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Nuno M.

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Hi everyone,

So here it goes 2015 layout, one week since start-up, let's see how it develops from here on :)

Start-Up:
17/02/2014

Tank:
277L (120x50x50 optiwhite 10mm by Vidromoldura)
244L real water volume after setup

Stand:
DIY - 122x51x82

Lights:
BLAU Lumina T5 4x54w
1x Dennerle Trocal Special Plant 3000k
1x Dennerle Trocal Amazon Day 6000k
1x JBL Solar Tropic Ultra 4000K
1x JBL Solar Natur Ultra 9000K

Filtration:
1x JBL e1501 GreenLine
1x JBL e901 GreenLine
Media:
Sera Siporax
Seachem Matrix
Seachem Purigen

Heating:
Hydor ETH External Thermal Heater 300W

Other Equipment:
Kit Co2 aquaristic.tec with solenóide valve 2kg bottle +13kg bottle(Food grade)
JBL ProFlora PH Control
TMC Aquagrow Power Diffuser 500
TMC Aquagrow Plastic Bubble Counter
ADA Pollen Glass Beetle Ø50
ADA Glass Counter
gUSH CO2 indicator
Twinstar NANO
VIV 13mm & 17mm (outflows), VIV 13mm & 17mm (inflows)
Jebao DP-4 (peristaltic pump 4 ways)

Hardscape:
Rocks and Wood collected along Portuguese Shore, ADA La Plata Sand

Substrate:
Living Substrate by ADA:
Power Sand Special M
Penac P+W
Tourmaline BC
Aquasoil Amazónia + Amazónia Powder


Fertilization:
Makro Spezial N - 12ml daily (6ml - 15h 6ml - 19h)
Makro Spezial PK – 17ml daily (9ml - 16h 8ml - 20h)
Easylife Profito – 17ml daily (9ml – 15h 6ml -19h)
Easylife EasyCarbo – 4ml daily (2ml- 16h 2ml - 20h)

Total Daily Input for 200L :

NO3 – 3.01 ppm 0,62ppm as Urea
Urea - 0.3ppm
PO4 - 0.6 ppm
K – 4.3 ppm
Ca - 0.3 ppm +0.24ppm CaCl2
Mg - 0.18 ppm
Fe - 0.2 ppm
Al - 0.0009 ppm
B - 0.01 ppm
Co - 0.0009 ppm
Cu - 0.0002 ppm
F - 0.0009 ppm
l - 0.02 ppm
Li - 0.0017 ppm
Mn - 0.03 ppm
Mo - 0.0017 ppm
Ni - 0.0009 ppm
Sn - 0.0009 ppm
Zn - 0.0017 ppm
SO4 – 3..19 ppm
Cl +0.42ppm CaCl2

dGH - +0.09 +0.01ppm CaCl2

Fauna:
24 Caridina Multidentada (Amano Shrimp)

Plants:
Bucephalandra cf. Motleyana “Melawi”
Bucephalandra sp. “Kedagang”
Cryptocoryne Beckettii “Petchii”
Cryptocoryne Parva
Cryptocoryne Petchii “Pink”
Hygrophila Pinnatifida
Marsilea Crenata
Microsorum Pteropus “Trident”
Rotala “Colorata”
Rotala “Green”
Riccardia Chamedryfolia
Taxiphyllum sp. “Spiky”
Vesicularia Ferriei “Weeping Moss”
Utricularia Graminifolia


Some photos :D

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Hygrophilla Pinnatifida
by Nuno A. Matos, on Flickr

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Microsorum Pteropus Trident
by Nuno A. Matos, on Flickr

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Utricularia Graminifolia
by Nuno A. Matos, on Flickr

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Rotala Colorata
by Nuno A. Matos, on Flickr

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Bucephalandra sp. Kedagang
by Nuno A. Matos, on Flickr

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Crystal Creek - Day 8
by Nuno A. Matos, on Flickr

Hope you all can follow it ;)
 
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Nuno M.

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Great job...I have a similar idea in my head for my next scape (hard scape).

Wow, great skills on the layout and photography. Subscribed.

Thank you both for the words, and taking the time to reply ;)

Also thank you for all the likes on the post :)

Martin looking forward to seeing your next scape :thumbup:
 

Nuno M.

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Looks great, similar to my current layout lol but mine has no sand :).

Thank you ADA,

Where can I see yours ??

Looks really great! And almost a bit scary, like the wood are arms reaching out to grab you :)

Hi UllavL,

Thank you for your words :)

I thought of the name Creepy Hollow when I was arranging the hardscape, put with the plants it soften a bit ;)

Time to do and update Nuno (photo),
cheers!

Here it goes Tiago,

After 22 days everything is looking good, without stress, ;)

Let's go to the photos:

For the curious ones, the machine room and all the equipment
16603518039_53c12dc14a_k.jpg
Machine Room
by Nuno A. Matos, on Flickr

Some plants close ups
16603520719_471963268b_k.jpg
Taxiphyllum sp. Spiky
by Nuno A. Matos, on Flickr

16602072808_db4769284b_k.jpg
Microsorum Pteropus Trident
by Nuno A. Matos, on Flickr

16602286890_2b4417e3a5_k.jpg
Bucephalandra sp. “Kedagang”
by Nuno A. Matos, on Flickr

16763780196_e4e9a93110_k.jpg
Bucephalandra cf. Motleyana “Melawi”
by Nuno A. Matos, on Flickr

The Amano Shrimps wore taken out, and in their place a colony of 30 CRS entered last weekend :)
16167337754_2beb588ea6_k.jpg
Caridina Logemanni (Crystal Red Shrimp)
by Nuno A. Matos, on Flickr

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Caridina Logemanni (Crystal Red Shrimp)
by Nuno A. Matos, on Flickr

16582362927_9d6d5f7b72_k.jpg
Caridina Logemanni (Crystal Red Shrimp)
by Nuno A. Matos, on Flickr

And here is the couch view :D
16602285170_d774a80d48_k.jpg
Couch Sight
by Nuno A. Matos, on Flickr

Hope you like it ;: beer:
 
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ADA

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Thank you ADA,

Where can I see yours ??



Hi UllavL,

Thank you for your words :)

I thought of the name Creepy Hollow when I was arranging the hardscape, put with the plants it soften a bit ;)



Here it goes Tiago,

After 22 days everything is looking good, without stress, ;)

Let's go to the photos:

For the curious ones, the machine room and all the equipment
16603518039_53c12dc14a_k.jpg
Machine Room
by Nuno A. Matos, on Flickr

Some plants close ups
16603520719_471963268b_k.jpg
Taxiphyllum sp. Spiky
by Nuno A. Matos, on Flickr

16602072808_db4769284b_k.jpg
Microsorum Pteropus Trident
by Nuno A. Matos, on Flickr

16602286890_2b4417e3a5_k.jpg
Bucephalandra sp. “Kedagang”
by Nuno A. Matos, on Flickr

16763780196_e4e9a93110_k.jpg
Bucephalandra cf. Motleyana “Melawi”
by Nuno A. Matos, on Flickr

The Amano Shrimps wore taken out, and in their place a colony of 30 CRS entered last weekend :)
16167337754_2beb588ea6_k.jpg
Caridina Logemanni (Crystal Red Shrimp)
by Nuno A. Matos, on Flickr

16789649265_4ff696143c_k.jpg
Caridina Logemanni (Crystal Red Shrimp)
by Nuno A. Matos, on Flickr

16582362927_9d6d5f7b72_k.jpg
Caridina Logemanni (Crystal Red Shrimp)
by Nuno A. Matos, on Flickr

And here is the couch view :D
16602285170_d774a80d48_k.jpg
Couch Sight
by Nuno A. Matos, on Flickr

Hope you like it ;: beer:


Here mate. http://ukaps.org/forum/threads/steves-ada-120p-emerald-isles.34918/
 

Nuno M.

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Here's a video from Crystal Creek, now with 64days since start-up :D

Everything is gooing on nicely, a school of Boraras Naevus entered this week ant the new model of Twinstar is on a test run :)

Hope you like it :rolleyes:

 

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