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    Re: 3Ft Mound scape

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireblade View Post
    thanks for sharing the before photos!
    won't there be any planting problem with the black stand? as time passed, will the black stuff be exposed when the soil start to fall?
    you're welcome ~ So far not really? the soil doesn't dip much; I usually cover it up to an inch. Have done this method on about 8 tanks so far

    Quote Originally Posted by Realcaster View Post
    Beautiful tank as usual

    May i ask on your sand area, do you plant directly into the sand or are there soil subtrate beneath?

    What are the recommended plants that can be planted into the sand substrate directly if I do not have soil beneath?

    Thank you.
    Thanks man; there is soil below the sand, about an inch. Most plants will survive in pure sand as long as your water column is dosed, and there is flow at the substrate level. Some plants do better with richer sediment, but almost all common aquatic plants can be grown in plain sand, especially if its a matured substrate with debris. Another concern is substrate depth ? If the sand area is shallow, some plants that have deep roots can't stretch their roots (Erios, ARs, larger plants). Epiphytes will do well (anubias, Hygro pinnatifida, UG) with their roots but not rhizome in the sand. The leaner condition can be useful in limiting the growth rates of aggressive plants; hungry hygros/UG/Glosso & other fast ground covers. Can be used to purposefully stunt larger crypts etc.

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    Re: 3Ft Mound scape

    nice to see some nice tank around. well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue33 View Post
    nice to see some nice tank around. well done.
    Thanks man.

    I did a short study of the geographical origins of aquatic plants in my tank; and found it interesting that they come from so many different areas of the world


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    Re: 3Ft Mound scape

    Looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larnall View Post
    Looks great!
    Heh thanks... some shots of new leaves on the brownie ghost buceps


    some others have red new leaves that turn bluish as they get older

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    Re: 3Ft Mound scape

    I believe the tank is already a year old now? Your lighting,you still run on 2 X BML Led fixtures, 1st fixture runs for 8 hours, 2nd fixture only runs for 4 hours and a 20w CFL on top of the tank as well?
    can take a pic of your lightings?

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    Re: 3Ft Mound scape

    I want to see the BML fixture...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AQMS View Post
    I want to see the BML fixture...
    lol if you're asking about the first mound scape that scape is long gone (along with the tank). I only have space for a couple of 3ft tanks, so I rescape them every 7mths to a year; that's where all the other scapes come from.

    my favourite BML model now is the custom spectrum one I have on the 4ft tank ; I use only a single bar hung at 40 inches from the substrate, narrow lens angle. With the spectrum distribution as 4X of this:

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    Re: 3Ft Mound scape

    New layout for 3ft tank, playing with driftwood selection

    started from the top and moved through a few permutations:








    Main pieces should be fixed, will add smaller details later
    Last edited by Xiaozhuang; 20th Aug 2016 at 08:13.

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    Re: 3Ft Mound scape

    The new layout looks very promising! Waiting for your updates!
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    Nice wood. Where did you get them from? Huge selection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackychun View Post
    The new layout looks very promising! Waiting for your updates!
    Heh thanks; I've planted parts of it, still gathering the rest of the plants. Nice blog btw

    Quote Originally Posted by sfk7 View Post
    Nice wood. Where did you get them from? Huge selection?
    I got this batch mostly from Aquatic Avenue. Seaview has some pieces as well, but I needed to cut them up with a saw to get the pieces I wanted

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    Re: 3Ft Mound scape

    neat ...it will be awesome...

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    Re: 3Ft Mound scape

    can't wait to see the planted version of it!

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    Thanks guys ~ I started planting already, but not fully yet.


    Small pic on details on the buceps/foreground of the 4ft scape

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    Re: 3Ft Mound scape

    Cannot see the picture. ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireblade View Post
    Cannot see the picture. ..
    heh high resolution links, may need com to load properly or may take time to load

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    Re: 3Ft Mound scape

    Some new plants;
    Cuphea A. in the tank


    Updated 4ft scape: & video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7LRH5_qRmg


    Planted new tank, waiting for mosses to grow in

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    Re: 3Ft Mound scape

    wow!!! nice effort there!
    very nice setup

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    Re: 3Ft Mound scape

    Very nice


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