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Aquascaping Workshop @ A Casa dos Discus 06/04/2017 (PORTUGAL)

Nuno M.

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Hello guys,

Last month I've done another Workshop at the store A Casa Dos Discus, I haven´t got the time to show you all this new scape, but come here today to share some pics from this even't, a wonderful afternoon spent with some friends and our dear costumers, this scape is now called Jungle Abyss, hope you guys have the time so check this one out !!! :)

I know that a month and a few days have passed by and I have some updated photos from it on my camera that will be posted as soon as I have some time to watermark them, but for now here goes the workshop day photo-shoot !!!

Workshop Date:

06/05/2017

Tank:
60x40x40

Furniture:
Steel Stand

Light:
2x Twinstar Light 600E

Filter:
EHEIM 2215

Heater:

Other Equipment:

CO2 Hiwi Double Stage reg. + 2kg Bottle + BAVARIA FLUID TECH Solenoid Valve
ADA Pollen Glass Large Ø20
ADA Glass Counter
ADA CO2 Indicator
Twinstar M5
ADA Inflow V5 + ADA Outflow P4

Hardscape:
Frodo Stone
Redmoor Wood

Substrate:

Power Sand Special S
Tourmline BC
Aquasoil Amazonia


Fertilization:
ADA Brighty K
ADA Step 1

Fauna:

Flora:
Bucephalandra Mini Needle Leaf
Bucephalandra Wavy Leaf
Cryptocoryne Flamingo
Eleocharis Pusila
Hemianthus Callitrichoides "Cuba"
Hydrocotile Verticilata
Hygrophila Pinnatifida
Ludwigia Arcuata
Pogostemon Erectus
Pogostemon Helferi
Pogostemon Stellata "Brod Leaf"
Rotala "Coin Leaf"
Rotala "Green"
Rotala Macandra "Narrow Leaf"
Staurogyne Repens

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Looks stunning! Was considering the Twinstar light for my 60p but seeing that I might have to use two(?) seems a bit excessive
 

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Looks stunning! Was considering the Twinstar light for my 60p but seeing that I might have to use two(?) seems a bit excessive

Hello Shinobi,

Thank you for your words, 2x TS600E are a bit of overkill, but still quite manageable, I would say that the new TS 600S (I've tested a sample from Twinstar Iberia) will fit like a glove in this layout, for the 60P 1 TS 600E is more than enough for any plant you wish, the color rendition is very good, I would say they are possible the best light fixtures for this size out there considering their price tag !!!

I like the colour and texture of frodo rocks!

Awesome rocks indeed !!!

Very nice scape Nuno, and nicely trimmed. I bet though, it looks just as good a little more grown out; a bit more wild.

Thank you Tim,

This is a very fresh layout (1 month old), the stems wore already trimmed a couple of times to start shaping it, but the intention is to give it a wild look, and let it overgrow a bit, but still plenty of time to mature !!!
 
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Thanks for the answer. Will keep an eye out for the S model then - as I'm yet to see it anywhere

The S and SP Model is yet to come out to the public, as I siad before the 600E will be more than enough for your 60P tank

Very nice, love the rock texture with the white veins and the Wood placement on the left!

Thank you CooKies :)
 

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Beautiful. Very nice scape!

What do you think of the Hiwi needle valve?

Thanks

Hi there RMartins

The HIWI Double Stage it's a wonderfull CO2 regulator, kind of big, but very high quality !!!

Here's an update on this tank !!!

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Beautiful :clap:.
Do you always use in tank diffusers for co2? Not inline ones on the filter returns?Use a Neo one myself find it great.
 

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Beautiful :clap:.
Do you always use in tank diffusers for co2? Not inline ones on the filter returns?Use a Neo one myself find it great.
Very nice scape .... looks so natural.

Dave.... do you not find that you get large ish bubbles amongst the mist?
I bought a neo diffuser from aquarium gardens but not sure if it will be more efficient to an up inline ?

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No mine seems ok. It is recomended to soak it in water for half hour before you use it. I just left mine in a jug of water overnight then conected it up next day.
 

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Beautiful :clap:.
Do you always use in tank diffusers for co2? Not inline ones on the filter returns?Use a Neo one myself find it great.
Hi there Daveslaney,

In all my experience I always had better results with in tank difusers vs. Inline difusers/reactors, I don't like having things hanguing the filter hoses specialy when using lilypipes.

Also in tank difusers have easier maintenance, and we see them everyday and know exactly when they are in need of cleaning !!!

As for the NEO difusers are stunishing good for the price tag on it, really worth trying them out !!!



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Very nice scape .... looks so natural.

Dave.... do you not find that you get large ish bubbles amongst the mist?
I bought a neo diffuser from aquarium gardens but not sure if it will be more efficient to an up inline ?

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Thank you Samjpikey

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