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Lava-Rock The World v2.0

xtevo

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Hello fellows!
As I have mentioned at my other journal, I'm a happy owner of two aquariums, but the problems, maintenance also makes double. :)

My inspiration was that faboulos tank made by Hector Baca - Sky Cliff, and after that I decided to make a minimalistic iwagumi / rocky-mountain layout. Of course I don't want to copy-paste that tank, I just want to make a similar. ;)

Here are the specs:

AQUARIUM
70x30x35 6mm float glass
FILTRATION
Tetratec EX1200
LIGHTING
Hagen Glo 2x24W (Osram Daylight + Sylvania Grolux)
HEATING
Jager 50W or Jager 100W
COOLING
House AC
SUBSTRATE
JBL Aquabasis Plus + Akadama
DECORATION/LAYOUT
15kg lavastone
FERTILIZERS
Green Aqua Micro + Macro
Easy Carbo
Co2: nope
FLORA
Eleocharis Parvula
Taxiphyllum barbieri
Vesicularia dubyana "Christmas"
Lomariopsis lineata
FAUNA
Haven't decided it yet, suggestions are welcomed!
Laubuca dadyburjori - Chela + yellow fire shrimp
Boraras Brigittae + sakura shrimp
 

xtevo

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looks good mate which moss have you used how is it attached ? only thing for me is maybe a finer substate at the front would be better like this a lot though :thumbup:

Thanks. ;) The moss is mostly java and a little christmas. I will make a proper foreground in the near future, and that won't be a problem any more. ;)
 

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Wow, what a great looking tank. I actually really like the substrate. I am contemplating doing a tank very similar to this now.
How come your going for mini Eleocharis as a foreground ? E. tenellus might look better as a foreground plant, mini eleocharis might look a bit swamped when its planted in with the larger foreground substrate size.
 

xtevo

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Looks great, but i don't like the substrate! I recommend using weeping moss on the rocks. Good luck!
Thanks! ;) I like the color of the substrate, this light brown fits perfectly for the scape, but with the size of each gravel, I agree, I don't satisfied with it.

Wow, what a great looking tank. I actually really like the substrate. I am contemplating doing a tank very imilar to this now.
How come your going for mini Eleocharis as a foreground ? E. tenellus might look better as a foreground plant, mini eleocharis might look a bit swamped when its planted in with the larger foreground substrate size.
Thanks, my pleasure, that You liked it. ;) Just ask, if anything come to your mind, I hope I can help. Well I have already planned to plant some eleocharis parvula mini in the foreground, and of course some mossy stones. I've just need some free time. :)

looks great, i am really liking Lava rock i wish i could find some:sour:
Thanks! ;) Just a travel to Italy, or a near vulcano, and problem solved! :D joking. You can easily buy in a Garden "shops" or from Aquarium Stores.
 

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Nice hardskape. Love the canyon look. Crush some lava rock and spread it in the front so will look as fragments from the big ones..looking forward for update.
 

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Nice hardskape. Love the canyon look. Crush some lava rock and spread it in the front so will look as fragments from the big ones..looking forward for update.
Thanks! That's a good idea, crushing some lava rocks, I will do this. ;) Hopefully I will buy some new ones also next week from a friend, for rescaping my other tank. ;)
 

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Shame on me, for the lazyness... Tank is still going, and the mosses are dominating the scape. Unfortunately I haven't developed the scape "manually" I let the nature to do the job. ;)

Current look, about 4 months old:
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Frontview - 4 months by [stevo], on Flickr

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Sideview - 4months by [stevo], on Flickr
 

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Fantastic my friend!
The tank looks very healthy, have you had any algae issues?
Thanks! My pleasure, that You like it also. ;) Well, to be honest, only green spot algae on the glass, because sometimes direct sunlight comes in the room, and a little hair algae, but I take it out with a toothbrush weekly 5 minutes maximum.
I dose Easy Carbo 1,5ml/day and GreenAqua Micro & Macro 3ml/week.
 
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