12 March 2017 - Day 1 of the Dennerle tank
Picked up a Dennerle Scaper’s tank from a fellow hobbyist not too long ago. I’ve wanted to create a scape using spiderwood and sand for the longest time, so I figured I’d give it a shot.
Took me around 8 hours to scape (that includes time used to wrap mosses/buces/ferns to the hardscape).
Since it was my first time using spiderwood, I didn’t know that it took several days (sometimes several weeks/months in a few people’s cases) for the wood to sink! It also released some kind of slime and a lot of tannins, staining the water and making it slimy.
Right now it looks like there’s a bit TOO MUCH going on, but hopefully the bolbitis heudelotii and java ferns in the background will grow out in the coming weeks to soften up the mid-back where there are a lot of intersecting and wild branches. I also tied willow moss to those branches in that section to soften the look.
I plan to move my red Taiwan bee shrimp into this tank.
Thanks for reading. I’ll post specs of this project soon!
Can you guys guess how many pieces of wood are in this scape?