The fallen tree [60L low-tech]

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  1. Joris

    Joris Newly Registered

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    Hi Guys! Just started an account here after a long time of lurking around. I want to contribute to the forum by sharing my second aquascape journey.

    Most recent update:
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    In july this year I started with my first ‘aquascape’. It was a 30 liter cube with some easy plants and it currently looks like this.

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    However, I wanted to go bigger. After getting the approval from the girlfriend, I decided to buy the 60 liter cube (really love the design of the Dennerle cubes).

    Started:
    27/12/2017

    Tank:
    Dennerle Nano Cube 60 liter (38x38x43)

    Lights:
    Superfish Qube 40 (is this good enough for 60 liter?)

    Filter:
    1x Eheim Pickup 60

    Filter Media:
    Filter wool and lavarocks

    Other Equipment:
    Dennerle Nano heater

    Hardscape:
    Seiryu rocks
    Spiderwood
    Riversand
    Lavarocks

    Substrate:
    ADA Aquasoil Amazónia

    Ferts:
    ADA

    Plants:
    2x Cryptocoryne Parva
    2x Anubias nana petite
    2x Anubias nana
    2x Cryptocoryne Lucens
    2x Microsorum Pteropus petit
    2x Microsorum Trident
    3x Bucephalandra sp. Sekada
    3x Rotala sp. green (not really Sure if i need a background plant with the ferns)
    3x Christmas moss
     
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  2. Joris

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    Just started with my hardscape. I really love aquascapes with a beach look and wanted to create it myself aswell (and I want to add Corydoras Pigmaeus in the future). Seiryu rocks are a must have for me and I really like the combination with Spiderwood. So, here’s my hardscape after a few hours of preparation:

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    What do you think? I’m still thinking of adding another piece of spiderwood to the right, to give the hardscape a bit more height..
     
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  3. Bolota

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    no more wood... the central rock shows too much. I would try a smaller one. Anyway, if you plant all those pots you wont see much of the hardscape. I think you'll be OK with half of those plants. Also, rotala green needs a bit more light that the others....
     
  4. Joris

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    Thanks for the reply! I see What you mean with the big stone. I removed it and decided to go for a triangle lay-out, since the aquarium is viewed from both the front and the left side. Now both sides are looking good. Also smashed some seiryu Stones into smaller ones, to get the scale right. Didn’t expect it, but I’m actually happy with this current hardscape :D it feels natural and balanced I think?

    Feedback is very welcome! :)
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  5. Joris

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    this is my planting plan:

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    Do you think it Will work? Im still doubting the fact whether I should include the rotalas. Dont know if they will look Good behind the ferns?
     
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  6. Tim Harrison

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    The Rotalas will look good behind the ferns. You can let them grow over the scape to provide shade it need be.
    You may struggle to keep the Buces and Anubias near to the light algae free, especially the Buce on top of the wood.
    But if this happens you can always move them to shadier places later.
     
  7. Joris

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    Hm didn’t even think about that issue haha. Will keep it in mind, thanks! And like you said, move them when it does happen! The lights will only be on for about 5 hours each day, so maybe it won’t be a big issue
     
  8. sonicninja

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    Like what you’ve done with the led light arm!


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  9. Joris

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    Thanks! You mean the rope around it? My girlfriend thought that one up :p
     
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    It’s a nice touch.


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  11. Joris

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    Today I finally planted the tank! Pics:

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    I really like how it looks, Just the way I had it in my head! :D

    Will make better photos in the coming days. Now have to transition the stock from my old tank.
     
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  12. tam

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    Very nice!

    Is that two different Buce species you went for in the end?
     
  13. Joris

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    Thanks! Yeah 3x Bucephalandra Theia’s and 2x Bucephalandra Wavy green. Real beauties! Now pray they won’t melt :bored:
     
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