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Crystal River Shore

Nuno M.

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Hi everyone,


We are planning a new layout for the coming days, hope you all can follow… ;)
The name comes from our previous aquarium with the principal layout objective for this one.
We already have the hardscape in place but still waiting for the aquarium, glassware and substrate that should arrive the coming days


And here goes the Setup

Tank:
277L (120x50x50 10mm extra-clear glass by Vidromoldura)


Cabinet:
DIY - 122x51x82 (metal structure, coated with MDF)


Lighting:
Aquart 4x54w (by Ramirezi)
2x Dennerle Trocal Special Plant 3000k - 2x Dennerle Trocal Amazon Day 6000k


Filtering:
2x JBL e1501 greenline (connected with T-junctions to the hoses Total: 2800l/h)


Heating:
Hydor ETH External Thermal Heater 300W


Other Equipment:
Co2 Kit by aquaristic.tec 2kg Bottle + 5kg FE
Do!aqua CO2 Music Glass Ø50, Do!aqua CO2 Music Counter
gUSH oPipe 17mm, gUSH gPipe 17mm
gUSH Co2 Indicator


Hardscape:
20Kg Spirit Stone, ADA Nile Sand discontinued, ADA La Plata Sand, 2x Red Moor Wood Branch


Substrate:
We will use the substrate ADA Aquasoil New Amazonia + ADA Power Sand Special from the old setup inside of stoking, with a new layer of ADA Aquasoil Amazonia and Amazonia Powder


Fertilization:
DIY - Estimative Index All-in-One Daily


Fauna:
10 Otocinclus Macrospilus

30+ Amano Shrimps
60 Paracheirodon Simulans

Plants:
Hydrocotyle Tripartita
Hygrophila Pinnatifida
Hygrophila sp. 'Araguaia'
Ludwigia sp.
Marsileia Crenata
Marsilea Hirsuta
Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo'
Riccardia Chamedryfolia
Rotala sp. 'Green'
Rotala Rotundifolia
Staurogyne sp. 'Porto Velho'
Taxiphyllum sp. 'Spiky'


And has we know that all of you want photos, lot’s of them, here’s a little tease with the hardscape :D

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jellyfish6

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And here goes the Setup Tank: 277L (120x50x50 10mm extra-clear glass by Vidromoldura) Cabinet: DIY - 122x51x82 (metal structure, coated with MDF) Lighting: Aquart 4x54w (by Ramirezi) 2x Dennerle Trocal Special Plant 3000k - 2x Dennerle Trocal Amazon Day 6000k Filtering: 2x JBL e1501 greenline (connected with T-junctions to the hoses Total: 2800l/h) Heating: Hydor ETH External Thermal Heater 300W Other Equipment: Co2 Kit by aquaristic.tec 2kg Bottle + 5kg FE Do!aqua CO2 Music Glass Ø50, Do!aqua CO2 Music Counter gUSH oPipe 17mm, gUSH gPipe 17mm gUSH Co2 Indicator Hardscape: 20Kg Spirit Stone, ADA Nile Sand discontinued, ADA La Plata Sand, 2x Red Moor Wood Branch Substrate: We will use the substrate ADA Aquasoil New Amazonia + ADA Power Sand Special from the old setup inside of stoking, with a new layer of ADA Aquasoil Amazonia and Amazonia Powder Fertilization: DIY - Estimative Index All-in-One Daily Fauna: 5 Pterophyllum Scalare sp. ''Rio Nanay'' 8 Otocinclus Macrospilus 6 Corydoras Sterbai 20+ Amano Shrimps Still planning a good shoal Plants: Still planning


.....and 1 Mr. Airfix :)
 

Ady34

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Looking and sounding good Nuno :)
 

James O

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I think that the Albino Mr. Airfix will be put aside for other proposes ...

It was just for fun, It gives a very architectural look to the stones :)

Besides, a neon tetra will scare the living day lights out of him ;)
 

Nuno M.

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Hi everyone,

The hardscape is in place along with the substrate and decorative sand hope you like it ;)

We also planted it along the past night , but still waiting for the water to clear to take a proper photo

Here's the final hardscape

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Deano3

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great rocks looking forward to following this love the layout keep us updated

Dean
 

Nuno M.

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Thank you for all your comments and likes...

Nicely done Nuno, impressive hardscape, looking forward to the plants ;)

Hi there Paulo

It's already planted and we do like the look's of it :)

Leave you the plants list used for this scape

Hydrocotyle Tripartita
Hygrophila Pinnatifida
Hygrophila sp. 'Araguaia'
Ludwigia sp.
Marsilea Hirsuta
Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo'
Rotala sp. 'Green'
Rotala Rotundifolia
Riccardia Chamedryfolia
Staurogyne sp. 'Porto Velho' (still waiting on this one)
Taxiphyllum sp. 'Spiky'

Maybe later we'll upload some more photos ...
 
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Nuno M.

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As promised some fresh pictures just taken moments ago ...

The water is still a bit cloudy ...

Hope you like it

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Ady34

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Looking absolutely stunning Nuno, really strong hardscape, lovely rocks and wood and a nice plant list too, really good stuff :clap:
I see you listed an inline heater in your specs, that will make things perfect ;)
Will be following for sure :thumbup:
Cheerio,
Ady.
 

Nuno M.

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Looking absolutely stunning Nuno, really strong hardscape, lovely rocks and wood and a nice plant list too, really good stuff :clap:
I see you listed an inline heater in your specs, that will make things perfect ;)
Will be following for sure :thumbup:
Cheerio,
Ady.

Hi again Ady,

Thank you for your words ...

I already have the external heater, but it's on my other JBL e1501 that is connected to a large plastic case were my live stock are waiting until water parameters are OK ...

I've put this one in there because I think plant's could maybe struggle at a temperature of 14-15Cº
And most important is the bacteria colonization rate that reproduces quicker this way ;)
 

Deano3

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excellent nuno as said great hardscape and the wood is great looking forward to watching this one flourish
 

Nuno M.

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Leave you a couple of photos from today :D

Hope you enjoy

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Nuno M.

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Some fresh pics from today

Plants are reacting real good to 40PAR at substrate level seeing very good growth rate

Hope you all like it ;)

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GERAL - day 6
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