saintlys sumatradriftwood scape

Mark Evans

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this is bit of a premature journal.

im still in process of getting everythig together.

i have:

1 tank arcadia 40x30x30
lights 3 arcadia pods
sand ADA bright sand
3 pieces of sumatra drift wood.
mini landscape rock.

i need:

co2 glass ware
external filter.
maybe a new lighting unit.
AS amazonia

prepare for a call AE :D

plant wise?... new ground again. from researching mosses for sure. c helferi, glosso or hc probably glosso. small leaved stems red and green. my god so much to choose from :rolleyes:

anyway a pic...this is what i had before, no design, no scape. but i managed to keep the plants alive. basic co2 ladder etc etc...

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this is a basic plan, the wood is just thrown in. ive got another bit which im going to cut. im having a sand front. im using PS just to give the look of substrate. the stones to hold everything together.

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anyway, still a month or two away yet. gives me chance to choose plants, scape the thing and get my wife round to my way of thinking :lol:

mark
 

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cool stuff...another journal hey!..just out of interest what carpeting plant is tht in ur arcadia tank....(pictured above)
cheers....passerby.
 

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riccia on slate, and gloss. this was what really got me on the wagon know as "The Nature Aquarium"

this is how it started.you see i didnt have a clue, riccia over the gravel? :?

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this was my rena april this year, this is where it all started realy my first planted tank, i had some MAJOR issues with this thing.
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cheers for your reply....all your hard work pays off in the end though...more u put in, the more u get out... just a shame that saying seems to include money more than effort in the aquarium world ..lol
 

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Like where this could be going.
Must say though, I had that Sumatra wood stuff, not yours personally Mark :)
Just the way they leave it with those sawn of branches. So ruins every scape I've ever seen with it.
Some people cover them with moss etc. but I just look at them and think 'theres a cut end under there'.

Anyway, goodluck :p
 

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saintly said:
tis rather expensive, seems that anything i do is expensive...thats what my wife says anyway.

Lol! My b/f used to say the same about me. Then he got a marine tank :D Expense on a planted tank [or 3 :oops: ] just pales into insignficance!!
 

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spaldingaquatics said:
If that's L.Sessiliflora like mine in that rena then the constant cutting back would be a hassle

thankfully thst tank ended a few months ago. that was my "learning to grow plants" stage. i had no idea about aquascaping.

nickyc said:
Lol! My b/f used to say the same about me. Then he got a marine tank Expense on a planted tank [or 3 ] just pales into insignficance!!

i'll have to try and get my wife into it. i did buy the optiwhite for her birthday present, but she said she didnt want it....i had do have it! :lol: ungratefull :lol:
 

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this scape has been suspended. im now concentrating on my big tank total rescape. this is currently being run as a nursery. with plants donated kindly by john starkey and london dragon :D thanks chaps.

donation to ukaps coming.

this is purely and simply a holding tank now, these plants are not part of a scape, just in there to grow. as with the moss's and riccia.it's going to get more cluttered soon ;)

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saintly's iwagumi part 3 to come. hopefully with valuable lessons learnt.

mark
 

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Looking forward to the new scape, never tried mosses until I joined this forum and got some donated by Ed, now I have a pretty good collection going, just love them.
So far I have Weeping, Spiky, Xmas, Taiwan, Flame, Willow moss and also some Fissidens fontanus :)
 

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LondonDragon said:
Looking forward to the new scape,

thanks LD. now i can see the moss for real, it's a fabulous plant also. even though my big tank is a total nursery mess. i can see how things will look in my next scape(i think) i want it to be quite complicated in layout. ambitious is the word, i think.textures, colour, stones wood. the whole damn lot! :lol:

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