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10 Apr 2013 23:08 #1 by zabol001
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Hi
I would like to present my aquarium that has been started 1 March 2013 instead of old 54l tank .

Dimensions: 100x30x40

Lighting: 2x39W Sylvania Grolux + Sylvania 865 (10h/24)
Fertilization: EI (salts) + EL Profito, Ferro Carbo
NO3 - 25ppm
KH2PO4 - 3ppm
K2SO4 - 15ppm
MgSO4.7H2O - 10 ppm

EL Profito - 21ml
EL Ferro - 2ml
Carbo EL - 3ml (daily)

High-pressure CO2 cylinder (5kg)+ dual gauges reductor + solenoid valve + glass bubble counter + Co2 glass diffuser

Substrate: Ada Amazonia New 18l

Filtration: Eheim 2224

Species of plants:

Hemianthus callitrichoides Cuba
Alternanthera reineckii Mini
Staurogyne repens
Alternanthera reineckii Purple
Rotala Green
Hemianthus micranthemoides
Monosolenium tenerum
Bacopa Caroliniana
Hydrocotyle tripartita
Pogostemon erectus
Rotala macrandra Japan
Proserpinaca palustris Cuba
Hygrophila polysperma


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11 Apr 2013 08:05 #2 by pit
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I like more roots or stones in a tank ,but as a planted this one is very good. PLant condition is perfect

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11 Apr 2013 18:40 #3 by ghart
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You have a good eye for design.
Beautiful aquascaping.
Very clean and amazingly healthy looking plants.
Thanks for sharing.

Greg

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11 Apr 2013 20:38 #4 by Q_Comets
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Amazing looking tank.

Can you tell me what this plant is


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11 Apr 2013 20:51 - 11 Apr 2013 20:52 #5 by bmcg38
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truly superb !




are the rasbora and cardinal the only fish in it ?
Last edit: 11 Apr 2013 20:52 by bmcg38.

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11 Apr 2013 22:36 - 11 Apr 2013 22:40 #6 by zabol001
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Plant from picture Pogostemon erectus
At the moment i have not many fish. I can't decide.
4 black molly 20 rasbora and few neons.
Last edit: 11 Apr 2013 22:40 by zabol001.

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12 Apr 2013 08:36 #7 by bmcg38
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Plant from picture Pogostemon erectus
At the moment i have not many fish. I can't decide.
4 black molly 20 rasbora and few neons.


ah , thought they were cardinals . Out of interest what kind of cleaning routine do you have in place ?

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12 Apr 2013 15:44 #8 by zabol001
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Every week change around 20-30% water, cleaning glass diffuser and front glass.
Trim some plants every week or two.
Every day some fertz.
I don't use any water tests in this time.

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15 Apr 2013 21:37 #9 by ck1
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very nice tank.how do you trim the Pogostemon erectus i read its best to pull it up cut it and replant it.

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15 Apr 2013 23:34 #10 by zabol001
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Just cut in half way, from old part start to grow new and top i plant again.

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18 Apr 2013 12:11 #11 by J.Wang
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Did you paint the backgound black or just because the room is dark?

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18 Apr 2013 12:32 #12 by Ski
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Wow very nice. That's one of the nicest planted tanks I've seen

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18 Apr 2013 16:59 #13 by zabol001
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Did you paint the backgound black or just because the room is dark?

Background is paint from back. Just ordinary vinyl paint 3 covers.

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19 Jun 2013 23:56 #14 by zabol001

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20 Jun 2013 00:04 #15 by Stem12
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by far one of the best planted tanks i've seen nice work mate,

Stephen M.

Juwel Vision 260-
20ltr-Fluval Spec-
19ltr-Fluval Chi-

Keep The Water Fresh-

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20 Jun 2013 07:39 #16 by Santiagovalcarcel
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Stunning ! :cool:

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20 Jun 2013 11:52 #17 by blade
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Very Nice Tank , i love the layout and contrast with reds and greens ,

Welldone

Michael

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20 Jun 2013 12:05 #18 by Q_Comets
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A work of art

Congrats

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20 Jun 2013 17:49 #19 by Melander
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As said before, this tank is simply stunning!

Andreas

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20 Jun 2013 18:08 #20 by Gonefishy
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Superb......I could only dream of my tank looking like that...great job and take a bow...

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21 Jun 2013 22:45 #21 by zabol001
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Stop dreaming. Read some info online, Buy Co2 some fertz good bit of lights and start trying.
For begining you dont need special substrates, external filters or opti white tank :)

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02 Sep 2013 17:47 #23 by pit
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Very nice :)

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04 Sep 2013 20:32 #24 by gunnered72
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Aquascaping at its best!

Tank looks amazing!

Well done!

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04 Sep 2013 21:44 #25 by Homer
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Lovely use of the Reds.

H.

The Glass is always greener on the other side.


It's NOT "Chee lick", NOT "Chee Chee Licks"!!! Cichlids is pronounced as "Sick Lids"!!!!!

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04 Sep 2013 22:06 #26 by LemonJelly
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amazing tank. it's really well balanced. is this what would be classed as a "dutch aquarium"?

any tips about your hemianthus callitrichoides? i'm thinking of using it to carpet a 60L shrimp tank. does it grow quickly? how would you recommend planting it? i'm planning on using Aquabasis and JBL Manado and fertilising it with ProFito and EasyCarbo

"The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of your life; your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you.They're freeing your soul."

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05 Sep 2013 00:37 #27 by zabol001
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Easy carbo and profito will be not enough. You need to use NPK nitrogen phosphorus potassium.
Profito use like micro elements and easy carbo just to help your co2. Most important are lights and good circulation of co2.
All npk you can buy from easy life , ada ,aqua art or mixed dry salts.
Your substrate will be good. Just cut small pieces and put in to substrate every one inch.

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05 Sep 2013 01:08 #29 by LemonJelly
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thanks mate. I think I might be falling back to my "Plan B" of using Hydrocotyle tripartita. At least I know I can grow that without too much trouble :)

"The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of your life; your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you.They're freeing your soul."

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05 Sep 2013 08:59 #30 by CrustyCrab
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Start here www.ukaps.org/index.php?page=dosing-with-dry-salts


Great article, Thanks for sharing.

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