Nigel's 80cm Nature Aquarium Aquascape

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  1. Nigel95

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    Hey guys!

    This is my 80cm contest tank for 2019. Results are coming soon so I'm sharing the hardscape now and will update this journal later on. :)

    Tank
    Optic white 80 x 40 x 40 cm 128l

    Light
    ADA RGB Solar

    Co2
    Co2 art elite regulator + atomizer
    Aquaflora Plants
    Rotala Green, Rotala Rotundifolia, Rotala Hra, hydrocotyle tripartita, Microsorum Petite, Fissidens sp., Bucephalandra sp, Marsilea Hirsuta, Bolbitis sp., Vesicularia Ferriei, Hemianthus Glomeratus, Micranthemum Monte Carlo, Cryptocoryne Parva, Ceratopteris Thalictroides, Callicostella Prabaktiana, Riccardia Chamedryfolia, Eleocharis acicularis mini, Taxiphyllum Flame, Hygrophila Pinnatifida,

    Substrate
    Aquaforest lava split
    Ada amazonia aqua soil
    Ada la plata

    Hardscape
    Dragon stone Spiderwood

    Filter Eheim experience 350

    Hanging kit
    Evolution aqua

    Lily pipes and dry salts for fertilizers from PlantedBox

    Step by step hardscape + planting details


    Final video


    IAPLC 2019
    Top 27 result
    [​IMG]iaplc-2019-letter-honor-prize-nigel-hoevenaar by Nigel Aquascaping, on Flickr
     
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  2. CooKieS

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    Hi Nigel,

    Lovely video editing and pleasant to watch, thanks!

    About the scape, looks an bit too symetrical to me but I'm sure that now the plants are fully grown it looks way more natural.

    Is the Ada Solar worth the hefty pricetag? Thanks
     
  3. Nigel95

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    Thanks man

    The planted version is indeed completely different. I also did a lot of tweaks but the basic composition is ofc the same.

    The ada rgb solar really makes the colors saturated. I personally like that especially the green colors. However I upgraded to a 120cm tank and didn't wanna buy another ada rgb solar. So I sold it and for the money I got back I bought a t5 unit and even have money left. The t5 gives a nice even spread which I like with heavy hardscape styles. Very easy to tweak a few bulbs and boost certain colors. But anyways I personally love the look of ada rgb solar. But worth the price tag? Hmm... I think Twinstar S gives good bang for the buck compared.

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    Great vid m8 and love the hardscape :clap: some great detail.
    Looking forward to the final pics/vid.

    Good luck in the contest :thumbup:
     
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  5. Arana

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    Great job on the hardscape, bring on the plants :thumbup:
     
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  6. Jayefc1

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    Looks really good mate I watched it on your you tube channel cant wait to see it grow in good look with the comp
    Cheers
    Jay
     
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  7. Keith GH

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    Nigel

    It's fantastic watching it grow and the changes you have made along the way.

    Keith:wave::wave:
     
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  8. Nigel95

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    Thanks everyone keep you guys posted!

    Keep on scaping

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    Love it! A lot of work you put into it. Keep us updated on the growth
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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  12. Zeus.

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    Well done M8

    :woot::woot::woot::woot::woot:
    :D:D:D:D:D
    :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
    :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

    Bet your over the moon ;)

    How long before we get to see the final Pics/Vids :nailbiting::nailbiting::nailbiting:
     
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  13. Jayefc1

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    Congratulations mate well worthy of the prize cant wait to see the final vid
    Cheers
    Jay
     
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  14. Nigel95

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    After 20 Oct when they release the pics at the Ada event.

    Thanks mate!

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  15. Arana

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    Outstanding Nigel! Congratulations :clap::clap::clap::clap:
     
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    Congrats, very well deserved.
     
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  17. CooKieS

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    Wow, insane result Nigel, top 27! contrats!

    Can't wait to see the final pic with plants fully grown in!

    Cheers
     
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  18. Nigel95

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    Thanks all!
    Will share it after the NA party at October 19. I'm also visiting Japan this year with a Belgium friend and will make a video of the na gallery.

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  19. alto

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    Fantastic news
    - especially that you’re able to attend the Party
     
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  20. Nigel95

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    Hi guys,

    Just came back from an amazing trip to Japan / ADA. I recorded lots of footage and whenever I have time I will make a video about this (but this probably will take some time). Now I'm back at home it's finally time to share my IAPLC 2019 Rank 26 scape. I hope you enjoy it!

     

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