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Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by DiogoHCMatias, May 31, 2008.

  1. DiogoHCMatias

    DiogoHCMatias New Member

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    Hi everyone!
    I'm from Portugal, and I came here to show the progress of my new scape.
    I call it edem and there are the pics:

    The setup:
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    The first day:
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    New plants:
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    Some weaks later:

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    After almost three monts, much things chage:
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    I've much problems with algae than kill my blyxas e much of eleocharis. :%3
    But the scape survive and is recovering...
    I would like to have opinions about what can I do to improve the aquarium!
    Best Regrets,
    Diogo Matias
     
  2. Roy Deki

    Roy Deki New Member

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    Great start...Looks a lot better without the jungle val.
     
  3. Anti-Pjerrot

    Anti-Pjerrot New Member

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    You should stick to one type of stone, and avoid the rounded ones. They look unnaturral.
     
  4. Pat7676

    Pat7676 New Member

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    Looking good. I also like it better without the vals. I like the round stones!
     
  5. Guillermo

    Guillermo New Member

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    Hi Diogo, welcome to ASW.

    I like it w/o the vals too, they are too big for your tank size.

    Can you share the specs of your setup please ?

    Just a little advice with all respect Diogo, you meant "Best Regards" ;=)
     
  6. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

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    Good scape. I like the round rocks, but agree if you took them out, the jagged rocks would be more natural looking.

    * Would like to see higher slope on the left side of the tank.
    * The anubias in the midground looks really good, and perhaps more anubias could fill in some of the rocky areas a bit to add more plant texture to the scape.
    * Left most wood branch sticks out a bit too much.

    Overall, very healthy looking plants and great layout.

    -John N.
     
  7. DiogoHCMatias

    DiogoHCMatias New Member

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    Hi!
    Thanks for all comments! :proud:
    I made some upgrades: rotala rotundofila and lotus tiger.
    Here the photos:
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    And the setup:
    Since: 06/03/2008
    Tank: 62x31x36 (69L)
    Filtering: Elite HUSH 10 (270l/h)
    Heating: 100W Sera
    CO2: homemade
    Lighting: 36W DIY
    Substract: Sera Floradepot
    Hardscape: Rotts and branches, some local rocks.

    Fish/ invertebrates:
    Paracheirodon innesi
    Chromobotia macracanthus
    Gyrinocheilus aymonieri
    Xiphophorus helleri
    Aspidoras pauciradiatus
    Iriatherina werneri
    Cardina Multidentata
    Neocaridina Heteropoda Var. Red

    Plants:
    Anubia bateri
    Egeria densa
    Taxiphyllum barbieri
    Rotala rotundofila
    Nynphea lotus

    Best Regards (thaks for correction Guillermo)
     
  8. waterfaller1

    waterfaller1 New Member

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    Very nice..I like the top down shot.
     
  9. Pat7676

    Pat7676 New Member

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    Whats that plant in the back left?
     
  10. Joe Faria

    Joe Faria New Member

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    I believe it's egeria densa...
     
  11. Pat7676

    Pat7676 New Member

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    Good looking plant might have to try some of that out.
     
  12. DiogoHCMatias

    DiogoHCMatias New Member

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    16/07/08

    Hello!:yo:
    Here I am again, today to show some changes i've made last week, by adding lots of new plants. And now, the pictures:

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    And the list of plants:

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    1 - Glossostigma elatinoides
    2 - Marsilea hirsuta
    3 - Anubia bateri
    4 - Cryptocoryne undulata
    5 - Hydrocotyle verticillata
    6 - Hydrocotyle Leucocephala
    7 - Blyxa Japonica
    8 - Eleocharis sp.
    9 - Taxiphyllum barbieri
    10 - Rotala rotundifolia
    11 - Egeria densa
    12 - Hemianthus micranthemoides
    13 - Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig'
    14 - Heteranthera zosterifolia
    and i miss one:
    Nymphaea lotus (zenkeri)

    I've add some Neocaridina heteropoda var. red and wating for a couple of CRS.

    What do you think? Better? :-B
    Best Regards,
    Diogo
     
  13. Joe Faria

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    Hi Diogo,

    Your tank it's starting to developing quite nicely now....

    Great improvement on adding more plants, although I think you should add another light bulb... something between 7000k and 10000k. Your plants will apreciate....

    Um abraco,

    Jose Faria
     
  14. kakkoii

    kakkoii New Member

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    Wow looks great!
     
  15. DiogoHCMatias

    DiogoHCMatias New Member

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    Hi Joe!
    New lighting will be part of aquarium realy soon... I hope it would become reality in next two weeks.
    Will be a compact PLL 55W with 10.000K.
    I think that should be enaught to my tank.

    Thank's kakkoii ;-)
     
  16. akmal

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    the scape looks great!! the round rocks are starting to get a few spots of algae make them look more natural. As long as the algae is under control that is.

    personally, i would add some moss to the scape in the foreground area...soften up the lines a bit
     
  17. DiogoHCMatias

    DiogoHCMatias New Member

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    Hi again!
    I wanna share a video i made:

    [ame="http://br.youtube.com/watch?v=DGLn9BH38as"]YouTube - -edem- 02/08/08[/ame]​
     
  18. Aquaspot World

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    Great progress! Keep it up and you should see vast improvements.
     
  19. JDowns

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    Great job. This tank has grown in beautifully. I love the use of the river rocks.
     

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