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Nigel's Aquascaping & Water Garden - Photos & Videos

Nigel95

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Hi guys,

Decided to make a new journal to share some moments of my underwater world.

Hope you will enjoy it!

Cinematic video about the nature aquarium and the story about Takashi Amano

45P Nano Aquascape
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45p Nano aquascape by Nigel Aquascaping, on Flickr

Microsorum sp. pearling
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Microsorum Plant Pearling O2 in a Water Garden - Photosynthesis by Nigel Aquascaping, on Flickr

Green neon tetra
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Simulans aquarium fish by Nigel Aquascaping, on Flickr
 
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Love-hate relationship with those amano shrimp
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amano by Nigel Aquascaping, on Flickr

Great cleaners but I have also see them eating very expensive moss. It was adapting with new fresh shoots and suddenly everything was gone lol. Maybe I should feed them more :banghead:
 

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Love-hate relationship with those amano shrimp
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amano by Nigel Aquascaping, on Flickr

Great cleaners but I have also see them eating very expensive moss. It was adapting with new fresh shoots and suddenly everything was gone lol. Maybe I should feed them more :banghead:

I hate them since they killed 2 of my otocinclus, the old and big females are always hungry and became very agressive..:(.they eat soft plants like alternanthera, staurogyne, Some fine moss as you said...and IMO they are quite useless against algae. Did I mention the mess they make with soil and sand? :mad:
 

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I hate them since they killed 2 of my otocinclus, the old and big females are always hungry and became very agressive..:(.they eat soft plants like alternanthera, staurogyne, Some fine moss as you said...and IMO they are quite useless against algae. Did I mention the mess they make with soil and sand? :mad:
Yeah they are bastards. I do remember though in one of my first forests there was some hair algae in the mosses. Was still learning a lot and probably could fixed it with better conditions but didn't really know how back then. I added some amanos back then and they were really effective for that. They did a better job than me with the toothbrush, cleaned it all and didn't come back, or it probably did but they maintained it by eating the algae?

Now a days I prefer to just have a lot of red cherries. Clithon sp (mini nerites) are also quite nice to keep rocks a bit cleaner. The shells can suffer with softer water and co2 though.
 

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I do love snails, they do an amazing job on hardscape for sure :) My water isn’t soft so they generally do well.
I do like neocaridina too but each rescape is a pain with all the shrimplets...
 

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Some really lovely pictures, what camera/lens setup do you use? Apologies if this was answered elsewhere.
That picture is with Canon 200d + 60mm macro lens.

Some shots in this thread are older and shot with canon 700d.

Now a days I use
Canon 200d
Canon 10-18 mm (final tank shots for diorama / depth styles)
Sigma 18-35 mm (FTS nature style, medium and close up shots) Love this lens for video projects.
Canon 60mm (close ups / macro work)
 

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