Search results

  1. JEK

    Godswood - my personal paradise.

    @Aqua360 I agree with you in general, but I'd add that more diversity in fish (but still lightly stocked) can fit a more wild jungle style scape really well imo.
  2. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    I got hold of a micro worm starter culture. The ember tetras seems to enjoy them a lot. Corys are still hiding almost all the time and I think I might have lost a few. I had one confirmed loss some weeks ago and I've only been able to spot 5 together recently. More might be alive though since...
  3. JEK

    Ada 60p, the trunk

    Looking good. Really like the "cave" under the wood.
  4. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    @CooKieS It's on my wishlist :) Btw the ember tetras has become extremely skittish lately. They hide just if I move around in the room. They used to be more calm.. Don't really know why. And I almost never see the pygmy corys anymore..
  5. JEK

    Mountain wabi kusa 17l

    Looks good! Why not fill it?
  6. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Trim and filter + lily pipe clean (the last two are IMO the absolutely worst part of this hobby)
  7. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Thanks guys! Sand is so 2019 ;)
  8. JEK

    Kitchen Nano

    Very cool hardscape! Looks good as it is. The moss balls aren't looking to vibrant but that's maybe just the light? I think really small stem plants like micranthemum umbrosum could look good in the background and Hemianthus callitrichoides 'cuba' and Monte Carlo in the foreground. Mayne some...
  9. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    MC is planted! Not the easiest species to plant in a running tank. Hope that some of it actually stays in the soil long enough to grow roots.
  10. JEK

    16 l shrimp jungle

    I kept a few plantlets and transferred to my 60-p. Unfortunately no. It kinda looks like sagitaria, not super interesting unless it's flowering. No going to start it from scratch with new plants :)
  11. JEK

    16 l shrimp jungle

    I've actually just emptied the tank today. Had it running with some emersed plants (baldellia repens) for a while, but I want to start it up again with water soon. Need to get a new filter first though as the HOB it came with just is too noisy. And would also like some CO2 on it again.
  12. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Haven't watched Filipe's video yet, but his work is always great. :) I'm not sure, but I suspect that the soil that i capped with sand actually started to move up trough the sand over time. I think my next few scapes will be soil only or at least have a very good barrier between sand and soil...
  13. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    got tired of soil getting into the sand all the time.. Have ordered some pots of monte carlo.
  14. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    My 60P looks pretty much the same, but here's a tank I scaped and maintain at my university:
  15. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    post-trim. I think the fish prefer the over-grown look ;-)
  16. JEK

    Keetchy's rescaped, 1st Iwagumi tank (Page 7)

    What are your planning to keep?
  17. JEK

    Ada 60P, 'behind blue eyes'

    I've also seen some staghorn in my 60 p recently. Not worse than spotdosing excel and removing infected leaves got rid of it. You could also try my low co2, low nutrient approach ;) Everything slows down then, including algae.
  18. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Time for a trim
  19. JEK

    Channelling my inner Filipe - Getting there!

    Great start! Looks really promising!
  20. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Thank you! I really like triangular compositions as well, but I feel like I'm doing them too much so next scape will be a v shape. And I'll try to make the hardscape more maitenance friendly and limit the number of species to under 10 next time ( I have over 20 species of plants in this scape :D).
  21. JEK

    Re-education.....

    Such a beautiful scape! Love the whiptails.
  22. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Thanks! Starting to get the itch to rescape it though. So many things to improve!
  23. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    I managed to clean one of the lily pipes!
  24. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    I think it's just detritus collecting in that part of the tank due to the flow.
  25. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Not much to report here except that the glassware is slightly dirtier than last time and that the moss is starting to grown in.
  26. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    I always felt like one of the branches had an unnatural angle compared to the others, so I removed. Do you think it looks better without it or should I add it back in? Btw, I'm running very low CO2 levels - around 0.3 bps - the drop checker never gets green. So relatively high light, lean...
  27. JEK

    ADA 90P - "Low Roar"

    Nice video. I especially like your use of bolbitis and wavy bucephalandra. And you really keep everything spotless. How long time do you use on maintenance weekly if you don't mind me asking?
  28. JEK

    300l build layout

    I like salvinia auriculata as the roots doesn't get too long. I will float around with the surface current, which can be a bit annoying but you can always remove them when your tank is more mature and has more active growth and higher plant biomass.
  29. JEK

    ADA 90P - "Low Roar"

    Lovely fish. No problems with jumpers so far?
  30. JEK

    60x40x40cm Dragon stone iwagumi

    Looking good! lovely colour and good choice with the ember tetras.
  31. JEK

    ADA 90P - "Low Roar"

    Looks great! Seems like you fish likes to hide:D
  32. JEK

    3rd Time Lucky 45p

    Otocinclus should be kept in groups so I would advice you to get some more of them.
  33. JEK

    45 All in One

    Nice hardscape! Are you going for a triangular or an island composition?
  34. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    The small corys are just lovely and are much bolder now that I have a proper number the ember tetras are really nice as well although a bit more active than I expected.. They had H. amapaensis in the shop as well but they were really expensive unfortunetaly. They looked really nice though so it...
  35. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Great idea and thanks!
  36. JEK

    'slow death of a roots', 17l optiwhite nano aquascape

    Looks interesting! I think marselia would look good in the foreground.
  37. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Haha, the worst thing is that it's only around two weeks since i cleaned them last time. Might switch to steel one day. And thanks! I'm suprised myself how little algae I've got.
  38. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Post trim Just added more Corydoras pygmaeus to a total of 9 and 15 Hyphessobrycon amandae. I've removed the moss balls again and added some small rocks with taiwan moss glued on. Just can't have a tank without moss it seems:D
  39. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Thanks for your comments. Will play a bit around with the green algae and small rocks. Have also considered adding moss to the tanks.. @Wookii Hmm I've had those for a while. I think the larger one is some sort of 'red' variety and the one with really small leaves is 'Lamandau mini red' if I...
  40. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    I might add them back again ;-)
  41. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Better without the moss balls?
  42. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    They do have tiny little mouths. I'll try and get a hold of some grindal worms and start a culture.
  43. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    C. pygmaeus added - only 4 so far (long story), but the plan is to get at least twice as many.
  44. JEK

    Ada 60P, 'behind blue eyes'

    How much whisky do you dose? ;)
  45. JEK

    MrStoffel's 60-P - Taken by storm

    If you follow aquariumgardens in instagram they just posted a picture if a 60 P with a large piece of wood similar to yours. Maybe some inspiration for you :)
  46. JEK

    MrStoffel's 60-P - Taken by storm

    Eleocharis 'mini' is a nice and easy carpeting plant. I think the scape would look great with glossostigma but that one is a bit trickier to keep compact.
  47. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    You're very welcome.
  48. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Exactly - I have torn most of them in half.
  49. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    First vertebrates are going to be added soon.
  50. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Thanks a lot! The mossy clumps are Aegagropila linnaei (actually a green algae).
  51. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    New additions; Hygrophila pinnatifida and Myriophyllum 'Guyana'. Myriophyllum is planted behind the Blyxa instead of Bacopa caroliniana as I found the leaf size to large for that part of the tank. I think the Hygrophila will (and already has) improved the shade/light balance a lot.
  52. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Cool! Then I won't rule them out. Some new plant additions as well as livestock coming up later today. Watch this space ;-)
  53. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Anyone that has tried keeping black neons or ampaensis with cherry shrimp? Will the population be able to sustain itself?
  54. JEK

    MrStoffel's 60-P - Taken by storm

    Looks like an old fallen tree - I like it. I think it could look great with some moss and ferns growing on the driftwood. Maybe you could place some of the other small pieces so they look like sidebranches from the main trunk? You could glue them on with superglue if needed. @alto No worries -...
  55. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    They look really nice. Good suggestion!
  56. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    I have actually considered them!
  57. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Thanks @CooKieS Any suggestions on fish? I'm thinking about a shoal of black neons.
  58. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    3 weeks: Eriocaulon and Eleocharis mixed "carpet". Excited to see how it turns out.
  59. JEK

    MrStoffel's 60-P - Taken by storm

    I think your newesr idea could look good! But I would probably place the rocks a bit flatter because you can raise the wood a lot just with sloping substrate.
  60. JEK

    MrStoffel's 60-P - Taken by storm

    @MrStoffel that new piece of driftwood looks great! If it floats a possible solution could also be to glue it to stone. As far as I know people usually just place powersand on the bottom with soil on top. @alto I don't want to derail Mrstoffels thread with this discussion, but I think your...
  61. JEK

    MrStoffel's 60-P - Taken by storm

    I have to disagree with you there, I simply don't think anyone can make a "very nice" layout with only the materials we see in the pictures - unless it's Dutch style. ;-) Sure you don't need huge ammounts like the trend is today, but those pieces of driftwood we see on the pictures are simply...
  62. JEK

    45P Nature Aquarium Mountain Aquascape

    Stunning! Is it flame moss in the backmost right?
  63. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Thanks! It's a type of green algae Aegagropila linnaei, also known as moss balls or marimo balls. Wanted to try them out a lower maintenance alternative to moss (they grow extremely slowly).
  64. JEK

    60x40x40cm Dragon stone iwagumi

    Dragonstone combined with all those reddish stem plants will create some really nice warm colours! Nicely done!
  65. JEK

    MrStoffel's 60-P - Taken by storm

    So my advice for hardscape is to first and foremost get a lot more of it. You simply don't have enough materials to create a high impact hardscape. And don't try to find the "perfect" piece of wood because that's really hard. ;) You can always saw pieces off and glue several pieces together to...
  66. JEK

    MrStoffel's 60-P - Taken by storm

    Great pictures from you reef tank! Some good equipment for your 60 P. Do you have any particular styles/hardscape/plants in mind?
  67. JEK

    Nano cave scape #1 - evolution

    The cave looks cool and great depth! But not crazy about the left rock i must admit. Not sure if it's the shape or because it looks too symmetrical for my taste..
  68. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Some new additions.
  69. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    So I'm happy with the left side (first picture), but unsure if I should extend the soil part of the right side so there's space for a few more plants. What do you guys think? Also; should I add some moss on a few of the branches? I've been debating with myself whether to do it or not..
  70. JEK

    d2's Planted Tank Adventurama

    Is it a big batch of plants coming up? I would be a little worried if I had such a small plant biomass at the beginning. Maybe add some floating plants? Ember tetras look great!
  71. JEK

    The Island - ADA 75P - Tropica Feature results

    I notice that your frogbit has nice and short roots. Do you trim or do anything to keep them short? Nice scape and fish btw!
  72. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Reassuring to hear. I like the green to pop the most so seems like the e series was right for me :-)
  73. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Yeah I bought it because it was a bit cheaper and I actually like the look better compared to the s series. I'm not growing super demanding plants so it's more than enough.
  74. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Couldn't help adding a little CO2 to speed things up a little.
  75. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Thanks Dan! I also might add CO2 later, and keep it at moderate levels. Thanks for the tip about the light! Are you also using the Twinstar E series? My cabinet is 70 cm in height.
  76. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Thanks! Got some really nice small pieces from Aquasabi.
  77. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Plant list (from left to right): Background: Hygrophila polysperma, Rotala rotundifolia, Limnophila sessiflora, Ludwigia palustris, Vallisneria nana, Bacopa australis, cryptocoryne x willisi, Cryptocoryne wendtii green, Cryptocoryne becketii petchii, Midground/epiphytes: Bolbitis heudelotii...
  78. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Thanks! Took some sawing to get everything to fit together.
  79. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Okay so this is the one I'm the most happy with so far: Not sure about the s-curved branch that's ends almost in center of the tank. Thinking about sawing the upward curving bit off and glue another tip on.
  80. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Starting to like this V shape layout better. Still needs more rocks and sand in the foreground so try to imagine that instead of the soil. ;-)
  81. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Thanks! Inspired by MD Fish Tanks I decided to keep it low-tech and have just ordered plants. Foreground: "Moss" balls, some accents of Eleocharis "mini", Hydrocotyle cf. tripartita growing over the stones. Midground/epiphytes: Anubias "Petite", some bucephalandras, some accents with java...
  82. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    @Matt @ ScapeEasy Don't you think that will make the layout too symmetric? I have some smaller pieces lying around so might try it. Hmm you might be right about red in the centre. I remember I have seen an ADA layout combining red ludwigia and E. vivipara and creating a very nice effect bit i...
  83. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    I finally decided to start this tank again and bought some red moor wood and la plata sand at my local aquascaping store today. I need more rocks so I'll try to get hold of some Seiryu rubble (or make it my self). I'm tempted to get a CO2 kit and go high-tech with this scape. If I decide to do...
  84. JEK

    16 l shrimp jungle

    It's still running as a low tech tank with no problems. No algae and minimal maintenance. It doesn't look to good scape-wise right now as I recently removed the Eleocharis in the foreground as it kept getting overgrown with moss and didn't looked too fresh. With a large plant mass and some...
  85. JEK

    16 l shrimp jungle

    Thanks! When I used CO2 I would dose almost everyday with tropica specialized but now that it's low tech, I dose very little and only every few weeks or so.
  86. JEK

    ADA 90P - "Low Roar"

    Such a great layout, Shinobi. The kubotai's really fit the vibe of the scape. Have you considered adding some moss to the tips of the cut-off branches?
  87. JEK

    16 l shrimp jungle

    Changed the hardscape:
  88. JEK

    40x28x30 "The Ent" 30liters CLOSED

    Damn.. That sucks. Never experienced anything like that myself. Hope there's someone that is able to help.
  89. JEK

    40x28x30 "The Ent" 30liters CLOSED

    Looks great! Tucanoichtys tucano seem really interesting - how expensive are they?
  90. JEK

    40x28x30 "The Ent" 30liters CLOSED

    I instantly thought of the scene where Merry and Pippin gets picked up by the Ent when i saw it :)
  91. JEK

    40x28x30 "The Ent" 30liters CLOSED

    That's clearly an Ent, not the beast from Gévaudan. ;) Really cool hardscape!
  92. JEK

    16 l shrimp jungle

    Removed the LImnobium during a water change to se how the tanks looks without their roots covering everything. I added them back again after the water change as I think the removal of all the floating plants would result in algae problems for sure. Also trimmed down the Microsorum to the...
  93. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Impressive!
  94. JEK

    16 l shrimp jungle

    The biodiversity in this tank is increasing. Quality is not the best - filmed through a magnifying glass on my phone, but could these be some small copepods? Also spotted a hydra I think.. Will nerite snails lay eggs in freshwater? I'm spotting some white, slightly oval eggs in the tank...
  95. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    @dw1305 thanks for the in depth explanation.
  96. JEK

    16 l shrimp jungle

    Thanks! Very unproblematic actually! The eleocharis didn't melt or anything, just stoppped growing as fast. The other plants are from my 60 l and has just been added so we'll see how they react to the transistion (I keep this tank at 300 microsiemens vs 200 in the 60 liters so not a huge...
  97. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    What about habrosus or hastatus?
  98. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    The scape just didn't do it for me so I have closed the tank down and is going to take some time to think about what to do with it. I have several ideas in mind: 1. Island shape with frodo stone and red moor. Sand as substrate. Epiphytes on the wood and lots of vallisneria in the background...
  99. JEK

    16 l shrimp jungle

    Turned this tank into a low tech shrimp jungle! The plan is to let it get really overgrown.
  100. JEK

    60-P "Succession"

    Thanks for the suggestion, Matt. Really nice scape you linked to! I've also thought about making it into more of an island layout instead of the v shape I have now.
Top