60-P "Succession"

Discussion in 'Journals' started by JEK, 23 Apr 2019.

  1. Dan OB

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    Hi Jek, I really like the look of this scape so far! I actually started mine as a low tech but then decided to add some co2. But going back to some of the discussions early on I'm not going crazy on how much co2 I'm injecting. I don't know what you have your light set to but I found 30% about right for low tech with the twinstar. I'm also thinking of ordering a cabinet for my ada 60p from Green Aqua as my current one (IKEA Besta) is showing signs of water damage and let's the overall appearance down. I'm a little worried about moving the tank to a new cabinet as my scape has a few large rocks in it, may have to wait untill I rescape! Did you go for 70 or 80cm in height?
     
  2. JEK

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    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.
     
  3. JEK

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    Couldn't help adding a little CO2 to speed things up a little.
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  4. Dan OB

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    Yeah, I have the same light, still a great light as far as I'm concerned, I know there is a new brighter version now, but I think it's still very strong for an ADA 60p.
     
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  5. JEK

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    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.
     
  6. CooKieS

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    Got the same light, one of the first that was sold in Europe, had good growth on every plants even the difficult ones in my 60p. I think the S series rendering is too reddish, seems that the New v2.0 has improved ...we'll see ;)
     
  7. JEK

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

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    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..

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  9. JEK

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    Some new additions.
     
  10. MrStoffel

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    Beautifull tank Johan!
    What are those green moss like plants between the rocks?
     
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  11. JEK

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    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).
     
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  12. JEK

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    Eriocaulon and Eleocharis mixed "carpet". Excited to see how it turns out.
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  13. CooKieS

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    Nice addition
     
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  14. JEK

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    Thanks @CooKieS

    Any suggestions on fish? I'm thinking about a shoal of black neons.
     
  15. Harry H

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    You might think it is boring, but cardinal tetras would look good IMHO.
     
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  16. JEK

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    I have actually considered them!
     
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  17. Jayefc1

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    As always mu fav ember tetra cant beat that flash of little red swimming around the tank
    Cheers
    Jay
     
  18. CooKieS

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    Would suggest something different: hyphessobrycon amapaensis
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  19. JEK

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    They look really nice. Good suggestion!
     
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  20. JEK

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