View Full Version : Hello everyone from El Monte, CA!

06-02-2009, 06:32 PM
hello peeps, just wanna drop by and say hello to the follower hobbyist. I'm a noob to freshwater plant tank. Have 6 year experience with Reef tank, just wanna try something new, so gonna try aquascape.. Will be asking alot of question *snicker* lol

Milez -

06-02-2009, 06:38 PM
Hi Steven

Welcome to SCAPE :)

06-02-2009, 06:44 PM
:welcome someone else from the San Gabriel Valley. Ask away, that's what the site is for.

06-02-2009, 06:45 PM
ooo reefer time to ask questions ^_^.

welcome to scape

06-02-2009, 06:53 PM
Welcome to SCAPE, Steven, ask as many questions as you can. Knock yourself out LOL. BTW, I'm currently a reefer as well. Yea, got bitten by 2 bugs.

Neon Shrimp
06-02-2009, 09:41 PM
Hi Steven,

Welcome to SCAPE.

06-02-2009, 09:48 PM
:welcome to the gang!!

06-02-2009, 09:56 PM

Glad you found us, hope to see you at an upcoming meeting

Oh yeah, not to bust at our or anything, but I have found Planted Tanks to be about 10x the work of reef tanks when it is all said and done.
I like reef for what it is and plan to set up another, but planted has proven to me to be way more challenging with much more possibilities.

Hope you are up to the challenge and stick to it, it is very rewarding.

And note that I am talking more about the High Tech planted tanks, you can go the el natural or low light route and have a much easier hobby, but not quite as artistic IMHO

06-02-2009, 10:49 PM
lol, toby, at current moment..gonna just start with some low tech setup, but once i graduate from school, that might lead me toward high tech . the aquascape of a bonsai tree under water, really inspire me toward plant tank.. gonna be fun, would love to breed a tank full of zebra danio .. to school around the tank..

06-02-2009, 10:50 PM
Good, glad to see you will stick with it for the long haul.

06-03-2009, 07:46 AM
Maybe not a bonsai tree under water but it's a tree under water. Good inspiration.


Neon Shrimp
06-03-2009, 12:59 PM
Nice picture Jon, where is that from?

06-03-2009, 06:41 PM
I have seen that tank before, I think on APC, can't remember who did it tho.
VERY COOL and Bonzai enough for me.

06-03-2009, 08:33 PM
Here is another that I found here http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/aquascaping/53609-3-years-aquascaping-faao.html

06-04-2009, 12:03 AM
It's a Portuguese guy that I first saw on the AGA scape contest site. They use his tree as one of the year logos. He has a home page that shows how he carefully does everything to make those trees. It's pretty freakin' awesome, and was one of the things that blew my mind, making me get into this hobby.

06-04-2009, 02:29 AM
those plant tanks are so creative! wonder are they consider low tech or high tech plant tanks?

06-04-2009, 10:32 AM
Welcome aboard Steven!!!!:blos:

06-04-2009, 02:17 PM
those plant tanks are so creative! wonder are they consider low tech or high tech plant tanks?
I believe they are all "high-tech"

He is extremely careful about lighting, fertilization, CO2, layout, choosing plants, etc. so I think it would be definitely considered high maintenance and high-tech.

Everyone seems to take EVERYTHING out of the tank when they do all their photos, so it looks like it's a magical little kingdom with no outside help, but when it's in normal operation, there's TONS of stuff in there to do all sorts of things. Even the lighting is often completely staged, using crazy professional flash-bulb setups with huge reflectors and backgrounds.

I was surprised at some of the things I found on some website's "how to photograph your tank" threads, and it kinda spoiled some of the beauty knowing it was so carefully set up for the shot.

06-04-2009, 04:17 PM
its gonna be a fun attempting to recreate something that artistic!

06-08-2009, 04:17 PM
Hi and welcome to SCAPE!