1st Scape with California Rock

December 10th, 2006

Last night, I had the opportunity to attempt my first aquascape with the new “mossy porous rock” from California. I found out something new about this rock that I hadn’t realized previously; the rock has so much character, and so many seams, that it’s easy to combine multiple rocks next to one and another, without exposing hard seam lines between them. So, I tried to take advantage of this fact by doing the vastly overdone “two mounds of either side with a path down the middle” scape that you see below:

20G Long, December 10, 2006

Of course, this is the first time I’ve attempted such a scape, so I’m still learning what works and what doesn’t. I didn’t have all of the fine leaved stems plants that I wanted to use on hand, so for now, hygrophila polysperma, rotala indica ‘red,’ and heteranthera zosterifolia will have to suffice as background plants. In the front, I have marsilia quadrifolia, and ranalisma rostrata.

It’s still a little bit cloudy from moving around the Soilmaster Select that was in here. The only fauna in this tank right now are 4 apistogramma borelli.They seem to love the cover that the rocks give them, perhaps a little bit too much. For that reason, I think I need to add a few dither fish, but I don’t want anything that will pick off borelli fry. Suggestions? It’s still a little bit cloudy from moving around the Soilmaster Select that was in here. The only fauna in this tank right now are 4 They seem to love the cover that the rocks give them, perhaps a little bit too much. For that reason, I think I need to add a few dither fish, but I don’t want anything that will pick off borelli fry. Suggestions?

It’s still a little bit cloudy from moving around the Soilmaster Select that was in here. The only fauna in this tank right now are 4 They seem to love the cover that the rocks give them, perhaps a little bit too much. For that reason, I think I need to add a few dither fish, but I don’t want anything that will pick off borelli fry. Suggestions?

2 Responses to “1st Scape with California Rock”

  1. Dave Lanzer Says:

    Hey there. You definitely have an awesome collection. I managed to keep our tank clean and running when I was younger. Last fish I had lived a long time but went belly up while I was at work one day.

    ~Dave

  2. Kris Says:

    It’s definitely a full-time hobby, but I enjoy it. I can spend an entire day fiddling and adjusting my tanks until they’re just right, and then do it some more. Thanks for the comment!

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