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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:07 pm Post subject: Re: RESONATE Reply with quote

 reduce  overlapping!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:28 pm Post subject: Re: RESONATE Reply with quote

 IMO   Smile  
 You  could  spread/divide  the  drift  wood  into  3  smaller  places  and  let  it  be  in  the  back  ground,  in  front/foreground  you  can  try  a  3  piece  iwagumi  kinda  aggangement,  but  I  didnt  like  those  rocks,  too  small  in  that  big  tank.  find  round  rocks  if  you  want  to  place  them  in  that  position.  the  height  is  awesome,  I  can  imagine  the  growth.  Put  hanging  lights  and  keep  it  about  2/3  inches  above  the  rim  of  the  tank.  good  luck.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:41 pm Post subject: Re: RESONATE Reply with quote

 @Jaival,  Ganesaa,Pavan,  Eureca,  Veeral,  Ravabi,  Prathapratim,  garothmaan  -  Thanks  for  taking  the  time  to  comment  and  the  thumbs  up  !!   Clapping  
 
 Here  is  the  incandescent  light  that  highlights  the  wood  so  well.  Picked  it  up  in  2003  when  we  were  setting  up  the  house,  took  a  fancy  to  it  but  never  found  anything  that  I  could  put  under  the  spot,  it  was  initially  to  focus  on  paiting  that  I  might  put  up  but  that  never  materialized,  I  never  found  any  good  painitings  that  I  could  put  up  or  highlight.  Must  say  it  really  enhances  the  tanks  beauty.
 
 
 
 Got  the  light  today,  it  Aquazonic,  thinking  of  halides,  the  only  thing  is  it  makes  the  room  hot  and  consumes  a  lot  of  power.  Aquazonic  is  ok  but  I  am  having  the  same  problem  as  I  had  with  the  previous.  One  of  the  bulbs  doesnot  light  up.  Last  time  had  to  wait  for  quite  some  time  and  get  the  choke  replaced.
 
 The  Auabasis  plus  came  in  and  I  started  work  on  the  hard  scape.  The  substate  is  three  layered.  Bottom  is  aquaclay,  a  layer  of  aqua  basis  plus  and  then  amazonia.  I  have  used  this  combination  before  and  know  that  it  works  well.  The  aquacalay  helps  in  cation  exchange  &  helps  in  the  colonization  of  bacteria  and  the  aquabasis  pulls  in  nutrients  and  stores  it  (acts  like  peat  moss  I  am  told).
 
 I  need  to  get  some  rocks.  Needed  two  layers,  more  like  terraces  and  did  that  by  putting  in  some  broken  peices  of  caly  pots.  I  thought  of  styrofoam  initially  as  it  would  be  light  but  then  decided  against  it  as  it  is  not  natural,  the  peices  are  just  baked  clay  and  will  not  affect  the  water  quality  of  the  ecosystem  in  the  tank.
 
 I  also  rearranged  the  wood,  here  are  some  shots,  will  make  the  final  decision  on  how  to  set  it  up  once  I  complete  setting  up  the  substarte.  The  wood  is  soaking  now.  Wanted  to  get  rid  of  tanins  or  anyhting  eles  that  might  come  with  it.  Its  going  to  be  in  water  all  through  next  week.
 
 Rocks  are  due  next  week  and  I  need  a  pice  of  wood  for  the  left  hand  side  also.  Hopefully  I  will  get  in  what  I  want.  Expecting  plants  next  saturday.  Will  complete  the  hardscape  first  and  then  plant.  Want  to  plant  as  much  as  I  can  so  that  the  plants  use  up  the  initial  burst  in  amonia  from  the  amazonia,  I  will  have  algae  issues  if  not  planted  heavily.
 
 Ehiem  2217  is  in,  need  to  get  the  media  change.  I  was  recommended  ada  bio  rio  for  water  clarity.  Here  are  some  pics,  it  is  work  in  progress.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Rearranged  Wood
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:11 pm Post subject: Re: RESONATE Reply with quote

 Sam!!  Amazing  scape  in  progress  and  excellent  attention  to  detail!  i  like  the  fact  that  you  are  able  to  make  the  tank  resonate  with  what  you  want  it  to  look  like...  and  thank  you  for  providing  us  the  pics  of  the  progress.  will  be  looking  forward  to  all  the  details  and  we  all  here  will  be  with  you  during  your  journey  here!  Enjoy  the  tank  mate!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:36 pm Post subject: Re: RESONATE Reply with quote

 Thank  you  Dinesh  for  the  kind  words!!  I  should  be  getting  the  rocks  in  tomorow  and  will  be  checking  out  some  light  fittings  tomorow.  Hopefully  I  will  have  everything  in  before  Saturday  for  completing  the  hardscape  by  sunday.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:27 pm Post subject: Re: RESONATE Reply with quote

 i  like  the  driftwood  man  great  1  
 
 whats  next  dude  Thumb Up   Thumb Up   Thumb Up   Thumb Up
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 good  start..
 waiting  for  next  update..
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 nice  start.  but  one  thing  for  sure.  The  angels  will  eat  the  cardinals.  i  had  20  cardinals  a  few  years  back.  i  introduced  4  small  Tuxedo  angels  .  once  they  were  of  decent  size,  the  cardinals  started  to  disappear  and  in  a  week  i  had  none.  in  the  night  the  cardinals  tend  to  rest  and  are  motionless  that  is  when  the  angels  will  have  their  snack.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:16 am Post subject: Re: RESONATE Reply with quote

 Sam,
 
 nice  start,  good  that  you  are  taking  time  in  trying  out  different  arrangement  and  scapes....take  as  much  time  as  you  can  and  try  out  every  possible  arrangement  and  scape  that  you  can  think  or  can  imagine  as  this  would  be  the  most  crucial  phase,  try  scapes  and  then  sit  in  front  of  it  and  imagine  the  plants  that  you  have  decided  to  use.....will  help.  deciding  the  plants  to  go  with  the  scape  is  the  most  challenging  i  would  say...it  can  make  or  break   Smile.
 
 also  the  split  that  you  created  is  very  symetric  from  front  till  the  end...to  create  depth  try  the  below  -  
 
 1.  From  front  start  wide  and  then  narrow  it  down  as  it  goes  back/end.
 or
 2.  create  an  approximately  45  degree  turn  in  between  as  it  goes  back,  experiment  with  this....and  decide  on  your  own  where,  how  much  to  give  the  turn  etc.
 
 also  try  to  post  full  tank  pic  with  the  scapes  that  you  are  trying  out,  will  be  easy  for  us  to  understand  and  suggest.
 
 i  am  finding  it  difficult  to  imagine  the  root  wood/  red  moor  wood  that  you  have  with  the  scape,  you  may  have  to  get  more  of  them  or  different  than  what  you  have  currently...as  i  said  post  full  tank  pic  and  i  think  that  would  make  it  easier.
 
 Good  luck   Thumb Up  
 
 Cheers,
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:39 pm Post subject: Re: RESONATE Reply with quote

                                                   
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Sam,
 
 nice  start,  good  that  you  are  taking  time  in  trying  out  different  arrangement  and  scapes....take  as  much  time  as  you  can  and  try  out  every  possible  arrangement  and  scape  that  you  can  think  or  can  imagine  as  this  would  be  the  most  crucial  phase,  try  scapes  and  then  sit  in  front  of  it  and  imagine  the  plants  that  you  have  decided  to  use.....will  help.  deciding  the  plants  to  go  with  the  scape  is  the  most  challenging  i  would  say...it  can  make  or  break   Smile.
 
 also  the  split  that  you  created  is  very  symetric  from  front  till  the  end...to  create  depth  try  the  below  -  
 
 1.  From  front  start  wide  and  then  narrow  it  down  as  it  goes  back/end.
 or
 2.  create  an  approximately  45  degree  turn  in  between  as  it  goes  back,  experiment  with  this....and  decide  on  your  own  where,  how  much  to  give  the  turn  etc.
 
 also  try  to  post  full  tank  pic  with  the  scapes  that  you  are  trying  out,  will  be  easy  for  us  to  understand  and  suggest.
 
 i  am  finding  it  difficult  to  imagine  the  root  wood/  red  moor  wood  that  you  have  with  the  scape,  you  may  have  to  get  more  of  them  or  different  than  what  you  have  currently...as  i  said  post  full  tank  pic  and  i  think  that  would  make  it  easier.
 
 Good  luck   Thumb Up  
 
 Cheers,
 Binesh                

 
 Binesh,  thanks  for  the  pointers.  I  have  not  tried  creating  depth  in  the  tank  before  and  understand  what  you  say.  I  have  to  try  out  the  scape  and  will  take  some  time.  I  couldnt  draw  if  it  were  to  save  my  life,  so  really  cant  show  you  what  I  have  on  my  mind.  I  was  thinking  of  a  stream  flowing  through  and  like  the  idea  of  curving  and  narrowing  river   Smile  .  Will  give  it  a  try  and  post  full  tank  shots.
 
 
 
                                                 
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 nice  start.  but  one  thing  for  sure.  The  angels  will  eat  the  cardinals.  i  had  20  cardinals  a  few  years  back.  i  introduced  4  small  Tuxedo  angels  .  once  they  were  of  decent  size,  the  cardinals  started  to  disappear  and  in  a  week  i  had  none.  in  the  night  the  cardinals  tend  to  rest  and  are  motionless  that  is  when  the  angels  will  have  their  snack.
                 

 
 Mudjawd,  I  hear  you.  Angels  can  take  out  any  tetras,  harlequins  and  the  like,  especially  when  breeding.  I  know  from  experience.  Cardinals  was  a  typo  .  I  was  to  put  denizonis  in  there,  but  somehow  typed  cardinals,  must  have  been  watching  a  tank  with  Discus  and  cardnials  before  that  Chuckle  
 However  you  observations  highlight  another  problem.  I  went  through  some  compatibility  charts  and  Angels  and  Discus  are  not  compatible.  Therefore  Angels  are  out.  I  see  in  charts  that  Discus  and  rainbows  are  not  compatible  but  others  show  them  to  be  compatible.  The  tank  is  made  this  big  because  I  wanted  these  two  fishes  in  there.  Anybody  have  first  hand  experience  in  Discus  and  Rainbow  tank?
 
 Thanks  for  the  suggestions.  Please  point  out  where  I  could  improve  the  scape.  Will  post  full  tank  pics  tomorrow  or  towards  the  weekend.  Let  me  try  some  experimenting  in  the  mean  while.
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 I  am  so  eager  to  see  the  plantation  on  the  driftwood  Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:36 pm Post subject: RESONATE_Update_06_10 Reply with quote

 Went  and  picked  the  last  pieces  of  the  hardscape  today.  Here  is  how  it  looks  now  and  it  is  much  closer  to  what  I  want.  I  dont  have  enough  room  to  create  these  path  way  or  trail  that  would  give  the  scaoe  depth  but  I  have  an  amazing  peice  of  wood  almost  as  I  imagined  it  to  be.  This  is  closer  to  the  final  layout.  Please  suggest  better  placements  if  you  have  some  in  mind.  Even  if  you  dont  have  suggestions,  let  me  know  what  you  think.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 I  plan  to  work  on  it  tomorow  again  to  finalize  the  hardscape.  
 
 One  thing  that  I  need  inputs  on  is  the  wood  that  was  kept  for  soaking,  started  to  smell  of  stale  wet  clothes  like  smell.  Does  anybody  know  why?  What  can  be  done?  Is  the  wood  rotting?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:39 am Post subject: RESONATE_Update_07_10 Reply with quote

 Got  to  work  on  the  scape  early  today  morning.  Moved  the  wood  around  and  i  think  it  is  more  balanced  now.  That  is  a  lot  of  wood  in  there  and  I  have  used  up  a  lot  of  space  /  Volume  avaialble  for  the  fishes  and  therefore  my  fish  count  has  to  go  down  now,  unless  I  find  a  way  to  reduce  the  amount  of  wood  in  the  tank.  
 
 Because  of  the  big  block  of  wood  in  the  center,  the  pathway  that  was  initially  planned  was  reduced  to  a  small  passage,  I  move  the  pathway  to  the  right  and  will  have  it  curve  in  beyond  the  tree.  I  think  this  will  render  some  depth  to  the  scape  but  will  have  to  wait  and  see.  I  am  leaving  it  at  this  now,  will  have  to  go  back  and  look  at  it  till  I  am  good  and  then  add  the  final  touches  and  the  sand  &  top  soil  will  come  on.
 
 Let  me  know  what  you  think.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:50 am Post subject: Re: RESONATE Reply with quote

 Yuck!  I  liked  your  earlier  hardscape  bettr.
 
 When  are  you  planning  to  use  water?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:56 am Post subject: Re: RESONATE Reply with quote

 too  many  woods  for  me....
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