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Windswept Eternity

Tim Harrison

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Time for a new scape...

I’ve still got a fair amount of stuff to buy for this one, and some decisions to make so not much is set in stone.

Aquarium: Custom built optiwhite 60 litres 60x40x25(h) in cms
Cabinet: IKEA Besta (reinforced)
Filter: Ehiem Ecco Pro 300 (750l/h)
Light: Undecided, probably Ecotech Radion XR15w
Lily Pipes: Nano of some description Cal Aqua Labs Nano Efflux Inflow X1 and Outflow F1
Heater: Hydor 200 ETH inline
CO2: Fire Extinguisher 2Kg
Regulator: Up Dual Stage
Bubble Counter: CO2 Art Precision Metal with Built-in check valve
Atomizer: Original Up Inline
Substrate: Colombo Flora-Base (black) normal and powder or maybe ADA Amazonia
Rocks: Ryuoh Stone
Wood Manzi
Fertz: EI, All in one macro and micro Tropica Specialised Fertiliser
Plants: mosses, carpet plants and small stems
Fish: celestial danio

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More to follow...
 
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Looking good so far :) Subscribed, getting ready for a new set up myself so hopefully I'll pick up some invaluable tips. What's the cabinet? going white gloss myself.
 

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Cant wait! Nice puzzle :) I guess it will take you a while to try out and decide what to use of all that mass of hardscape in that little tank you got there.
 

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looks a similar size to what I'm going to be setting up in a few months. However, I'm missing the handy boxes of hardscape... Looks good!
 
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Maybe a paludarium :D
 

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Thanks all for the kind words and encouragement...
Looking good so far :) Subscribed, getting ready for a new set up myself so hopefully I'll pick up some invaluable tips. What's the cabinet? going white gloss myself.
Haha...not sure about that...tips on how not to do stuff maybe:rolleyes: The cabinet is a modified IKEA Besta. No paludarium this time;)
Cant wait! Nice puzzle :) I guess it will take you a while to try out and decide what to use of all that mass of hardscape in that little tank you got there.
Unfortunately yes...but I guess that's part of the fun/frustration...:banghead:.
Subscribed Troi! We need more info please...
I've edited the first post with a run down of the equipment spec...hope that's the sort of thing you meant;)
Looks very serious.
Yep...all the gear, no idea:D
looks a similar size to what I'm going to be setting up in a few months. However, I'm missing the handy boxes of hardscape... Looks good!
Thanks...good luck with your scape...
Are you sure you can fit all those stones and all the wood in that tank? No room for water. Or is that a new style....................:cool:
My theory is the more hardscape you have the easier it is to create what's rattling around your head...it's not working out that way this time tho'...:p
 

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Hahaha, only getting more curious now.. :) I know the funstration already, did over 4 weeks and started 5 times over again with only 6 pieces of wood.

Guess we have to wait patiently. A shallow tank about your dimensions also is on my wishlist (mine will be about 87x30x25, still have to build it).. But decided to first practice again for a while on a cheap standard size. So I can use inspirations. :)

Also used the Colombo but the new pro scape serie they have. The powder type. It's ok till now, but very light stuff, did a dry start with it, worked perfect. But hard to plant small species when tank is filled.
 

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Guess we have to wait patiently.
Patients is a virtue...it could take some time:arghh:
they'll appreciate some dense thickets
They'll get plenty of those...I've already got more than a few in my low-energy dirt tank, they'll be re-homed when the time is right;)
 

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Quick iPhone shot of the hardscape so far...lit from above with my desk lamp and backlit with LEDs. I want to keep this scape simple with plenty of room for planting...
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Thanks Ryan...I spent a Sunday afternoon cleaning up the silicon. It's been water tested since, but I'm still a bit nervous about filling it up again.
 

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OK...just ordered CAL AQUA LABS Effluxs F1 and Influx X1 lily pipes and Amazonia from our sponsor Aquasabi and Ecotech Radion XR15w from Charterhouse Aquatics.
 

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