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Old wine in a new bottle..

Postby abhirup » Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:30 am

Only this subject came into my mind when I was thinking of posting this new topic... Though its a big irony for a total non alcoholic person like me... ;)

It's more of a homecoming for me..when I took to this hobby of planted aquariums) seriously in 2007, I was mainly in love with stem plants.. No other variety had this "drives-me-crazy" effect on me..People associated with me since then, can provide testimony for this fact..when ever I saw a new variety of stem, I used to fetch those and put them in my tanks..improptu without any plans whatsoever.. Just loved to grow them..their different leaf structures, growth patterns, colors, different reactions to CO2 and fertz used to fascinate me... Then, scapings and the golden ratios never really mattered...

With time, the concept of aquascaping emerged as the next big thing in the planted arena and I too was captured by its charm gradually.. Nature aquarium became popular and styles like iwagumi was penetrating every aquarists' mind..hence the use of stem plants in the so-called scapes of mine unconsciously started fading. Not only iwagumi, in the basic NA style you will notice though in many scapes stems are present, but only a few species... Unknowingly and unconsciously I started moving away from my first love...
To be honest there were other reasons too..stem plants except few varieties are high demanding, requires a lot of maintenance (like pruning) and time... So with life moving onto a faster track...I guess these became contributory factors as well.
But every time I see a tank with stems in good condition I just can't stop admiring.. So deep inside the love, which actually seemed lost, was still lingering...

On a rain hit weekend when I was tearing down my 4ft one (The land of Glorious mountains which happens to be named by my better half) suddenly this idea struck me.... "Let's grow some stems".. No changes in substrate or hard scape or lighting.. Just add as many stems possible in this existing rather just dismantled tank...
And here in goes...yesterday finally did that..ordered a big bunch of stems from Sreepadma and planted them..thought of sharing with you all...a mobile click of day one follows..more updates will line up soon...

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Re: Old wine in a new bottle..

Postby Najib » Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:20 am

Very soon The land of Glorious mountains will be overtaken like weeds :) The Fallen has risen....

Loved this previous setup of yours mate. Good luck with new growths ;)
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Re: Old wine in a new bottle..

Postby Dipankar » Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:24 am

Lovely it just taste like scotch on the rocks ..... you kept the mid-front without planted any particular plan for this
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Re: Old wine in a new bottle..

Postby abhirup » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:16 am

Thanks guys..yes..will be planting some Pogostemon helferi that I got from Sanam today..thanks mate!
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Re: Old wine in a new bottle..

Postby Dipankar » Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:39 am

Sanam downoi specialist
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Re: Old wine in a new bottle..

Postby Achintya » Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:01 am

lovely tank gecho!! Do you plant hairgrass on top of white sand? which plants will you use in the front portion?
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Re: Old wine in a new bottle..

Postby abhirup » Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:23 am

Have added the Pogos in the empty space on the left..
Achinta the plan is to cover the white river portion with Lysimachia Nummularia Aura and HM.. No hairgrass in this setup as of now.. I will be removing and again adding new variety of stems as the tank matures.. As of now below is the list of plants that I have used..

Ludwigia Inclinata "Cuba"
Rotala Macrandra "Mini" Butterfly "
Ammannia Sp. "Bonsai"
Limnophila Aromatica
Ludvigia Glandulosa
Pogostemon Stellatus
Heteranthera Zosteraefolia
Limnophila Sp. "Slender"
Lysimachia Nummularia Aura
Rotala Rotundifolia "Hi Red"
Rotala Wallichii "Mexicana"
Pogostemon Helferi
Hemianthus Micranthemoides
Alternanthera Reineckii "Mini"
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Re: Old wine in a new bottle..

Postby Rohan » Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:42 pm

Nice start dada!! Seeing your tank after so many days :-)
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Re: Old wine in a new bottle..

Postby rahul » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:22 pm

bah, something different at last.love it.........
will keep following
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Re: Old wine in a new bottle..

Postby SanamMarik » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:20 pm

I am glad the the substrate experiemnts could be of help in this way too... :)
Regarding the scape, Its gonna be cool I gues which we dont normaly get to see in mountains where trees are bigger than mountains...this is gonna be a fantasy land!! I am loving it my imagining how its gonna be in a month.... :x :ymdaydream: :ymdaydream: =p~ =p~

wating to c the pogos in the tank... :D
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