This is my final rescape.. I promise!!

Discussion in 'Planted Tank Gallery' started by Matt Holbrook-Bull, 4 Nov 2007.

  1. Matt Holbrook-Bull

    Matt Holbrook-Bull Founder

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    After a month of being very unhappy with how it looked, not only due to a fert imbalance caused by me actually believing my water company, Ive decided to rescape.. and added some nicer plants as well.. here goes.

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    Obviously, needs to grow in alot yet. Ill post pics as it develops.
     
  2. George Farmer

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    Very nice, Matthew!

    Nice balance of colours and textures. Should look great when mature.
     
  3. Lozbug

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    ooo so pretty! v.nice.
     
  4. Moss Man

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    I like it. Now you just have to watch it grow...
     
  5. Matt Holbrook-Bull

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    thanks for all your comments :)

    although Im extremely good technically, I find it hard to 'create' sometimes.. this is the first time i can see potential in a scape ive done :) will be fun to watch it grow up
     
  6. TDI-line

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    Looks really natural.

    Nice one.
     
  7. Matt Holbrook-Bull

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    Novermber 07 (for reference)

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    December 07, 4 weeks on.


    Moved a few things about.. the E. Rosa has matured into its submersed leaf form which I think is lovely. The glosso is going nuts.

    few things moved around for better space.
     
  8. Maximumbob

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    looking good!
     
  9. beeky

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    I love Lotus leaves, but just wish they'd stay submerged!

    Have you removed anything? Did anything grow in a way you didn't like?
     
  10. Matt Holbrook-Bull

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    ive moved a few of the swords around as they needed more space, the E. Rosa are amazing plants, surprised not many uses them, incredible variation of leaf colours.. ive taken out most of the vals as they just got too annoying and i fancied a change. the only other plant im not sure about is the E. Marbled Queen, its a lovely plant, but I just cant make it fit anywhere.. what I might end up doing, is take out one of the E. Rosa's, will see how big they get.

    the lotus is lovely, and i think makes a good focal point, so long as i keep chopping the roots back, the leaves dont get too big and out of control. i use a home made algae scraper (stanley knife blade on a stick!) to chop through the roots in the sand without lifting the plant. works lovely.

    will see how it goes, i have some crypts you cant see yet, that are recovering after being almost totally rotted in transit, theyre sitting under the lotus, so will fill that gap.
     
  11. beeky

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    Ah, a sort of bonsai lotus then?
     
  12. Matt Holbrook-Bull

    Matt Holbrook-Bull Founder

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    no its a normal tiger lotus, just heavily managed
     
  13. Lozbug

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    aw looks so good :)
     
  14. Matt Holbrook-Bull

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    thanks loz :)

    its nice finally being able to just tinker, and not be sorting out issues!!

    dosing about double IE now, to cater for the high light. its thriving.
     
  15. Ray

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    And a bonsi is a normal tree, just heavily managed...!!! :lol:
     
  16. Matt Holbrook-Bull

    Matt Holbrook-Bull Founder

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    lol good point :) so yes, i guess it is!
     

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