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    Epic mate. Aquascaping done right.
    Gonna look so good in a couple more weeks and months.

    What kind of lights and hardware you using?
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    Thanks guys. Coming along slowly.

    Spooked the fish and they all hid at the back. Will set up on a tripod and get a better photo.

    Plugged all the gaps really well this time. Only had about ten grains of substrate turn up on the sand. Even the cory's haven't caused any issues.

    Lights the 300 watt LED I built for my 1200. It's dialled right back to about 20% 60watts at the moment.

    Eheim Pro 3e 2075 and Astro 2212 filters with water filter housing CO2 reactor. Maxspect Gyre circulation pump for a bit more flow.
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    Looks really good, will look great when the longer plants at the back fill in and contrast the shorter ferns! Nice work on pluggin all the soil, wish I had done a better job, I have gave up trying to keep my sand clear of aquasoil.

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    Look up amano vids and watch his technique. He literally just drops them into place, then jiggles them a bit.

    Would be nice to have helpers lay out all the materials and then hand them to you as you hold out your hand.
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    Looking really Amanoesque indeed!

    That DIY light is casting such a natural look. I don't think I've seen that crisp look with any other light!!

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    Hi Tim, any update? All your images are down... dam photobucket! I came here looking for a tip, I recall you posted about Java Fern and which fert they really love, cant find the post now.

    EDIT - Found your post here: http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...ght=mundi+java

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    Quote Originally Posted by mundi View Post
    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.
    Fixing photos

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    My goodness thats a pretty setup! The combo of those amazing rocks with the sand and wood has me considering a rescape! My mistake, every single time, is to go overboard on the plants. It makes for a lush tank etc etc, but loses so much of the hardscape definition! I think your scape has nailed the balance, please give us updates!!

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    I reckon there is something in the Perth drinking water that makes everyone a good aquascaper. Or perhaps it's the awesome aquarium shops that are spreading a great message. I still it's the former tho. :P

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    Yes, I'm very pleased with what I'm seeing.

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    Looking back at the photos it has grown in a LOT. I will try to get some photos up in the next couple of days. Just need to find a new easy photo share site.

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    Mundi, try flickr. You can upload using app on phone.

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    Trying to use Flickr.

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