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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:31 am Post subject: Aquascaping Journal: The Infamous Tree: Updated 01 June'11 Reply with quote

 Hello  All
 
 Started  on  another  scape  today,  My  wife  always  wanted  this  scape  after  looking  at  filipe  oliveira's  famous  tree  scape,  So  i  thought  why  not.  It  would  be  a  challenge  to  replicate  his  work.  
 
 Tank           :  12Lx10Wx12H  Inches
 
 Lighting     :    Boyu  11  Watts  PLL,  Will  probably  be  bumping  this  up  a  bit  later  on.
 
 Filteration:  400L/H  SunSun  HOB  
 
 Substrate  :  ControSoil  (4mm)  at  the  base  and   ControSoil  (2mm)  on  top
 
 Hardscape  :  Seasoned  Driftwood  joined  together  (5  Pieces)  and  ADA  Yamaya  Stone
 
 CO2            :  Pressurized
 
 Dosing        :  My  Own  Fert  Mix
 
 Flora            :  Mini  Christmas  Moss,  H.Cuba  and  Lilaeopsis  Brasiliensis
 
 DAY  1
 
 Basic  Hardscape  in  Place
 
 
 
 Tree  is  Finished
 
 This  was  done  using  a  thin  piece  of  filter  sponge  cut  into  a  rough  circle  and  then  topped  with  Mini  Christmas  Moss  and  tied  together.
 
 
 
 Planting  Done
 
 
 
 A  Closer  View
 
 
 
 The  water  is  murky  as  i  used  a  running  HOB,  So  will  let  this  tank  settle  down  a  bit  and  post  some  more  pictures.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:02 am Post subject: Re: Aquascaping Journal: The Infamous Tree: Updated 01 June' Reply with quote

 Buddy....  sorry..  It's  not  working  for  me.  Rocks  are  too  big  compare  to  the  size  of  the  rest.  And  the  tree  looking  more  like  an  umbrella.  Have  to  add  some  side  branches  to  make  it  more  real.
 
 But  again...  this  is  my  personal  opinion  only.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:14 am Post subject: Re: Aquascaping Journal: The Infamous Tree: Updated 01 June' Reply with quote

 If  the  bigger  rocks  are  adjusted  a   little  big  would  be  great  then
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:32 am Post subject: Re: Aquascaping Journal: The Infamous Tree: Updated 01 June' Reply with quote

 Totally  agree  with  tirtha...
 
 This  might  be  of  some  help
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWUFzFpjIW0
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXNoTHms1_k
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:42 am Post subject: Re: Aquascaping Journal: The Infamous Tree: Updated 01 June' Reply with quote

                                                   
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Totally  agree  with  tirtha...
 
 This  might  be  of  some  help
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWUFzFpjIW0
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXNoTHms1_k                

 
 Damn!!  I  was  about  to  post  these  video.   Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:43 am Post subject: Re: Aquascaping Journal: The Infamous Tree: Updated 01 June' Reply with quote

 I  totally  disagree  with  all  of  you  here.Not  an  expert  on  aquascaping,so  cant  comment  on  the  perfection  of  the  scape.
 But  it  shows  the  hardwork  being  put  into.I  loved  it   Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:55 am Post subject: Re: Aquascaping Journal: The Infamous Tree: Updated 01 June' Reply with quote

                                                   
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Rocks  are  too  big  compare  to  the  size  of  the  rest.                  

 
 Thanks  for  the  feedback  Buddy,  And  i  agree  to  a  certain  extent  on  this.  Can  you  imagine  i  had  stones  twice  this  size  to  work  with,  Surya  had  come  home  last  evening  and  both  of  us  struggled  to  get  the  rock  work  in  place,  Eventually  i  took  out  some  smaller  pieces  from  my  other  setup  and  used  it.  Still  not  completely  happy  with  it,  But  thats  the  best  i  could.  If  my  visualization  of  the  future  is  correct,  then  the  cuba  will  cover  the  rocks  and  even  the  scape  out.
 
 
                                                 
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Rocks  are  too  big  compare  to  the  size  of  the  rest.  And  the  tree  looking  more  like  an  umbrella.  Have  to  add  some  side  branches  to  make  it  more  real.                

 
 I  agree  on  this,  May  do  some  modifications  in  a  few  days.
 
 @  Hamza:  Thank  You  for  those  videos
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:59 am Post subject: Re: Aquascaping Journal: The Infamous Tree: Updated 01 June' Reply with quote

 Seetha,
 Can  you  help  me  find  the  links  which  explains  growing  HC  carpets?  I  remember  you  have  done  that  many  times  in  the  past  (grow  HC  carpet),  but  couldn't  just  locate  the  link
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:37 pm Post subject: Re: Aquascaping Journal: The Infamous Tree: Updated 01 June' Reply with quote

 Hey  Bappa
 
 Here  is  an  older  post  from  me  on  a  Cuba  Tank
 
 http://indianaquariumhobbyist.com/community/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=13059&highlight=cuba+tank
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Rocks  are  too  big  compare  to  the  size  of  the  rest.                  

 
 Thanks  for  the  feedback  Buddy,  And  i  agree  to  a  certain  extent  on  this.  Can  you  imagine  i  had  stones  twice  this  size  to  work  with,  Surya  had  come  home  last  evening  and  both  of  us  struggled  to  get  the  rock  work  in  place,  Eventually  i  took  out  some  smaller  pieces  from  my  other  setup  and  used  it.  Still  not  completely  happy  with  it,  But  thats  the  best  i  could.  If  my  visualization  of  the  future  is  correct,  then  the  cuba  will  cover  the  rocks  and  even  the  scape  out.
 
 
                                                 
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Rocks  are  too  big  compare  to  the  size  of  the  rest.  And  the  tree  looking  more  like  an  umbrella.  Have  to  add  some  side  branches  to  make  it  more  real.                

 
 I  agree  on  this,  May  do  some  modifications  in  a  few  days.
 
 @  Hamza:  Thank  You  for  those  videos                

 
 Thanks  a  lot  buddy,  taking  the  inputs  in  correct  spirit.  If  you  can't  find  a  smaller  rock  just  push  these  hard  in  substrate.  
 
 Why  I  said  these  are  big,  because  when  I  am  looking  at  the  perspective,  the  rocks  and  the  tree  is  not  giving  a  complete  visual  match.
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 @  Tirtha:  Inputs  are  always  welcome  Buddy,  Helps  me  think  better  on  how  to  improvise   Smile  And  now  for  a  result  of  it
 
 
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 Clapping  
 Awesomely  done!
 
 would  putting  the  moss  on  a  spherical  shaped  foam  result  in  a  sherical  tree  top?
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 You'll  have  to  trim  the  moss  regularly  to  keep  the  look.
 Better  than  Foam  is  to  use  SS  mesh  for  the  bottom  to  give  the  shape  and  plastic  mesh  on  top  to  hold  the  moss  together
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would  putting  the  moss  on  a  spherical  shaped  foam  result  in  a  sherical  tree  top?                

 
 Thanks  Ashwin,  As  Madan  mentioned,  Using  SS  Mesh  is  a  better  choice  ,  You  can  mold  it  to  whatever  shape  you  want.
 
 
                                                 
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You'll  have  to  trim  the  moss  regularly  to  keep  the  look.
 Better  than  Foam  is  to  use  SS  mesh  for  the  bottom  to  give  the  shape  and  plastic  mesh  on  top  to  hold  the  moss  together                

 
 I  know  the  constant  trimming  will  be  a  bit  of  a  pain.  But  thats  what  will  get  the  desired  shape  eventually.
 
 Using  SS  mesh  would  have  been  better,  But  i  had  to  make  do  with  what  was  available,  Will  see  for  a  while  how  it  shapes  up,  else  will  switch  to  SS  mesh
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 Does  java  moss  show  geotropism?
 If  it  does  not,then  mayb  it'll  start  shooting  downwards  as  der  is  nothing  to  stop  it.That  would  create  a  waterfall  kinda  effect,like  a  spooky  willow  tree  or  something,Wont  it?
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