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Chocolate puddle

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by alastair, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. alastair

    alastair New Member

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    Hi everyone,
    Thought I'd pop up my low tech tank. It was posted up a bit ago on garuf's thread 'get excited and make something' so thought I'd put it on here. It's the total opposite of what I'm normally used to so no co2, rarely any water changes and occasional ferts added.

    It's gone through a few changes since it was set up at the end of April so will pop a few different progress pics up.
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    Have changed the emmersed/riparium plants out and replaced with prayer plants, piece Lilly's and and antherium lily. This is how it looks now.
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    Specs:
    Size - 120x70xh30cm

    Substrate: very small amount of John innes, capped with columbo florabase and Ada Amazonia new And lots of leaf litter.

    Lighting: ati sunpower 4 x 54 watt, originally had just 2 tubes on but with the extra foliage and the fact the unit is now 4 foot above the substrate I run all 4 for 8 hours.
    Co2: non
    Water changes: rarely any. 10% once a month of that.

    Filtration: fluval 306 set on low flow

    Ferts: occasional quarter spoon of kno3. A pinch of kh2po4 and seachem equilibrium

    Plants: lots of cryptocoryne wendtii green, wendtii tropica,
    Echinodorous tennelus,
    Mosses,
    Juncus repens
    Microsorum trident
    Needle leaf java fern
    Hydrocotyle sp Japan

    Fauna:
    11 chocolate gouramis
    10 licorice gouramis
    35 red cherry shrimp
    15 bee shrimp
    6 amano shrimp
    Otocinclus
    4 baby albino corys.

    Thanks for looking :)





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  2. Shadow

    Shadow Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice, I like it
     
  3. Getingen

    Getingen New Member

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    Really beautiful. Do you have any filtration or circulation?


    EDIT: Saw that you had a filter now on low circulation.
     
  4. Garuf

    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    Glad you posted, Alastair, it's easily one of my favourite scapes of the last few years.
     
  5. randy0319

    randy0319 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    gorgious!!!
     
  6. tiintinn

    tiintinn New Member

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    Nice tank (size too), hoping to setup one soon, will take inspiration from you :)
     
  7. Garuf

    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    Any updates? I'm sure it's looking better than ever!
     
  8. severumkid

    severumkid Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Can you share a FTS, please?
     

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