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My 60cm (Path Runs Through)

mattyc

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my 60cm tank is looking a bit of a mess now and it is time to rescape it. i have been looking around for some inspiration and came across this.
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i think i am going to do a bit of a vally thing with verry heavy planting either side. i want to use some ritch green and red plants.
the spec of the tank will be
aqua one 60cm tank
arcadia 2x15w T8
pressurised co2
substraight, aqua soil or nature soil
fluval 205 filter but i may change it for a ex1200
i am going to use ada seiryu stone
plants i think i am going to use, Pogostemon Helferi, Cryptocoryne undulata and i might try Ludwigia glandulosa

What you think?
 

mattyc

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Re: My 60cm rescape

i have been thinking about the planting for this and have come up with this, i will be using some rocks that arnt shown in this they are better shown in a plan view. i will post it up when i have time.

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using,
Alternanthera reineckii
Ludwigia inclinata var.
Pogostemon Helferi
Crypts and
Eleocharis parvula

any comments are welcome
 

mattyc

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Re: My 60cm rescape

after a little trip to the green machine i have got all my bits for my scape,

ADA nile sand
ADA power sand
ADA aqua soil
ADA step 1
ADA seiryu stone

and my plants
Alternanthera reineckii 'Pink'
Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Tropica'
Eleocharis parvula
Pogostemon Helferi

i will post my progress and pictures soon

Thanks for looking
 

Garuf

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Re: My 60cm rescape

Nice haul. It should come up good, shame that power sand is an expensive folly :(.
 

mattyc

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Re: My 60cm rescape

i have managed to upload some images,

Power sand in the tank
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card added to devide the substraights
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i will add more soon
 

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Re: My 60cm rescape

Looks really good! I like this layout! :thumbup:
 

mattyc

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Re: My 60cm rescape

i havnt had time to look how to do it, i didnt have a problem until i got my new camara! 8)
 

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Re: My 60cm rescape

i have sorted out my images i think they should be a more sensible size, this is the tank with some plants in as i am filling it up.

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and the tank with nothing covered and filled,

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Re: My 60cm rescape

thanks, i have 4 harlequins and some pigmy corys, i also have some cherry shrimp and ottos for cleaning duties. the amonia level has dropped to 0 so i have put the livestock in. i will post up another image now the plants have recovered from the planting and have started to put there roots down
 

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i have had some problems with my stems at the back of the tank so i have added some other plants into the mix which should provide a good background contrast, they are Rotala wallichii and Rotala rotundifolia.

My lilly pipes turned up the other day also so i have them on now, i just need an external heater now!!

It looked like this on monday,
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it has been a verry long time since i did an update on this tank so here is the latest pic taken this morning after its trim,
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