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tmiravent

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Hello,
this is the journal for my new layout.

This was the last image of the previous layout!
Learned a lot with this tank lot's of challenges!

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Love to keep the neon tetras and the very special apistogramas B. Shishita.
For this layout i'm working with black/red vulcanic rock and some wood.
Let's see how it goes.
cheers
 

tmiravent

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Lot of work! Time to fill up the tank.
Suck a bad planting technic...:what: (too tired)
Some wood end floating, as expected. (they will come down in 1 or 2 weeks)

Missing some plants, don't like the plants location. (now i have a better view of the layout)
Lot's of work ahead. :shifty:

Here's the first image after flooding.
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cheers,
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tmiravent

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Thanks for following!

Half pixel to anamorphosis

Date: 13.10.2016 [update 22.11.2016]
Tank: CentriVidro 270 liters 120 (c) x 45 (a) x 50 (p) - vinyl Tozé (theVinylMaster)
Stand: Iron CentriVidro + DIY artificial wood
Lights: MiraLed 100W (7 x 6500ºK + 3 x 4000º K)
Filter: EHEIM 4 350T + eheim Skim350
Co2: Weipro PH2010 + Dici Co2 + Sera Reactor 1000
Electrolysis: Twinstar Nano
Hardscape: black and red volcanic rock + portuguese wood
Substrate: Tropica
Fert's: EI adapted and MicroMix+
Fish: ?? Ideas are welcome
Plants:
Bucephalandra's
Bolbitis heteroclita "difformis" - Mini Bolbitis
Eleocharis sp.
Eleocharis sp. 'Pusilla'
Hydrocotyle Tripartita
Hygrophila "Araguaia"
Hygrophila Pinnatifida
Limnophila sp. "Vietnam" . Vietnam Ambulia
Ludwigia Arcuata
Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo'
Rotala sp. "Green"
Rotala sp. "Índica"
Rotala sp. 'Vietnam'
Staurogyne sp. "Porto Velho"​


Special tanks:
Tozé (theVinylMaster, lot's of jokes, beer and laughs)
Nuno (high skilled advice's, direct opinions, patience to plant a carpet in the right way!)
Filipe (precious help with hardscape, lot's of patience to answer newbies, very direct and useful opinions from a pro!)
Hope you enjoy this journal,
cheers!
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tmiravent

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An update:
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i expect some work with this layout, isn't gonna be easy!
Some melt in buces, algae already appearing in rocks, as expected a lot to deal with!
Rotalas and ambulia doing fine, but growing in horizontal... maybe too much light! o_O

Ambulia:
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Rotala Vietnam:
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algae:
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rotala indica:
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cheers
 

tmiravent

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Almost a month with this layout.
Had a huge melt, some algae but things are balancing in the right way (i hope so).
I like to show also the bad part's of the layout evolution, algae is part of the system.
So i grabbed my macro lens and made some close up's before cleaning and cutting...

Changing water:
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Top view, as you see rotalas stay out of water...
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Huge melt and some algae, name one and i have it! (diatoms almost gone)
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This one is very nice, it's a terrestrial moss in the rocks...
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This bba came with some bad shape plants, i don't have in the tank, yet!
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Time to fill up with water and take the shoot:
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cheers,
:cigar:
 

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Stunning algae shots! Thanks for sharing the ups and downs... Otherwise we tend to think that pros never get algae...
 

tmiravent

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Long time thinking about a termo filter...
Also made some adjustment's in the cabinet, take a look! ;)
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I'm very happy with the dosing pump modification, more space, better view and easier adjustment.
Also start using Eheim skimmer [skim350] but i tough it would be more easy to clean...o_O
Also adjust the light a little bit higher, 30cm from surface for more consistent distribution.
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The plants are responding well, and started to introduce my old fish, the red's, 2 pigmeu cory's (with 2 baby's) and 2 boraras, very old!
FTS:
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cheers
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