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My 30cm Cube Journal

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Jervis, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. landstrykeren

    landstrykeren New Member

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    I think it looks good:)
     

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  2. trenac

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    Nicely done...I like the plants you have chosen for this setup. Most are small &/or fine leaf.

    Maybe the use of just one color substrate would work better, just a thought.
     
  3. tinkerman

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    Looks very nice. the white sand would be too much work for me though.
     
  4. John N.

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    Awesome scape. Love the white sand if you can keep it clean. As I was looking through the photos I realized the development of the aquascape was not in days but in hours. I'm impressed. Are you injecting CO2?

    -John N.
     
  5. Pat7676

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    Love how it looks i really like that wood in there with the Java Moss on it. Little mixture with black and white sand i think looks good.
     
  6. Jervis

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    Thanks! I will look for coarser white sand or tiny pebbles... I'm sure they can be found... somewhere :29:
     
  7. Jervis

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    Yeah hopefully they will grow fast... just wondering... are these oxygen bubbles released by the plant or just trapped CO2?

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  8. Jervis

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    Thanks! I am still learning how to put them all together... frantically learning how to ID plants too I-)
     
  9. Jervis

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    Spent some time exploring background colours today... what do you guys think?

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    Clockwise:
    Black
    White
    Gradient Light Blue (printed using Xerox)
    Gold
     
  10. Jervis

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    Yupe... I am injecting 7 hours of CO2 daily (1bps) using a "generic" glass CO2 diffuser.

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    Can I have the ID of that reddish plant?

    But seems like I have to increase the amount of bubbles... the CO2 monitor shows a pH of around 6.8 to 7.0 :%3

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    But I'm quite surprised by the little CPU fan... the temperature manage to dip to a low 22ºC... room temperature 25ºC (air-conditioned)
     
  11. Pat7676

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    I love the light blue background.
     
  12. Jervis

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    Hehe... that's what I am using now... I can try to lighten the blue a little :)
     
  13. Jdinh04

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    Very nice tank! You did a great job with keeping the sand clean. The plants look very healthy too!
     
  14. Pat7676

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    What are you using to get that color?
     
  15. Jervis

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    I'm used coloured papers and the gradient light blue was printed using colour xerox :)
     
  16. Jervis

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    Here's my Yamato Shrimp... the HC is not looking too good :(

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  17. George Farmer

    George Farmer Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I really like this. The planting works so well for the tank's dimensions, the sense of scale is perfect.

    I wonder if your HC needs more nutrients. It does better in nutrient-rich substrate, failing that, a nutrient-rich water column. However, your low bio-mass may result in algae issues if you "OD" NP. Tricky one...

    You could try pruning and re-planting off cuts?

    Anyway, nice work!

    What camera and lens BTW?
     
  18. Jervis

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    Thanks for the compliment :)

    Actually I suspect these HCs are emerse version... they somehow look different from those in my other tank. And I must admit, I didn't really fertilized the soil sufficiently this time round... my mistake :(

    Yeah I will prune them a little.

    Using Sony Alpha 100 DSLR.
     
  19. Roy Deki

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    I love this little tank....great work. Don't worry about the HC planted in sand. It takes a while to get going in sand but once it does it will be worth the wait. I just love the effect of a little clump of hc growing in white sand.
     
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    Thanks! Actually I am beginning to find it very unnatural... I somehow got his feeling that the white sand is too fine (like salt) for the HC (or any plant) to growth healthily... will monitor them.

    Moss bubbling <):)

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