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Crystal Beach Guesthouse

brancaman

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Hello, as promissed today i start my journal of a dedicated aquarium for keeping crs.

Crystal Beach Guesthouse
Made in February, 2013
52x26x28 - 35 Lts
Filter Eheim 2213
Heater - Jaeger 50W
Lighting - 2X15W T8 6500K
CO2 and fertilizer - not


Hardscape:
3 L Ada Aquasoil New Amazonia, silica sand and black gravel.
shale rock , wood, indian almond and oak leaves,
alder cones and half coconuts.

Flora:
Monosolenium tenerum
Microsorum pteropus
Fissidens fontanus
Marsilea hirsuta
Echinodorus tenellus,
Hydrocotyle tripartita,
Staurogyne repens
Echinodorus vesuvius
Limnobium Laevigatum


Fauna :
Crystal Red Shrimps
Melanoides tuberculata
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Weekly water change of 5L

Ph 6.2º
Gh 2º
kh 2ª

And now some photos
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brancaman

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That looks lovely :) Any more front photos?
Hi Steve, thanks and yes i have 2 more photos one month old that i share now:

Front view:
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and from above:
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As i said before they are one month old, actually the sand is less visible courtesy of my beloved shrimp and snails :banghead: , tenellus and tripartida are fighting for more room and vesuvius and marsilea are not growing, probably they will not survive :sick:
 

Ady34

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Looking really good Brancaman :)
I'd say 9 shrimplets was a pretty good start, and you have more berried ahrimp so numbers should increase quickly :thumbup:
Really good photos and nice snails too.
Keep up the good work.
Cheerio,
Ady.
 

jon32

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Great photo's Brancaman! Loving the shot of the shrimplets on the fissedens :)
 

brancaman

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Hi everyone, forgot to updated this :oops:

So let's see what i got: 24 hours later the courgette/zucchini was like this:dead: :

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And last shot made few days ago:
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Now i strugle with high temperatures as here in Portugal we suffer from 35ºC/95F and above last week and still more to come, so water remains between 25/26ºC all day long:inpain:
IPMA - Previsão para 10 dias
 
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