so one month old. still keeping up with WC 50% every 3 days.
I like how the rock placement works together almost centered path. Often compositions alike are very static,but you have nailed the dynamics.
Does the job pretty well. I have 1/3rd of it loaded with plastic balls floating free under the flow and one layer of sponge. Co2 catches up under...
A quick one, plants start to pearl every evening. Getting there with my balance
Still on 50% wc every third day and increased dosage of...
Did my first trim to MC today. a very gentle one, but I thought it was the right time.
Also my first video in ages..
3 weeks update.
Water changes every 3rd day 50%
2 weeks progress.. "Side by side"
Got a chance to tidy up under the hood contents. It is always a tricky one in small size aquarium...
Another WC today done. Still on track with everything.
Moss added (riccardia).. looks a bit ugly, because of the super glue, but I hope it will...
Ahaha, that's awesome
Do you snorkel to reach out to your plants in this beast? ￼￼ :D The size is impressive, of everything.. Fair play to you, fair play..
I have introduced the following live stock:
A shoal of 12 Ember Tetras
2 pairs of German Blue Rams, juvelines
2 Amano shrimps...
I think that's the only option available then :D
Thanks Alto and CooKies for your input.
I have had my thoughts about moss recently. More likely, as suggested above, riccardia.
But the struggle would be to plant it on that...
Love the density of plants. Thumbs up
Your base stones are heavy enough to stop the wood from floating. I would suggest some plastic straps or fishing line, that later could be...
Same thoughts on adding amonia. I have had a struggle in past with few projects where at the start I couldn't manage the amonia and so the nitite...
Did my first w/c. Plants still looking good :D
Hygrophila lancea Araguaia
Yes, I thought about adding bit more detail, and I'm sure at some stage it will be introduced to enhance the atmosphere of scape....
6 days planted.
Did not expect that MC will pick up that quick. Should I give it a light trim already? or better wait for another week?
A quick one here,
So far so good...
1. No melting as of yet
2. No algae as of yet
I know it is too early to say anything for good, but looks...
Excellent, you have saved me and my plants :) thank you Fil
Flooded it yesterday.. no floaters so far - good planting skills :D
Still need to make sure the auto dosing pump works right.. hopefully it does...
You are the man alto, thanks for advice.
After a good break I almost forgot how exciting it is..
When it is all set, cupboard arranged, pipes measured, timer set, plants planted.. and now...
It will be a sleepy day at work tomorrow, but this one just got planted
will keep it in DSM for few days
Hey, long time no "see" indeed. Thank you :)
I guess I made it up unintentionally but in line with what's trending now :D
So that's my plants arrived early. I guess I'm sorted for planting now.
Alternanthera reineckii mini;
Hygrophila lancea Araguaia;
Very nicely planted. Green and attractive. Well done
A quick one here. Since all the parts required arrived I flooded yesterday. 95% WC done today. Still a bit milky. I will add some purigen to...
This part I found the most challenging after few dsm starts.. Might be I'm wrong or I was doing it wrong, but in my experience than longer is the...
I must admit, looks good and promising.. But I think I still will go with traditional approach. But great to know this lazy method.. I might try...
It is an interesting and simplified approach, but I'm affraid I won't have few weeks to go with it. 2 weeks max and I will flood it. I think it...
Yes, you are absolutely right, I will dry start it, but it will be a very quick one, for 2 weeks, no more. Just enough to give plnts a chance to...
Thanks. It actually reminds me of a dragons head.. Or that's just my imagination :joyful:
hey, hey alto. good to hear from you.
Thank you for warm welcome :happy::happy:
It has been a while since I have been here. Due to studies and my job and my time, that I can spare with my family, I had no space...
It was so hard to get them. I waited about 18 months until my lfs got them from their suppliers
Otocinclus cocama (Zebra Oto)
When MC goes wild..
If I remember right it is Azaela root.
I think I will let it grow on its own. I trimmed this only once (3 months ago) and I want to see how it will end up without any additional...
Cotton thread. Attach it on the highest spot and just let it grow. It will find its own way down
It has been a while since I have posted any updates. I think it is a time for one :)
This was created immediately after my "Escape"...
Completely forgot to update,
This project is closed now. New one will be posted soon. Thank you everyone for the feedback and following. :)
13 months today.. keep going, keep growing..
Few shots of my Peacock Gobies
Just to compare, then and now (May2016-Feb2017)
Corydoras went to a different home. Changed the stock a little bit around. But when I had them they were shy only 1st week, then they...
Sorry for late reply..
Neon blue goby I have. No issues with shrimp, I have shrimp in that fauna more than ever. From 15-20 the numbers are...
11 months old ...
I feel a bit overrated now :) thanks a lot
I don't see my ones going after shrimp. But it does not mean they will not act diffently id different setup
Thank you ;)
My Video skills are not the most top, but a little practice never hurts. Have a quick one here. 10 months old now:
Ok, I will take to wish to all followers of this scape a Happy holidays..
And this is the last photo update this year..
My buce decided to...
Sorry, cannot recall the name of it
My previous puffer decided to end his days with jumping out the tank. r.i.p. (I had him for about a year.)
This one I have for just about a week...
This one is sigma 105mm 2.8f DG macro. I have tested it on my 7D MK ii, works well. But I prefer it better on my 5D MK iii for the iso...
Thank you :)
never doubted the Sigma choice for macro solution. AF is useless, but in any other aspects it is great for the money
Another mossy update... this time I won't trim it. Instead I will tie it so it wraps that wood well..
Just measured. from the top of the tank glass to LED unit 10cm
Thanks for compliments,
Wild Ruby are bit lazy to shoal, but they do. The best shoaling fish I ever had was Ember Tetras. Wild rubies needs some...
Currently it s on ADA step2. Dosing every 2-3 days 3-4ml + ADA Special shades, every 2-3 days about 5-6 ml.
Time for a quick update.
2 months no scissors..
Also changed my fertilisation approach and water change regime. As I have no demanding plants I...
I feed my fish with variety of frozen only. Live food isnot handy to get and I don't have enough time (or willingness:) to culture my own.
My lfs have them every now and then. 1 badis was 5€ :)
Thanks for heads up. So far, so good. 3 years with no issues regardless of its position :)
Who knows. Lol. I'll let them settle in to see how they go about the colour. I'm not an expert in sexing them :)
Yeah. Impulsive buys are the...
Decided to take back the rainbow dwarfs to LFS. I hope these will be the last changes in live stock. No more "big" fish. With tiny ones this one...
Never thought about this. Lol. I think I should read up some info about breeding them :)
I have now 2 new "friends" :)
A pair of Bluefin Nothobranch
Thank you guys, it is always good to hear a positive feedback
I love it. Great quality and very solid
Hi, thanks for response :)
Here is one of my projects with beamswork only (hi-lumen 1000)...
Yep. Tank is solid and very nicely sealed. Pm me and I will link two of you together. He is based in Dublin too.
It is custom made by local guy who made a tank for me
Now I have a plan to leave it be without scissors for a good while. Would love to see in what it can turn in
P.s. with naming it...
4 stages of my tank to compare. Then and now:
6 months old
Beamswork. Have one for nano. Currently stored away waiting for next nano inspiration. But fairly cheap and great it is
a quick one from this morning
Thank you Tim.
Spiky it is, yes. But it was a little challenging to adjust having it so close to the light.
:) Thanks for the feedback. I may do some video this month.
About Ruby tetras, they were more pearl in colour in lfs and in my tank for 1st 3-4...
Rainbow's are same in life as on photo taken. Colour pops out nicely in little more dimmed areas. I'm not an expert in their gender,...
And a little photo update. Live stock changed. Took Denisonii Barbs back to LFS. Also Black Empreror tetras (got too big)
Replaced with 28 Wild...
Thank you guys and sorry for my late replies. Busy month, August it was
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