DARK LAND (300l) SETUP Aquarium 120x50x50cm Date: 12/1/2015 a 1/2/2015 Filter: Eheim Professionel 3 DoAqua Violet Glass Outflow 17 mm (Lilly Pipe) DoAqua Violet Glass Inflow 17 mm (Lilly Pipe) Heating: Eheim Jager 200 w CO2 TMC 567g Pressurized, Solenoid Valve TMC Aquagrow Difuser Lights Aquaeden Mas-Was Leds (4x30w) (a partir do 8º dia) Substrate Aquasoil, Power Sand, Penac P, Penac W, Tourballime Hardscape ~70 Kg Black Ryou Stone ~1 Kg basal gravel ~1 Kg schist gravel Wood caught on nature 9 months before Plants: Hemianthus callitrichoides ('Cuba') Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo' Eleocharis acicularis 'Mini' Echinodorus tenellus 'Green' Taxiphyllum 'Spiky' Bucelhalandra Mini Chatherine Bucelhalandra Brownie Metallica Bucelhalandra Black Velvet Plagiochila Integerrima Amblystegiaceae Manaus “Queen Moss” Description: This is one more aquarium that gave me a great headache. Difficult to get the hardscape like i wanted and not an easy one to maintain. I like the left side very much since the beginning. The right side it needs to grow… Lots of dark stones and black gravel gives the name to the aquarium. Hardscape have a large impact on the full setup. I’m not using stem plants but i’m testing one plant from Wabi-Kuza II (can be viewed on the Journals) at the back. Fertilisation since the end of first week. Two 50% partial water changes per week. My filter have 2x Bio Rio and 1x Equo Stilla. Lights are great: the new Aquaeden leds! Will put some photos in the near future. At the 8º day i put 20 Amano Shrimps. At the 17º day diatoms appeared. Some tests (17/2): PH: 6,5 KH: 8 GH: 10 NO3: 5 mg/l NO2: 0,5mg/l Fe: 0,5 mg/l PO4: 0,03 mg/l NH4/NH3: 0,5 Mg/l Pictures: And now for some detailed photos. Some full photos and a step-by-step video in the future. 2015.01.17: With some help 2015.01.18: 2015.01.19: 2015.01.25: 2015.01.30: 2015.01.31: 2015.02.01: 2015.02.08: 2015.02.15: 2015.02.18: 2015.02.19: 2015.02.22: Hope you enjoy the pictures.