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20l cube, second attempt on nano Iwagumi

Mark Evans

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the ug has grown good.

it's apparent you've got some brown algae?....once you've overcome it and plants merge together, things should take shape nicely. :D

the tenellus don't look right at the back though...it is tenelus?....
 

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saintly said:
the ug has grown good.

it's apparent you've got some brown algae?....once you've overcome it and plants merge together, things should take shape nicely. :D

the tenellus don't look right at the back though...it is tenelus?....

Yes, it is tenellus. Somehow I feel unhappy with the scape, that I cant really call a scape because it was more a test of new plants and high tech on a nano tank. I will give this tank 1 more month to see how things go and grow and than rescape it :D
 

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Jur4ik said:
it was more a test of new plants and high tech on a nano tank.

it's how we learn. you know jur4ik, that my new 60 cm journal on GA forums contains 14 varieties of plants half of which i've never tried before :D
 

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hehe , we never stop learning ;)

kindaway difficult to imagine that there are still plants you havent tried out yet :lol:

what would suit the rear corner better than tenellus?
 

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brown algae is the only "plant" that is growing crazy :lol:

After I trimmed UG down it almost melted. Left corner stem plant I took out because it was totaly covered with algae.
Helferi is slowly recovering and I now got Cherry Schrimp babys in there :D
 

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This tank has gone threw few major changes and now I´m glad to present what this now looks like :D

First of all I want to you to remember how it looked like right after planting
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first growth and melting after a couple of weeks
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After I decided that UG grows too high and trimmed it down algae brake out from everywhere and most of it melted away.
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but not all bad at this point, first baby shrimps appeared (my first baby shrimps ever!)
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Well this is what the tank looked like for a few weeks until I decided that something must happen to get rid of all the algae and I replaced and added some new plants. Havent done any picture of this, it was about 1 week ago. As some of you might have noticed I have been a while away, because I was on vacation in turkey. After I come back most of the brown algae was gone but some new green hair stuff appeared. After massive cleaning and replacing the plants in the back corners I´m proud to present what this tank now looks like
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there are now felt 100 shrimp babys in it, the biggest are now about 1cm long. After aweek or so I will give the HC a proper trimm and clean the small stones in the foreground to make the hardscape again visible.

Here is an updated plant list:
-HC
-UG
-P.Helferi
-Rotala Rotundifolia Red
-E-Tenellus
-Hydrocotyla Verticulata
-Lymnophila sessiliflora
-Hemianthus micranthemoides
-hygrophila difformis plantlets (as long as they are small)
-Limnobium laevigatum

Tech info
-2x11watt Dennerle for 8 hours
-non heated 26°C
-1b/2s Co2
-daily 2ml TPN+
-daily 0,75ml Easy Carbo
-daily wc 50%

Fauna:
-5 adult red cherrys and 50-100 babys :D
 

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it's certainly gone through many changes and problems mate, but it looks like your overcoming them in the last picture. :D
 

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saintly said:
it's certainly gone through many changes and problems mate, but it looks like your overcoming them in the last picture. :D

thanks mate,
what do you now think about the background plants? Hope to see a nano tank made by Saintly one day .. 8)
 

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thanks guys,
I realy must say it was a long fight but by the end easily won - simply added more plants :lol:
 
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