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My little aquascape!

Discussion in 'Aquarium & Aquascaping General Discussion' started by Glomeridae, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. Glomeridae

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    Hi everyone,

    I wanted to start a journal on this forum about my "aquascape"!
    (specially because I know, now, how to add a photo :welcoming: !)


    Presentation:

    The tank makes 10 litters.
    The light is 9W.
    I used Anubia, Hydrocotyle and try Lilaeopsis novea zealandiae.
    I used ADA Amazonia soil!
    It is 20*20*25 cm.


    Problem:

    I used limestone, which was a really huge mistake: the calcareous makes the Lilaeopsis yellow (I checked on other websites) and I think the Hycrocotyle has a very slow growth because of this calcareous.

    Strange fact: the Lilaeopsis is growing very well in the corner where the filter is above the plant, and not in the foreground... :noidea:

    Change:

    I want to replace the limestone by slate.
     
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    17/04/2015 :)

    Water parameters:

    pH: 6.5
    Kh: 80
    Gh: 60


    Photos:

    On the second photo, you can clearly see where I have the problem with the Lilaoepsis, it is not growing well behind the first large rock! About the colors, it is not that yellow in reality!





    P1060443.

    P1060446.

    P1060444.
     
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    Very pretty Glom!

    :applouse:
     
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    Hi Glomeridae, Looking good When you change the rocks the plants should pick up :peaceful:
     
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    Have you changed those rocks yet I agree with Roy those rocks are not helping your plants at all.

    You will also require several big water changes to remove any lime in the water.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    Hi Keith,


    I think I will change the rocks in July, after all school exams!
     
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    If the rocks are causing plant and water concerns I would take them out immediately.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    Hello everyone!

    I'm back here, exams are over! ^^

    So, next step is to change the rocks with slates! I will do it as soon as possible!
     
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    :clap:My congrats Glom,

    nice to have you here again!
    Looking forward to see the change.
     
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    Slate is always a good choice.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Hi everyone!

    I passed my exams, I'm really glad and I have been accepted where I wanted for next year! :eek: :)
    But it is really hard studies (they all are anyway!), so I will have almost no time for my aquascape and this forum (this is the sad new...). :(

    But (!) there is two good news:

    First at all, I was in vacacations far away from my house this week and I found a lot of beautiful (and not calcerous! :whistle:) rocks which are quite perfect for my little aquascape!

    Besides, someone in my family shows me how to do a home-made CO2 system which isn't expensive. Since I have not animals in my tank, the fact I can't choose how many CO2 comes into the water isn't a big deal. I will try to make this system!

    So my project is to create a new aquascape in this tank, in changing even the soil and maybe buying some new plants. Since I have the rocks, it is really more easy to have ideas! :wabi-kusa: I will create a new thread about this project as soon as I will have ideas for this tank! :)

    See you soon!

    Glomeridae
     
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    Just a little thought for you DIY can cause a lot of problems unless you fully understand Co2.

    Its a great feeling passing exams.

    Keep us updated please

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    What kind of problems? With the parameters?

    I choose some very simple plants to maintain, it is written that they don't need co2, it can helps, but it is not necessary, so if I have any problem, I will stop the system.
     
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    Roy has used a DIY now has a commercial unit he can certainly explain the differences.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Hi Glomeridae, Congratulations on passing your Exams :clap:

    Looking forward to seeing your new ideas and the new rocks ;)

    If you need help on the DIY Co2 I will run through the system with you.

    Speak soon :)
     
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    My congrats Glom for the passed exams :clap::clap::clap:
    and a big hug!
     
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    Congrats! :)

    Maybe f.y.i.. :)
    Take a look at banggood.com for diy co2 equipment :) its not at all so expensive, they ship for free all over europe. They sell PET bottle caps designed for diy co2 they come with screwable hose connectors and if you want even with a tiny manometer. PET bottles can take a good amount of presure and the special design prevents leaking. Its safer to use and no hassle with kit nor drilling holes.

    Cap only
    http://www.banggood.com/fr/DIY-CO2-System-Kit-Generator-Accessories-Bottle-Cap-p-927019.html

    Whole set
    http://www.banggood.com/Aquarium-Planted-Tank-DIY-CO2-System-D301-CO2-Generator-p-927014.html

    for this price you cant make it yourself. :)

    This one is a bit more expensive but a wonderfull little device, comes with a presure safety valve.
    http://www.banggood.com/WYIN-W00-00-DIY-CO2-System-Generator-For-Aquarium-Plants-Tank-p-936375.html

    Never used it tho, but already got my eye on the last one for a while. Reviews i've seen and red are all ok. :)

    Good luck, looking forward to see your little scape..
     
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    What is the latest news since passing your exams?

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Hi everyone!


    Thank you all for your nice answers!

    It has been a long time since I didn't came here and I am sorry about that! :cry:
    My studies are very hard and I have no time to come here or take care of my tanks! :( But I want to succeed, even if it is really hard! I will try my best! :)
    I just wanted to know if everyone here was fine, aquascapes/terrascapes/paludariums/WB/Kokedamas.... included! :D

    Some shrimps mysteriously appeared in one of my tank, I suspect my siblings to be the source of that, but who knows? :cautious: :ROFLMAO:

    Until I come here again, I wish you all the best! =D

    Glomeridae
     
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