End of Summer 300l - Planted

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  1. josepinto

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    So the summer ended and with it my vacations,
    I decided to setup my new tank, and although some problems with the co2 hardware, here it goes.
    Im still waiting for some plants to fulfill what i want to do with this aquascape.
    Hope you guys enjoy it.

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    Plants:
    BLYXA JAPONICA
    ELEOCHARIS SP. MINI
    ELEOCHARIS PARVULA
    MARSILEA HIRSUTA
    HEMIANTHUS MICRANTHEMOIDES
    MICRANTHEMUM "MONTE CARLO"
    FISSIDENS FONTANUS
    GLOSSOTIGMA ELATINOIDES
    Cardamine lyrata
    Hottonia palustris
    Lilaeopsis brasiliensis
    Microsorum pteropus 'Narrow'
    Staurogyne repens

    Some "Bad boys" smile.gif
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    And this is how the day ends.
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    Regards
    Jo
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  2. Alexander Belchenko

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    Very impressive layout. Love the "bad boys".
     
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  3. josepinto

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    Thank you Alexander
     
  4. Martin in China

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    nice open space, the fish will love this
     
  5. josepinto

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    Thanks :)
     
  6. Crossocheilus

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    Very natural layout and clearly the fish love it :)! Same style as Troi's Tulgey Wood, but that's no bad thing ;)
    The substrate on the left is banked very high, could this cause problems with anaerobic patches or substrate collapse/landslide? Is it supported in any way?
     
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  7. josepinto

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    hi, i didn´t know the troi´s Tulgey Wood setup but must check it.
    I was inspired by the setup of cliff hui - destiny you must check it cause its lovely

    The substrate has supporting rocks on the sides and almost 70% is rock bellow also the grain is large enough for leating the substrate "breed" ....i think i wont have anaerobic problems
     
  8. Luís Cardoso

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    Beatiful hardscape
     
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  9. josepinto

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    Thanks Luís or better "Obrigado" :)
     
  10. Crossocheilus

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    Ok good to know you thought it through, I can't wait to see this fully grown in and established!
     
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  11. josepinto

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    just checking the Tulgey Wood, very nice indeed.
    This is kind of boring sometimes because i have some difficulties in finding good plant suppliers around here.
    You want anubias? there you have, many has you wish!
    But, you want a simple glosso? it's not in stock, monte carlo? only one shop that i know have it and its not the cheapest one, i should have set a anubias tank instead!
     
  12. allan angus

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    great scape :)
     
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  13. josepinto

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    Thanks Allan
     
  14. The_Iceman

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    Stunning scape Jo,

    looks perfect! I guess that the stone on the left is only temporary (the one on the wood)?

    Cheers,
    Chris
     
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    Love this one.
     
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  16. josepinto

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    hi, yes it is, even 20 days preparing the wood it was some kind of floating in that part.

    Thanks Henk
     
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  17. Bhu

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    Lovely healthy angels, that's a delight to see. I'm guessing that they are juveniles as well else it's a massive aquarium ;) to see such happy juveniles is very rare most I see in fish shops are always shabby with odd fins or nipped fins due inappropriate tank mates. Love the scape for them.
     
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  18. josepinto

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    Thanks. I treat them the best i can. I try to varie the food, that and good water is the key for me. I have like 6 brands of food, including live food and they seem to love this method. Its like us, we dont like to eat the same thing everyday :)
     
  19. Bhu

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    They are amazing hunters and love live food! I used to keep a couple of large pregnant gupeys with mine. Even in a well planted tank they found the babies. Was amazing to watch them hunt. As close to the wild as I can get...
     
  20. josepinto

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    Some diatom algae (or brown algae) has showed up.
    I did a major trim in the affected areas and improved the flow distribuition.

    just a quick video after this major trim.
    Sorry for shaky camera...film its not my best :)

     

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