Lost Nature

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  1. Pedro Rosa

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    LOST NATURE (60l)
    by Pedro Rosa

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    SETUP

    Aquarium ADA 60P (60x30x36cm)

    Date: 21 to 28 december, 2014

    Filter
    Eheim Ecco Pro 300
    Lilly pipes ADA P4

    Heating
    Hydor external 200w
    Termometro ADA

    CO2
    TMC 567g Pressurized, Solenoid Valve
    ADA type 3 Diffuser
    Gush drop checker

    Lights
    Aquaeden Solstar 4x24w (apenas duas ligadas - 6500k+8000k.)

    Substrate Ada
    Équo Vigor Plus (fértil)
    Équo Bio-Soil (ativador biológico)
    Équo Terra Nera Fine (solo tropical)
    ADA La Plata Sand

    Hardscape
    30 Kg Spirit Stone
    Troncos colhidos na natureza 7 meses antes

    Tropica Plants
    Hemianthus callitrichoides ('Cuba')
    Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo'
    Eleocharis acicularis 'Mini'
    Fontinalis antipyretica ('Willow')
    Riccardia chamedryfolia

    Description:
    This one gave me some work :)
    I used ~30kg os Spirit Stones (a large number of stones) and i tried a difficult layout.
    The hardscape have a large impact on the aquarium.
    I used wood (caught on nature) to give a more natural look.

    I used almost one week to make it (only some hours daily) and i used a lot of silicone for stones and wood.

    No stem plants but three carpet plants and two mosses.
    I’ll see in the near future if i need some more plants to give different textures and colors.

    I used a different substrate from EQUO, an Italian company (have been using ADA Amazonia/Power Sand for some years).
    This was a challenge from my friend Rui Alves from Aquaeden Shop.
    I’m pretty happy with it. Clear and crystal water from day 1.

    I’m using EI ferts from the end of first week and 50% water change two times per week.

    Filter was wet but stopped for two months so i think that it was a full reset. But everything is ok.
    I use only ADA Bio Rio on the filter.

    There are some diatoms from two days ago. It should mean that the ammonia is present and all is going normally.

    No tests!

    And now some photos (2014.12.27)… from some details :)
    More images and a step-by-step video soon.

    Just a small preview video…


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  2. Stu Worrall

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    looking good pedro :)
     
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  3. Tim Harrison

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    Nice HD images...looking forward to seeing a FTS...you big tease.
     
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  4. Robert H. Tavera

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    :shifty:mmm suspense.... but ok, lets wait for a full view ;)
     
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  5. alto

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    Fabulous photos so far ... also waiting for the next video & FTS :nailbiting:
     
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  6. Pedro Rosa

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    Thanks guys. Everything is going very good. Cuba is growing at a stupid rate (its closer the light).
    Thinking about the fish... Already have some ideas.

    Pedro.
     
  7. Robert H. Tavera

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    Your green neons are grate, why not use them again?
     
  8. Pedro Rosa

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    Robert, yes you're right they're great but I would like to use a new species that have never used before.
    Will see in the near future.
     
  9. Robert H. Tavera

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    Maybe some reed tetras !!
     
  10. Pedro Rosa

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    Day 71 ... with 6 weeks of diatoms this one is pretty delayed but is now growing as initially expected - having nature covering the hardscape...
    FTS & Step-by-step video soon...

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    Seems to be really great , nice pics!
    Looking forward for a full view . :)
     
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    Looks great from the pics. Also agree with everyone above.... FTS

    Jim
     
  13. Pedro Rosa

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    A small update. In situ!

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  14. JamieB

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    Yet another amazing work by you Pedro, just perfect and a very beautiful spot for the tank, not only is it a relaxing room to read but also relaxing to sit and stare into the tank!

    Keep it up!
     
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    Finally a FTS ;) Looks great, another excelent work...

    Enviado do meu GT-I9100 através de Tapatalk
     
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  16. Pedro Rosa

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    Another angle, some weeks later...

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    ... and one of the inhabitants "Sundadanio Axelrodi (blue)"

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  17. Tim Harrison

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    Very nice...when can we have a proper FTS tho':p
     
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  18. Pedro Rosa

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    Finally the step-by-step video with the initially FTS.
    Enjoy!

     
  19. Iain Sutherland

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    Fantastic hardscape pedro!! so nice to see the construction of such an interesting scape.

    Look forward to the updates :clap:
     
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  20. Tim Harrison

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    Crikey...that's a lot of work...pretty impressive though.
     
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