Rock Valley (96L)

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Pedro Sousa, 2 Nov 2013.

  1. Pedro Sousa

    Pedro Sousa Member

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    Hello guys,

    I do not have much to say, only a request for suggestions... 60cm x 40cm x 40cm
    My idea is to create two mountains. One on the left and the other on the right. The "mountain" on the left will only have visible the summit, because the stone that is standing in the back left of the aquarium will be covered by Hemianthus Micranthemoides. The other will only have HM. In the center or in the valley, will have a Glossostigma Elatinoides or a Hemianthus callitrichoides ”Cuba” carpet. Some places along the rocks will have Ammania Sp. Bonsai and moss. These layout was inspired by the landscapes of Madeira. The stones and the substrate is actually, natural from Madeira.

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    Pedro S.
     
  2. Pedro Sousa

    Pedro Sousa Member

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    Don't be afraid to comment! ;)
    I accept all the suggestions

    Pedro S.
     
  3. brancaman

    brancaman Member

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    I love the hardscape, for me what you need is plants and plenty of water.:p
     
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  4. Pedro Sousa

    Pedro Sousa Member

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    Thanks brancaman,
    I already have the plants, but I'm still don't have the filter. I will wait a few more days!
     
  5. Pedro Sousa

    Pedro Sousa Member

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    Don't be afraid! I don't bite :)
     
  6. tim

    tim Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi Pedro, love the textures of the rocks, looking forward to seeing it planted, difficult to add anything objective at the moment it just looks like a few lines of rocks, I'm sure it will transform once planted :)
     
  7. Pedro Sousa

    Pedro Sousa Member

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    Thanks tim,

    I think that it will be very good once planted and full matured!
    Now I have to wait for the filter to set up the tank.
     
  8. Pedro Sousa

    Pedro Sousa Member

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    The filter arrive today. Tommorow or Wednesday I set up the aquarium :)

    Cheers,
    Pedro S.
     
  9. Ben C

    Ben C Member

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    Your rocks are well rounded, probably from the action of flowing water. If I were you, i'd try to recreate the way the rocks must have been in the river, by looking at the erosion patterns. I think you'll get a much more natural effect out of them. Just my thoughts.

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  10. Pedro Sousa

    Pedro Sousa Member

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    Location:
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    Rock Valley

    Setp date 06.11.2013 (5h in total: 17h às 22h)

    Aquarium: 60*40*40 96l

    Light: DIY 3 rules of LEDS 5630

    Flter: JBL E700 (700 l/h)

    Heating: Jebo 100w

    Other equipment : CO2 Pressurized 2 bps / Solenoid Valve

    Hardscape: Basalt

    Substrate: Basaltic sand

    Fertilization: NPK + Trace e Special N

    Flora: Hemianthus Micranthemoides, Rotala Indica, Ammania Sp. Bonsai, Hemianthus callitrichoides ''Cuba'', Glossostigma elatinoides, Fontinalis antipyretica 'Willow'.

    Photos: In a few days a video of assembly icon_e_smile.gif

    Day 0 06.11.2013

    Hemianthus callitrichoides ''Cuba'' e Glossostigma elatinoides



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    Ammania Sp. Bonsai

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    General

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    Day 1 07.11.2013

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    I hope you like it

    Chears,
    Pedro Sousa
     
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  11. Pedro Sousa

    Pedro Sousa Member

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    Hello guys
    These photos are from the day 4 and day 5.
    Until now all plants showed signs of growth, including HC

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    I hope you like

    Cheers,
    Pedro Sousa
     
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  12. Pedro Rosa

    Pedro Rosa Member

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    Pedro, looking very good. Nice growing.

    Pedro.
     
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  13. steveno

    steveno Member

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    Looking good, apart from filter inlet, perharps get some glass ones? For me the black inlets is very distracting, from what is a lovely scape.
     
  14. Pedro Sousa

    Pedro Sousa Member

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    Thanks Pedro! All the plants are growing well :)


    Thanks Steveno,

    The lily pipes are one of my future goals! Now I will remain this inlets, but then when the opportunity arise I will change :)

    Cheers,
    Pedro S.
     
  15. Pedro Sousa

    Pedro Sousa Member

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    Hello people

    On the second day of the aquarium I did the tests and the results were:

    pH- 7.5
    GH- 3
    KH- 7
    NO2- 0 mg/l
    NO3- 10 mg/l

    Yesterday during the PWC I went back to do the tests and this time the results were:
    pH- 7.5
    GH- 2
    KH- 3
    NO2- 0.1 mg/l
    NO3- 25 mg/l

    The pH is a bit high, but I do not care if there aren't fluctuations.

    I leave here some more pictures of the first week

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    Cheers,
    Pedro S.
     
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  16. Pedro Sousa

    Pedro Sousa Member

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    Hello guys
    These are photos from day 11. ;)
    Up to now I have I have increased the amount of CO2 injected. Started with 1 bps and is currently with 3/4 bps. The dropchecker turns yellow with this amount of CO2.
    No problem so far and all the plants are growing well. :thumbup:
    Now is to continue...

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    A little experience with the camera :)

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    Abrç
    Pedro S.
     
  17. Pedro Sousa

    Pedro Sousa Member

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    Hello guys,

    Here I leave you the video of aquarium setup. I also leave some photos of the day 13, 18 and 19



    Day 13

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    Day 18

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    The glosso is raising a lot! I'm not like. In this picture she is climbing the rock! In a few days the rock is covered.

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    Day 19
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    Cheers,
    Pedro S.
     
  18. Pedro Sousa

    Pedro Sousa Member

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    Location:
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    Hey guys

    I leave you a photo from day 23
    The main difference is the intake and outtake behind the rock.There are much better.
    The plants are growing well! Algae are starting to appea. Monday, I'll put my otocinclus

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    Cheers
    Pedro S.
     
  19. Pedro Sousa

    Pedro Sousa Member

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    Location:
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    Hello guys

    On Monday I put a colony of 12 red cherry shrimp and a otto

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    Try to guess what kind of tetras are these :D I have a special gift for the winner...

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    Cheers,
    Pedro S.
     
  20. Pedro Sousa

    Pedro Sousa Member

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    A clue
    They are Hyphessobrycon h ... :lol:
     

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