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Lost Paradise, by InfinityMinus1

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by InfinityMinus1, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. InfinityMinus1

    InfinityMinus1 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    ShadowMac - Thank you. I am trying my best at caring for it. I just wish that I had pressured co2. I use DIY co2. 2 2liter bottles with 2 cups of suger 1/4 yeast and pinch of baking soda in each 2 liter, then I have then going into a 20oz bottle with just water. then, from there, into the tank.

    Yes, BBA is starting to go crazy.. I got a couple siemeis algae eater (sry for the spelling). hopefully they help. I cut some of the affected one off. And yes, the scum is getting bad too. I will do some research and get a skimmer! thanks for the suggestion!

    aliclarke86 - Thank you. Its is actually about 6 pieces of wood fitted and zip tied together. Its called African root wood. The water is a bit cloudy and my photography does stink lol. I really want to get a HD camera so I can show the true beauty of this tank :)
     

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  2. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    Siamese algae eaters will not eat the BBA, nothing really does. Your only hope is reducing light or getting pressurized. I have to say I've never been a fan of DIY CO2. Okay to supplement it in a tank that does not rely on it, but in a tank that needs CO2 it is worthless...too unstable and inconsistent.
     
  3. aliclarke86

    aliclarke86 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Was not having a go at your photography. Believe me mine is no better :) do you have anything in the filter to help clear up the cloudyness? Fine wool or purigen would work wonders :)

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  4. InfinityMinus1

    InfinityMinus1 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Sorry for the lack of updates everyone, but for some reason I was unable to post anything. My GF had the same problem with her school website. She told me she got Google Chrome and it worked. So, I tried Chrome and it works... I have no idea why I couldnt post on Internet Explore anymore, but whatever lol.

    The Algae eaters dont really do a good job ShadowMac. U were right. I totally would get Pressured co2 but have a lack of funds for my aquascape. Maybe during tax return time in april/may. I have fluval stuff in the filter to clear the water, but dont remeber what its call. I thinks its called clearmax.

    I have good news thought. My GF got me a nice camera for christmas. I can take nice pics now. Ill update again after christmas!!!!
     
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  5. aliclarke86

    aliclarke86 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Ha I just got a nice camera but I cannot take nice pictures :-D hope all is going well though

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  6. InfinityMinus1

    InfinityMinus1 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi Infinity, Looking Good :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    Infinity

    That piece of driftwood looks like a giant crab walking across a river bed.

    A very interesting piece of DW you have there.
    It makes a big natural cave for your fish.

    Keith:):)
     
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    read through all 7 pages, interesting.. love the Dw (y)
     
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    is this a 20 long. I always thought they were too small for angels.
     
  11. ShadowMac

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    I would agree the tank is too small for angel fish
     
  12. InfinityMinus1

    InfinityMinus1 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks guys! It kinda does look like a crab, doesnt it lol! I really really wish I had pressurized co2 :( I think the eco complete that I am using is pretty much used up. I had hairgrass growing lovely in my last scape and now my foreground plants just suck. Kinda want to get aquasoil for my next scape. But, I will not do a new scape until I have co2 and a rimless tank. I also want to get some ADA stone and do a iwagumi, with HC or Glosso.

    For the Angelfish, I guess I didnt really do my research good enough then.. They seem very very happy, if it makes anyone feel better!

    Thanks Zerofighterx101, its really means alot. I am glad you enjoyed it!

    I added some Anubias to the left back corner since its such a shadowed area and thought Anubias would thrive back there. I ripped out the Riccia since I think its kinda of a wild messy plant. I replaced it with Christmas Moss. I plan on adding a few more Anubias plants around the scape in shadowed area!

    Updated Photo Below!!
     
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    Hi Ryan, How are things going :)
     
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    InfinityMinus1 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hello! It has been to long. I just trimmed the rotala and the scape does not look its hottest right now. Once it comes back i will post a updated photo. I just started a new job last week, so I can afford a real co2 system now!!!!! I will be getting one in the next month, or so! I will probably get a 24oz paintball tank with a aquatek regulator
     
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    Hi Ryan, Congrats on the new job :cool: More money even better :D Always nice to get new equipment :cool::cool: Looking forward too update pics of your Aquascape :) Ho and some pics of the Co2 System too;)
     
  17. InfinityMinus1

    InfinityMinus1 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hello all. Been super busy with new job. The scape is coming alone and maturing well. CAM00236.jpg
     
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    InfinityMinus1 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Nice! =)
     
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    Hi Ryan, Looking good mate (y) What happend to the Anubias on the LH/side?? It filled that space so well :cool:
     

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