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first day with qavees fitted

co2 on 2 hours before lights.
co2 runs for 9 hours.
lights run 9 and a half hours with 30 minutes sunrise and 60 minutes sunset.
had to turn pumps up 6 % a bit of flow loss..
co2 same as with reactors just to see what's what.
massive bubbles in the tank. had to turn co2 down 3 hours in. ph was dropping too much.
good start with the co2 use as it was turned down a far bit so I will have to do another ph profile..
secound day

bubbles smaller and there's a mist too. had too reduce the pumps down to normal flow rate so theres no flow loss at 700lph..
had to reduce co2 again around 6 hours in so I have reduced co2 from can't really count the bps to around 8-10 bps..
happy so far.. need to see if plants agree but all good so far.
degassed tank water ph 8.1-8.3
degassed tap water ph 7.6-7.8
in tank degassed(night) ph 7.3
co2 on ph 6.3 fish are all ok..
water temperature set at 24
sump 24 degree's
tanks 23 degrees
2 wcpw 200L total.
I leave my tap water in 100L bin all day with air and heat it up to 23 degrees.
I do not test for anything i mean nothing but ph and ec or ppms.
OK maybe co2 drop checker if you want to split hairs.

I dose for 280L dry
kno3 3.2 g 3 times pw
kh2po4 0.6 g 3 times pw
k2so4 1g 3 times pw
500ml mix dosing 10ml 3 times pw
kelamix micro and chaleted iron powder plus 150grams magnesium sulfate.
iron 0.12 ppm each dose
magnesium around 1 ppm per dose

seachams iron once pw 0.10ppm
 
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Is it the liquid seachams your using and how much mate how are the plants looking now it's a couple of weeks in any more resent pics mate there looking amazing I added 30 yellow sukura shrimps today and cant even tell there in there they better get breeding fast lol
 
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Plants are all going good thank you for asking.
I only use the seachems iron once a week after a water change, around 7 to 8ml which should equal out to 0.10 ppm for 280L,
What it says on the tin really.
I also use a dry mix of micros which has iron as well, so in total I add between 0.4~0.5 ppm pw.
your going to have an explosion of shrimp with that amount. I will post more pics soon as I have removed the wood at last and had a reshuffle on the dutch tank and the iwagumi is pretty much the same. I did hack the hc right down so it's going through a bad haircut stage but recovering fast.
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The iwagumi hc was chopped down as close to the substrate as possible and the front line was completely cut away about 3cm back. Some rotting roots below lush growth
First day of the chop 10 days ago
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Today
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another 10 days and it will be good again.
 

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Dutch style in progress.

I sumized the wood would go eventually when the rear plants grew to a decent height.
First day of removing the wood and filling the void with ada soil. I shuffled some plants around as well, made some room ready for some new plants. really get it filled in..
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New plants arrived Friday.
In they went. I will thin out and tidy as it progresses.
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thankyou for all the likes and words of encouragement.
cheers to all
 

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A few more pics of both tanks..
 

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Looking really good mate the carpet is doing well and the Dutch is filling out lovely so your fert mix looks like it's doing the trick have you seen George farmers trick with the carpet about pushing it down with the palm of your hand to keep it compact
 

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Yeah that works but you have to keep at it especially If you have insufficient light. It will work with allot of plants. Good old George and his tricks.
Fortunately my hc is so dense it would lift with enough trapped air. This will be the last time I let it grow out.
I fansy grassy Knowles instead of rolling hills.
 

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your fert mix looks like it's doing the trick
Its ei dosing and having 2 totally different tanks run off 1 sump adds a + to the debate that ei works a treat. The Hc is taking allot of luxury uptake.
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Hi All
I've come too the conclusions I'm a messer, my OCD kicks in and I just can't leave things alone.
Tank name : Dutch courage

The Dutch tank is going well, I have shuffled some plants around added some new ones, it's not there yet in terms of the final photography shot but I'm really happy with the way its turning out.
I will post some shots at the weekend.

Tank name: sea of green
sozo Haishoku
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Love the simplicity of the iwagumi style, I've really enjoyed it. Trimming can get monotness but easy to care for.
Time for a change I thought, so last trim and rescape.
I left the rocks in place started to look at how lush the carpet is and well didn't have dogs to pull it up,
So thought I would leave it,1 hour later I just had to start ripping up the HC, i starterd in the middle of the rock formation and pulled away. Nice healthy white roots, I stopped again thinking am I mad, it took a lot of work to get the carpet in such good condition. Pretty much removed the centre section of the carpet, not much clouding of the water which I was a tad worried about, stopped yet again, coffee break while I thought about it a bit more, no,I like it still to much to destroy it so sozo Haishoku it will be.
Sozo Haishoku is a fantastic way to change the look with plants, so all hard scape is the same. I started it today but need more time to finish planting.
Thanks all
 
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Its half done mate, it's never too late I can always redo but yeah difficult choice. I need more from it and so far I love the change.
I will post some pics soon, I'm still waiting for some more plants I ordered online.
Cheers for the compliment.
 

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Me too, its actually what inspired me to join the hobby. 1 of the amanos,120cm 50x50cm setups.
I think I'm in it for the long hall so plenty of time for my 120,( 50 )P. Dream tank.
 
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Nice size 60p
well I like all ada tanks when there scaped well.
Good thing about smaller tanks is you can change design with much less hassle. In saying that I've not change a complete scape yet.
I'm sure your new 60p will go well mate ;)
 
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Partial shot of the Dutch courage tank.
More to come
 

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Cheers Jay ;)
Finally the plants seem to all have found there place in the Dutch tank, now trying to get 17 species to look good at the same time is the plan.:crazy:
 
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iwagumi.
Sea of green

I'm attempting the transition in 3 stages.
First stage of the sozo Haishoku complete.
 

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