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when the tree of life gives breath

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by kingrim, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. kingrim

    kingrim New Member

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    Hi to all i am happy to join your forum

    Please feel free to critique my aquarium it will only help me to be a better aquascaper....

    Some info about the tank/equipment

    dimersions:100Χ40X60 height
    size: tank size 240L water 200L

    Plants

    lilaeopsis novae-zelandiae
    HC cuba
    christmas moss
    Java moss
    Hygrophila corymbosa
    Bolbitis heudelotii
    Ludwigia palustris red
    microsorium pteropus
    Hygrophila polysperma
    Alternanthera reineckii
    Micranthemoides

    and more

    fish/shrimps/snails: apple snail, redcherry , Amano and xiphophorus helleri
    matterials: wood and moon rocks


    Light
    set Α : lamp Τ8 25w + lamp Τ8 30w
    set Β: lamp Τ8 30w + lamp Τ8 30w + lamp Τ8 36w

    hours of light:
    10 hours Set B 96watt
    06 hours Set A 55watt


    filter: sacem marathon 2000 1850l/h 10l

    substrate: 14k seachem Flourish +10k black sand
    Co2: 2k fire extinguisher + eheim difusser
    ph controller
    DIY: temp controller for 2 pc fans


    water chemistry:
    Ph 7
    GH15
    KH 11,5
    25C temp

    nh3/nh4 0
    no2 0
    no3 10

    Lubrication system:
    Day1:
    Flourish 2,1ml
    Flourish iron 2ml
    Flourish nitrogen 1,6ml
    Flourish Phosphorus 1,6ml​

    Day2:
    Flourish iron 2ml
    Flourish Trace 6,3ml​

    Day3:
    Flourish iron 2ml
    Flourish potassium 4,2ml​

    Day4:
    Flourish iron 2ml
    Flourish Trace 6,3ml
    Flourish nitrogen 1,6ml
    Flourish Phosphorus 1,6ml​

    Day5:
    Flourish iron 2ml
    Flourish potassium 4,2ml​

    Day6:
    Flourish 2,1ml
    Flourish iron 2ml​

    Day7: water change​

    PHOTOS​


    thats how the aquascape began but i needed to take out all the xiphophorus helleri because they where giving birth to new fishs all the time....

    [​IMG]

    then i added hc cuba -micrathemoides and i removed egeria densa
    [​IMG]

    thats all for now sorry about the english but it is not my native language

    i am a bad photografer i believe that the aquarium is much more beautifull when u see it
     
  2. Big Dog

    Big Dog New Member

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    Pictures look great. Looks like you are doing a great job. When do you plan to sart with dry fertililzer? So much cheaper to use. I like how you set up the rocks and driftwood.
     
  3. Supercoley1

    Supercoley1 Moderator Staff Member

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    I think you'll have many critiques of the rock's colour shape and positioning but I quite like them. Looks nice and pretty similar to the natural rock around my areas.

    Keep up the good work

    AC
     
  4. kingrim

    kingrim New Member

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    thx to both of u

    what do u mean i can not understand:ehhh:



    about the rocks position, the idea was that the 2 big ones was there first by the flow of the water and got sticked all the other smaller rocked sticked to the big ones
    about the collor , i wanted to give emphasis to the ''tree of life '' so i peacked a bright rock to do antithesis with the tree.
    and finaly about the shape, between the gaps of the rocks i placed some java moss so i hope that in the and you will not be able to know the exact shape of every rock

    i dont know if the above was correct or if in the and it will be as i beleve but thats the idea


    one more photo
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  5. zacks

    zacks New Member

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    woops :%3for me the stone for this setup not connected for this theme.

    the stone would be nice for setup into iwagumi style for a stone henge theme:rock:
     
  6. kingrim

    kingrim New Member

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    in the future the stones will be covered with moss so u will not be able to see what kind of rocks are
     
  7. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

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    I like what you're trying to do, and I think it has a good chance to grow into a very nice aquascape.

    It will be particularly interesting to see the "tree" on the right side grow and flourish.

    My recommendations would be to keep the plants looking trimmed and healthy, and removing/cleaning the moss mass in the center.

    -John N.
     
  8. kingrim

    kingrim New Member

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    john n u have a point

    the tree is giving me some hard time i have a week or more that i adeed an extra pump to give more flow to the roots of the bolvitis (its the plant at the tree) because it was the only thing that i did not have from plats req. lets see how it is going to be in the future

    the planta i am trying not to trim because the aquascape runs less than 2 months and i would like to leave some time to the plants to make roots

    the moss in the center is in a peace of wood (u can see it in the first picture right side) that u can not see in the second picture maybe i will try to turn it a litle bit to the right or the left so that the wood will be able to be seen
     

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