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ShadowMac's 90 cm Ultratech

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by ShadowMac, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    I'll post the answer in your build thread.

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    Zeus Active Aquascaper

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    have sent e-mail to fluval uk
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    any issues with running two FX6 in series. apart from when they auto stop to let the air escape. which can be easy sorted by having them on a timer which stops them both say every 8hrs for 1 min and having a small 1/4inch tubing on attached to the first fliters outlet which feeds direct into tank and the air would bypass the second filter
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    Lets see what the fluval has to say
     
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  3. Zeus

    Zeus Active Aquascaper

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    Ok worked it out why we need the flow rate
    Carbon dioxide in air has a diffusion coefficient of 16 mm2/s
    so for a tank 1.6m long in air would take 100secs to reach other side off tank

    but
    Carbon dioxide in water its diffusion coefficient is 0.0016 mm2/s
    so for 1.6m tank would take 1,000, 000 seconds or 11.5 days

    so need higher flow rate or aggitation in the tank as we want the the CO2 to reach the optimium saturation in the whole tank as quick as possible once the CO2 comes on.

    that makes sense to me anyway

    I goes away and thinks some more about it
     
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    Shawn

    Looks like your tank has gone wild while I was absent, have you done any major trimmings lately.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    It has gone wild at times. I did another major trimming about two weeks ago. Pulled up the rotala as it didn't work well for the scape, replaced with some myrio, which looks better. Every once in a while I have to totally clear the rocks of the riccia and moss, then it creeps back in and fills up. This scape's days are numbered. It will be redone before the end of the year.

    Its good to see you back, Keith. Although, catching up on all your postings will be a chore ;)
     
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    Its great to be back and see new members, it took me a few days to catch up it took me longer than I thought it would.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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  7. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    From today

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    At the moment it looks very over grown and untidy, its certainly very close to a redo.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    I like the front right part where (I'm probably going to get these plants wrong) the moss meets with the s. repens. The dark moss color makes the sand pop. The light color against the dark green, against the light green looks awesome, probably intentional lol. What's that metal cylinder in your tank?
     
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    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    Keith, this is wabi-sabi ;) It is not over grown :whistle:. It is wild yes, but in the process of bouncing back from a recent trim. This scape could theoretically remain healthy and going for years yet, with proper care.

    It is an ADA Vuppa. I had one a long time ago I hadn't used in a long while. Mainly because it required frequent adjustments...but since I have been using an ATO I can put it in without much need for watching after it. Works the same as the eheim skim. Just looks way cooler.
     
  11. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    A quick update after a big maintenance

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    What happened to all the Hygrophila pinnatifida on the rocks ?, it was looking so damn good. :)
     
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    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    sadly a lack of time led to some neglect. If not trimmed too regularly the moss and stems start to lift off the stone instead of growing tight along it. It was at a point where it couldn't really be saved. The scape looks pretty bad these days. I'm ready to take it down and start again. New scape coming soon...I hope.
     
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    Yay! Redoing a tank is like Christmas to me lol
     
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    Wow.. its a dream to me to make a tank like this.


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    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    (y)The 90 is taken down, cleaned out, and has a hardscape mockup in it.
     
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    What style Aquascape you have planned for that tank?

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  18. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    Mostly classic nature style with a couple elements of a perspective style
     
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    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    Completed scaping the new layout yesterday. My dad was visiting and kind enough to assist with preparing plants and much of the grunt work which made the work a lot easier...Amano was certainly onto something there too. I have a lot of photos on my camera I will post later, for now the few on my phone will have to do.

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    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    A little quick tip for Moss... Chopping it up into small bits helps spread it evenly over the wood. You have to be sure to you tie it down well as the pieces will be much smaller. Gives full thick growth faster. There is a fun video of Amano drumming away on a cutting board with moss on YouTube somewhere.
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