You're right. It's Hydrocotyle leucocephala. On the foreground H. tripartata.
If anyone want cuttings, no problem....
I'm considering to change the right side. Changing this tank is a bit hard. The natural growth of this tank makes it hard to change the scape easily. Specially...
I absolutely love the shades. I must be honest. On pics it's much darker as for real because of the high lux output of the bright sun's I always have to adjust the diafragma.
Fish love shady spots also. I have less stressy fish and those CMD lights give a very natural sun effect.
Wim is a friend of mine. I helped him with the build!
This Palu is an inspiration. surely but with a depth of just 50cm it's hard to realize the same effect!
I'll check the loachessite. Thanks for that tip!
Yeah, that's a nice one but a littlebit to boring for me to have that for a showtank in the office on 2meter size. It doesnt have to be a heavily planted tank and I tend to an asian fastflowing river is a biotopedirection.
I'm searching for nice pics for inspiration.
The goal is to create a hillstream tank with a bit of iwagumi flavour in a 200x50x50 tank.
Biggest issue is the background of the tank. This tank needs a background because of the sorry state of the glass.
Talking about massive:
Here's the background we made during the 2 day fair. Now installed in the 3 meters tank.
It looks a bit silly now, a fresh background with no water in the tank. Anyway within a few weeks this background will look stunning hopefully.
Well, it was great to see you guys again! Although it was way to short and way to busy to really talk for a longer period of time and share info.
Hopefully we will see you again next year! I'll try to visit the UK in fall and surely will offer more UK rare plants on the forum when available. I...
I will ask for updatephoto's.
Maybe it's an idea to import a few pots from vivarium 2011 to the UK. I know some guys overhere are coming to the fair. With a bit of organising they can take some with them for you.
Well, a lot has changed the last months. Again I had KH problems due to the rocks I added. I lost a lot of species again but new are added to the scene!
H. costata, V, americana var. natans for example. Except of the ferns the herbarium now is pretty much guinea/australia orientated as possible...
Try to speak the subjecttitle repeatitaly very fast! You can't!
Anyway: here's the result of a few weeks of hard work:
A tutorial of this creation will be shown on vivariumbackground.com
What do you think about this? IMHO a great result for showing all kinds of echino's.
We will try to...
I like a more natural scape but a jungle.... :?
Hopefully this jungle will evolve into a nicely scaped Sahul herbarium.
At least thats my goal. This setup is the basic scape. Now finetuning!
To start off: I got rid of the giant Val and replaced it with a nice big B. aubertii. Other...
Not up to standard yet but I'm getting there.
Photo isn't sharp, pitty, but I'm a proud tankowner today after pruning! This will become a pretty one!
For the plantenthousiast:
V. gigantae marmor (must leave soon, hate it)
I changed the scape drastically because the tender plants died again during the holiday.
This scape is less "dutch", less natural but more in balance with the tank. At least, i hope...........
What do you guys think?
Sometimes there's a "quickfix" needed. Don't know why that happens but in this case
a turtletank was needed within a few days.
We tried to make a more natural looking scape without getting compromises with the usages of the tank. Important for a tank like this is practicality because the...
thanks for the reply.
Suitable materials is a good tip. I will add some comments in the FAQ section.
For now: not all the foamtypes can be melted. Polystyreen normally is metable. PU foam like roofmate is usable. Mostly the yellow coloured foamtypes aren't meltable.
Of course it's a choice if...
first tutorials almost ready! It takes a lot of time organising it but within a few months the complete site is ready
Take a look at part one of the nanoscape. comments are more then welcome
I need some scapetips for this thank.
Not all the plants are doing well but I have to prune those plants every two weeks now. The otellia on the right is positioned there just for trial.
Anyway. You guys can scape as the best. How about this tank with...
Its pretty hard to prune back plants in front of the tank without a soaked armpit......
So im looking for a kinda scissor to prune plants horizontally. Does anyone know where to get one?
I can't find a proper tool for that type of pruning...
It's just the sunset Garuf. I've got 4 of those spots above the tank. Excepts the sunsets there are always 2 or 3 lamps on.
So every section get enough light. The assimilation of the plants is pretty ok so im not worried about growth. I have to harvest glosso every 4 weeks with only 2 lamps on...
I lost a lot of plants though so scapewise it's not that much now.
Aussie plantowners abroad australia please feel free to donate a cutting :friends: .....
Pics arent the best quality but within a few days I guess everything straightens out again.
yeah, its the "spiderwood" but used in a natural way. The gravel is normal aquagravel but it's mixed with laterite (red clay)
,large gravel on top and light gravel on the bottompart mixed extra.
We will start a website for DIY builders within the next couple of months with a step by step...
I helped the Ukaps guys during the vivarium2010 a bit as one of the crew. Our workshopstand was towards the ukaps stand. This year we repeated the backgroundDIY workshop again maybe because we have some skills. :shh:
For those who don't know our fair: We like to show the visitors...