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nduli

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Finally managed to buy and install my 60cm signature. Spent the morning installing hardscape.


Tank details:

Tmc signature 60*45*45
Glacier white cabinet
Filter: jbl 1501
Heater: hydor inline
Lighting: The Arcadia Classica Stretch LED Freshwater OTL Over Tank Lamp. CS60f
Substrate: akadama 1-3mm
Ferts and stuff: osmocote + moss peat under the akadama
Hardscape: dragonstone, redmoor wood And some other wood of indeterminate origin.

Plants: likely to go with:

Anubias
Mini java fern
Moss of different types
Crypts of different types
A carpet plant

Fish etc likely to be:

Shrimps (Sakura, crs and cbs)
Pygmy Cory
Ottos
Chilli rasbora


I'll be leaving it for a day or two to settle down and to see whether I like it or not. welcome thoughts, comments and ideas.

Thanks for looking
 

nduli

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Looks great can we also have some shots of the cabinet, this is the set up I am trying to convince Doris to let me have in the living room..cheers
 

Lindy

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Glad to see you back and I love the hardscape. Hope you have fun with this!

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Trevor Pleco

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Like the wood !

Forgive me, but I'm not familiar with all the UKAPS lingo, please explain the 'signature' bit a little ?
 

nduli

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Looks great can we also have some shots of the cabinet, this is the set up I am trying to convince Doris to let me have in the living room..cheers

Yep will do. Will take better pics tomorrow.

Glad to see you back and I love the hardscape. Hope you have fun with this!

Thanks lindy. Work has been a mare for last 4 months. Occasionally lurked on ukaps but not much more. Have been playing with the scape more this evening removed some of the wood. Need to take a chisel to some spare dragonstone tomorrow. :)
 

nduli

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right had a mare with the camera today, jsut can't seem to get lighting right, gave up and reverted to iphone.....
had a play around and removed some wood. i am concerned about getting plants in here to be hones, but sure i'll squeeze a few in. :)

so apols for pic heavy.....

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Lindy

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I love the layout. The only thing I would say though is that I'd have moved the entire rockscape farther forward. Most of that lovely rock is going to disappear into crypts and ferns. I would have left more room at the back for planting as I think this gives a good sense of depth too. When I looked at Amanos tanks and the making ofs I noticed How far forward he had his hardscape. Very jealous of the tank tho, I have to wait until we've moved before I can get a new one.
 

nduli

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I love the layout. The only thing I would say though is that I'd have moved the entire rockscape farther forward. Most of that lovely rock is going to disappear into crypts and ferns. I would have left more room at the back for planting as I think this gives a good sense of depth too. When I looked at Amanos tanks and the making ofs I noticed How far forward he had his hardscape. Very jealous of the tank tho, I have to wait until we've moved before I can get a new one.

cheeras lindy, appreciate the feedback. not sure i have finished messing about so will take that into consideration. :)
 

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Very nice hardscape but I have to agree with lindy on the room at the back, its a mistake I have made in the past and I kicked myself for it

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nduli

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thanks for the feedback, tried moving the scape further forward last night and it just wouldn't work, so went back to what i was thinking originally which was an island with soem height.

so here we go again, i am sure i'll be happy with it soon :)

i have 2 options at the moment but welcome experienced eye views, this is my first attempt at a proper scape.....


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nduli

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Fang horn? :)

It's flooded now as a rest. Wood weighted down and hasn't moved. :)
Bad news tank seems to be couple of mm out of level. Appears iPhone level is not the accurate. :(
Eheim skimmer has cleared the scum in 5mins.
Will need draining tomorrow and re levelling.
 
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