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Hi all has been almost 5 yrs since ive owned a tank after moving over seas to newzealand. Just completed a 500k trip after finding a low

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iron tank forsale here. I'll do journal one day, it's going to be a very steady set up. Using our own volcanic soil from the garden lava rock is everywhere here and cheap 🤦‍♂️
 

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Thankyou guys, trying to take my time with the setting up. Already prepped primed and put 4 coats on cabinet, one more coat to go.
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Scape/ set up is a long way off so just thought I'd have a play with some bits of rock I found at work. I want this scape to be done from stuff I find in newzealands natural environment.
 

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Looking good, really nice texture on the local rock and deep grey colours. Any plans for plants yet, or not thinking too far ahead?
Hi, sort of, mosses, ferns, and maybe some hydro which grows in the lawn here as a weed. Also using soil from our garden.
 

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Well started digging some soil up from garden, rinsed roots out and then got caught baking it in the oven 😂. It's not dissimilar from fancy stuff I paid good money for in the uk.
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Baking 😂
 

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Out looking at mosses the weekend. Tanks on hold due to house improvements oh and fur ball kitten 🤦‍♂️
 

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Well i purchased two new second hand aqua one aqualis 700's what a load of plastic trash imo. Going in the bin.

Today my ehiem 2217 turned up , no comparision . Ehiem have never let me down mechanically or on flow output awesome as always.
 

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Takes ages to get stuff here waited 5 weeks for my pos nitrate to turn up under DG postage and they lost it. Awaiting another parcel from the suplier 2 week gone on that now they find the first parcel and return it to sender 😂 i said this scape would be slow
 

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Finally ferts here and mixed
 

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Went out for morning walk looking for vines roots and mosses to add to the root id already found , will all be trial and error .
 

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After previous scapes finding wood a pain to get right i decided to make some bits articulate.
 

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