Stu's 90x45x45cm - Wave Island - IAPLC 2013 rank 82

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  1. Andy D

    Andy D Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    Superb Stu!
     
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  2. Stu Worrall

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    i need more space so I can stand behind or to the side of the tank so I dont get my big ass in the way on the vid!!
     
  3. Alastair

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    Awesome video mate. I loved that overgrown look too.
    Congrats on another stunner and for it going on Tropicas site.

    When you mention the dosing per day of premium and specialised do you rotate each daily
     
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    Cheers Al. Mark needs credit for the video as he did it for Tropica. I just sent the raw footage through to him and he worked hi magic.

    Yes on the dosing, Premium one day, special the next alternated. Seems to work really well.
     
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  5. cookie3985

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    That's a lot of ferts especially when your not sponsored and you have to pay for it ;) Do you think you could have used less or do you think you would noticed the plants suffering?

    Fantastic scape, I agree with Al I liked the grown in look too.
     
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    Looks great! Congrats on the placing. One day i will have my jungle in shape and send it in.
     
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  7. Stu Worrall

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    I used that much fert when I wasnt sponsored by them on the two previous scapes in this tank. At the end of the day if you're running a big tank then youll pay extra in ferts, light, heating, substrate, hardscape and plants for a high biomass from the off. Unless you're doing low tech in which case youll save on light and ferts.

    You could get away with using less and to be honest I havent tried as I didnt want to risk it but you'd have to reduce the light and co2 to match. That 150W metal halide kicks out a lot of sun fun.

    Of course we all know that theres nothing wrong with using EI as youll get the same result. Its just more of a faff.
     
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  8. krzysiekh

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    It's my first post here, so hello everybody! :)

    And Stu, it was a PLEASURE to read this journal, your tank is outstanding.
     
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  9. LondonDragon

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    Welcome to UKAPS,

    Stu is one of the top aquascapers in the UK ;) for me top 3!
     
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  10. Gill

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    Simply Stunning
     
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  11. Andy D

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    Begs the question, who are the other two? :)
     
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  12. Mick.Dk

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    Wellcome to MY world, Stu.....................:):):):):):banghead:
    Mick.
     
  13. Brian Murphy

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    Great video of a stunning layout .... you can certainly lay a brick lol (rocks)
     
  14. Tim Harrison

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    Love this aquascape...especially pre-trimmed. The use of stems in the foreground is a touch of magic...
     
  15. LondonDragon

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    I am sure browsing the Featured Journals you will see whom, and I am not saying Stu is number 3 either ;)
     
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  16. aliclarke86

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    The plot thickens!!

    Sent from my GT-I9505G using Tapatalk
     
  17. tim

    tim Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    Do you base your top 3 on competition results or world recognition in aquascaping hobby, I know my top 3 but it looks like ones just retired.
     
  18. LondonDragon

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    Just personal preference mate, competitions don't prove much in my opinion to be honest.
     
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    This is my porn :)
     

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