Well, here we go! - An introduction (Picture Heavy)

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Finlay, 16 Jul 2009.

  1. Finlay

    Finlay Newly Registered

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    This is my first post here on UKAPS, however i have been a member on TFF for years. Recently i decided to try my hand at aquascaping... Big mistake??? You decide! xD Im not the most professional, brilliant or talented at this, but as an average skilled aquarist i think i did ok?! Anyway the reason i joined was to get some more in depth feedback and constructive critiscms from you guys, i really want to get better and i appreciate that this is a steep learning curve from the good old days of a bunch of elodea stuffed into some bogwood! I will post some pictures of the tank as it developed up to current day for you but first; the all important specs!

    Tank Rio 125l with internal filter
    Substrate Eco-Complete (20lbs), Pea Gravel
    Lighting 2 X 20 watt Sunglo Bulbs - 1.5 WPG
    Fertilisers EasyCarbo - 2ml daily, TPN - 10ml weekly
    Fauna 6 X Neon Tetras, 1 Bronze Cory, 4 Guppies, 3 Dwarf Gouramis, 2 Amano Shrimp
    FloraHC, Java Moss, Crypt.Becketti, Amazon Swords, Pygmy Chain Swords, Dwarf Hairgrass, Elodea Densa, Java Fern, Crassula Helmsii, Crypt. Balansae, Giant Japanese Rush, and a moss ball for good measure! xD

    Some plants were a bit experimental for example the HC, however it seems to be excelling!!
    Initial Hardscape
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    Trying Out some Ideas With Some Cheap Plants From P@H
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    Plants Have Arrived From Java-Plants.co.uk!!!
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    And A Close Up Of Grumpy Gills!
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    Please note, this low tech tank was done on a budget!!!! Had to resort to beach nabbing for the stones and everything
    :twisted: Please comment!!! I need feedback!
    but be kind :?
    Finlay
     
  2. lljdma06

    lljdma06 Member

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    Hmmmm. Where have I seen this tank before? Let me think! :lol:

    Where's that picture of the suspect plant! Stop dawdling and post it already. :lol:
     
  3. TDI-line

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    Very nice start Finlay, but the Twitter links are annoying. ;)
     
  4. Finlay

    Finlay Newly Registered

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    Haha! Sorry i completley forgot! Lol! And thanks for the comment TDI-Line :) How can i improve it though?
     
  5. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    I think you could have a nice island scape. Mastering plant growth should come before aquascaping though 8)
     
  6. Finlay

    Finlay Newly Registered

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    So by that you mean moving the plants to the centre island? That was what i originally thought about. I am just a beginner, so im learning as i go along, good tip about learning the plants first ;) I think i will .let it grow out first, then start thinking about moving things around :)
     
  7. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    yes, clearly you are on the right track which is always a good sign,

    here is a good example
    viewtopic.php?f=35&t=968&hilit=variance
     
  8. Finlay

    Finlay Newly Registered

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    Woah dont think i could ever do something like that!! Thanks for keeping an eye on the thread though ;) Picture will be up later tonight for identification
     

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