My First Planted Tank (The End) Juwel Rio 125

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Well until I get things ready for the next scape I will just keep this one going for the plants and some tests :)
The L. Aromatica is looking much better now, I have controlled the CO2 better and now working on the ferts.







After a tidy up, here how the cabinet under the tank looks:



Thanks for looking :)
 

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Tourney said:
How's the auto dosing pump working out LD? Very interested in setting up something like that. Have you had any problems with it?
At the moment I am just doing a test with water, on top of the tank I have a measuring cup to collect the water, I have set it to dose 1 minute per day, half an hour before lights on, I am going to leave it for a week to see if it always doses the correct amount. Still waiting for a couple of things to create my all in one solution ;)
 

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Oh ok, interested to know how you get on with it. Where did you buy it for £30, is it second hand? Cheapest i've found is about £44 brand new, plus postage.
 

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Tourney said:
Oh ok, interested to know how you get on with it. Where did you buy it for £30, is it second hand? Cheapest i've found is about £44 brand new, plus postage.
Secondhand on ebay, its the cheapest I have seen it, and I have been looking for a few months. Three months old and came with a spare hose, boxed and all.
 

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The second one looks interesting as you can actually set the flow you want. I read a lot and quite a few people recommended the Aqua Medic pumps, reason I purchased it. Seems to work well, only time will tell.
 

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Did you have to find a timer that does seconds for this auto dosing, if so, where did you get that from? The second pump i found will cost about £54 just for the shipping, so i think i'll stick with the sp3000, depending on how you get on with it ;)
 

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Tourney said:
Did you have to find a timer that does seconds for this auto dosing, if so, where did you get that from? The second pump i found will cost about £54 just for the shipping, so i think i'll stick with the sp3000, depending on how you get on with it ;)
I did some tests and one minute doses 40ml so I am basing my all-in-one solution on that. Just to make it nice and easy ;)
 

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hey LD, i showed my wife the inside of your tank....she says "can you come around to my house and sort mine out?"

mine looks like a bombs hit it :lol:

very tidy my friend.
 

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saintly said:
hey LD, i showed my wife the inside of your tank....she says "can you come around to my house and sort mine out?"
mine looks like a bombs hit it :lol:
very tidy my friend.
Hehe thanks, I like everything tidy in the house, too tidy most of the times LOL
If you come over to setup my next scape I will come over and tidy up your cabinets! LOL
 

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saintly said:
:lol: deal....and the house right?
Haha now you asking for too much! Guess I would have to bring your opti-white after I finished then! :p
 

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Some more photos taken today:









Thanks for looking :)
 

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Tourney said:
Looking good Paulo, Limnophillia coming along nicely :D What sort of moss is that?
Thanks, its Fissidens Fontanus
 

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nice to see the ottos have a nice plump belly as opposed to the underfed ones you initally get from the lfs.
 

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your aromatica looks really nice i bought some from plants alive and it was all stem no leaves
 

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Nice Oto. You just need to up the F-stop to get more of it in focus.

samc said:
your aromatica looks really nice i bought some from plants alive and it was all stem no leaves
I find that L.A. doesn't take well to pruning and transport, but given enough ferts and CO2 it'll look good in no time.
 

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YzemaN said:
I find that L.A. doesn't take well to pruning and transport, but given enough ferts and CO2 it'll look good in no time.
It doesn't travel well at all, I got mine off Clive (ceg) and some of the stems completly melted, the ones that escaped did very well as you can see, it does need a lot of CO2 though, when I was running CO2 a little lower it really struggled, nows its picking up again also needs a lot of flow into the stems low down or the leaves just melt away too.
 
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