As Alto says after you have added soil I would do several (as many as needed)running water changes to remove the cloudiness and dust from the water column, being careful not to disturb the substrate. The plants won't appreciate dust landing on their leaves. After you've removed all the dust from...
Just received my signed copy today, very well laid out book, cant wait to get stuck in! My wife ordered it a few days ago for valentines but didnt expect to receive it this quickly.
Thank you George Farmer for the excellent book and speedy delivery!
I learnt my lesson whilst blasting the crap up from the bottom, a bit of sand must of stuck to the glass and when I gave the tank a final wipe down to remove water marks it left a lovely 3 inch long scratch right in my eye line. Was distraught when I did it, but I think it was only a matter of...
These are my LFS and they are very approachable when it comes to bulk orders, whether it's fish, shrimp or hard scape. They have done a few deals for me with shrimp and other items. They have a large selection of rock, not sure on the price to be honest though.
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My dry start has been going for just over 9 weeks now. I too have used the blender moss method and it's has attached and started to grow on the rock I attached it too. However like you have experienced, the moss on the wood dried up and did not attach. (Well, I will see when I flood if it has...
I have filled the tank to check all connections from filters, pipes etc and to soak substrate before dry start and yes they floated. So the wood has all been tied to extra rock which is hidden under sand. Hopefully it will be enough weight.
Thank you Rebel. I know exactly what u mean, it's hard to show as the wood looks like it's leaning against the back doesn't it. It's 10 to 15cm from the back of the tank so was hoping to plant some stem plants at the back.
If the carpet grows in like I'm hoping I have a bit of wiggle room to...
Little update, layout completed. Soil soaked and planted. Dry start started. Eloecharis acicularis and saigittaria subulata carpeting the front. Moss has been attached via yogurt blender method as on a few posts on here.
That's why I have invited input. [emoji106]
I do not understand the rules for aquascaping as well as most on here, but if by inviting input, I can create a aquascape with more perspective/flow/creativity/interest then I will make it look better for myself. I have tried to follow the advice so...
I agree I will play about with it..maybe moving the wood and stones closer to the back to show some of the slope would give it more depth?
I don't understand what you mean 'the soil needs to be capped very well'
Sorry complete noob at aquascaping and using dirt. [emoji106]
At the moment I can see two seperate areas divided by a wide uninteresting space.
The DW is very carefully surrounded by all those small rocks very uninteresting and unnatural.
Two separate areas have been combined. Rocks attempted to be placed without human touch with human touch [emoji6]
Substrate is aquatic compost and peat capped with unipac limpopo sand to a depth of 3cm at the front to 5 or 6cm at the back. The 'mound' has been created using tights filled with 5mm to 8mm gravel on top on portions of egg crate.
The soil and sand had been separated using greenhouse shading mesh.
Been playing about with my scape for a few days now, just need a little nudge in the right direction (or big nudge if needed).
It's a 48x24x24 nd aquatics tank with soil and sand substrate. High tech heavily planted is the goal.
What do you guys think?
Apologies for reflections...