Iwagumi Shrimp Style - UPDATE: 26.09.08

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  1. Okocha

    Okocha Newly Registered

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    Hi everyone, i'am from Portugal so sorry my bad english ;)

    Setup:

    Date Mounting: 07.05.2008
    Measures:60x30x35
    Filter: JBL PROCristal 100
    Termostato: 100W
    Lighting: 2x25W
    Substracto: Akadama / Areia Sílica
    CO2: Caseiro

    Flora:

    Musgo de Java
    Eleocharis Acicularis

    Fauna:

    2x Trichogaster leeri
    3x Puntius Titteya
    2x Rasbora Heteromorpha
    2x Corydoras Paleatus
    1x Neritina sp Traktor
    1x SAE
    8x Red Cherry
    3x Caridina Japónica


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    Caridina Japónica
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    SAE
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  2. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Re: BROWN VALLEY - IWAGUMI STYLE

    Hi,
    Welcome to the forum. Very nice aquascape, but what is that white blur in the back? Is that your filter outlet? You may be losing CO2 if it splashes so violently. Consider usinga spraybar or a lily pipe outlet.

    I'm not sure what a CO2 Caseiro is. Can you clarify?

    Cheers,
     
  3. LondonDragon

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    Re: BROWN VALLEY - IWAGUMI STYLE

    Means DIY in portuguese hehe ;)

    Okocha good start, parabens :)
     
  4. aaronnorth

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    Re: BROWN VALLEY - IWAGUMI STYLE

    welcome - nice tank, good rock layout

    good job your're here londondragon!
     
  5. planter

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    Re: BROWN VALLEY - IWAGUMI STYLE

    Welcome Okocha,

    Nice aquascape, Cant help feeling the pearl gourami is spoiling it a little. A shoal of tetras would compliment the scape better IMO.

    Nice start!
     
  6. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Re: BROWN VALLEY - IWAGUMI STYLE

    Thanks Paulo, I knew you'd come to the rescue! :D Could you do one more favor and ask in Portuguese about that white blur? I can't quite make out whether thats a diffuser or not and the white looks like CO2 is just escaping at the back?

    I have to say, I agree with planter 100% about the fish. :(

    Cheers,
     
  7. LondonDragon

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    Re: BROWN VALLEY - IWAGUMI STYLE

    I agree with the fish also, that style of tanks needs small fish for higher impact ;)

    Okocha o ceg pergunta se isso que tens a fazer a bolhas de ar é o difusor do CO2? Se for ele diz que o CO2 está a escapar todo pelo lado esquerdo atrás. E bem vindos ao forum :)
     
  8. planter

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    Re: BROWN VALLEY - IWAGUMI STYLE

    Im thinking Rasbora Hengeli ?

    Does the title 'Brown valley' bother any one else or is it just me? :wideyed:
    Sorry Okocha just trying to help :D
     
  9. TDI-line

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    Re: BROWN VALLEY - IWAGUMI STYLE

    Nice scape. ;)
     
  10. Okocha

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    Re: BROWN VALLEY - IWAGUMI STYLE

    LandonDragon diz-lhe que aquelas bolhas são do meu filtro :D, podes dizer ai a malta que podem escrever a vontade que eu consigo compreender tudo.

    Os gouramis estão neste áquario temporáriamente.

    Cumps

    João "Okocha" Freire
     
  11. Okocha

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    Re: Okocha's AQUA - IWAGUMI STYLE

    Sorry planter for the same name of the aquarium :)

    Cumps

    João "Okocha" Freire
     
  12. planter

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    Re: Okocha's AQUA - IWAGUMI STYLE

    Dont change the name on my account, I just just got a bad sense of humour :D
     
  13. Okocha

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    Re: Okocha's AQUA - IWAGUMI STYLE

    Today i decided to change my aquarium and re-start all over again, but in the same style and this is the final result :D

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    Sorry guys for the quality of the pictures, i only had my phone at home LOL :p

    Cumps

    João "Okocha" Freire
     
  14. planter

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    Re: Okocha's NEW LAYOUT - CHECK IT OUT - 22.06.08

    You place the stones well Okocha but for me there is a rock missing! see pic -

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  15. Okocha

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    Re: Okocha's NEW LAYOUT - CHECK IT OUT - 22.06.08

    You are right planter, but i don´t have anymore of this type of stone and maybe i can´t get more :( i had collected far away from here i live.

    Well lets see what is going to happen hehe

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    João "Okocha" Freire
     
  16. jay

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    Re: Okocha's NEW LAYOUT - CHECK IT OUT - 22.06.08

    hope thats not the heater with its bottom in the substrate.
    heard that can be dangerous

    really liking the scape re-do so far. would be really nice with a large focal point rock though.
    sure you can always do something about that with the planting.
     
  17. Matt Holbrook-Bull

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    Re: Okocha's NEW LAYOUT - CHECK IT OUT - 22.06.08

    yeah really is dangerous.. a heater needs water flow over every part in order to disperse the heat or itll likely crack.
     
  18. Okocha

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    Re: Okocha's NEW LAYOUT - CHECK IT OUT - 22.06.08

    I'm really sorry for the quality of the picture ;), i add a small stone in the right side but i dont like very much the result :mad:

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    João "Okocha" Freire
     
  19. LondonDragon

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    Re: BROWN VALLEY - IWAGUMI STYLE

    "The bubbles coming out from the right hand side are from the filter, and the gouramis are in the tank temporarilly."

    João good luck with the new scape, photos look a little dark is all the ligh on?
     
  20. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Re: BROWN VALLEY - IWAGUMI STYLE

    OK, well that's not good news for CO2 retention. You should consider porting the filter flow to a spraybar or lily pipe to lower eliminate the bubbles which drive away the CO2. This would improve the circulation and distribution of nutrients to the plants.

    Cheers,
     

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