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Here is the rescape of the 90P for the new year. I have planted different types of mosses on each stick of manzanita so when it fills in there will be different looking trees in the tank. with HC and UG, and dworf clover as the forground plants. With an assortment of stem plants in the background to fill in contrast behind the trees.











This tank is on 100% R.O. water, and using a large water softenizer to get all the extra stuff in the tank. Fertilization in this tank is Pferts liquid P.K.M.N. Green gain, and green bacter, Phyton Git as needed.

Tank is only three days old now so I have been doing 50-100% water changes every day with R.O.
 

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Very impressive!! The first shot for some reason, with the wood sticking up reminds me of a horror film or the thriller video.. I really like to see how this will fill in over time!!!!
 

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Very impressive!! The first shot for some reason, with the wood sticking up reminds me of a horror film or the thriller video.. I really like to see how this will fill in over time!!!!
I agree. I just said "don't go near the trees! Don't go!!" not sure where the heck I picked up that line... but it fit. Scary tank for Spooky fish.

I am interested in seeing this one filled in. Looks good. :clap2:
 

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I think the trees are neat. Do you think there will be enough differentiation in the mosses for them to really look different? The mix with your rock is nice.

Your foreground seems a bit wild. I see UG, HC, Downoi, ranunculus, marsilea (or glosso), riccia and maybe blyxa. They seem to be all mixed together. I think they might look better grouped in specific areas. You could repeat the area in another place. If you leave them all mixed together it might not be the best look.
 

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LOL I think that is the movie The Village!!!

I agree. I just said "don't go near the trees! Don't go!!" not sure where the heck I picked up that line... but it fit. Scary tank for Spooky fish.

I am interested in seeing this one filled in. Looks good. :clap2:
 

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I am using Flame moss, fissidens font. , Mini Pellia, Thai moss,and feather moss. so I think that is a big enough variation of textures of moss.

I think the trees are neat. Do you think there will be enough differentiation in the mosses for them to really look different? The mix with your rock is nice.

Your foreground seems a big wild. I see UG, HC, Downoi, ranunculus, marsilea (or glosso), riccia and maybe blyxa. They seem to be all mixed together. I think they might look better grouped in specific areas. You could repeat the area in another place. If you leave them all mixed together it might not be the best look.
 

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you stole my idea and did it better than I would have! I'm mad! lol good job. waiting to see the mosses all come into their own with trimming. I think it'll look neat. The first shot looks like there should be some old decrepit tombstones underneath like an old rundown cemetary. Love it!
 

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It already looks cool so this is going to be great when it fills in. I like how the foreground is rather random like a forest floor would be. Have to wait and see how it grows together.
 

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Here is one of the big mama cherry shrimp in this tank hanging on a tree of mini pellia.



 

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Manzanita grows naturally all arround Arizona so I can pick and choose my pieces as I like.Just need to collect in places that are not protected. plus you are taking old dry branches anyway.
 

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As always looks good J! I think that foreground is going to look great! Because of you and Deki, you got me mixing my foregrounds for a more natural look. Big Ups! I'ma try and make a trip down to Tucson soon so you might have to take me wood collecting!
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I did some upgrades to the tank after looking at it. I added more smaller rocks in the front area to bring more detail and contrast to the front of the tank. It is nice to see all the plants are starting to fill in also













I have purchased a R.O. unit just for doing water changes in my two plant tanks.





 

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Great tank!! I love the look of the open ADA style with the pendant light. Have you thought about maybe taking a few longer thin pieces and have them break the surface of the water. You can even try to find some emersed type of moss. I don't know just an idea, not that it needs any improvement.
 

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well here is 17 days after I settup this tank what it looks like. I am dosing this tank on Pferts 5pumps of each P,K,M,N every day, 50% water changes with R.O. every 3 days. The TH is at 67 for the time of these pictures which is a day before water change. usually the TH is arround 40 in this tank after water changes and fertilizers are re established.





More close ups of my mini pellia tree





I still have not done a grooming on this tank but I will need to trim some of the moss on the big left tree, and some of the green rotala in the front creeping in.

 

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its oddly balanced with the large area of nothing on the left. If i put my hand over that area and view the uncovered area as the whole layout it looks much more pleasing to me. Maybe you can move the whole left grouping over to the left?

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