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My 20 liters tank!

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Glomeridae, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Personally I would let the plants cover the area completely with a thick carpet then ask that question again if you think its missing something.

    Keith:):)
     
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  2. Glomeridae

    Glomeridae Active Aquascaper

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    You're certainly right! I will wait! =)
     
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  3. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    If only more Aquascapers would sit back and wait I am positive there would be far less problems.

    Next week I will be finishing the Terrascape after two years plus since I started it, now I can honestly say it is the very best I can do.

    Keith:):)
     
  4. Glomeridae

    Glomeridae Active Aquascaper

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    Hi everyone!

    It's been a long time I didn't came here!
    My PC is broken, and I can't have another one before a long time... ='(

    I tri to come here anyway!

    I'm still looking for a CO2 system! But the both aquascapes are still running!

    See you soon! =)

    Glom
     
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  5. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Glom,
    Ho no :( Hope you get a PC sorted. Glad to hear that the scapes are ok and still running :cool:
     
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    EChord Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Oh no on the PC problem! I hope you're able to get it sorted too! I've liked seeing the progression on both tanks, and would like to see them again when you are able. :)
     
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  7. Glomeridae

    Glomeridae Active Aquascaper

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    Hello everyone! :)

    News from the tank!
    Still looking for a Co2 system! =)
    Two problems:

    - the moss isn't on the wood anymore, it's flotting and I have to tie it again! ^^'
    - there are some really really awfull long green alguea... I don't know how to remove them from the tank, any idea?


    (PS: Not the best picture, I was running out of time! I'm sorry! ^^')
     

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  8. greenfinger 2

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    Hi Glomeridae, Sounds like you have hair algae. Here's a link great info (y)

    http://www.aquascapingworld.com/algaepedia/full_view_algae.php?item_id=81&algae=Green Hair Algae
    With the moss keep it trimmed this will give you new healthy green growth.
    Look like the same problem i had:( I let the moss grow to much.So the moss near the DW was not getting enough light.So it died back then the rest floated off . Give it a good trim and re tie the new fresh cut moss to the DW . Then keep it trimmed.
     
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  9. Glomeridae

    Glomeridae Active Aquascaper

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    Thank you very much!
    I'll try to do that I soon as I can!
     
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  10. keithgh

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    Its no use just removing the algae unless you fix/remove what caused the algae if not fixed you will always have an algae concern

    Keith:):)
     
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  11. Glomeridae

    Glomeridae Active Aquascaper

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    I will do it! Thank for all advices! =)
     
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  12. Glomeridae

    Glomeridae Active Aquascaper

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    Hello everyone!
    News from the tank:
    First, I hope I will soon have a correct CO2 system and I'm still looking for it!
    It's complicated to find the good one. :confused:
    Greenfinger has helped me a lot with his precious advices about it and I want to thank him again for all his help! :)

    HC Cuba aren't healthy, as I already said it. The Hydrocotyle doesn't grow a lot but isn't as "sick" as the HC Cuba is.
    I think it's almost only a CO2 problem. :(
    I have to tie the moss again on the piece of wood but I'm afraid it'll destroy the entire scape when I will remove it...
    I have a lot of these green algae... I try to apply what I have read on the link of greenfinger but it's hard to retire it... :cry:

    Now the question is:
    Could it be better to restart this aquascape again?
    Since it was my first aquascape, I've made a lot of mistakes and, for example, the soil is completely flat now...
    If I start again, (only when I'll be sure to have the CO2 system of course), I will have less green algae (not no further as they will still be on the plants' leaves), a "hilly" soil and why not think about Keithgh told me a long time ago about blck/brown rocks... ;)

    I will not have a lot to buy again, just the soil and the CO2 system since I already have the plants...

    What do you think about it? :)
     
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  13. greenfinger 2

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    Hi Glomeridae,
    Glad i could help :)
    I would do a restart. Using the ADA substrate. Just wash it leave to dry and place back in.
    You can get things of to a good start with the new Co2 system and regular dosing of ferts. And the all important water changes.

    Sorry about the link.I will try and find a link in French (y) Unless someone on here has one ;)
     
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  14. keithgh

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    By doing a restart and not making the same mistakes you should get off on the right foot this time.

    This time write out a plan and proceed slowly getting every detailed checked before you start the next part of the Aquascape.

    Keith:):)
     
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  15. Glomeridae

    Glomeridae Active Aquascaper

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    Thank for your opinions! :)

    Yes, if both of you think that it's a great idée, I definitely want to restart it! ;)
    It will take time but I will not forget to give you news, ask you question (again :D) and tell what I think I'll do! ;)
    Grennfinger, don't worry, your link has been really helpful but these alguea are strength! :confused:
     
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    That is great news remember, Keep It Simple and, do not rush, that is how mistakes are made.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Ho Glomeridae,
    Great looking forward to the restart (y)
    Algae It is a pain :( We all get it now and again.Its just knowing what is causing it then sorting out the problem :)
     
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  18. Glomeridae

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    Thank to both of you and everybody who have took time to see this aquascape! ;)
    I have learned a lot since the start of this aquascape thanks to this aquascape and also to this forum! :)
    So I hope the best for this aquascape! ^^
    I will not change a lot the hardscape (maybe the rocks) and I will wait to have the CO2 system for start it! ;)
     
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  19. Glomeridae

    Glomeridae Active Aquascaper

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    Hello everyone!

    I've decided not to start again this tank since I should leave home next year for studies and I'll not have enough time to take care of this tank. :cry:
    Of course that's just temporary, I'm not going to give up aquascaping! :D
    I just want to have all the time and the equipment to create the aquascape I was thinking of.


    Nevertheless, I keep my little aquascape! :)
     
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  20. keithgh

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    If you have any spare time doing your studies do a lot of research on Co2 and start planning what to do when you get back home.


    Keith:):)
     
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