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Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Ionut Godea, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Ionut Godea

    Ionut Godea Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hello, there! My name is Ionut and I am from Bacau, Romania. I want to present you my Juwel Rio 180 aquarium.
    Tank's parameters are:
    Size 100 cm length, 41 cm width, 50 cm depth;
    Lighting - 2 x T5 Juwel Daylight and Nature (45 w) /9 hours per day;
    Internal filter - original, 1000l/h pump;
    Heater - 200 Watt;
    Fertilizers - Easy life Profito, Easy life Fosfo, Easy life Nitro and Easy Carbo;
    Substrate - JBL Aquabasis;
    Decorative materials - lava rocks;
    CO2 - 3 bubbles per second nonstop;
    Plants - Utricularia graminifolia, Rotala rotundifolia, Echinodorus tenellus, Hemianthus Micrantemoides, Pogostemon helferi;
    Inhabitants - 10 hyphesobrycon herbertaxelrodi, 2 Otocinclus affinis, 3 Anentome helena, 1 Neritina natalensis and a few red cherry schrimps;
    Weekly water change: - 40%.
    The aquarium is in progress, it still needs to suffer some changes (trimming etc) till the final form.
    Here are some pictures:

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    By ionutg at 2012-01-21

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    By ionutg at 2012-01-21

    That's all for now. I'm looking forward your opinions!
    Regards,
    Ionut
     
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  2. Tsunami

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    real nice scape , it's seem will have a great progress and a final shape..i like it!
    could you post a front tank shot?..
     
  3. lalmeida

    lalmeida New Member

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    Hi,

    Welcome to ASW.

    Great tank! I like the way you arranged the stones. I would like to see background plants following the hardscape shape.

    Cheers,

    LMA
     
  4. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    :welcome: to ASW....nice tank.....the width look more than 41cm.
     
  5. Flo

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    hi ionut,

    :welcome: to ASW. i like your layout. it s allways difficult to hide the juwel filter and get a good shape in the scape. you did very good.
    rotala could need more light to turn red. why not using juwel reflector? anyway, keep up this good work :113:

    cheers
     
  6. randy0319

    randy0319 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Your rocks are great! Your plants are healthy, and your seashore is lush. My only critique is that you have trimmed the rotala straight across. This has divided the tank into two equal rectangles- one is lush and green the other is the darks space behind. It visually flattens your scape and gives an impression of wieght and pressure. This could be the strong black background. Maybe another color would help. I hope that wasn't too harsh. Other then that and I think that you have alot going for this tank. I am very jealous of your UG. best wishes---R
     
  7. stevo

    stevo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Such a nice scape. :proud: Would look awesome in my living room. :D
     
  8. Ionut Godea

    Ionut Godea Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thank all for your appreciations.

    @ Flo - I use JBL reflectors. In my opinion, these are better then Juwel. The colour of rotalla dependes on how much light the plant receives. I have reduced the lightning time from 10 to 8 hours because I wanted them to be green. I like to play whit colours.

    @ randy0319 - The scape pictures doesn't represent the final form of the tank. It wasn't too harsh, I appreciate all the opinions and critics.
    P.S.: Please, look at the final photo.

    Now, I want to show you the evolution of my tank in images:

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    By ionutg at 2011-12-08

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    By ionutg at 2011-12-06

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    By ionutg at 2011-12-11

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    By ionutg at 2011-12-21

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    By ionutg at 2012-01-15

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    By ionutg at 2012-01-21

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    By ionutg at 2012-01-27

    I took the last photo 3 days before, after the trimming session. Every advice or opinion is welcome.
    Regards,
    Ionut
     
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  9. lalmeida

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    Hi,

    Precisely what I said in my first post. It seems I was guessing! :amillanbliss:

    Well done! Great trimming!

    Cheers,

    LMA
     
  10. juanote

    juanote Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Very good work.
     
  11. Francisco Ibáñez

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    Wonderfull, , i like :=D>:=D>:=D>
     
  12. Ionut Godea

    Ionut Godea Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thank you!
     
  13. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    teach me;) beautiful really:yo:

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    sworrall Aspiring Aquascaper

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    very nice layout, looks great after that last trim
     
  15. Ionut Godea

    Ionut Godea Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thank you! New trimming:

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    By ionutg at 2012-01-29

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    By ionutg at 2012-01-29
     
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  16. Ionut Godea

    Ionut Godea Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I want to change my black neon tetras with other fish. What's Your Suggestion? What species of fish?
     
  17. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    you have dark volcanic rock and dark background why not use
    cardinal tetra the blue/red/white colors will, i guess, standout with that kind of setting. you may also include rummynose.
     
  18. Ionut Godea

    Ionut Godea Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thank you! Rasbora espei - what do you think?
     
  19. Ionut Godea

    Ionut Godea Aspiring Aquascaper

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  20. Ionut Godea

    Ionut Godea Aspiring Aquascaper

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    A new picture:

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