50l of Stones and Grass

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  1. akwarybka

    akwarybka Member

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    Hello,

    I have been browsing this forum for a long time now, though I might put something here as well. This tank is two weeks old now, no problems so far. It's first time I have such a High Tech tank, I'm used to LT.

    Some specs:

    Aquarium: 60x36x30cm 13 years old, and heavily scratched
    Heater: 25W
    Filtration: AquaClear 30
    Light: Hagen Glo 2x24W T5, Sylvania Aquastar and Grolux
    Soil: ADA Power Sand, Tropica Aquarium Soil Powder
    Rocks: Ancient Stone
    CO2: Pressurised cylinder, 2bbl/s
    Extras: Twinstar Mini
    Fertilizing: Salts
    Plants: Eleocharis parvula (plus some Rotala macrandra and Cabomba caroliniana at the start)

    Livestock: Amano shrimp, Ottocinclus, green neon tetras
    I'm using temporary black background at the moment, it will be white in the future.

    After 1 week
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    After 2 weeks
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  2. Voytek

    Voytek Member

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    Hey. When all plants will move on, it will be very nice tank :) Good start. :thumbup:
     
  3. Dantrasy

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    You have a good eye. Keep us updated. :)
     
  4. banthaman.jm

    banthaman.jm Member

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    Great layout to your hard scape, will be watching your tanks progress :thumbup:
    Jim
     
  5. Troels Zacho

    Troels Zacho Member

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    Looks great already


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  6. AquamaniacUK

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    Nice rockwork.
    Those rocks look amazing.
    Though i have to say with that kind of rockwork i would have kept with small sized plants.
    The stem plants break the illusion atleast to me, because they grow higher than the rocks.
    Either way is just personal opinion and the tank looks lovely.
     
  7. akwarybka

    akwarybka Member

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    Thanks guys :)

    I agree completely :) stem plants are there temporarily, to help tank mature ;)
     
  8. akwarybka

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    3 weeks are passing, cabomba should be out soon :)
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  9. nayr88

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    Good read. Keep up the good work
     
  10. Greenfinger2

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    Hi Akwarybka, Coming on nicely:) Looking forward to your updates.
     
  11. akwarybka

    akwarybka Member

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    With green neon tetras and some otos. Will need to clean my diffuser soon.

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  12. Voytek

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    Hey. Tank looks great without cabomba :thumbup: Nice, clean and tidy as should be. Good job :happy:
     
  13. JamieB

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    Love those stones. Very nice.
     
  14. akwarybka

    akwarybka Member

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    Thanks guys :)

    Had some disasters happening over Christmas when I was away... Fish getting into filter, fish getting white spot as a result of getting into filter, and then algae issues as a result of dead fish :( Merry Christmas I guess...

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  15. Eduard18

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    amazing rocks ! tank on ! :)
     
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  16. Mannic05

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    Great looking tank, for 13 years old it still looks good. Love the Rocks,
     
  17. akwarybka

    akwarybka Member

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    Thanks :)

    Fish are back :)
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  18. nayr88

    nayr88 Member

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    Still looking spot on. Can you get a picture using any other lights? The purple light reflection really takes away the focus from the aqua scape?
    Cheers
     
  19. akwarybka

    akwarybka Member

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    Here you go :)

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  20. Bacms

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    Sorry to hear about your problems. Tank is looking great though

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