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"Vulcanic River" (1st project)

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Showcase' started by Nuno Silva, May 30, 2017.

  1. Nuno Silva

    Nuno Silva New Member

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    Hello all,

    I'm here to share my first aquascape/planted project. I've had aquariums since 15 years both fresh and saltwater but i never did a project like this before.

    * Let's start to talk about the project name (Vulcanic River)
    As you can see on the photos, the initial stage was to simulate a river with white sand and some Vulcanic rocks but after some days the white sand became full of brown algae and I removed all.

    * About the substrate, I used earthworm humus, river sand and akadama

    * I'm using Extimative Index DIY for macros and seachem flourish for micros

    Equipments:

    - Aquanova 1500 l/h
    - Thermostat eheim 150w
    - CO2 1,5kg Aquaeden
    - Led Light RGB DIY (85 lum/l)
     

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    Last edited: May 31, 2017
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  2. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Nuno

    I am sure members would like more info about your Substrate. Quanities/Percentages of the products used.

    White sand and Aquascapes just do not work 100%

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  3. Culprit3

    Culprit3 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    What are those brown pebble things?
     
  4. Nuno Silva

    Nuno Silva New Member

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    6/7kg vegetal worm humus
    20 kg river sand
    4,5 kg Akadama

    Yes, white sand is definitely out of my next project ;)
     
  5. Nuno Silva

    Nuno Silva New Member

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    Don't know what are you talking about, maybe is akadama?
     
  6. Nuno Silva

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    Link to my google photos album added to OP
     
  7. Culprit3

    Culprit3 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Yes its the akadama.
     
  8. Nuno Silva

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    Its good for inert substrate. Actually, I will not use fertile substrate on next project, I will only use akadama and river sand
     
  9. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank you for posting the information re your Substrate.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  10. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    How is your Aquascape going any updates please.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     

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