Instructional video on how to aquascape- VERY HELPFUL...

Tony G.

I found this a while ago, but I couldnt find it later. I found it today after searching forever! here it is:
if it only had music haha
 

peacemaker92

Interesting video! Thanks for sharing!
 

navyscuba

That's awesome.
 

jarrod

how do you clean(gravel vac) a tank that's carpet planted?? or do you?? how do you get rid of the waste that sits at the bottom?
 

Aquarist

Hello Jarrod. From what I understand a planted tank such as one in the video would thrive off of the fish and food waste and vacuuming wouldn't be necessary. The plants help to control the cycle. However, you could take a turkey baster to remove anything that might be sitting on the top of the substrate or wave your vacuum over the debris and suck it up. I'm sure you'll get some more responses too. You couldn't disturb the root system by vacuuming completely.

Thanks for posting the video Tony.
Ken
 

omnitheforsaken

If only I had seen that video before I started my tank. That's almost the exact look I want as far as the carpeting and rocks go. I wonder where he found those particular rocks.

how do you clean(gravel vac) a tank that's carpet planted?? or do you?? how do you get rid of the waste that sits at the bottom?

Once the plants are firmly rooted you gravel vac shouldn't be strong enough to pull them out unless you're intentionally trying to pull them out. But you can actually (and briefly) place the vac on the carpet and not get any disturbance. Alternatively, you can fan your carpet with your hand to get any loose debris to rise up and then net it out or vacuum it out. And like was said earlier, you shouldn't have much waste. The fish waste will become fertilizer and need not be a concern and food shouldn't be a problem because if your fish are grazers like mine are, you should be feeding them less than what you would normally feed them, imo. The only waste you might would be from the plants (broken/dead leaves, trimmings, etc) and they can be taken care of as described above.
 

Bidd

Thank you for posting the vid. Very informative & interesting
 

eiginh

Thank you! I'm having a huge struggle with algae and plant position in my tank. That helps a lot!
 

Beth1965

I finally got around to watching this video, it's great. I wonder if it could be a "sticky" on this forum?
 

Tony G.

hmm... i'm gonna check to see if that's possible.
 

Beth1965

What do you do, contact a mod?
 

Tony G.

yup, I contacted a moderator and they are going to check out with other mods on it
 

Lucy

yup, I contacted a moderator and they are going to check out with other mods on it

Thanks Tony, it's stickied now.
 

Beth1965

This is good. I think it will be helpful that this video is stickied. Thanks tony for posting it and thanks Mods.
Beth
 

vtyou

Thanks for posting the video, gave me lots of ideas.

-Vincent
 

Amanda

I wish they had showed how the heck he filled it with water after he planted everything.
 

rileyrk190

great vid!
 

geffin

Excellent vid, wish the lfs had a better plant selection. Can,t get those plants in my area. Anyone had luck with mail order in the winter?
 

ctclee

I wish they had showed how the heck he filled it with water after he planted everything.

I found this for Amanda

https://www.fishlore.com/FirstTankSetup.htm


STEP 7: Add water to the aquarium.
To avoid messing up your gravel and plants, you can place a plate or saucer in the middle of your aquarium and direct the water flow onto the plate. Use room temperature water when filling.

Its exactly what I did when I set up my last tank


Awesome vid too thanks for posting!
 

Alcmiller

Does anyone have any idea what kind of rocks he used in this video...? I have plans to start a small 10 gallon aquascape tank this summer and a decent rock like that would just be absolutely perfect.
 

ilikefish

No idea but I would love to get my hands on rocks that looked like that too : /...
 

FishHobbiest

Check out the new tanks theyve made
These tanks and pictures come from tropica
 

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Vash

What substrate did he use?
 

bubblynutter

I found this for Amanda

https://www.fishlore.com/FirstTankSetup.htm


STEP 7: Add water to the aquarium.
To avoid messing up your gravel and plants, you can place a plate or saucer in the middle of your aquarium and direct the water flow onto the plate. Use room temperature water when filling.

Its exactly what I did when I set up my last tank


Awesome vid too thanks for posting!

A better way is a few sheets of newspaper spread over the whole tank and moistened with a spray bottle. Then pour in the water with a watering can rather than a bucket. It disperses the water better. Once the tank is almost full, remove the paper (which should float up to the top) and add the last amount of water.

IMO, the plate method still pushes water around too violently and you need to be very careful of placement to avoid crushing plants.

feel free to disagree, this is just the best method i've found.
 

Jonez

That's one amazing tank! Something I could very well get into.
This brings up a very good question:
How does one vacuum such an aquarium? You obviously can't use the standard gravel vac method? Or do you even need to vacuum? o.0
 

mona

Thanks for the video I am about to upgrade my tank to 45 gallon n planning for planted river theme.This video really helps.Could you let me know which grass is the easiest to manage for carpet.
 

FWFinFan

I wish they had showed how the heck he filled it with water after he planted everything.

From my understanding of aquascaping you would use a slow flowing fill with the end directed onto the rocks - so no pressure from the water directly disturbs the plants - aI'm the water at the largest rock and fill with great patience.
 

coreycat88

awesome Video. and its hard to find good ones! for some reason though the way that guy moved his hand cracked me up lol the way he would plant the plant with the tool.. idk lol but yeah great video thanks for sharing!
 

coreycat88

Fish Hobbiest. what plant grows over decor and wood like that???
 

catsma_97504

I have run into this video before. These guys do great work.
 

tropical murphy

hmmm... not quite the same technique as I just used...

Sticking my arm into a 3/4 full tank of murky stirred up water, feeling about blindly, and trying to push stems in with my finger tips... only to have them pop to the surface 5 seconds later...

I like his way much better! LOL
 

Stumpjumper

hmmm... not quite the same technique as I just used...

Sticking my arm into a 3/4 full tank of murky stirred up water, feeling about blindly, and trying to push stems in with my finger tips... only to have them pop to the surface 5 seconds later...

I like his way much better! LOL


That's funny because that's how I plan on planting mine also... Then I just found this. Ohh well too late to empty it out and start all over now.
 

FiremouthGuy

LOL They use a bunch of ADA (Aqua Design Amano) tools. The little sand flattener, pruners, tweezers tehehe... I recognize them all from the catalog.

Great video! I learned a bit that will help me out in the future.
 

TmacD

Hilarious!!! I especially appreciated the midI version of shakira!

Please check the dates of the Original Post before responding. This thread is a bit old.

Thanks!
Ken
 
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Virt

I know this is an old thread but I'm glad the avobe poster did post or I wouldnt have found it, great vid! if there is a sticky the link can go into somewhere that would be awesome
 

TheTankKeeper

That's one of the best natural tanks I have seen, if only I had the money to do such scaping.........
 

Jayha68

Wow, anyone this landscaped? how much work weekly or monthly time-wise is involved in the upkeep? I want my next tank to have live plants and this was amazing but it also looks like an amazing amount of work.
 

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