Crystal Mountain

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  1. Nuno M.

    Nuno M. Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Here it goes a my new home tank layout started last week, hope you guys have time to follow this one :)

    Here goes the setup:

    Started:
    24/08/2016

    Tank:
    120x50x50cm Extra-Clear Optiwite Glass

    Stand:
    DIY - 122x51x82cm

    Light:
    CHIHIROS A-1201 x2
    8000K 5630 SMD LED's 65w

    Filter:
    1x EHEIM 2178 (600T) THERMO-FILTER

    Filter Midia:
    Original Blue Pad
    Sera Siporax 2l
    Seachem Matrix 4l
    JBL Symec Syntetic Filter Floss

    Other Equipment:
    Kit CO2 aquaristic.tec 13kg FE
    JBL ProFlora PH Control
    ADA Pollen Glass Beetle Ø50
    ADA Glass Counter
    ADA CO2 Indicator
    CHIHIROS DOCTOR SUPER
    VIV Lily Pipes 17mm (outflow)(inflows)
    Jebao DP-4

    Hardscape:
    Local Rocks
    Entwood

    Substrate:
    ADA Aquasoil Amazónia

    Ferts:
    EI Daily

    Weekly Target:
    20ppm NO3
    30ppm K
    3ppm PO4
    10ppm Mg
    0.5ppm Fe

    Plants:
    Bucephalandra Belindae
    Bucephalandra Motleyana "Braun/Rot Narrow"
    Bucephalandra Motleyana "Riam Macam"
    Bucephalandra Fake Catherinae
    Bucephalandra "Kedagang"
    Bucephalandra Velvet Leaf "Entikong"
    Eleocharis Acicularis "Mini"
    Hemianthus Callitrichoides "Cuba"
    Hygrophila "Araguaia"
    Hygrophila Pinnatifida
    Ludwigia Arcuata
    Rotala "Rotundifolia"
    Rotala "Green"
    Staurogyne Repens

    Photos:

    Final Hardscape
    28692066903_db4331bc13_k.jpg _MG_2420 by Nuno Matos, on Flickr

    After Filling with Water
    29234099001_3a74507f1e_k.jpg _MG_2440 by Nuno Matos, on Flickr

    Photos from today with clear water and diferent angles
    29033246640_f84090d86e_k.jpg _MG_2451 by Nuno Matos, on Flickr

    28700100113_5f6a35642d_k.jpg _MG_2450 by Nuno Matos, on Flickr

    29320974995_41079bd90d_k.jpg _MG_2449 by Nuno Matos, on Flickr

    28700103573_c58f75f2ae_k.jpg _MG_2444 by Nuno Matos, on Flickr

    Hope you guys like it ...
     
  2. tadabis

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    Hello! Looks like it will be a nice tank! Keep going and posting updates. Will be interesting to see how it goes :)
     
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  3. Dantrasy

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    Fantastic!
     
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  4. alto

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    Cant wait to see this growing in :D
     
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  5. Timon Vogelaar

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    Beautifull! Nice "local" rocks you got there? Did you buy those or find them somewhere?
     
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  6. rebel

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    Lovely wood!
     
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  7. Manuel Arias

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    It sounds interesting! Let's see how evolves. Following this one.

    Cheers,
    Manuel
     
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  8. Nuno M.

    Nuno M. Member

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    Hi tadabis,

    I will do my best to keep you all updated ;)

    Thank you Dantrasy :)

    I'm also very eager to see this one growing ...

    Hi there Timon,

    This rocks were actually gathered along Portuguese shore near Lisbon/Cascais, I've used them before with no major problems they act like mini landscape rocks buffering the tank water.

    I've been keeping them for quite long now, I've used them before in me AGA participation back from 2014 with a top 10 in Biotope Category ;)
    http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/2014/show626.html

    I wanted to use them on a Scape for quite a good time now :D

    Thank you for following Manuel :)

    I will try to keep this topic updated ...
     
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  9. Nuno M.

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    Here goes a little update with a little more than a week of life ;)

    Plants are filling quite nicelly, and started the fertilization with half the daily dose of a full EI regime, I'm almost certain that this setup will not need more than that, let's see as it feels in ...

    The cleaning team is most certain to enter this week to help with some of the HC melting a crew of 20/30 Amanos will certanily do the job ...

    Here goes a photo were you can see that a lot has grown in this past week :)

    29398474256_c229d3f9ce_k.jpg _MG_2459 by Nuno Matos, on Flickr
     
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  10. Manuel Arias

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    Good job, Nuno! So far, so good. I like the natural flow of the aquascape and the selection of plants. :)

    I have two questions, please:

    -What type of wood is that one? I have seen it in the past but I never managed to identify it.

    -The dark plant in the middle...which one is it?

    Thanks!

    Cheers,
    Manuel
     
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  11. Daveslaney

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    Think its called Entwood.
    Brucephalandra sp cant make out which from pics.
    Great scape:clap:.
     
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  12. Nuno M.

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    Hi Manuel the wood as Daveslaney said is Entwood\Hornwood and the darker plant in the middle is Bucephalandra "Kedagang" ....

    Thank you Daveslaney :)
     
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  13. Nuno M.

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  14. Alexander Belchenko

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    Beautiful, crystal sharp photos.
     
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  15. Mark Allen

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    That is an awesome tank!
     
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  16. alto

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    Stunning :wideyed:
    that wood gets better every time I see it :)

    Is this the ADA version or some other?
     
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  17. Nuno M.

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    Thank you Alexander,

    I really try to every time to take good photos from my tanks :)

    Thank you Mark :)

    Thank you Alto,

    Don´t really know if they are ADA pieces of wood, I bought them at ADA main reseller here in Portugal, they might be but I can´t say for shore ;)
     
  18. MatusG

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    Really nice scape baddy! May I ask where did you get the wood from? Searching for similar but have problem to find some.

    Thank you and looking forward for next updates :)


    Odoslané z môjho iPad cez Tapatalk
     
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  19. Nuno M.

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    Thank you MatusG,

    They were bought at Aquaeden a Portuguese aquascaping store ;)
     
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  20. doylecolmdoyle

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    Looking fantastic! love how you have incorporated the rock and wood! Can you share details on your photography setup, Camera, Lens etc, even F stop / shutter speeds etc? How far back from the tank do you take the picture, with a 18mm lens I am guessing fairly far back otherwise the horizontal lines would start to distort? Again well done, this one will be epic when grown in.

    EDIT - I see the photos are hosted on Flickr I was able to get most of the info from there... would be interesting to the distance from the tank tho when you take the shot!
     
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