Lost Nature

Pedro Rosa

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Joined
12 May 2010
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Location
Linda-a-Velha, Lisbon, Portugal
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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JamieB

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Joined
27 Dec 2013
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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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