River Slope

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    The tank progress:
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    #5 Leds only
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    #6 Full light
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    I like...
     
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    are you waiting for the wood to sink, or is it going to be like that?

    either way it is off to a great start...
     
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    The wood will stay like that.

    I will now tie some mosses to it, got Hydrotyle V, and will also purchase some emersed plants to cover the back, as I got about 50cm between the lights and the tank. The idea is to combine emersed with immerse while providing some cover to the neons and rainbows.

    For the carpet I will use a mix of tenelus, lileaopsis and marsilea, crypts and valis at the back, and the java fern and anubias on the left back.
     
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    Very nice. I preferthe layout in the 1st photo. Almost as though there' stoo much wood?

    What does the backdrop consist of?

    Tell us more about the LEDs please?

    cheers
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    I want the wood to support emersed plants and mosses.

    The backdrop is just a Juwel backdrop, it is paper replicating rock.

    The LED's are two sticks of Aquafx 500.
    cheers
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    I really like the look of your emersed wood - just like tree branches on a river bank
     
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    Thanks.. that is the idea. As I have mostly neons, they will benefit from the shade and the mosses on top should grow much quicker, closed to light and good water movement, similar to their environment.

    I just need to replace the background with either black or dark blue, will buy some today, to give more depth to the tank, as it is only 36cm deep.
     
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    i hav a shallow tank too..its so fustrating!!
     
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    Sorry.. I may not have explain it properly. The tank is 36 cm deep, from front to back, but 50cm tall, not shallow at all. :p
     
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    ok, but i meant what u meant:p hehe.. i never did well at engrish at school..haha..
     
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    :) Two of us.. :)
     
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    Beautiful start can’t wait to see the progress on this beauty! Please keep the photos rolling!
     
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    +1 on that feathers, especially the photo part!!
     
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    Here it goes more pics..

    The emersed plants I had growing on the garden are now on top of the wood.

    It has Draceana, Hydrocotyle Verticiallata, some Marsilea that I cannot identity and riccia on the wood.
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    With the LED's off:
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    Hydrocotyle and Marsilea:
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    Anubia:
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    Area that will have E. Tenellus:
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    Anubia and Java fern corner, with the emersed plants on top:
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    Plants are recovering from algae:
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    Crypt corner:
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    Home made CO2 checker in acrylic:
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    Absolutely Amazing dood.

    Your lay out is very original, I really like that emersed corner on top, it's going to look awesome.

    Is that wood anchored to something or does it sort of float in place?

    Please post some more eye candy for us!
     
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    Thanks..

    The wood branches rest on the glass, it just worked out.

    I need to post some more pics, but need more light so that the camera can take a proper photo. Will also need to cover the light on top, at least the front, it just tricks the camera into thinking that is much more bright than actually is. :)

    I think that a black bag may do the trick, will try tonight.

    Still waiting for more plants, got more crypts and Tenellus coming, plus some more Hygros that are in the garden now, they need to come in, as the winter is getting here.
     
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    looking great luis!

    that wood is epic. loving what you doing to the place.

    i dont think the draceana is working for me though, dont you have some emersed hygrophila you can swap it out with?
     
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    Very nice setup BTW.

    What’s that green liquid in you DIY CO2 checker?
     
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    Should be bromothymol blue in 4dKH solution.
     

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