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90cm Hi tech journal.

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Chuppy, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. tirtha1979

    tirtha1979 New Member

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    I have an eye only on your ADA knock offs. And the Custom made Light fixtures. So I have to do it. :D


    You can run... but you can't hide Robert. now we are 2 and we will find you out. :)))

    Honestly speaking, Singapur/Malasia is the Asian Mekka for planted tanks. I am now seriously thinking to take up a job there.
     

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  2. Chuppy

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    Update::

    :: DAY 20 ::

    Growth has been noticeably thick!!

    maintenance is getting heavier.. the riccia needs a trim weekly!

    And I dose 4x pumps of K daily.. and 2~3 pumps of step 1 as well. thats it.

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    see what I mean?

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    That black background.. I am seriously considering having it on.. Or I would just look for grey with a tint of blue if possible

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    Another picture..

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    see the runners go!

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    close-up..

    Other views::
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    Problems::
    The c02 and 02 diffuser needs weekly bleaching.. and GSA is appearing on the glass... well this is what you get with 300w of lights i assume..

    Thinking of lowering the fertilizer dosing for the moment..( step 1 in particular..)

    Drew
     
  3. Leonard

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    Looks very nice! :)
     
  4. tirtha1979

    tirtha1979 New Member

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    Awesome growth you have got there. I will copy your scape in my next setup for sure. :amillanbliss:

    Again telling you. DO NOT go for Black background. Those woods will be Camouflaged. Go for dark Gray only or with a tinch of blue with gray.

    Do you really think reducing Setp 1 will help you on GSA? How about reducing the photo period for an week?

    Just my 2Cent. :)
     
  5. Chuppy

    Chuppy New Member

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    @ tirtha

    I agree, I won't go for the black background... Still searching for light grey with a tinch of blue..

    No i doubt reducing step 1 would help.. or reducing photoperiod.. Maybe just scrape em off more.. an a bigger army of ottos. LOL

    Drew
     
  6. utar0301798

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    The MH is Sunsun is it? Your planted tank look stunning!
     
  7. Chuppy

    Chuppy New Member

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    Thank you CKloh.

    you can always ask me via msn. I believe I have you in the contact list. Yes it is SUNSUN...

    Drew
     
  8. Shadow

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    just wondering do you found that the stem plant near the glass slower than the one on the middle due to the light weaker at that side?
     
  9. utar0301798

    utar0301798 New Member

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    Then u can get more reply in ur thread ma. :-p
    U get Sunsun from Prangin Mall? Can fit with ADA 150watt double ended is it?
     
  10. Chuppy

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    @ Shadow

    No, it's pushed down by the second filter..( you're talking about the left right?) I have ordered some Cal-Aqua Lilly pipes/glassware to further diffuse the flow from the 2236.. Now with that spraybar.. it is having a concentrated current..(causing the rotalas to bow down..)

    @ CKloh.
    No I didn't buy it from there.. I bought it from a reefer.. for RM 2Xx :D
    yes, it has a ballast made for 150w double ended.. so you can fit the 150w ADA MH.. it comes with 39w x 2 T5HO.. but I have modified it to hold 36w x 4..


    Drew
     
  11. Shadow

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    got catch, for 2xx that pretty cheap
     
  12. utar0301798

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    2nd hand RM2XX? Consider cheap liao la. 36watt PL is it?
     
  13. Chuppy

    Chuppy New Member

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    Yes. Changed it to PLLs..

    @ Shadow and CKLoh.

    So Happen I was browsing around chuisui.. and I was selling off my reef tank that time.. this guy agreed to sell me Rm 2xx because I give him 1 fragmentation of a rare coral..( I do this a lot so it's a win win situation)

    I know first hand close to 1k.. and they don't include white bulbs! ( and then comes the ADA MH.. rm 4xx .. then comes the .. lets say Hagen t5HO.. rm 1xx) ahaha.. It's a good catch.. though it was used for 6 months.

    Drew
     
  14. Chuppy

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    DAY 22::
    3 weeks + 1 day.. :D

    Time to trim..
    BEFORE..
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    AFTER!
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    Some almost non related shots..

    Close up of the weeping moss.. ( this is with the kit lens.. too lazy to whip out 90mm of sheer power..)
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    I believe.. one more background trimming.. and I'm ready to go for final picture! LOL :D It's pretty fast.. even I say so myself!

    Well.. that's it for now..

    Drew
     
  15. Chuppy

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    ::UPDATE ::

    Day 28 +1!! ( 1 month I guess? it's 4 weeks afterall)

    Though I did some modification with the DW.. Still with the XXXs.. but I hope it has a slight improvement..

    As usual.. it's FAST!
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    And my usual 3 day Riccia trimming..

    the glossos are going way too fast!
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    ever seen an army of Ottos?
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    Current Fauna
    8 - pgymy cory
    5 - garras ceylonesis
    40 - ottocincullus ( I lost 8 of them.. i think) - some say I'm nuts to own so much Ottocincullus...
    8 - Amano shrimps..
    Countless cherries..
    some badis badis..
    some croaking gouramis..

    it's a funny scene.. when you all the garras, ottos, and cories schooling.. confusing one another thinking they're of the same type! :lol: :lol:

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    At the end of the day...
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    Thanks for reading.
    Drew
     
  16. Shadow

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    fist time I saw schooling otos
     
  17. Chuppy

    Chuppy New Member

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    ottos always school and I find them much more effective to have more than 6 ottos in Any tank. :D - but it's quite a scene huh? schooling ottos i mean

    Drew
     
  18. sworrall

    sworrall Aspiring Aquascaper

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    looking great drew, so much growth!

    The ottos are cool when they shoal, only ever seen it once in a tank at my local fish shop the green machine
     
  19. Chuppy

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    Yes, I find them to look like a pack/school/shoal (lol!) of sharks hunting for their next prey!!( in this case, Algae lol)

    Drew
     
  20. Chuppy

    Chuppy New Member

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    Funny question.

    Should I trim the already filled glossos? some are beginning to pile up...

    Trim the parts where they're stacking over each other.. or just trim the entire carpet..

    What say you?

    Drew
     

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