks really awesome it give a great sense of depth as you look through the middle,
as this is a low light setup how long do you plan to keep it going for?,
regards john.

cheers mate. actually i'm changing the title. it's not low light at all :lol:

aaronnorth said:
You are the first person to make a blue background work :D

cheers mate. at least i can do something right :thumbup:
 
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