Hardscaping complete in my dirted tank!!
Now to plan the plant list!
Ooh, those are some really nice driftwood pieces! Can't wait to see with plants
3 different pieces of Manzanita
Ha I was just going to ask if it was a manazanita tree lol. Looks like the stuff that grows near me
Yeah! Manzanita is great as it does not emit a lot of tannins and is very easy to sink.
Looks really good. What will you be planting?
Adam55 , I wish I knew! I keep going back and forth. Maybe glosso up front, DHG in mid, and rotala magenta/hygro/jungle val in the back? Then I think just DHG all over and some taller crypts in the back? It's dirted with moderate light for the depth and will have CO2, so I have some options. I'm open to suggestions as I'm having a hard time deciding!
I like it, looks great.
Very nice! :;th
Ok! So 2 day shipping just placed with ThatPetPlace on Dwarf Subulata, Corkscrew Val, Broad Leaf Ludwiga, and Water Wisteria.
Figured those would be a good place to start!
Looking good PP! Cant wait for you to add plants and fish, did you ever get your small fluval edge to carpet ?
It's been a painfully slow process with the edge. I'm still worried that once I fill it with water, the moss that has carpeted will float up up and away. If that happens, I'll just take a few deep breaths and transfer the moss to this 50 or my 15. Then, for the Fluval edge, I'll use a small piece of manzanita, some seiyu stone, and sand, for an inernt iwagumi.
Amazing! I want to do more intense aquascaping. However, I just don't know how to...any good sites or books?
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Takashi Amano is pretty much the guru of high tech aquascapes. Google him and you will come up with a lot of info. You may also get the bug to buy a bunch of ADA products, which are pretty much the cadilac of aquscaping products. But, if you are just looking for a car to get you from point A to point B (i.e. awesome aquascape), you don't always need a cadilac. Research "dirted" tank and you will be able to provide your aquascape with extensive nutrients. And, as always, it is a combination of light (approrpiate for plants), fertilization (both for root plants and the water column), and a source of carbon (CO2 and/or Excel) that will make your aquascape grow and look awesome.
Also, do a google image of "iwagumi" and you'll definitely get inspired.
Here is the tank after adding the plants!
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