Risa (60l) - Tank Sponsored by Tropica

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Pedro Rosa, 8 Apr 2019.

  1. Pedro Rosa

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    Risa (60l)

    Designated as a "pleasure planet ", Risa was an inhabited Federation planet orbiting the primary Risa in the Risian system. This planet was the homeworld of the humanoid Risians. It was orbited by at least two moons and located in a binary system about ninety light years from the Sol system. Risa is known for its beauty and relaxing tropical atmosphere. It is a world commonly sought by interstellar vacationers and starship crews on shore leave

    Well, I’m back :)

    After almost 2 years without scaping I’m back with my ADA 60P in a tank generously sponsored by Tropica, home of some of the best plants we can have on our aquariums.
    This time I thought in making something with Seiryu stone and wood, mainly two large pieces of wood (that are now made of many more pieces).

    I'm using Tropica Soil, including Power at the top and used some Tropica Nutrition Capsules.
    The sand is from ADA but I don’t know what (thinking in La Plata but I’m not for sure, it was leftovers from another setup).
    The filter is a Eheim 3 (350) and the inflow and outflow are from ADA.

    And plants are obviously from Tropica… and a very nice quantity:
    Microsorum pteropus 'Trident'
    Bolbitis heudelotii
    Cryptocoryne albida 'Brown'
    Cryptocoryne x willisii
    Cryptocoryne parva
    Bucephalandra 'Wavy Green'
    Bucephalandra sp. ‘Red’
    Littorella uniflora
    Gratiola viscidula
    Hygrophila 'Araguaia'
    Rotala 'Vietnam H'ra'
    Vesicularia ferriei 'Weeping'
    Eleocharis acicularis 'Mini'
    Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba'
    Eleocharis Montevidensis
    Ranunculus inundatus

    Seems impossible on 60l and with those rocks and wood… but I made I :D

    Hope it grows… video in 6 to 8.. months… or so.

    And now for the photos :snaphappy::

    First one without any sand:
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    ... and with sand...
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    Details of hardscape:
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    Now I changed the right/front side... can you spot the differences?

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    Now I changed also the left side :)

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    Detail from the right side:
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    Detail from the middle:
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    Detail from the left side:
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    And the planting started:

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    In Situ photos...

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    Almost all planted...

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    Bucephalandras details:

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    Details of the Weeping moss:

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    Thats all for now.
    Please tell me what you changed and what you like.

    Pedro.
     
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  2. alto

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    Fantastic to see you posting again - it’s been way too long :D

    Now I can look at the pictures ;)
     
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  3. alto

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    ADA Aquasky 601?

    Tropica fertilizers? interested in your dosing

    Excellent timing as I’m just playing with a new scape in a UNS 60U - similar to 60P 60cm x 36cm x36cm
     
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  4. FishLifeLondon

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    Beautiful and skillfully crafted aquascape with lovely composition and perspective. Great use of plants and textures, which reminds me of what Filipe Oliveira advocates. Also, I like the changes you made at the front which make the scape more unique and dissimilar to other scapes with the same path idea. One thing I would change would be removing the soil on the left foreground as it would be less symmetrical and continue the pathway increasing the depth. Anyway, amazing aquascape and well done on getting the sponsorship!
     
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  5. Pedro Rosa

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    No, similar. Rui, from Aquaeden here in Portugal, sold a lot of these great lights. I used 4 in the Dutch. Here I'll use 2 after cycling.

    Yes, they're great. I used only Tropica fertilisers on the Dutch. I don't remember exactly dosage but will take a look at it on the next few days.

    Pedro.
     
  6. Pedro Rosa

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    Thanks for your kind words.
    Yes, I thought about that. Maybe take it only from the left... I don't really know... will see it not the near future.
     
  7. alto

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    :lol:
    I prefer the sand - Soil - sand - Soil - sand foreground :cool:
     
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  8. FishLifeLondon

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    It definitely looks better than the typical all sand or all soil look. Well done, I look forward for the updates. Nice photography!
     
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  9. Pedro Rosa

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    ... keeps growing.
    This one is from yesterday, the 5th day....

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    (for the ones interested I opened another Instagram only for aquascaping @pmgsrosaaquascaping)
     
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  10. Shinobi

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    Great to see that you're back!

    You were one of my biggest inspirations when starting this hobby

    Tank looks amazing!
     
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    Wow looks amazing mate really great perspective and looks even better insitu the path way is perfect
     
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  12. Tim Harrison

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    Looking great Pedro. I'll check your instagram out, mines in my signature below ;)
     
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  13. aquacoen

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    Very nice!! Great composition and use of detail. You have a new follower on instagram ;)
     
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    Love this scape, looks already grown in from the start. Good job!
     
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    Nice path details, this will be a jungle mess in no Time!
     
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  16. Pedro Rosa

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    A 50 sec video of Risa on day 8.

     
  17. AndreiD

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    Are you using the filter on full power ? or just half ?
     
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  18. Nubias

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    Looking great, can’t wait to see this fully grown in
     
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  19. Pedro Rosa

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    Now I have it on full power because I have 2 trays packed with ADA Bio Rio. This media kills the flow of any filter :)
     
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