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U R B A N AQUASCAPING - 300L Planted LowTech

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by globali, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    you are incredibly talented. great work!
     

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  2. Marco Conti

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    Certainly original.

    I am impatient to see it complete. Hard work.
     
  3. globali

    globali Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Two weeks of system check-up only with water.






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    900 grams of Sagittaria subulata.



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    1.5 kilograms of Ludwigia repens x arcuata.



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    0.5 kilograms of Hydrocotyle verticillata or maybe Hydrocotyle leucocephala.




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    The teacher.



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    ‫The‬ curtain.



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    The lower substrate contain:
    40% Peat PH4.8
    30% Vermakolight 2/3 mm
    10% Humus




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    The lower substrate go to the net pillows.



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    The net pillows in the water above the pumice.




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    ‏Anubias petite go to the ‪'‬Pendulum Ball‪'.‬



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    Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia go to the 'Crinum Pillars'.



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    Microsorium SP & M‪icrosorium narrow lea‬f go to the Cryptocoryne petchii "Chair".



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    After 18 month of preparations U R B A N AQUASCAPING is finally in the water.
    13 species of plants are part of the set-up and that is important to the initial cycle as
    well for monitor the new LED Light for planted aquarium U R B A N NATURAL GROW.








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    Thank You all very much.
     
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  4. globali

    globali Aspiring Aquascaper

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    The movie was taken only with U R B A N LED BACK LIGHT.






    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UvLKOJxnIs]U R B A N AQUASCAPING | Night Movie[/ame]
     
  5. inblack

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    This aquarium blows my mind!
     
  6. globali

    globali Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thank u very much for all the comments.
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    Flexibility is important.






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    Baby mangrove is been prepared to be set near the 'Mother'.


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    Piece of glass is attached for submerged the mangrove.

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    The 'Mother'.







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    Memorandum - The New Hydor Ario 4 House - Prototype 01.

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    Memorandum - The New Hydor Ario 4 House - Prototype 02.

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    Ario 4


    Both models were tested under water for two weeks
    and the I have decided to do as at the follow visuals.


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    Little piece of mangrove.

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    Cut.

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    Result.





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    Black quartz.

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    Bubble window.


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    The New Hydor Ario 4 House - Prototype 03.




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    The little piece of mangrove were design for
    tying plants (in that case Java moss) but they
    also play an aesthetic role and contribute to the
    harmonic general view of U R B A N AQUASCAPING.

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    U R B A N AQUASCAPING
    is about harmony between
    Hardware and Software.


    Hardware is done and now there is plenty of
    work on the Software (Flexibility is important).



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    The technical chart.


    General Information

    ‎Category: Planted Lowtech.
    Dimensions: 130x45x60 cm.
    Current Setup Age: 50 days.
    ‎Aquarium Volume: 351 Liter.
    Aquarium Volume Net: 210 Liter.
    Brand: U R B A N AQUARIUM.



    Water Values

    Water Type: Treated Tapwater.
    Temperature: 26c.



    Hardware

    Substrate:
    Lower substrate: 20% Pumice.
    Mid substrate: 40% Peat PH4.8, 30% Vermakolight 2/3 mm, 10% Humus.
    Upper substrate: 6 cm of black quartz.

    Filterisation: Dubble RENA xP2.
    Heating: Hydor External Heater 300 watt
    Air pump: Hydor Ario 4, 10 minutes every one hour from 17:00-01:00.

    Main Light: U R B A N LED NATURAL GROW - LED Light for planted aquarium.
    Back Light: U R B A N LED BACK LIGHT - LED Light for light table effect.

    Aquascaping: U R B A N AQUASCAPING



    Software
    Water Change Regime: 15% weekly.
    Light Regime: 8 hours.
    Fertilisation Regime: Potassium & half quantity of Leaf Zone weekly.


    Fauna:
    x9 Xiphophorus Hellerii / Swordtail.
    x3 Poecilia reticulata / Guppy.
    x3 White Poecilia ‫/‬ Molly.
    x3 Ancistrus.
    x6 Cardinal Tetra (Paracheirodon Axelrodi)
    x1 Red Beta.
    x1 Crossocheilus siamensis.
    x1 Zebra Nerite Snail ‫)‬Neritina natalensis sp. "Zebra"‫(‬ a.k.a Tiger snail.
    x1 Horned Nerite Snail ‫)‬Clithon corona‫(‬.
    x10 Neocaridina denticulata.





    Flora:
    Some of them represent what I hope to achieve and some are temporary,
    since above the aquarium you will find U R B A N LED NATURAL GROW
    Proto-Tipe of an LED Light fixture for planted aquarium that my friend and
    I build and it is equivalent to a pair of 54 watt T5 high quality fluorescents,
    we find it important to monitor plants growth in order to understand the
    efficiency of the fixture, enclosed the full list of the plants and the
    growth progress that was made since day one (only 44 days).



    01.
    ‏Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia
    Fast growth.



    02.
    ‏Crypto wendtii
    growth.


    03.
    ‏Lileaopsis brasiliensis
    Stable and very small growth.



    04.
    ‏Echinodorus tenellus
    Stable.



    05.
    ‏Microsorium SP
    Stable.



    06.
    ‏‪Microsorium narrow leaf‬
    Stable and very slow growth.


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    ‏Ludwigia repens x arcuata
    Stable and very slow growth.


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    ‏Sagittaria subulata
    Stable.


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    ‏Hydrocotyle verticillata or Hydrocotyle leucocephala
    Stable.


    10.
    ‏Anubias petite
    Stable and very slow growth.



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    ‏Elodea nuttallii
    Fast growth.



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    ‏Stringi moss
    Fast growth.



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    Vesicularia barbieri (Java moss)
    Fast growth.



    14.
    SP
    Unidentified ‫)‬visual enclosed‫(‬
    growth.



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    ‏Bacopa monnieri
    Fresh plant, one week and Stable.



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    ‏Ceratopteris thalictroides
    Fresh planting, one week and start to growth.



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    SP
    Unidentified ‫)‬visual enclosed‫(‬
    Fresh planting, no conclusion.



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    ‏Pellia ‪-‬ Monosolenium tenerum
    Fresh planting, no conclusion.



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    ‏Ceratophyllim drmersum
    Fresh planting, no conclusion.



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    ‏Hygrophila polysperma Sunset
    Fresh planting, no conclusion.



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    ‏Egeria najas
    Fresh planting, no conclusion.



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    ‏Egeria densa
    Fresh planting, no conclusion.




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    Fresh leafs of Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia.
    Fast growth with U R B A N LED NATURAL GROW.





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    ‏Stringi moss‪.‬
    Fast growth with U R B A N LED NATURAL GROW.



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    ‏Elodea nuttallii‪.‬
    Fast growth with U R B A N LED NATURAL GROW.




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    Ceratopteris thalictroides.
    Fresh planting, one week and start to growth.




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    floating Java moss.
    Fast growth with U R B A N LED NATURAL GROW.




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    Anubias petite at the ''Pendulum ball'.
    Stable and very slow growth.



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    Unidentified, identification ‫will be welcome‬.
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    Thank U all very much.
     
  7. globali

    globali Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Sorry.
     
  8. tenshu

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    Still don't get what this scape is about, I think it's more about art than scaping. I must admit you are very creative and you are a real handyman!
     
  9. sanj

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    Isnt scaping about art afterall?
     
  10. sanj

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    I think its bonkers... in a good way.
     
  11. royvd

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    mwa....
     
  12. tenshu

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    Yeah i mean scenery, landscape :)
     
  13. moss_maniac

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    it reminds me of modern garden architecture ...

    just an interesting new way of aquascaping :)
     
  14. moss_maniac

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    What about an update?

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  15. globali

    globali Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Water cooling with P.C.S*

    Here in Israel it's get hot in summer, the most common way
    to cool the aq' water is by installing fans in the "hood" but the
    disadvantage is huge evaporation that can rich up to 400 Liter
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    Curent situation: 27C.
    We need: 26C.
    Aquarium volume: 350 Liter.
    Aquarium volume Net: 220 Liter.



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    Cooling body.



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    Water fall down from 1 mm holes.



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    The streams touch aquarium water at 20C.



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    After one hour the result is 26c.






    How P‪.‬C‪.‬S* works

    Simple 2 liter Take Away box that is sitting on
    the center glass shelf, to that box I add frozen
    water from the home freezer and it's work.



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    Dosing with P.D.S*


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    ‏Glue the measurement scale‪ but with the ‬white plastic ‪ ‬
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    ‏After assembling it became clear that the first syringe
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    ‏Done and will be good for 12 dosing
    of 5m‪L each, that is about 6 weeks.‬



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    System check just to be sure that aquarium water
    won‪'‬t dilute the clean fertilization that in the syringe‪.‬






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    4 month after setup

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    Little fish that were found in the filter during maintenance
    after 3 month form initial setup‪, my young daughter ask me‬
    to keep them for a while in a separate space until they will
    grow a bit‪,‬ after 2 weeks we put them back in the aquarium‪.‬

    Water that were 15‪%‬ yellow because of the Lower substrate
    (Peat) became only 5‪%‬ yellow after replacing the old and the
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    Floating ‪&‬ dynamic flowerbed

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    Create a hole‪.‬



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    The hole‪.‬



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    and Vesicularia barbieri (Java moss).







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    Stingri moss tree

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    U R B A N LED NATURAL GROW
    advantages of the self-made fixture

    The wavelength scale that is used prevents
    algae and 4 month after the initial setup the
    aquarium is clean apart of glass "dust" that
    appears and needs to be clean apx. every
    one month with a basic floating magnet.

    All plants respond well to the LED light apart
    of the Pellia ‪(Monosolenium‬ tenerum) that did
    not show any growth, it is important to remember
    here that the aquarium is just planted Low-Tech
    without pressurized CO2 or any other liquid
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    Thank U all very much.
     
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    looks quite nice though a bit dim. IMO adding 10-14k led lights would make it look more dramatic.
     
  17. J House

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    Would have been interesting to see what IAPLC would have thought of this.
     
  18. globali

    globali Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thank U sdc,

    U R B A N LED NATURAL GROW is design for
    planted aqurium, the light fixture is
    equivalent to a pair of 54 watt T5 high
    quality fluorescents, so far and after
    4 months of observing the plants are
    responding well and I can monitor the
    balance, therefore there is no point to
    add more light and create imbalance.






    Thank U J House,

    Maybe one day.
     
  19. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    cool...i like the atmosphere:daydream:

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    thank you for sharing.
     
  20. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    globali

    By the time I got to the last post to be honest it was way too much many of the photos are just too similar and it was not pleasant to follow.

    To be perfectly honest I have still not worked out what you intend to do from the planning stage or is it finished now if not what else are you endeavouring to do?

    May I suggest you do a report of the steps you have done not all the making detail, that could be put in Photobucket and direct members to that link.

    It would greatly reduce the size and make it a lot easier to follow.

    Keith
     

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