The forgotten valley - Timeline

Discussion in 'Planted Tank Gallery' started by aaronnorth, 11 Apr 2009.

  1. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    I was always going to do one of these and finally i have gotten round to it :) Sorry about the poor picture quality.

    February 2008
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    398plants003.jpg

    April 2008
    tank.jpg

    June 2008
    tank001-1.jpg

    July 2008
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    August 2008
    P1010431-1.jpg
    P1011706.jpg
    P1010011.jpg

    September 2008
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    P1020119.jpg
    P1060144.jpg

    October 2008
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    November 2008
    P1011718.jpg

    December 2008
    P1011662.jpg
    P1011674.jpg
    P1011661.jpg
    P1011670r.jpg

    January 2009 (here the new camera kicks in lol)
    Tank-2.jpg
    DSCF0023.jpg
    17012009.jpg

    February 2009
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    DSCF0019-1.jpg

    March 2009
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    tank-3.jpg


    And there you have it!
    Just shows how you come along in 1yr.

    What i have learned:
    dont skimp on CO2 or Nutrients - this only brings you algae, algae & more algae.

    buy everything at the start - this saves messing things up every so often, for example i bought the pressurized CO2 4month later, if i had waited i would of had any problems.

    leave enough width & depth for pruning - i had decent width, but the depth was only 3" at most, so it was difficult for me to slope the stems towards the rear, which lacked depth

    Specs:
    60litre/ 15gallon
    60 x 30 x 30
    36w PC T5
    fluval 205 external - 660l/ph - 11x turnover
    JBL aquabasis+ capped with sand
    2kg pressurized CO2 (made using a fire extinghuisher - thanks Sam!)
    3ml Tropica Plant Nutrition+ daily

    15 black neons
    loads of red cherry shrimp

    hemianthus micranthemoides
    hemianthus callitrichoides
    microsorum pteropus "narrow"
    cryptocoryne wendtii "green"
    Pogostemon Helferi


    Thanks for looking! Aaron

    Ps. Thanks to everyone who has helped me, by constructive advice, or donations :)
     
  2. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

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    you can see that this tank has been a huge learning curve for you aaron. it's apparent to me that one huge thing youve learnt is the aesthetics of a tank, positioning of plants etc....and a few trimming techniques. all things that you can take with you in to the next scape. it just gets better from here mate ;)

    well done.

    mark
     
  3. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    hopefully :) Thanks for providing me with the plants,
     
  4. john starkey

    john starkey Member

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    Hi Aaron,
    nice to see you are developing some scaping skills,it all takes time and patience,
    its not aways about throwing money at it,patience is a good thing ,
    regards john.
     
  5. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Blimey lots of changes, really good to see it over the year and you're scaping developing :)

    Keep it up, Aaron :)

    Sam
     
  6. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    thanks John & Sam
     
  7. TDI-line

    TDI-line Member

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    There's some lovely scape's here Aaron, i do like the sandstone ones too, very different.
     
  8. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    thanks, i didnt like the stones at the time however looking bad they weren't to bad
     
  9. TBRO

    TBRO Member

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    Thats a lot in one year. Really like the choice of fine leaved plants. PH looks cool. The last scape looks really natural, like a fallen tree being overgrown. Nice One T
     
  10. Dave Spencer

    Dave Spencer Member

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    I feel the biggest improvement was going from the rock to the wood hardscape.

    Dave.
     
  11. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    Thanks guys, i was messing about with a picture and thought this section would make a nice nano! :p :lol:
    17022009.jpg
     

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