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added 25 Galaxy rasboras to the dutch tank and trimmed bits and bobs..
 

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a bit slow going.. I needed more light.. purchased 2x 450 ea ts.. to sit at the back of each tank.. I also noticed a few shadows at the back of hardscapes.. ai primes are great but I need more also round hole Square peg sinario.. meanwhile ordered 65 green neons.. just to add buce lamandau are thriving
 

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fauna added to the dutch scape over a period of few weeks

25 cory pygmea
65 rasbora maculate
10 red crystal shrimp
5 amano

added to the iwagumi scape

65 green neons
5 amano
carpet of hc filled in a bit.. the dutch tank has been trimmed 3 or 4 times..
still waiting for twinstar lights
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new lights popped on.. beginning of march.
vast improvement overall.. plant health and colour rendition.. ai primes seem washed out a tad compared to the twinstar..
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up to date walts and all..
taken today..
hope you enjoy as much I do.. peace and love to all
 

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added more rotala bonsaI.. first lot melted..
major trim..
looks a bit harsh but confident it will fill in..
orderd some eriocaulon cinereum to go between reinecki mini and cryptocoryne petchii bekettii.. not much contrast.. forgot to mention added a 400 lph sicce pump in the tank (Top right) for a bit more flow..
 

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I'm finally happy with the layout..
all done plant wise I think..
just have to keep it all in check and thin out stems as it grows..
 

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fauna added to the dutch scape over a period of few weeks

25 cory pygmea
65 rasbora maculate
10 red crystal shrimp
5 amano

added to the iwagumi scape

65 green neons
5 amano

Isn't each tank around 90L? with the sump about 60L? If so that's very heavily stocked :eek:
 

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obviously my research on ukaps has helped and still is..

being a novice to underwater gardens and submerse plants in general..
it's a great place for research as you can see.. a big help in all aspects of the hobby..
1 year ago I new nothing about this living art form..
so to achieve what I have for my first planted tanks..
From this to this in only 3 months..
 

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Isn't each tank around 90L? with the sump about 60L? If so that's very heavily stocked :eek:
no mate..
Each tank is 110L and sump is around 80L actual water capacity..
My sump is well equipped for this amount of stock and more there's always die off sadly..
My levels are bang on..
it's also all in the matinance of the system that's important to keep large numbers of fish or large fish..
I have keeped all types of fauna in the past for years with some big tanks.. 1500L back in the day.. so normally I would say yes you are right about stock a tad on the heavy side.. i want to add feeding is the most important part ( my opinion) the list is long with this 1.. people make allot of mistakes when it comes to feeding the fish..
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I have reduced the water levels slightly on both tanks..
I have had no more jumpers since..
it sits around 14mm from the top.
not 1 cory has jumped.. mad really but they know exactly were the surface of the water is as they take air this way..
I do 2 100l water changes pw
 
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thanks..
it's not about that..
we all like a slice of nature indoors.. our own scape corner or escape corner..
you have that.. it's all good.. it took allot of time and research and everything in between.. money was the easy part.. :crazy:
 
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I recently added in tank pumps to assist flow around the hardscapes..that's 8 pumps in total..
I need to adjust the amount of pumps and the only 2 that can be replaced without changing to much are the co2 reactor pumps..
I'm going to fit 1 of these on my dutch tank first..
only removing 1 pump and reactor first. if I hate the bubbles or mist then the only 2 left I can remove is the in tank pumps..
 

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fitted the qanvees ...

they seem good value for the money.. time will tell or asthethics could win over whichever comes first..
 

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