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036l - (EN) Nigel's Mountain Scape



Opisy i prezentacje naszych zbiorników roślinnych.
Dzienniki prowadzenia akwarium (blogi).
New nano scape for a live contest (Vivarium) in November.

Have a look at my Youtube channel :)
http://www.youtube.com/nigelaquascaping

Specs planted tank aquarium
Tank
40x30x30 cm
36 litre / 9.5 gal

Lighting
Aqualighter 1 30cm

Hardscape
Dragon stone

Substrate
Ada la plata
Lava split

Plants
Fissidens mini
Riccardia chamedryfolia
Flame moss
Eleocharis acicularis mini
Buce mini coin


Co2
Pressurized CO2 with a diffusor

Filter
Eheim classic 150

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Hi Nigel, long time no see. Very nice perspective. We shell see this hardscape with plants. ;) All the best and good luck.


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At last something else than a forest-type scape :wink: Looking forward how you gonna plant it :D


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Actually not enough space for plants :)


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Thanks guys :)

Some clips of the hardscape. Enjoy



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Finishing touches... ;)


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What was the cigarette filter for?


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breugnir napisał(a):What was the cigarette filter for?


Good method to combine hardscape.

Video about this method



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Nigel napisał(a):
breugnir napisał(a):What was the cigarette filter for?


Good method to combine hardscape.

Video about this method
This is great idea! Congratulations of remarkable invention.


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Nigel napisał(a):
breugnir napisał(a):What was the cigarette filter for?


Good method to combine hardscape.

Video about this method

:D




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Top view of the mountain hardscape. Almost everywhere in the crevices I put some cig filters to make the hardscape strong as possible so I can transport it to the live contest.
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Decided to try some fine leaved stems in the back. If it doesn't work out I can always go back to flame moss.



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14 days in dry start now. One week before flooding! I will add dhg mini, rotala wallichi, hemianthus micranthemoides to the scape right before flooding. When tank is stable/cycled I will add some HC and buce mini coin.

Strange thing is for my eye it looks more rocks are covered in moss since 14 days of dry start! But when comparing photos it even looks like some moss has fallen off due spraying the tank daily. Weird haha!

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With dry start it need some more time to grow. ;)


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14 days and no difference :) be patient.
Most important thing is no mold.


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Yes I did this twice before. Patient is key.

This time I used more light and the moss went quickly from a dark state (out of blender) to a bright state. I think this made the illusion of growth. In fact bright moss is better visible for the human eye.

There was little mold when I did no ventilation. Easy to remove with cotton swab. After making 2 small openings mold never came back.



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Thanks for the tip on this. ;)


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Nigel napisał(a):Yes I did this twice before. Patient is key.

This time I used more light and the moss went quickly from a dark state (out of blender) to a bright state. I think this made the illusion of growth. In fact bright moss is better visible for the human eye.

There was little mold when I did no ventilation. Easy to remove with cotton swab. After making 2 small openings mold never came back.


Yeah, i used this method before and main problem is mold.
I decided to use a computer fan with controller ( low RPM) and problem dissapear.
In my new layout I want to use this method again, because moss is quite expensive and this method is more efficiency.


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Rfck napisał(a):
Nigel napisał(a):Yes I did this twice before. Patient is key.

This time I used more light and the moss went quickly from a dark state (out of blender) to a bright state. I think this made the illusion of growth. In fact bright moss is better visible for the human eye.

There was little mold when I did no ventilation. Easy to remove with cotton swab. After making 2 small openings mold never came back.


Yeah, i used this method before and main problem is mold.
I decided to use a computer fan with controller ( low RPM) and problem dissapear.
In my new layout I want to use this method again, because moss is quite expensive and this method is more efficiency.


Yes fine mosses like riccardia / fissidens are very expensive. Little bit of moss can go a long way with this method. Also the layer grows very even and thin which is very natural. With glueing moss sometimes I get some patches that don't look natural. Only downside of this method is you need to be patient. If you need to hurry for contest deadline this is not the best method. But if you have time go for it! Also less maintenace :D



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Room shot of the 40cm mountain scape (dry start) for Aquaflora Vivarium contest. Added a desk lamp to make sure everywhere will reach light. Also with more light I hope mosses will attach faster. Spraying twice a day with RO water to prevent buildup of lime on the glass. Two small openings for ventilation to prevent mold.

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Tank is flooded! Let's go.




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Looks good, as always! ;)


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Very nice. Great perspective, tank looks much bigger than in reality.
I like that style :)



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Thnx guys

Some shots. Beautiful Aquaflora plants!
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Can not wait till will grow up all the plants ;)


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Great looking scape mate. Sense of scale on this is amazing. I'm following you on youtube and looking forward for an update on this one. Good luck!

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