George's 65cm Natural Aquario

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  1. tim

    tim Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    Looking stunning George, testament to your skills :)
     
  2. Ady34

    Ady34 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    looking forward to some more detailed pics mate, looks beautifully grown in now :thumbup:
     
  3. George Farmer

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    Hi all

    A quick post....

    Day 1

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    Day 180

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  4. James O

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    Can't see much difference ;)

    Seriously though, the morph is beautiful! Colour, texture, light, shadow & movement (need a video for that last one though :D)
     
  5. Ady34

    Ady34 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Very nice, I like the slightly less manicured look, suits the layout well.....it's been quite a long term scape for you mate, time for a new one? ;) :woot:
     
  6. Alexander Belchenko

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    I like your "final shot" too https://flic.kr/p/nf7DjG - that was about in the middle between day 1 and day 180, wasn't it? :)
     
  7. Nathaniel Whiteside

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    Love the overgrown. Proper Aquascape! Looking great George.
     
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    Microsorium 'Trident' look better. Great scape!
     
  9. Robert H. Tavera

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    Wow, congratulations George !!
     
  10. The_Iceman

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    WOW stunning scape!

    Well done, George! "into the wild" :clap:
     
  11. Paulo Soares

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    Hi George,

    I´ve been looking to all your set up´s and i wonder on this one what was your fert routine. Do you still remember?

    In another tank of yours of 100 Liter you dose Tropica Spec around 60 ML / a week and Premium around 40 ML a week.

    And i notice that this amount is being followed by other members as a guide line ;)

    But i think they are wrong on doing so.. cause you don´t have a fixed base or guide line for calculating how much Tropica fert to dose. Isn´t that so?

    So how do you do it? How do you decide wich amount to give right from the beggining?

    Can not be only by observation.

    Best regards and many congratulations for all your dedication and inspiration.
     
  12. George Farmer

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    Hi Paulo

    Thank you.

    In general I dose 5-10ml per day Tropica Specialised per 100 litres of aquarium water in a CO2 injected tank. I do this from Day One and if I see any problems I will adjust the dosing. Sometimes I need to dose more once the planting is mature and the substrate may become 'stale'. I've been using this method for almost 10 years now and it works well for me. :)
     
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  13. Paulo Soares

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    Hello George,

    So i guess i had decided almost well (before the post).
    I look at all your tanks and fert quantities you mention in coments and in the setups references and figure more or less that amount you mention. I took notes of all your tanks and i conclude that.

    So as Tropica Push bottle is equivalent to 1.2 ml i´m giving 10 Push of Specialized (12 Ml /day) and 4 Push or Premium (4.8 ML) to increase a bit the K (potassium).

    So far i had a bit filamentous algae (nothing to worried so much) but i think it was from the lights as i was accelerating with 4 times T5 39 W 6500 K 3000 lumens each..

    At this moment i elevate the lights unit around 40 cms above the water. At the end of the week i´ll see the results. If needed i disconect one bulb and chek once again at the end of another week till i get it.

    Do you agree on this? Or would you do something else?. Just in case.. an opinion from you is gold!

    Best compliments dear friend.
     
  14. George Farmer

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    Hi Paulo

    I agree.

    These days I go with 'instinct' on how much to dose. If the plants look weak then I add more ferts. Adding too much isn't a problem, usually.

    In my experience it's better to focus more on CO2, circulation and maintenance. These will likely prevent more algae then trying to be so specific about dosing ferts - although adding enough nutrients is very important. :)

    Cheers,
    George
     
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  15. George Farmer

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    Here's a photo from my latest 'scape in this tank. A simple Iwagumi.


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  16. CooKieS

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    Stunning!
     
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  17. Paulo Soares

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    Astonishing... you make me believe George! What an inspirational person you are.

    Many many thanks.
     
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  18. George Farmer

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    This was before the fish were added.

    fish choice.jpg
     
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  19. Greenfinger2

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    Wonderful work George :clap:
     
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  20. hogan53

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    Nice George...as always!
    What's the plants/substrate in this set-up.
    Cheers
    hoggie
     
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