George's Hillside (new Signature layout)

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  1. George Farmer

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    Hi all,

    I've recently re-scaped my TMC Signature so I thought I'd start a new journal on here.

    Not really a groundbreaking aquascape - re-using the moss-covered Manzi from my previous two layouts that you can see here - George's TMC Signature | Page 38 | UK Aquatic Plant Society

    Specs -

    Aquarium - TMC Signature, 60 x 45 x 30cm
    Lighting - 2 x TMC 1500 Ultima, 7hrs, 45cm above water
    Filtration - Fluval G3 with gUSH nano glassware
    CO2 - 2Kg FE, Up Aqua inline diffuser, Fluval Bubble Counter (1 BPS), Dennerle reg and solenoid
    Substrate - TMC NutraSoil (black), Unipac Fiji Sand
    Fertilisers - Tropica Specialised, Aqua Rebel Spezial-N (3 pumps each per day)
    Hardscape - Manzanita Wood, Mini Landscape Rock (Seiryu Stone)
    Plants - Fissidens fontanus, Riccardia chamedryfolia, Eleocharis sp. 'mini', E. parvula, E. acicularis

    _MG_1933.jpg _MG_1941.jpg _MG_1945.jpg _MG_1970.jpg

    More pics to follow soon. :)
     
  2. Kelvine

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    Another great scape, from one off the best in the business :)
    The woods looking amazing, aged to perfection :)

    Looking forward to the rest of the journal George :)
     
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  3. Kelvine

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    P.s
    Loving the floral dress, really shows your feminine side ;) lol
     
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  4. Mr P

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    looks great George,do you have problems keeping the sloping substrate in place? roy.
     
  5. Ian Holdich

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    Nice mate, simple and for me simple scapes are often the ones that stand out. Really nice...


    Ps, can I borrow your flowery dress in London?
     
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    Hi George,
    nice scape, looking forward to see it flooded and planted :thumbup:

    thanks for sharing
    zanguli
     
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  7. Gary Nelson

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    I like it George, it's very clean looking... Are you adding more plants to it?
     
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  8. George Farmer

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    Thanks guys. :)

    Hi Roy,

    The rocks are partially buried so this will help keep the substrate in position. Also once the root structure of all the hairgrasses are established (pics of planted hairgrasses to follow), this will also help.

    Thanks, Gary. :)

    Yes, 3 Eleocharis species (see spec in first post). ;)
     
  9. Pedro Rosa

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    George, i suppose that sand is a must for IAPCL? :)
    (I don't even know of you'll use it next year)
     
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  10. George Farmer

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    Hi all,

    Some updates pics, as promised. :)

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  11. ghostsword

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    Superb scape.. so clean and nice.. Really like it..
     
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  12. viktorlantos

    viktorlantos Aquascaper

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    hmm almost done :)

    Looks very clean. This is great how quickly you rearranged the layout. Cool!
     
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  13. Aron_Dip

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    Its like a master class... "250 ways to use the same wood" Awesome thought mate. you make it look so easy every time .......... One day i only hope to be half as good!
     
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  14. Gary Nelson

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    George, now that looks great! I can't believe it's only a day old, it looks really established already, I know your wood is from before... But the way you have added it to the new is brilliant! I'd be proud to have that in my room.
     
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  15. plantbrain

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    Looks more natural than the last one, and likely easier to keep and deal with.
     
  16. Kelvine

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    Instant success, looks great
     
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  17. Deano3

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    looks great George love the rock and wood layout :clap: inspiring

    Thanks Dean
     
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  18. NeilW

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    I like the balance between rock, wood and moss - reminds me of a riverbank. I noticed you've been using the G3 over a few 'scapes, how's it working for you in the long run?
     
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  19. George Farmer

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    Hi Neil

    Thanks.

    I love the G filters. You hear mixed reviews but I've never had an issue.

    Flow rate is great and it takes seconds to maintain. Best filter I've ever used.
     
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  20. Samjpikey

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    Hey ,
    I really like this scape , you also make it look so easy to do .
    This is something you most certainly can't learn :)
    Have you trained those fish to pose for the camera shot .
    Cheers


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