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Andyh's Journal "Green Beach" Update 01/03/2013

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Re: Andyh's Journal "Green Beach" Update 02/09

KrisHumphreys1991 said:
Looking superb. Your scales are always so clean looking!

Cheers Chris! Scales? aaaah do you means scapes? :lol:
 

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Re: Andyh's Journal "Green Beach" Update 02/09

Scapes mate sorry ! :lol:

I'm sure your scales are just as nice !
 
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KrisHumphreys1991 said:
Scapes mate sorry ! :lol:

I'm sure your scales are just as nice !

Are you saying he's a Mermaid ? o_O
 

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Re: Andyh's Journal "Green Beach" Update 02/09

Update 7th Sept 2012

The tank is looking really healthy at the moment, the plants are showing no sign of deficiencies and are all growing well.

I added a Shoal of Danio margaritatus (Celestial Pearl Danio) or even Galaxy Rasbora as they used to be called.

check out Seriously Fish for full spec:
http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/danio-margaritatus/
Pic taken from Seriously Fish:
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They are quite young approx. 12mm long. They look wicked shoaling in the Blxya.

Maintenance and Upkeep:

Currently completing 3 water changes per week.(all using Tetra Aquasafe)
1 x major 50%; Dosing 5ml of Easylife Kalium (potassium) and 5ml of Tropica TPN
2 x small 25%; Dosing 2ml of Kalium and 2ml of Tropica TPN

Just changed Carbon in Filter as was at least 6 weeks old.

Other Dosing on weekly basis as and when required with 50% WC
ADA ECA (Iron) 10ml
ADA Green Gain with heavy prunes.
Easylife Algexit 6ml

Daily attention involves pruning and removing plant waste, glass and glassware cleaning.

Still only running 1x 24w T5, apart from photos and visitors and then i add a second tube or even all four (BUT THATS WAY TO MUCH light to be sustained!

If i get chance i will upload some pictures over the weekend.

Thanks for looking :thumbup:
Andyh
 

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Re: Andyh's Journal "Green Beach" Update 07/09

:woot: aye carumber!!!!
 

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Re: Andyh's Journal "Green Beach" Update 07/09

Gary Nelson said:
Those fish are showing stunning colours! Lovely fish for a nice green scape.
Cheers Gary

darren636 said:
:woot: aye carumber!!!!
I assume thats good? :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Re: Andyh's Journal "Green Beach" Update 07/09

i have only ever seen them in dealer tanks, grey , frightened things. yours are bootiful
 

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Re: Andyh's Journal "Green Beach" Update 07/09

Whoa there people, the pic of the Galaxy is from Seriously Fish, its not mine. Haven't snapped mine yet.......
 

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Re: Andyh's Journal "Green Beach" Update 07/09

Photo Update Day 35

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"Green Beach" Full tank shot Day 35 by andyh_2011, on Flickr

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End View by andyh_2011, on Flickr

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Full Tank Shot by andyh_2011, on Flickr

The new fish are fast, i will get some decent pics when i have time:
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Close up by andyh_2011, on Flickr

The plants are doing really well, and all seem to be uber healthy :geek:
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Close up 2 by andyh_2011, on Flickr

The new Black Ottos, which i really like. Got from TGM for £2.75each
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Black Otto aka Robocop by andyh_2011, on Flickr

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Full tank shot 3 by andyh_2011, on Flickr

I also managed a quick video, when i have more time going to try and edit something but for now you will have to make do with this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/andyh_2011/7951775824/

Thanks for looking

Andyh
 

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Re: Andyh's Journal "Green Beach" Update 07/09

Looking great Andy, nice to see a full carpet of the eleocharis mini.
Love those little black ottos too!
Cheerio
Ady
 

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Re: Andyh's Journal "Green Beach" Update 07/09

well done Andy, really good scape again mate.
 

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Whitey89 said:
This is an absolutely stunning example of a simple, yet very effective planted tank.
I love the 'Tidiness' of the scape. Fantastic mate, well done!

Cheers mate, my original goal was to keep it simple. So glad you noticed.

I am working hard on keeping the scape tidy, doesn't take to much time. Just a little each day. :thumbup:

Ady34 said:
Looking great Andy, nice to see a full carpet of the eleocharis mini.
Love those little black ottos too!
Cheerio
Ady

The Eleocharis is a great plant, growing really well, needs the occasional trim. The Black ottos, are cool. :geek:

ianho said:
well done Andy, really good scape again mate.
Gary Nelson said:
Yes that's very nice and love the black ottos too.

Cheers guys.

So the challenge, for me with this scape is keeping it looking good. The staurogyne is beginning to fill in nicely i should imagine in a couple of weeks it will be near where i want it to be.

Going to give the tank a good prune this week, to keep all the plants looking tidy.
 

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Re: Andyh's Journal "Green Beach" Update 07/09

Andy is that defo eleocharis acicularis i could never get mine to grow that tall?
 

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Westyggx said:
Andy is that defo eleocharis acicularis i could never get mine to grow that tall?
Hey Westy, mine used to grow to about 25cm!....if I let it :)
 

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Ady34 said:
Westyggx said:
Andy is that defo eleocharis acicularis i could never get mine to grow that tall?
Hey Westy, mine used to grow to about 25cm!....if I let it :)

Wow.. mines been growing for a good few months and never got over 10cm!
 
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