Ship Rock

Deano3

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Hi everyone hope you are all well and bot letting this crisis get you down to much .

I rescaped my tank last week so though would quickly update you all, it took longer and i was more worn out than i thought i would be but got there in the end.

Removed all plants and hardscape and put all in containers emptied and cleaned tank and reused substrate after a hoover, only did a quick rescape as was bored of last one. But turned out quite well i hope, i am happy with it. Let me know what you think.

before you ask i called it ship rock as to me resembles a ship especially the rock on the left looks like the front of the ship. I also wanted better flow around this tank.

I am happy but need to know how stop the soil getting onto sand as had a collapse at rear left since pictures could i use cotton wool or something ? And how do you remove soil that has gotten onto soil ?

I also want more epiphyte plants in this one so going to order some more this week.
I only reused plants i had in this set up i will also be changing fish selection once i can get to horizon aquatics.

Lastly i have a huge amount on manzi wood but its all to large so reused my small couple of peices to wrap around the rocks.

Thanks dean
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Some filter floss between the rocks at the back will help to stop the soil and I always take the sand over the top of the soil to try to cap it you will get some soil but not as much tank looks good nice rescape I know you have been itching to do.it for a while now
 

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Ordered some different sand and filter floss then will try and block aquasoil from falling in.

Seem to be getting better colour on the reds as upped light to 100 again.

Also ordered a abubias plant and another buce qish i ordered somethjng small to replace the hair grass but will get eventually love the new layout and as before seems to he going well and right ballance.

Thanks dean
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Box of goodies arrived today only posted last night from horizon aquatics with free delivery wasnt expecting till monday to be honest but glad arrived as working monday.

Ada thermometer as broke mine a while ago and never got round to ordering one and also some more fine sand as may change at some point and couple more plants what will put in soon and update pics also need to plug wood inbeetween rocks.

Thanks dean
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Only thing i hate with wood is after move it its impossible to get back into same position but tried my best Nd got 2 new pots in and the wool, only trouble is i need a plant or maybe rock with anubias to cover a small peice at the front were wool is visable and troed my best to vacuum out the substrate.

Still a bit foggy and tried my best to get wood right but hope you like it.

Dean
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Water has now cleared but not had a chance to cover some of the filter wool, i will do soon.

Hope you like it, i am loving the reds ontop of the bonsia and rotala.

Dean
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Stems growimg like crazy had to trim a few tonight during water change but going well and prety much perfect. Touch wood haha still need someting to cover the wool soon.

Thanks Dean
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Thanks guys tank doing great still bits of staghorn in places but much happier with it and looking forward to getting a change of fish when this all over maybe rasboras or something.

Dean

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Still getting small amounts of algae on the anubias and the simensis 53b is this staghorn or bba ?

I am trying to spot dose excel on it daily in varios places for now and keeping pre filter clean,Anything else you would recomend ?

Also added a update pic

Thanks dean
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This is staghorn, got some too, couldn’t get rid of it at the moment. :confused:

Actually trying to get no3 at 0 for an few weeks...

already tried to increase co2, increase ferts, lowering light, cleaning filter...

good luck!
 

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This is staghorn, got some too, couldn’t get rid of it at the moment. :confused:

Actually trying to get no3 at 0 for an few weeks...

already tried to increase co2, increase ferts, lowering light, cleaning filter...

good luck!
So there is no easy solution, i seem to get majority on the 53b, i had a lot on there before rescape was hoping was due to lack of flow but was hoping it was better now also the lights were 90 percent then nlw up to 100.

However the anubias is in quite a high flow area.

I will keep spot dpsing excell for now and cutting on 53b leaves that are covered.

Also on edges of the buce but not to bad just want to try nip it in the bud nice and early.

Any other suggestions please let me know

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So there is no easy solution, i seem to get majority on the 53b, i had a lot on there before rescape was hoping was due to lack of flow but was hoping it was better now also the lights were 90 percent then nlw up to 100.

However the anubias is in quite a high flow area.

I will keep spot dpsing excell for now and cutting on 53b leaves that are covered.

Also on edges of the buce but not to bad just want to try nip it in the bud nice and early.

Any other suggestions please let me know

Thanks dean

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I had a break out of Staghorn in my tank a few weeks back. Not major, but enough to bother me - on the edges of various plants, including my anubias and buce, and some moss. I just stuck at it with the Excel spot dosing - misting over the affected areas with a syringe based on the initial day one Excel dose each day (though I do do daily 25% water changes).

It seemed to take several misting sessions to kill it and turn it red, before the shrimp slowly devoured it, but it was like a game of Whac-a-mole - I'd just get rid on it on one leaf, and it'd appear on another. It must have took about 3 weeks or more to finally go, but now its completely gone, and I've had none reappear for almost a month.

No idea what caused it, nothing in my tank or maintenance regime changed, and it didn't seem to matter if plants were in high flow, low flow, high light or low light areas. I just chalked it up to the tank maturing, as it was roughly at the 2 months point when it first appeared.
 

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Hi everyone hope your all well tank ticking along nicely, reduced the lighting to 90 percent to hopefully stop the staghorn as getting more lately and spot dosing with excell daily then it turns red. Any other ideas ?

Can i stop dosomg when turns red and move to other staghorn ?

I will add a few pics of the staghorn and tank in current shape

Thanks dean
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Hi everyone quick update, well wanted a change of fish so went to horizon aquatics who have a huge selection of all sorts of fish many nano fish to pick from ended up buying 12 sundadanio axelrodi (neon blue) rasboras. They are stunning and tiny i may need a dozen more. They seems a bit skitish at first and were staying right at the surface but exploring more today.

I also met up with ady34 from the forum who generously took my neons off my hands for his son so that was very helpful of him so thanks again mate.

I also ripped out the simensis 53b and added more cryps and a few more bucephalandra kedyangang (may have spelt that wrong)

Really wanting a bigger tank now for more scope and possibilities and to allow a tank to mature for a longer time, was debating getting another nano but wife doesnt want a lot of nano tanks plus i think one larger tank would be best and easiest for me instead of getting a 60cm then wishing i got 90cm i will hopefully go straight for a 90cm tank, i am going to start saving a deciding what one i want first so no rush.

Only thing what puts me off is water changes as the 45p takes 2 buckets and thats 75 percent of the water but if i drain into garden and use a pump im a bucket to refil shouldnt be to bad and hopefully only requires carried out once a week after the initial first few weeks.

Anyway here is a few pictures
Thanks for reading
Dean
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Hi everyone quick update, well wanted a change of fish so went to horizon aquatics who have a huge selection of all sorts of fish many nano fish to pick from ended up buying 12 sundadanio axelrodi (neon blue) rasboras. They are stunning and tiny i may need a dozen more. They seems a bit skitish at first and were staying right at the surface but exploring more today.

I also met up with ady34 from the forum who generously took my neons off my hands for his son so that was very helpful of him so thanks again mate.

I also ripped out the simensis 53b and added more cryps and a few more bucephalandra kedyangang (may have spelt that wrong)

Really wanting a bigger tank now for more scope and possibilities and to allow a tank to mature for a longer time, was debating getting another nano but wife doesnt want a lot of nano tanks plus i think one larger tank would be best and easiest for me instead of getting a 60cm then wishing i got 90cm i will hopefully go straight for a 90cm tank, i am going to start saving a deciding what one i want first so no rush.

Only thing what puts me off is water changes as the 45p takes 2 buckets and thats 75 percent of the water but if i drain into garden and use a pump im a bucket to refil shouldnt be to bad and hopefully only requires carried out once a week after the initial first few weeks.

Anyway here is a few pictures
Thanks for reading
Dean
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Nice! I had my eye on some of those for my future 1500, I also like the look of the green ones. Will be interesting to see how much they colour up once they have settled in.
 

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Nice! I had my eye on some of those for my future 1500, I also like the look of the green ones. Will be interesting to see how much they colour up once they have settled in.
Yeah i originally wanted the green but were out of stock and would need a lot for a 1500 and already better colour after first day mate

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Yeah i originally wanted the green but were out of stock and would need a lot for a 1500 and already better colour after first day mate

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Yeah, they’d be one of a number of shoals of different fish. I plan to have a load of Chilli’s, cause I love Chilli’s, a shoal of Embers, Pygmy and Salt and Pepper Corys, a decent shoal of those blue or green neon Rasbora, some Emerald and/or Galaxy Rasbora and maybe a shoal of surface fish like lampeyes - trouble is there are just too many nice fish out there!
 
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