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    Nigel's Forest scape 128L

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    Welcome to my first forest aquascape style

    Specs planted tank aquarium
    Tank
    80x40x40 cm / 31x15x15" opticwhite 8mm
    34 gallon / 128 litre

    Lighting
    Chihiros rgb 60

    Hardscape
    Lava rock
    Spiderwood

    Substrate
    ADA Aqua Soil

    Shrimp
    50+ Red cherry shrimp


    Fish

    20 green neon tetra

    Snails
    10 Clithon sp.

    Plants
    hydrocotyle tripartita
    cryptocoryne parva
    fissidens fontanus
    fissidens mini
    solenostoma tetragonum
    Bucephalandra (soon before flooding)

    Co2
    Pressurized CO2 with a diffusor
    Co2 checker edge (20 ppm)

    Heater
    Hydor eth 200 temperature 25 celcius

    Filter
    Eheim experience 350 (2426) with stainless steel lily pipes

    Background
    Frosted glass spray

    Day 1 Hardscape & DSM






    Tank 80x40x40 cm - 34g / 128L

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    Yoghurt method experiment
    [/B]Got some fissidens fontanus from someone. Trying out the yoghurt blender method to attach mosses on my lava rocks. Thanks for the idea [MENTION=57428]shaman.[/MENTION]

    More info about this see
    http://bolbiaquarium.blogspot.nl/201...e-yoghurt.html

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    Waterlogging all pieces hopefully they will not dry completely out during my dry start to attach mosses to hardscape.

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    To be more safe to avoid floating spiderwood I zip tied spiderwood pieces to a piece of slate. These will be buried in the substrate. So far it seems promising as pieces sink immediately in a bucket.

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    Re: Nigel's Forest scape 128L

    Day 36

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    Re: Nigel's Forest scape 128L

    Following! The scape looks very promising!

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    Re: Nigel's Forest scape 128L

    Quote Originally Posted by popimac View Post
    Following! The scape looks very promising!

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    2nd that. (:


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    Re: Nigel's Forest scape 128L

    Thank you guys will make an update once it is more green and fish are added.

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    Re: Nigel's Forest scape 128L

    looking good, don't be to shy with the wood
    -Robert
    Aquascaping is a marriage between Art and Farming
    My Blog: http://aquatic-art.blogspot.com/

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    Re: Nigel's Forest scape 128L

    very nice! Really like your hardscape!

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    Re: Nigel's Forest scape 128L

    Thanks all! So far I added a lot of RCS and they are eating on the green thread algae. Probably they are very hungry. Buces are melting hopefully they will grow back.

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    Re: Nigel's Forest scape 128L

    Awesome!

    -Paola

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    Re: Nigel's Forest scape 128L

    Nice....looks like a forest!!

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    Re: Nigel's Forest scape 128L

    Thanks!

    Day 49


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    Re: Nigel's Forest scape 128L

    Awesome job bro! Hands down the best scape I've seen so far. Its perfect!


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    Re: Nigel's Forest scape 128L

    Thanks means a lot

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    Re: Nigel's Forest scape 128L

    Day 60

    Added 2 "trees" in the back. Not sure about the tree added on the left in the back. The tree added in the middle looks good IMO. Tried to tie some weeping moss from my other scape on some branches. Hard job in tank! Hate to use glue (would be much easier but still). Fish still a little bit blurry due low shutter speed. But when I change it picture gets dark. There are 13 green neon tetra in tank now. I keep 5 of them in another temporary tank to keep bacteria alive for my next scape (that is now in DSM). After that they will be added to the scape.

    forest scape 128l day 60 p3 by Nigel H, on Flickr

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    Re: Nigel's Forest scape 128L

    Added some details (roots) on a few trees.

    Not sure what I like more I think with roots but it's close...

    What do you think?

    With roots
    forest scape day 65 128l by Nigel H, on Flickr

    No roots
    forest scape 128l day 60 p4 by Nigel H, on Flickr

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    Re: Nigel's Forest scape 128L

    Awesome scape! Must have spent lots of time setting up. Looks very challenging to set up! Any comment / review on your chihiros rgb? am thinking about this and Twinstar!

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    Re: Nigel's Forest scape 128L

    I like it with roots!

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    Re: Nigel's Forest scape 128L

    I liked the ones without tho, but i think you could have the best of both by having some trees bare and some trees with extra roots. Just my thoughts though.
    Keep up the inspiring scape!


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    Re: Nigel's Forest scape 128L

    I think only the thicker trees should have roots

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    Re: Nigel's Forest scape 128L

    I think it just gotten nicer!! Are you going to attach some moss on the roots?

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