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My new scape

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Flo, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Flo

    Flo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Beauty of the second floor

    Hi,

    I would like to introduce myself and my new scape. My name is Florian and i am from Germany. I am 27 Years old. I hope the scape will become how I imagine it:113:. It is just 2 days old and has not yet a name... any ideas are very :welcome:. I would appreciate if you wrote your opinion :muscle:;). If something change and grow i will update. Sorry for the bad picture quality and google translate 8).

    Regards
    Flo

    Tank: Juwel Rio 240 (240 Liter)
    Size: 121x41x55 cm
    Light: High Lite 120 cm T5 / 2x 54 Watt+Juwel Reflector
    Filter: Juwel Bioflow 600
    Heater: Juwel 200 Watt
    Co2: Dennerle Bio Co2+Dennerle Crystal Diffusor.
    Substrat: ADA Aquasoil Amazonia
    Fertilization: Easy Carbo, JBL Ferropol.

    Material: Lavastone, Moorkienwood.
    Plants: Taxiphyllum, Microsorum pteropus "Narrow", Microsorum pteropus, Lilaeopsis brasiliensis, Micranthemum micranthemoides, Anubias nana "Gold",
    sagittaria sabulata (I guess :-s).

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  2. Flo

    Flo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I've now found a very suitable name for the landscape and I have tried again to make better photos... here is the result :-B
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  3. dr.dzek

    dr.dzek New Member

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    Good luck my friend!
     
  4. Flo

    Flo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks, i can need it :Happy:
     
  5. youjettisonme

    youjettisonme Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Nice start. Hope it grows in well for you!
     
  6. Flo

    Flo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    thats my hope too. Hopefully just the plants grow and not the algae ;) . i had a lot of problems in the scapes i did before this one.
     
  7. royvd

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    great scape!!
    but im not realy a fan of those ''koi'' colored angelfish..
    i think some more natural ones would look much realistic
     
  8. Flo

    Flo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    hi royvd,

    that is definatly right, but I only started again with the hobby after about 15 years break. The first thing after starting again, I had bought me a rio 125, something purely decoration and fish. After that I became aware of aqua scaping. So i had the angelfish before and I did not want to give away:).
     
  9. randy0319

    randy0319 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    beautiful proportions and plants. I also admire your picture skills. very nice!!
     
  10. Flo

    Flo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    many thanks! I would not really think it takes having responded so well. I'm still newbie finally:amillanbliss:

    EDIT(07.08.2011):

    Would like to give an little update. Today, a week has passed since the establishment of the tank. I made the first major water change. All good so far. The Plants begin to grow up, slowly, but they do. I noticed some flow dead spots, so I called my dealer and bought a new filter-pump with 1000 l / h. The old had 600 l / h. Now it is much better. Also changed the position of the Co2 diffuser to get more CO2 in the vicinity of the soil and I add to 50 ml of a liquid fertilizer in the week instead of the fertilizer I've used before.
     
  11. Flo

    Flo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Time for the next update... 2 weeks later. Better picture quality, finally i found the right settings :).

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  12. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    good work Flow :113:

    I can see the brasiliensis filling the foreground
     
  13. Flo

    Flo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    you can? i can't :D. But i knew before it ll take a while to get a nice filled foreground with brasiliensis. it s like slow motion, every day you find a small new leaf :D. But on the other hand it is like walking next to the edge. too much light algae would start to grow, not enough and maybe the foreground get killed :-S. also thinking about to add these milky looking background...what do you guys think?
     
  14. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    very nice neat looking tank. your fishes feel happy and contented with the kind of environment they are now.

    i guess in using hardscape like rocks normally one color only or should i say one kind only so that rocks texture and color are same.

    good luck keep up the good work:proud:
     
  15. Flo

    Flo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    hi mr ed,

    thanks for comment :). i know the rule to take the same rock color. i ve been over 5 times in holiday to gran canaria and fuerteventura which are volcano islands and remind me that there is nowhere the same rock color in nature to find. thats the reason i decided to use diffrent colors, but it s all over lavarock in my tank. maybe i can find a holiday picture where you can see want i mean.
     
  16. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    you are correct when you refer to nature however in our hobby creating nature in a glass cubicle sometimes, i guess, we need to follow some criteria applied by experts.

    many times i read contests comments like AGA about uniformity of rocks in color so maybe that what is in my mind.

    don't worry your tank look very relaxing even though there is red lava on it:proud:
     
  17. Flo

    Flo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    of course we need criteria. i read the comments at AGA too. i m just in an experimental part of aquascaping and in this scape it was more important to me to create smooth lines and build more open space in front for the fish. it is not easy to buy lavarock in the same color for a good price. i payed 20 euro for 20 kg at ebay. if i would buy the same in an store a would be a very poor man :D... what i m allready ;). but anyway bro, thanks for the criticism. i ll try to consider it in my next scape :).
     
  18. hrishi007

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    Nice tank.Would look better when it fills up more.
     
  19. Flo

    Flo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Some impressions of the last week...

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    Wow, I like the progless with your tank and with your photography!:proud:
     

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