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#1 Bostave

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 06:01 PM

The tank has been sitting empty since the aquascaping competition and I have been thinking of redoing the fish room one tank at a time. Also I have been thinking of different aquascapes and creating a few of those. So this is the start.
 
Tank: ADA Cube Garden Mini - 36x22x26cm / 4mm optiwhite glass
Hardscape: rocks, driftwood
Co2:  injected CO2  (3 bps) 
Lighting: ADA Aquasky 361
Filtration: Eheim aquacompact 40
Heating: Eheim Jager 25 watts
Substrate: ADA power sand, Amazonia powder 
Ferts per day: Initially ADA brightly green and shady green and then DIY 
Critters: unsure at the moment
plants to include - Cryptocoryne varieties,  Blyxa japonica, Staurogyne sp Porto Velho, Staurogyne repens, Ludwigia arcuata 

and tbd. Plants are sources from my collection. The smaller varieties will go in this aquascape and another 90x45x45. The taller ones in 90x60x60. The ada amazonia was soaked in bucket for month with regular water changes. Yesterday no ammonia or nitrite was detected so I commenced this project. The filter was bought from Vebas yesterday and the driftwood pieces from Morley Aquarium this morning. 

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#2 Delapool

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 12:52 PM

Nice tank!

Is it the power sand on the bottom? (substrate illiterate as I always check out the bling lights at stores first).


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#3 Bostave

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 01:41 PM

Thank you. It is the tank from Anton Lamboj raffle. And yes it is power sand as the first layer fortified with seachem pristine and stability instead of the ada substrate additives. I used seachem clarifity instead of ada Penac. This is the first time that I am using the power sand mostly for it porous nature that would prevent anaerobic conditions developing as the tank matures.
You will be the first pcs person to view this tank when you come to my place for the plants this arvo.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 03:40 PM

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Finished planting this arvo. Dosed with 1 ml of ada brightly green and shady green. Co2 to be injected from tomorrow. And then waiting for it to establish.

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 05:51 PM

The project so far...
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#6 Bostave

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 06:02 PM

Tank update!
I rescaped the wood structures, removed Staurogyne as it was ruined by the otocinclus constantly laying eggs on it. They are still spawning in there.
Cryptocorynes have settle well. Filter had to be modified to prevent otocinclus fry from getting sucked in.
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#7 Delapool

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 08:34 PM

Busy times! Nice to see some tank updates


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