IAPLC 523 - Mighty Bush

Discussion in 'Planted Tank Gallery' started by Mark Green, 19 Feb 2014.

  1. Mark Green

    Mark Green Member

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    Hi all, I decided to start a new scape back in November last year, its currently 3 months old.
    Here are a couple of pictures showing how it starting and how it looks today.
    Some specs:

    Tank- 60x30x36
    Lighting - Arcadia Lighting system
    Filter - Tetra Tec Ex1200
    Substrate - Ada Amazonia
    Hardscape – Hard Wood
    Pressurised C02 – Up line diffuser
    Ferts - Dry ferts

    4ylu.jpg


    n8fz.jpg


    Day 1:
    qis5.jpg


    After 2 months:

    fapq.jpg


    ac0q.jpg
    How it looks today:
    oxei.jpg


    urob.jpg



    Thx for looking
     

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  2. Rasbo

    Rasbo Member

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    Wow! That really looks great
     
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  3. Alastair

    Alastair Member

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    Very nice mark. Disceptive too
     
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  4. MARKCOUSINS

    MARKCOUSINS Member

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    Great job.The way you have scaped it you would think it's a bigger a tank imo.Cheers Mark.
     
  5. pariahrob

    pariahrob Newly Registered

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    Beautiful. Definitely managed to work with the size really well.
     
  6. Manrock

    Manrock Member

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    Wow!
     
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  7. Andy D

    Andy D Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks great!
     
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  8. tim

    tim Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    Lovely island scape mark, will look exceptional once those red stems show there selves more.
     
  9. Mark Green

    Mark Green Member

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    Thx to everyone for the great response.
    Im really happy with how the space was used in this 60cm, managed to get hold of some good hardwood wood and used 4 pieces to fill things out.

    The red plant is limnophila hippuroides grows soooo slow, well it has for me so far.


    Cheers :thumbup:
     
  10. Ian Holdich

    Ian Holdich Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Really well done mark, really well done!

    Reminds me a little of Norbert Sabats 'ghosts' in its early stages.
     
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  11. GlenFish

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    This is a lovely scape, nice one! Be nice to see an update when the reds come through.....
     
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  12. Mark Green

    Mark Green Member

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    Thx for the kind words Ian, ive followed your scapes and think your up there with the best on ukaps. So your opinion means a lot to a budding aquascaper:thumbup:


    Just checked out Norbert Sabats 'ghosts' nice scape. My original thought was to have the sand at the front, can still go back to it but decided on letting the glossostigma elatinoides grow across the sand.
     
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  13. Ian Holdich

    Ian Holdich Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for the kind words!

    It would be good to see it without the glosso across the front. It's a winner though, with or without.

    Have you thought about entering it into the iaplc?
     
  14. Mark Green

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    May try the sand again before I take this down​
    Will see how things look in 2 months time before deciding on iaplc. When is the closing date?​
     
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  15. tim

    tim Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    31st may, this should do well if entered IMO.
     
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  16. Mark Green

    Mark Green Member

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    A few more pictures...

    0gor.jpg

    Fissidens Fontanus...

    bmmp.jpg

    Borrowed a friends Lighting....

    gfys.jpg
     

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  17. Alexander Belchenko

    Alexander Belchenko Member

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    the last picture is just - wow.
     
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  18. Tim Harrison

    Tim Harrison Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Scaping a tank that size and achieving such a great sense of depth and breadth is no mean feat - excellent photography aside...simply inspirational...
     
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  19. Mark Green

    Mark Green Member

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    This is my fav also, this is the view from my computer desk.

    Im really happy with how this turned out, its not so easy at maintenance time as the hard scape makes things a little difficult getting in those nooks and crannies.

    Thanks for the comment on the photography, its the first time I've used a dslr, it would of been better to get light behind the tank but their is no room. So front and above lighting is my only option.

    Cheers
     
  20. island lad

    island lad Member

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    Any updates on this scape ? Really nice
     

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