ADA 90P CONCAVE AQUASCAPE

jwaquatics - 09/26/2018 08:08:43 PM - 1586 / 04 / 06 / 06

Description

This layout was inspired by an ADA aquascape. Horn wood rests on a carefully stacked wall of dragon stone in a concave position. Plants like anubias and bucephalandra are wedged between crevices in the rocks, and the background is planted with stem plants and cyperus helferi. After many trims, the stems will become a colorful bush.

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  • 1

    Week 5 Update

    The stems have been trimmed twice and pretty much all the algae is gone. Now it’s just a matter of waiting for everything to mature ......

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  • 2

    Week 3

    This picture was taken after a water change. I’ve been doing maintenance to try and prevent algae in the startup phase of the tank. The background p ......

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    • Southbayaqua
      09/26/2018 08:44:58 PM

      Not one bit of algae. Really starting to perk up. Love it.

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      • jwaquatics
        09/26/2018 11:05:24 PM

        Everything is back on track! There are a few remaining diatoms, but they won’t last long once I get an algae crew in there.

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  • 3

    Tank filled

    The tank is slowly filled with water ......

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  • 4

    Background planted

    Various stem plants are planted in the background ......

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    • Southbayaqua
      09/26/2018 08:44:09 PM

      Holy Helferi! Your cyprus helferi is massive.

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      • jwaquatics
        09/26/2018 11:06:04 PM

        Huge! I bought like 5 of them. Their roots have already reached the bottom of the tank

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      • Southbayaqua
        09/26/2018 11:23:27 PM

        They get massive. I had some in my 60u and removed them. Don't feel they would have scaled well.

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    Horn wood, sand, and substrate

    Horn wood is placed on top of the two mounds. Substrate: ADA La plata sand and ADA amazonia ......

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    • Southbayaqua
      09/26/2018 08:42:05 PM

      Nice to see the full resolution picture of your hardscape. It was always hard to see where and how the horn wood was placed. You've really created a nice scale with your 90p.

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      • jwaquatics
        09/26/2018 11:09:21 PM

        Thank you, means a lot. The wood pieces have shifted a bit after taking them out to tie moss and bumping them during maintenance. But yeah, I’m really happy with the hardscape. I haven’t spent this much time creating a hardscape layout with any of my past scapes; I’m glad I took my time with this one.

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      • Southbayaqua
        09/26/2018 11:25:45 PM

        It's clear you put the time and effort into this one. Also, I really like the horizontal ohko stone stack. Unique use from what I've seen.

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    Rock baSe

    Two mounds of dragon stone are used as the base of this layout ......

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  • 7

    plants Added

    • Weeping Moss

  • 8

    plants Added

    • Ludwigia Natas Super Red

  • 9

    plants Added

    • Vallisneria Nana

  • 10

    plants Added

    • Cyperus Helferi

  • 11

    plants Added

    • Rotala Vietnam

  • 12

    plants Added

    • Rotala H’RA

  • 13

    plants Added

    • Pogostemon Erectus

  • 14

    plants Added

    • Microsorum Pteropus Java Fern ‘Mini’

  • 15

    plants Added

    • Mini Bolbitis

  • 16

    plants Added

    • Bucephalandra Brownie Brown

  • 17

    plants Added

    • Anubias Nana Petitie

  • 18

    light Added

    • Aqua Design Amano - Solar RGB

  • 19

    filter Added

    • Ehiem - Classic 600

  • 20

    tank Added

    • Aqua Design Amano - 90p