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Product: planted javawood by Anubias Italy

One does not need any skills from now on… only good taste to choose the right piece and place it over decorative sand. This is great stuff!

Photo credit by Oliver Knott

DDIY aquariums (don’t do it yourself)

An aquascape by Voladuson: “Big wood in small tank

Pass or fail? 

We like it, quite a bit!

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Forest scape in the GreenAqua showroom in 240l. It is absolutely fabulous.

The Rupture, Day 35 of 90 
at the greenaqua.hu Scapers’ Day competition

(no detail photos, unfortunately)

Blue lagoon, Day 35 of 90 at the greenaqua.hu Scapers’ Day competition
Blue lagoon, Day 35 of 90 at the greenaqua.hu Scapers’ Day competition
Blue lagoon, Day 35 of 90 at the greenaqua.hu Scapers’ Day competition

Blue lagoon, Day 35 of 90 
at the greenaqua.hu Scapers’ Day competition

Eweni, Day 35 of 90 at the greenaqua.hu Scapers’ Day competition
Eweni, Day 35 of 90 at the greenaqua.hu Scapers’ Day competition
Eweni, Day 35 of 90 at the greenaqua.hu Scapers’ Day competition

Eweni, Day 35 of 90 
at the greenaqua.hu Scapers’ Day competition

My Fabulous Decay (54l), at 8-9 months, brutally overgrown and undergroomed. The refined look of the past is gone, but the lush greens are pretty appealing.
My Fabulous Decay (54l), at 8-9 months, brutally overgrown and undergroomed. The refined look of the past is gone, but the lush greens are pretty appealing.
My Fabulous Decay (54l), at 8-9 months, brutally overgrown and undergroomed. The refined look of the past is gone, but the lush greens are pretty appealing.

My Fabulous Decay (54l), at 8-9 months, brutally overgrown and undergroomed. The refined look of the past is gone, but the lush greens are pretty appealing.

Tree of Life, by Filipe Oliveira. We may have had this before, but you just can’t get enough :D

A message from helplesshuman
I think that people tend to confuse emersed with immersed, not submerged. I've had some mopani wood in my 10g for ~three months now and it just keeps growing this nasty gray stuff... I've heard it will go away, but is there anything to speed it up?

the white-gray stuff (fuzz or slime) should normally go away within a couple of weeks after introducing the wood in the water — some resources say they can last for months, too (never encountered that myself).

If you can, take out the wood and scrub the fuzz off thoroughly, otherwise do this in the tank with an old toothbrush.

Siamese Algae Eaters as well as otos would eat this, and shrimps should normally help, too (amano, specifically). If it still keeps coming back after months — this is beyond me. 

A message from kurotabovortex
How do you grow such cool things under water? It looks like real trees and stuff. Do you have or know an website where you show, how to make something like that? It´s really incredible, amazing stuff.

When I said it is emersed, it meant that this is not under water (not submersed). I actually used a very young real tree I found in my mom’s garden, asparagus and some land moss. I am setting up a website for my kokedamas which also will be a webshop — I am not quite sure if these rock creations can be put on delivery, I think they would fall apart. But to do this you simply have to go to the nature, collect ingredients, and assemble it with some sticky soil, such as keto or what I used: swamp soil. Good luck, and if you do not mind, share your creation with me :)