Nature's Path

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  1. alex08

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    Following Roots and Grit, Nature's Path will have a more defined hardscape and hopefully i won't let it be covered to much.

    I managed to get my hands on some more ferns and will also change the lighting and go for led.

    Equipment :

    ° Aquarium : home made, 100x55x45cm
    ° Lighting : 6x39w T5 (for now), soon to be 99,4w led
    ° Filters : Hailea HF150 and Eheim 2322, both with lily pipes
    ° CO2 : 2 bps with Tropica 3in1 diffuser
    ° Twinstar : Yes
    ° Heater : Hydor, external
    ° Surface Skimmer : Eheim skim 350

    ° Hardscape : Red Moore, Twinty Wood, Grey Mountain Stone
    ° Soil, sand and gravel : Dennerle Scaper's Soil, Dennerle Plantahunter Burma, Dennerle Plantahunter Rio Xingu

    ° Plants :
    -Aeschynomene fluitans
    -Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini'
    -Anubias barteri var. nana 'petite'
    -Bolbitis heteroclita difformis (Bolbitis Mini)
    -Bucephalandra Brownie Brown
    -Ceratopteris thalictroides
    -Christmass moss
    -Eleocharis pusilla mini
    -Hemianthus glomeratus
    -Heteranthera zosterifolia
    -Micranthemum sp. "Monte Carlo"
    -Microsorum pteropus Needle Leaf
    -Microsorum pteropus mini
    -Microsorum pteropus 'trident'
    -Polygonum sp. "Kawagoeanum"
    -Phoenix moss
    -Rotala macrandra narrow leaf variegated

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  2. Enano_1

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    It looks so natural, do you present this project to any competition??:woot:
     
  3. alex08

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    In 2018 for sure.;)
     
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  4. Enano_1

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    You should have much look, but i dont think you need it:bookworm:

    Good woodwork and rock work :snaphappy:

    Thank for sharing
     
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  5. alex08

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    Thank you!
     
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  6. Zeus.

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    Nice hardscape :clap::thumbup:
     
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    Thank you, Zeus! :)
     
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    Nice setup..
    Be carefull stones are like places in circles... :)
    It dont look nauter this way ...
    Maybe if u add plants its change alot.
     

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    Exactly my point also. :D
    It'll look different, you'll see.
     
  10. Daveslaney

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    :clap:Great hardscape and details.
    Looking at your plant list this will look fantastic once planted up.
     
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    Thank you!
    I'm always looking for a challenge and getting closer to the Nature style seems like a must for me, i just like it so much.
     
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    Amazing scape.
     
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    Some more details :

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    Thank you, Matt. ;)
     
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    Day 16 :

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    Day 23, with just a few more spots to cover, everything was going as planed.
    I think this is also the first setup without brown algae, in a long time, so lucky me!

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  16. Alexander Belchenko

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    It looks already very full and ready for iaplc shot :)
    Good work!
     
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    Wow, really awesome. Love the detailed pics - half of them could be a 'scapes in their own right!

    I keep umm-ing about Bolbitis Mini - it looks great here, but I've read it doesn't actually like being submersed?
     
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  18. Doubu

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    It is quite reminiscent of your old scape... If you're feeling adventurous, perhaps you may want to adjust to a diagonal path (instead of straight down the middle). But looking very nice!
     
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  19. alex08

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    Thank you, Alexander!
    It's still far from what i invision. Will definelty work to improve it and to keep the hardscape intact, not covered.

    Thanks!
    Bolbitis mini seems to do just fine for now, new leaves after losing a few during the first 2 weeks. I'll keep you guys posted.

    Thanks!
    I might change some things in the weeks to come, if not with the help of some small plants, maybe ending up on working on the hardscape a little.
     
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    End the year with a quick update, from day 1 to day 37 :

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    Happy New Year everyone!
     
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