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"Novus Aevum" - 14ltr

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Re: "Novus Aevum" - 14ltr (Photo Update 21/09/2009)

keymaker said:
Superman said:
(...)my 180 litre (...) in 100mls for 1ml dose per day
KNO3 12g
K2SO4 6g
KH2PO4 6g
MgSO4 3g
Trace 1.5g
Oh, I will do a calculation check, I thought you are dosing 1ml to the 180 liter... :oops:
How often do you change the water, and how much?

I try and do a 50% very week, but that sometimes turns out to be twice within three weeks.

baron von bubba said:
thanks clark.
that may go some way to explaining the minor GSA i just cant shake off.
Reading on other threads, I believe that K2SO4 provides more K per gram than KNO3, and so adding K2SO4 helps more to provide K than only dosing KNO3 which is mainly referred to in the EI guides.

The mix must be working better than TPN+ as I've seen improved plant conditions.
 

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Re: "Novus Aevum" - 14ltr (Photo Update 21/09/2009)

This week, I've decided to try and put my diffuser under my filter inlet. It took a while to get it positions nicely but it's looking good.
It also means that one side is full of the working parts (intake, lilly pipe and diffuser) and then the rest of the aquarium is open.

See how it goes
 

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Re: "Novus Aevum" - 14ltr (DSLR Photos! 05/09/09)

Superman said:
I get in 100mls for 1ml dose per day
KNO3 12g
K2SO4 6g
KH2PO4 6g
MgSO4 3g
Trace 1.5g
Ok, so if you mix all these to 100ml and you dose 1ml to your 14 liter tank every day and you change 50% water weekly --- you will get the following quantities after several weeks:

NO3: 42-73ppm (EI range 10-30ppm)
PO4: 24-42 (EI range 1-3 !ppm)
K: 51-90 (EI range 10-30ppm)

Overdosing to a certain point is NEVER a porblem, but you should know that these levels are going to be even higher if you change 40% only - or if you skip some water changes and keep dosing like this. :wideyed:
 

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Re: "Novus Aevum" - 14ltr (Photo Update 21/09/2009)

I thought I'd share how I view the tank for my seat on the sofa...

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Re: "Novus Aevum" - 14ltr (Photo Update 21/09/2009)

Very cool, Clark. Love the 'in-situ' shots. I think it's great to see how tanks fit into members' living spaces.
 

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Re: "Novus Aevum" - 14ltr (Photo Update 21/09/2009)

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Very cool, Clark. Love the 'in-situ' shots. I think it's great to see how tanks fit into members' living spaces.

Thanks George, I like both types of photos: those that are clean shots to display the tank's beauty, then there are the ones that show how the tank looks 99% of the time.

My camera has been out a few times this evening playing with things, I slapped on the macro lens to get a pearling shot of a small patch of a HC carpet!
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Re: "Novus Aevum" - 14ltr (Photo Update 21/09/2009)

Vito said:
Great Tank, great shots. what else can I say....? give us more pics!
Looks awesome superman.
Thanks Vito.

My macro lenses have been out taking a few shots of my HC pearling, whilst I'm not a pearling fan, it gives something good to take photos of.

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Re: "Novus Aevum" - 14ltr (Photo Update 21/09/2009)

Lovely shots, Clark.

There is some noise there - time to upgrade to a DSLR??!!

Keep up the good work!
 

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Re: "Novus Aevum" - 14ltr (Photo Update 21/09/2009)

George Farmer said:
Lovely shots, Clark.

There is some noise there - time to upgrade to a DSLR??!!

Keep up the good work!

Thanks George, I wish I could upgrade to a DSLR. The friend is selling their DSLR I borrowed for £400, but my main priority is buying a house with the girlfriend. Money is a bit tight so no unauthorised spending for a few months! We'll be in by Christmas! :woot:

Our is the second cream one from the left:
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Currently at roof level.
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Re: "Novus Aevum" - 14ltr (Photo Update 21/09/2009)

See you still going hard with this tank, hasn't been an easy road, that HC is like mine struggles to grow lol
Congrats on the house :)
 

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Re: "Novus Aevum" - 14ltr (Photo Update 21/09/2009)

Superman said:
Thanks George, I wish I could upgrade to a DSLR. The friend is selling their DSLR I borrowed for £400, but my main priority is buying a house with the girlfriend. Money is a bit tight so no unauthorised spending for a few months! We'll be in by Christmas! :woot:

I know how that feels. Am currently renovating and furnishing a new place myself and :woot: :woot: :woot: The good news is that tank locations have been pre-planned in advance ;)
 

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Re: "Novus Aevum" - 14ltr (Photo Update 21/09/2009)

So, things have been going swimmingly recently, HC filling in, HM growing and the weeping moss crawling across the rock.

Just trying to learn how to cope with trimming and training plants, I'm getting there with the HC, stuff that's been going well (was close to the diffuser previously) is carpeting nicely (right front corner) the rest is getting there.

I'm enjoying this tank, even though it's been going for 6 months or so!

Had a trim today, so took some "before" photos, the cuttings have already been offered on the Pay it Forward scheme. Should anyone want first dibs for future cuttings please PM me.

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Re: "Novus Aevum" - 14ltr (Photo Update 21/09/2009)

That DC looks rather blue to me.. try to get it green for lights on - either by turning your co2 up or switching it on earlier.
 

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Re: "Novus Aevum" - 14ltr (Photo Update 21/09/2009)

JamesM said:
That DC looks rather blue to me.. try to get it green for lights on - either by turning your co2 up or switching it on earlier.
Thanks James, in real life that DC is green. I've tried to get it to yellow but that's as far as it'll go.
 

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Re: "Novus Aevum" - 14ltr (Photo Update 21/09/2009)

This is really comein along great - I like the fact you aren't rushing the growth and stuff. I think the lighting in the most recent photos sets it off nicely too.
 
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