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Envy Nature

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by BBogdan, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. BBogdan

    BBogdan Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi ,

    I'm happy to present my new project entitled " Envy Nature " !

    I want to thank especially those from Nevertebrate.ro without which this project would not exist and of course the support of the Dennerle Eastern Region represented by Alex Veres. :)

    Tank: L120xl45xH45 cm , 243 liters, Optiwhite Glass

    Filtration: 2 X Eheim Experience 350 , will be filled with Seachem Matrix

    Light: 2 X Dennerle Trocal LED 120cm/66W with Trocal LED Control

    Substrate:
    Dennerle Scapers Soil cu Dennerle FB1 Substrate Start , Dennerle Plantahunter Rio Xingu

    Hardscape: Grey Mountain Rock , Reed Moor Black

    Plants: Juncus repens In-Vitro, Eleocharis pusilla Mini In-Vitro , Bucephalandra spec Wavy Leaf, Bucephalandra Broad Wavy, Bucephalandra spec. Mini Needle Leaf, Cryptocoryne lutea Hobbit In-Vitro, Anubias Barteri nana Bonsai, Anubias nana Pangolino, Anubias nana Pinto, Microsorum pteropus Petite, Microsorum pteropus Trident, Bolbitis heudelotii, Ranunculus inundatus In-Vitro, Hygrophila pinnatifida, Rotala indica In-Vitro, Rotala sp Green, Rotala Wallichii In-Vitro, Moss Vesicularia Christmas montagnei In-Vitro , Crepidomanes malabaricum , Riccardia chamedryfolia Coral Moss

    Fertilization: Dennerle Scapers Green , Dennerle NPK-Booster, Dennerle Carbo Booster, Dennerle PlantaGold 7 , Dennerle E15 FerActiv
    Conditioner: Dennerle Aquarium Starter Rapid , Dennerle Clear Water Elixier, Dennerle BactoClean Bio

    CO2:
    pressurized , 6kg CO2 Cylinder , regulator + solenoid valve , for Co2 diffusion I use temporarily a 3 in 1 Tropica diffuser wich is probably going to be replaced with a Aquatic Nature diffuser

    Others : Twinstar Nano +


    Here are some pictures during the hardscape construction which was broadcasted using facebook live stream:
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  2. BBogdan

    BBogdan Aspiring Aquascaper

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    BBogdan Aspiring Aquascaper

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    BBogdan Aspiring Aquascaper

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    The hardscape is done:
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    I made a few small adjustments regarding the hardscape (I fixed better the wood and cut two branches that were extra ).
    So the tank after the first week planting looks like this:
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    The plants began to grow well, evidence that the soil provides necessary nutrients.
    Of course water is still not 100% clear, cycling of the tank is still in progress.

    About the livestock, I made a list of species that will "live" in this setup but I don't want to divulge yet their names because the list is not "chiseled in stone". The only species that are sure is Amano Shrimp.

    I hope you enjoy my project , please if you have questions or suggestions express them freely!

    I definitely missed some details but I will come back regularly with impressions about the evolution of this layout.
    I will keep you up to date!

    P.S. Thanks Catalin Gagiu for pictures.
     
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    I see you managed to post all the photos successfully as if one post.

    Its a wonderful set up done very professionally, certainly keep us updated please.

    Is that tank set up in a tank room as it looks like other tanks close by.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    BBogdan Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks Keith ,
    the tank is in a room with other tanks but they are not destined for aquascape they just hold fish and plants for sale. But I hope in the near future I will do also one or two Dennerle nano's in the same room.
     
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    Do you still have any of those tanks set up in My Aquariums

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    BBogdan Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Only Tangled Roots is still going. The rest of them are closed.
     
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    I found this excellent Video of Tangled Roots.



    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    BBogdan Aspiring Aquascaper

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    You got me :)) ... I made a small interview a couple of weeks ago for my friends from Nevertebrate.ro ...I'll have to do an english subtitle sometime this days.
     
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    BBogdan Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi ,
    I want to make a small update of this tank.
    It's been 2 months since I started this project , in the meanwhile the plants grew pretty well (Eleocharis pusilla mini I had too trimm couple of times , also the moss ).I used mainly slow growing plants because I see it only two times per week to do maintenance ( water change , trimm plants , and other stuff) .
    I have some small algae problems but nothing that I can't handle. :)

    A couple of Otocinclus Affinis were introduced to help me keep algae under control and some red nose shrimp (also some Amano shrimp will be introduced asap). I think Hasemania nana brings a good touch to this layout also I want to put some Green Fire Tetra (Aphyocharax rathbuni) in the near future.

    So , what do you think about the setup evolution after two months? Any suggestions ?

    The photo was taken on 01.04.2017 after water change:
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    My only comment other than excellent is, I would like to see a few low plants at the back of that central gap, the top is linked but not at the base of rocky area.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    BBogdan Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks Keith , regarding the central gap what plants do you have in mind ? , can you be more specific please ?
     
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    Going through your existing plant list how would Hygrophila pinnatifida go or would it be too tall?
    You have an extensive plant list with many to choose from I would use one of these plants other wise a different plant could stand out rather than blend in.
    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Stunning tank! I see what Keith is saying... not sure what plant to add though!
     
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    BBogdan has a fantastic plant list to choose from.

    Keith :cat::cat:
     
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    Dennerle is amazing! Too bad they don't sell their products here in the USA!
     
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    Shane I had a Dennerle and required a tube set for my light I found out from them not available in Australia.

    I wonder how many others got caught.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  19. BBogdan

    BBogdan Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks Shane ! ...I like Keith's suggestion but my problem is that in the gap is only Dennerle Plantahunter Rio Xingu so I can plant anything. So my only option is to put some type of plant that doesn't need to make roots in the substrate. Hygrophila Pinnatifida is not really a bad choice because she can grow also on rock/wood .
     
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    BBoghen is this the product you are referring to?

    Could you tie it to a bigger piece of that or do you have enough space for a bigger rock?

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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