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dutch tank

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Showcase' started by nicpapa, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. nicpapa

    nicpapa Aspiring Aquascaper

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    And another Dutch tank. 100lt.. :)
    I move here 30 babies of bnp.. and i'll move more from another tank.
    It runs 3 weeks, but at the beging I forgot the lights on and algae appear.
    Lights is 2 30watt 8000k t8 and one 21 watt t5 6500k
    filter Eheim internal, and I diffuse co2 there.
    Substrate Fluorite and gravel.

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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    nicpapa

    You certainly know how to plan and grow all those coloured plants so well. Using that dark colour mix of substrate certainly does not distract you eyes when admiring your tank in fact in my opinion it actually improves the over all effect you have created.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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  3. Wendy1B

    Wendy1B Aspiring Aquascaper

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    It is beautiful, Nicpapa! Let us know how your algae battle goes...
     
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  4. nicpapa

    nicpapa Aspiring Aquascaper

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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    You certainly know how to make an excellent video.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  6. Shane P.

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    Setting up a dutch 300l, can't wait! 4ft*2*1.5
     
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  8. nicpapa

    nicpapa Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Some photos.


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    That is a beautiful well colour balanced Dutch Aquascape.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Can't wait to see the crazy growth!!!


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  11. nicpapa

    nicpapa Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Update of the 100lt
    move some plants to the 180lt, it need trims and moves.

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  12. keithgh

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    Which do you prefer the natural looking Dutch tank or the totally opposite a perfectly manicured Dutch tank.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  13. Wendy1B

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    Your plants are truly gorgeous!
     
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  14. nicpapa

    nicpapa Aspiring Aquascaper

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    a small video..
    I'm trying to keep different plants in the tanks, so I remove some and keep some weird plants .

     
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    Another very good video I know I have said it before I think the coloured substrate works wonders in your tank.

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  16. Vandal Gardener

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    Wow, another one to make me gasp in awe :) Are you limiting nitrates in this tank I don't think I've ever seen limnophila in the back beside your filter that colour

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    Any tips for the Proserpinaca - I've just ordered some with the expectation it'll not do well in my tank as lighting isn't high (I don't think 2x 28w T5 + reflectors over a trigon 190 (litres).

    Anyway hope you're in fine form and your plants pearling
     
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    Thanks vandal for commenting on this journal or else I wouldn't have seen it;
    yet another amazing tank made from nicpapa :) Really stunning and eye catching! health of plants couldn't get any better it seems.
    Nate
     
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  18. nicpapa

    nicpapa Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Its easy plant, need all of the good stuff...
    Im thinking that your light is low...
    It can grow in lower lights, but it cannot get these color.
     
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  19. keithgh

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    Thank you for posting all that information I assume this is what you are referring to

    Light demand:
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    The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.
    CO2 : High
    A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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  20. nicpapa

    nicpapa Aspiring Aquascaper

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    This is how its grow in a low light ,low co2 and no ferts....
    It grow very slowly but it grow.. :)
    Light is one cheap, led 5watt , tank is 50 liters, ph is 7+
     

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