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Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by JEK, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    i found it Glas Garten® Mini M, 36 x 22 x 26 cm
    yeah thats a pitty but - they shrimp freaks as they call themselves :D

    as long as those whiteglass tanks are small they are quite as cheep as normal tanks - but if you look at tanks sized 80x40x40 or bigger than 100cm you will have to pay 5x more than for a normal tank ^^
     

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  2. JEK

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    Some more plants added...
    [​IMG]
     
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    i'm anxious to see the well grown plants a few weeks later... Very nice!
     
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    I have changed the positoin of the right piece of red moor wood a bit: [​IMG]
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  5. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    imo it looks much better now ;)
    well done
     
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    Thank you. :)
     
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    [​IMG]
    Changed the wood arrangement today.:)

    I´ve got some brown algea so I ordered a cople of nerite snails to remove it.
    Dont know if I should have add R. sp. "nanjenshan" or just add some more R. sp. "green" istead? What do you think?
    I´m also unsure if I should add fontinalis on the driftwood again or not...
     
  8. JEK

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    Critique is very welcome!! I want to know how I can improve the tank.:)
     
  9. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    if i´m honest - i liked it more before your last rearangement.
    imo this tank need time to grow in - than we can give a better critique
     
  10. J House

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    IMO the hardscape is very strong and you don't need as much plant support as you might think. I really like the moss inbetween the wood and rock at the base. you could even spread that out more left to right and it would flow and make the tank look bigger. The riccia (is it riccia) covered stone on the right cuts the flow off. It's debatable whether you even need the stems in the left rear. I think you have enough back there without it, but I might have a different opinion once it grows in.
     
  11. JEK

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    Thanks for the critique!!
    Heres an update:
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    As you can see there are some diatoms... But they´re not gonna win!Boxing
    Nerite snails will be added this week.
    Sorry the glass is not so well cleaned - I´m lazy so I let the snails do the job.:D

    The glosso looks rather leggy, how could that be?

    Ludwigia repens (Super red) will be added tomorrow (Istead of R. wallichii).
    Should remove some of the plants species? Maybe P. helferi and Riccia sp. dwarf?
     
  12. JEK

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    Update:
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    Close-up Fontinalis dalecarlica:
    [​IMG]

    Got some problems with diatom and hair algae..
    When i have solved the algaeproblems I´ll sell the plants and make a new scape with fewer species. Maybe an iwagumi...
     
  13. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    i dont know why but after the last updates i´m a bit sad, maybe i was waiting for better results because of all the ADA stuff ..

    glosso is growing too high imo and your moss is more brown than green .. i dont know imo something is going wrong :-s
     
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    Using ADA product doesnt' guarantee success. There is alot of maintenance and other preventive measures necessary to make it work, especially in the first month. It sounds like JEK was doing the right things, but you must be consistent with water changes, especially if you've replanted or stirred up the soil. Lighting and fert dosing (K and a little Micro) to a minimum for the first several weeks as well. I personally never add any fish until the tank is looking good. Fish and food only add to the waste load that an immature biofilter (plants and biomedia) can't handle especially under high light. The brown on the moss is probably just diatoms and that goes away after a while if you keep doing the water changes. Of course Amanos will eat it as well. I'm not sure why the Glosso is so high, but I will trim it and see if it pushes out new growth and says low.
     
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    Jur4ik: I can understand you. It did´nt turned as well as i hoped.
    I´ll make a new scape as soon as possible.

    J House: I´m changing more than 50% two times a week, you think thats enough?
    Maybe a bit early with the fishes, but its not often I have the possibillity to buy any because I live long from any fish shop...
     
  16. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    if the fish are ok - it doesnt matter because you understock your tank (only few fish)
    best wishes
     
  17. tetrax

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    Hi, I also use ADA products, you need Caridina Japonica(Multidentata) and otocinclus sp. for these algae.

    During the first month following the construction of the aquarium, use only Potassium and a Bottle of Bacterium daily.

    Also it´s possible to observe since glossostigma grows to the high and not creeping thing.

    Watts for gallon in this layout?
    What bulbs do you use?
    Sorry for my bad english.
    Regards!!
     
  18. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    it might be helpfull to read the whole thread ;)

     
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    I follow the entire thread, thanks Jur4iK.:)

    Potassium is basic Macronutrient in a Planted Aquarium, if is not added, the plants grow slowly and algae appear.
    You can add Carbonate Potassium or Sulfate Potassium.

    Regards!!
     
  20. Jurijs mit JS

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    Jek is dosing TPN+ daily - it contains micro and macro nutrients.
    so there is no potassium missing^^

    in my current tank i use any ADA AS and i only fert some crap stuff - but have lots of light (imo) 2x MH each one with 80watt over 130liter tank -> over 4wpg :D

    i dont know what goes wrong in JEK´s tank - but i really feel sad about his tank :(
     

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