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Thread: A nature aquarium. 1500 x 600 x x600

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    Default A nature aquarium. 1500 x 600 x x600

    Just a preview of the new scape.



    Tim

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    Masterful Tim!!!!
    60 X 40 X 40 fire (jungle 3 sided scape)
    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...-old-2ft-tank)

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    Wow this will look spectacular !

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    Tim, I'd like to see a top view of this tank, to get an idea of the depth and amount of exposed substrate. I find your scapes inspiring and makes me want to rescape until I think how much work is involved
    60 X 40 X 40 fire (jungle 3 sided scape)
    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...-old-2ft-tank)

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    Will post a photo tonight. I might move some of the wood back a bit to give me more foreground planting space on the mounds.

    600 wide gives you so much space to play with. I think any tank 900mm long or greater should be 600 wide if you have the space to fit it in.

    Tim.

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    Agreed! 90*60*45(h) would be very cool indeed for scaping.

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    Great start, looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds!

    Agree with the 600mm width being quite nice and adding a lot of 'oomph' to the scape. I really wanted to have 1500 x 600 x 700, but had to restrict width to 450 given my tank placement...

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    Few progress shots


    Lava rock filler with start of ADA Powersand capping left side.



    Substrate additives on Powersand right side.



    Front shot with ADA La Plata sand added.



    End shot which can be viewed as you walk through the front door.




    Drift wood is soaking for the next week then planting and filling will happen.

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    Fantastic stuff!!

    Great depth, 60cm+ is definitely the go. How long did it take you to settle on the hardscape layout?

    Also, that lava rock looks good, different from the stuff I got from Bunnings - where is that from?

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    Looks great! Any tricks / tips in keeping your soil behind the rock scape? Do you just try plug the gaps with small rocks etc?

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    Hardscape was put together over a weekend. Did a bit then left it for a while. Once I finished I left it for a week to fine tune.

    Lava rock was from Bunnings barbecue section.

    Plenty of small rocks in the gaps. Need to take your time with this to make sure all spaces are filled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mundi View Post
    Hardscape was put together over a weekend. Did a bit then left it for a while. Once I finished I left it for a week to fine tune.

    Lava rock was from Bunnings barbecue section.

    Plenty of small rocks in the gaps. Need to take your time with this to make sure all spaces are filled.
    Cheers, I thought as much, I need to take the hammer to my rocks for my new layout.

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    So its been a while. Three months since I first started adding plants.

    Slow growing plants test your patience. Starting to get some growth happening now so should fill in a bit quicker.



    Plant list:
    Java Ferns, micro, mini, phillipines and trident (Keeps melting for some reason)
    Crypts, lutea, lucens, ballansea, wendti red, wendti brown, wendti green, parva and nevilli.
    Anubias nana petite, nana and pangalino.
    Bolbitis.
    Bucephelandra of assorted types.
    Legenandra.

    Wildlife:
    Green neon tetras x 40.
    Ember tetras x 12.
    Rasbora maculata x 12.
    Danio Erythromicron x 30.
    Ottos ax 7
    Habrosus corys x 6
    Usual clean up crew of assorted shrimp.

    Thanks to everybody who has assisted with plants. You know who your are.

    Tim.
    Last edited by mundi; 18-06-17 at 04:49 PM.

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    Coming along nicely, Tim!

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    That is looking really nice Tim. Surprised you have over 100 fish in there as the photo dosent look crowded. Guess size does make all the difference..Lol
    How did the hole plugging go in the end? Any sub getting to that nice sand?

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