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Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Joe Faria, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. Joe Faria

    Joe Faria New Member

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    Hello,
    This is my first post and I wanna share a pic of my tank with nearly 2 months...

    But first a few info about it:
    Setup - 02/02/2008
    Tank - 50cmX30cmX30cm (45L)
    Substrate - peat, Tetra Complete and Red Sea substrate
    Heating - 75W heater
    Filtration - Aquaclear HOB 380L/h
    Lighting - 2X24W PLL (7200K)
    CO2 - DIY yeast system

    Plants:
    Anubia nana
    Cryptocoryne undulata
    cryptocoryne x willisii
    cryptocoryne mollmanii
    cryptocoryne walkeri
    cryptocoryne albida
    eleocharis acicularis
    echinodorus tennellus
    vesicularia dubyana

    Fish/ invertebrates
    Neocaridina denticulata sinensis
    ottocinclus affinis
    *boraras brigittae
    parotocinclus jumbo LDA25

    * on order
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    Regards,

    Joe Faria.
     

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  2. goalcreas

    goalcreas New Member

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    Welcome to ASW.

    Very nice start there, it looks to have taken off very well.

    IMO, the ground cover has grown too high and is taking from the plants in the center of the tank and the depth is thrown off.
    That may change as the background fills in.
     
  3. Pat7676

    Pat7676 New Member

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    Welcome, nice looking start. How about putting a little more Java Moss on the DW like spread it down the wood a little. Also i would trim your forground a bit.
     
  4. Jdinh04

    Jdinh04 New Member

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    Growth of the plants definitely looks great. However I think the driftwood pieces and moss is blocking too much of the plants in the back.
     
  5. Joe Faria

    Joe Faria New Member

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    Hello,

    Thank you all for your comments...

    Just wanna share some pics of my fish/invertebrates.

    The beautiful parotocinclus jumbo LDA25
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    otocinclus affinis
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    Neocaridina denticulata sinensis aka cherry shrimp
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    Regards,

    Joe Faria
     
  6. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

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    Pretty nice photos Joe. The aquascape looks good for two months in. The moss and riccia masses on your driftwood look very healthy.

    -John N.
     
  7. Joe Faria

    Joe Faria New Member

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    Hi,

    Bad news today,
    Yesterday when I arrived home, I found no electric power in my house, for at least 6 hours...
    I believe It was done by shortcut, making my HOB filter breaking down.

    Result: temperature drop to 18 Celsius, because heater not working, quite a mist in tank, due to bacteria dying.

    Today, when I came home 2 LDA's dead on floor, I can not see the others ottos catfish...

    Only tomorrow I will have time to get a new filter...

    Regards,

    Joe Faria
     
  8. Guillermo

    Guillermo New Member

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    Sorry for the loss Joe.

    On the other hand... nice tank !

    Regards
     
  9. John N.

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    Oh dear, definitely not good news. I never knew parotocinclus jumbo was so sensitive to changes. Hopefully you can get the heat back and new filter running soon.

    -John N.
     
  10. Joe Faria

    Joe Faria New Member

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    Hi,

    Last weekend, this tank gone through a few problems, hopefully now sorted...

    Got a few pics taken today.

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    shrimp pics
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    Altough some people/aquascapers think I should give a nice trim on this tank, I won't do it... I will let it grow on it's way...

    Regards,

    Joe Faria.
     
  11. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

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    Too funny! :Toofunny:

    The tank is showing tremendous growth, and looks very healthy. It's going to look interesting as it grows more and more.

    -John N.
     
  12. dirrtybirdy

    dirrtybirdy New Member

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    tank looks great. I agree that the foreground plant is too high and takes away from the other focus points. other than that you get a thumbs up from me
     
  13. GreenFanatic

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    Crisis? What crisis? Your tank looks better than ever... even after the crisis :D
     
  14. Pat7676

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    Tank is looking good nice growth. I like you shrimp!!
     
  15. Joe Faria

    Joe Faria New Member

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    Hi,
    After a small trim, this is how it looks like.

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    Fish and shrimps at feeding time
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    parotocinclus jumbo LDA25
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    otocinclus affinis
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    Neocaridina denticulata sinensis aka Red Cherry Shrimp
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    Regards,

    Joe Faria
     
  16. fishman9809

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    wonderful pics!! Coming along nicely!!!
     
  17. dirrtybirdy

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    that shrimp looks like a monster! lol
     
  18. Pat7676

    Pat7676 New Member

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    That thing does look huge.
     
  19. Joe Faria

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    Thanks guys...

    It's indeed a big shrimp.

    Regards,

    Joe Faria.
     
  20. Fikus

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    Looks great!


    BTW, it's a lot of adventive (lateral) roots or root systems all around... Does it belong to uprooted Eleocharis parvula or some other plant species?
     

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