Planted Nano Competition - Lennard

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  1. lennard

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    Thinking for a long time on the scene I want to portray. I did have an old small tank but cleaning it out I noticed it had too many scratches. I bought a starter tank- I can use all the extras in the set for my guppy breeding.

    I was thinking of doing a tropical volcano scene or a driftwood scene, but looking for driftwood I found this old shaped stone and decided to do an Atlantis ruin type of scene.

    The stones and the driftwood I am going to use:

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    The tank and the first stage finished:

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    This looks interesting! :)
     
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    This is gonna be stunning! That's quite an impressive archway you've built. Love the way you used the reflection to your spatial advantage.
     
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    epic ...
     
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    Progression 5/12/2015

    The moss:

    moss.jpg

    The "driftwood" :) planted:

    tree plnted.jpg

    The gravel:

    gravel.jpg

    I did plant the tank using 5 different kind of plants, but the tank being so small and my hands do not fit in there, I am not too happy with the outcome. Maybe leaving the tank for a day or two for the plants to settle down will make it look better.

    Will update then.

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    Looking forward in anticip.... Unfortunately I can only start with 4 plant species... Algae always joins the party and wrecks my plans:)
     
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    - Ja ... had the same issue with mine, think we are using the same tank sizes, just mine's viewing panel is a short side. I ended up doing almost everything with two tweezers ... still not as simple as it sounds but almost worked. I think your lights stone is good choice - again I am amazed at how hard it is to this in a nano tank.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Finished.

    At last finished:

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    Now some pruning when it grows out.

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    Very cool! Seriously awesome!
     
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    That looks brilliant. Unlike you, I try to get rid of bonsai skeletons asap... They make me feel guilty:)
     
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    At this stage I am trying to get rid of most of my bonsai, I am only keeping my Ficus..........and that will leave me still with over 100 trees! When it comes to bonsai skeletons, I only killed about 5 trees- that is not so bad!

    Thanks for all the positive responses.
     
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    Not bad at all!:) Just some advice that worked for me when I had to get rid of a large amount of trees... Make up lots of about 5 trees each. Have about one or two good trees, one or two nice pots and the balance is rough stuff. Otherwise you'll end up with tons of unsellable stuff. I let the bonsai society know... Sold ALL of the trees I wanted to get rid of in 2 days.
     
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    Very Cool.
    Again proving you don't need hi-tech and a lot of fancy stuff to setup a planted tank.
    Love all the ideas coming out of this comp.
     
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    I had to remove all the plants in the tank because the tree was stealing too much light/throwing a shadow. I will replant the tank, but I will not use the tree again.
     
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    Yeah these nano's are difficult - way more things to consider than a larger body of water.



    Later Ferdie
     
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    How's the re-planting going @lennard?
     
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    I have planted the moss tree in another tank and has replanted the original one. I have added another feature. The tank will probably have a limited lifetime because the Amazon Lily and the Vallisneria will not stay small for too long. This time I will do some filtering and add some guppies also.

    Not the best pic, but here is the new look tank:

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    Looks nice, but not as cool as the first iteration. Maybe some ancient looking artifacts as a focal point? Some stoneware? An amphora perhaps?
     

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