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post #1 of 57 Old 10-17-2013, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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Talking my first aquascape

i have been wanting to do a aquascape for a while and i finally decided to start! It will be in a 20gallon once i rehome my crawfish. i think i want to do african dwarf frogs in it or maybe even shrimp, if and when i get algae i will get an otocinclus and i want to keep it pretty minimal with the fish. As i said earlier i finally began the whole process!!!

so the first step to starting my aqauscape was to draw everything out on paper and to begin the growing process. i am growing dwarf hairgrass, a purple sword (idk the real name), and some kind of fern (again idk what type). they are in a 10g and i gave them their first dose of plant food. i will post pictures tomorrow i think. well i guess thats all hopefully ill get some people following this to help me along the way
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post #2 of 57 Old 10-18-2013, 02:45 AM
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sound lovely..i look forward to seeing pictures.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #3 of 57 Old 10-18-2013, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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i will post as soon as possible. i kinda got carried away trying to do a cichlid tank too but, have all my plants in the ten getting fertilized and big pretty!!
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post #4 of 57 Old 10-24-2013, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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ok i couldnt get my camera to work so sorry it took so long.



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post #5 of 57 Old 10-25-2013, 10:02 PM
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Be sure not to bury the rhizomes on ferns. They will rot and die. Bury roots just up to the rhizome. You can also attach ferns to drift wood or rocks with cotton thread. The ferns will eventually anchor themselves and the thread will rot away. Good luck.
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post #6 of 57 Old 11-04-2013, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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ok so ive gotten myself some driftwood and im trying to water log it, after that happens i will be planting what plants i do have and then pictures so maybe a week or so. i wasnt expecting to go this slow with it :/
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post #7 of 57 Old 11-05-2013, 03:51 AM
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depending on the wood,it can take a while,
if its a small bit,you could flu it to some slate and burry that in the
substrate.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
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post #8 of 57 Old 11-05-2013, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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ive already boiled it, but it sits kinda funny and falls over so slate might not be a bad idea...
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post #9 of 57 Old 11-07-2013, 04:06 AM
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Sounds like you're to the point where a small rock would weigh the wood down until it is thoroughly waterlogged.
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post #10 of 57 Old 11-07-2013, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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fish monger its funny you said that bc that is exactly what i did lol
But i have hard scaped tell me what you think so far



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