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1st attempt at aquascaping

Discussion in 'Aquarium & Aquascaping Journals' started by Chris521957, Aug 2, 2019.

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    With the Otos leave them until the tank is well establish as they like to hide plus they are an excellent algae cleaner.

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    This is where i am upto now. In there are 12 embers, 3 endlers(male and 2 females),and 6 yellow sukura shrimp. 0ED5CB12-1E2A-4ED2-92B7-00C71BDEDFD4.
     
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    Other than the red plant everything is looking very good.
    My suggestion would be to move it to the rear of the tank in the area I have suggested that is the right of the small DW.
    Reason being being red and its location it's becoming the main focal point.

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    Keep up with liquid fertiliser and a reduced lighting period for now and water changes while everying is adapting
     
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    I dose a half dose of tnc complete every week, Lighting period is 6 hrs daily, 4.30-10.30 evenings. I have not done any water changes as yet, they don't need to be done as often with the Walsted method. I intend to just siphon the substrate and replace the water that is siphoned out. Fish are happy and plants doing well.
     
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    What about yout tank in the meantime, Chris?
     
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    Hi Mossy, the tank is blooming, plants are good and i am happy with the stocking, which is. 12 ember tetras 10 cardinals 2m/f endlers 7 ottos 5 croaking gouramis and 8 yellow sukura shrimp. 2 shrimp are carrying eggs and the embers are spawning all the time. Still no water changes and everything is looking good.
     
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    Gorgeous Chris,
    I am glad with you, that everything works well.

    Post us a picture, if you find the time - I am curious...:cool:
     
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    Your plants grow well Chris,
    except your moss on the rocks, it seems it became brown?
    Maybe clean it a bit more often from dirt, (maybe with moving a wooden spoon above it - the best while you change the water... ) so the moss gets more light to grow.

    Your red leafed Ludwigia (?) could be pruned to one third and the pieces could be planted to the pruned stems, to get a compactly looking little shrub. It needs a lot of light to stay strong red and perhaps some iron-fertilizer. Maybe the plant in the left background takes too much light away?

    Love the rocks in your tank. (y)

    Your ground cover moss (Cladophora Aegagropila linnaei ?) can be washed out from dirt like a spunch, the best outside the tank, which is very practically.
     
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    Thanks Evelyn. The brown moss is more red than brown, its just my ancient fone pics. The red plant will be pruned and replanted tomorrow. I dose a half dose of TNC complete each week. The foreground moss is just mossballs opened up and glued to stainless mesh. Still only doing syphon and top ups for water changes, all the fish are doing well and I have now added 6 threadfin rainbows, 2 male and 4 female. This is my final stock as I believe there are enough in there now. Will post a pic after trimming tomorrow.
     
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    F7314634-DD82-4673-AADC-B26ED0CDD110. Fortunately we don't have wild crocs here ( sometimes I think the wife may be one). Trimmed a few plants today and replanted, its looking very good and everything is still growing well, all the livestock are happy and my threadfins and ember tetras are spawning, I also have 2 very small endlers swimming around.
     
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    I corrected the photo (Reddish) I had a similar thing with one of my Terrascaped tanks it turned out to be the light I was using was a "Daylight tube" I only use plant tubes now. The best light I have is a Hydroponics unit.

    [​IMG]

    What did you think of Daves outdoor tanks?

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Wow, what a cute little monster Keith! :love:

    "The same" happened to my little outdoor verandah pot pond, when I took plants from my waterlily pond in the garden - but the result were only 4 tiny goldfish and 2 Shubunkin goldfish and a bloodsucker. :D.
    At the moment I have them in my little quarantine tank at the window:

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    So great to hear that your tank works so well Chris - and fishbabies are so sweet to watch:love:

    (n) Hm, threadfins would be a good idea for my tank once again, too...
    Had them years ago - unfortunately you don't see them often in the shops here...
     
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    That pic looks better Keith. Daves outdoor tanks look great, but I bet they are a lot of work. Still, I wish I had a set up like that. Got the threadfins £15 for 5, but got home and there were 6 in the bag.
     
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    Thank you.

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    Oh good luck:D - and thats a good price Chris,
    here threadfin rainbowfish are 7,-- € for one fish, if you even get them
     
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    The pic that Keith photoshopped in the above post is the colouring I am trying to achieve in my tank. At present I have 2x 18w t8 tubes, 6500k each I am considering purchasing an Aquasky 2.0 led bar with Bluetooth controller. Does anyone have any experience with these?. If not can anyone advise me on the best lighting for both my plants and also to make the colours on the fish "pop".
     

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