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First Time Scaper

Postby DeepSankarSen » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:33 am

Hey, as you guys know (by my constant irritation :mrgreen: ) by now
i am a hardcore oscarfish fanatic. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

The second thing that attracts me is aquascaping.
I love the sheer visual power of the tanks after a successful scape! :)
I'm a huge fan of complete green beds! :) :)

I have a tank with rather awkward dimensions...
24"l x 6"b x 8"h :D
going to be a challenge. 8-)

I'll need info on EVERYTHING!!!
filtration • CO2 • temp control • ideal temp • flora • fauna • hardscape • substrate • fertilizer • shops etc etc etc


So lets all come up with some low-budget scaping ideas together!!!
And lets keep it minimalistic.
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Re: First Time Scaper

Postby el batty » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:45 am

You can attain a slope very easily so the hardscape should be something related to slope.

I'd recommend 2 different substrate and plantation on only 2/3rd of the tank and 1/3rd empty space (the empty part something bright...like the substrate i used to make the river)...keeping diagonal or something of that sort would seal the deal i guess...Plants? Its perfect for carpeting plants.assuming the fact that atleast 2.5" will be wasted by substrate and .5" by top level...you get space of around 5" to shape it up.


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Re: First Time Scaper

Postby el batty » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:58 am

check all nano scapes...you have any branchy woods?
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Re: First Time Scaper

Postby parthapratim22 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:27 am

what you have in your mind Deep???
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Re: First Time Scaper

Postby DeepSankarSen » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:43 am

parthapratim22 wrote:what you have in your mind Deep???



let me show you! :D

And Batty, i have to start everything from scratch! :(
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Re: First Time Scaper

Postby DeepSankarSen » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:49 am

parthapratim22 wrote:what you have in your mind Deep???


let me share a couple of ideas :)

el batty wrote:check all nano scapes...you have any branchy woods?


got inspired by a few! :)
and will have to start from scratch! :(
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Re: First Time Scaper

Postby el batty » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:58 am

i'd suggest the one without the wood. easy to source..easy to make and dimensions perfect.
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Re: First Time Scaper

Postby DeepSankarSen » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:00 am

el batty wrote:i'd suggest the one without the wood. easy to source..easy to make and dimensions perfect.


even i'm leaning towards that! :mrgreen:

ok, now substrate, plants and rocks – where, which and how much? :D
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Re: First Time Scaper

Postby parthapratim22 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:26 am

You have ideas, that the best part of it!!!

I would love to see the second one without the big wood(but with round rocks), why not you search for some died wood roots for that scape. will take a month to process those!!!
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Re: First Time Scaper

Postby DeepSankarSen » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:32 am

brilliant!
roots from what plants? (local names help)
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