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Starting point " A Touch Of Red "

Discussion in 'Aquarium & Aquascaping Journals' started by Greenfinger2, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. Greenfinger2

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    Hi All, Time to start a new journal with my new 40cm Optiwhite Cube:)

    Cube 40cm
    Pressurised Co2 run through a reactor.
    Aqua pro 2 filter.
    One 30w 6500k garden flood light
    JBL pro scape Substrate
    EI ferts

    Hardscape
    Dragon stone and DW.

    Plants
    Alternathera rosaefolia
    Crypt wendtii brown
    Fissidens fontanus
    Gratiola viscidula
    HC Cuba carpet
    Hygrophila lancea ( Araguaia)
    Ludwigia repens
    Polygonum ( sao paulo)
    Riccardia chamedryfolia
    Rotala (bonsai)

    2 photos of the Hardscape
    This one will be up and running in the next few weeks

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    Then had some advice to cut off the front large branch and replace it with a thinner piece :D Job done so this is how the scape is now.one photo some bits and bobs to sort out then I will start to plant up :D

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    looks nice.
    I will sit down, relax and enjoy this journal :)
     
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    Roy a few things you might like to consider.

    I removed the thicker upright piece from the RH piece of DW it was standing out too much and crossed over another twiggy piece making it stand out and not blend in with the rest of the twiggy pieces.

    The gap between the two pieces of DW looked bare so I added a long thing twiggy piece to bring the two pieces together.

    Over all its a great looking Aquascape.

    Remember the rule KIS and natural looking.

    Keith:clap::clap:
     
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    Looking good Roy :) great job.

    Did you have your new tanks custom made?

    And if so who by? As I'm after a good quality silicone Job for my new tank.

    Some companies I've seen are not as good as what your's looks. :)

    Thanks
     
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    Hi Keith Thank you (y) Working on it ;)
     
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    Roy you know my old brain by now I seem to by pass every thing and go straight to the finished product.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Hi all, My new regulators from Co2 ART. For the two new tanks the one on the left is the update version for the 60 cm still got to get the bubble counter for this one

    And my new inflow pipe that a friend made me :cool: He did a super job.

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    Nice hardware
    and wish I had a friend like that :LOL:
     
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    Hi Menky, Thank you looking forward to using them :whistle:

    Yes I know I am very lucky :cool:I Will be making some myself soon:whistle: Now I know how its done. Will post up the info.
     
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    Found a video better than words :D

     
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    Nice regulator's Roy :)

    I have co2 arts original dual stage but I see that the newer ones, you say the left one is updated? What's the difference between these two?
     
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    exactly what I needed TXS :clap:
     
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    Roy

    A good demo video is priceless.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Hi Jason, Thank you. They are fantastic Quality regs.

    The only difference is the Needle valve is up the top and larger on the updated version so easy to use and set;) On the old one its on the end of the SMC valve and a bit fiddly to use lucky I have small fingers:LOL:
     
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    Now i know the secret behind your tiny WK"s.. :clap::rolleyes::LOL:
     
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    Marcel he also has the help of young the young WK expert to be.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Keith Imagine.. :whistle: Wont take long anymore than his W-K's will show the work of what 20 little green fingers can do.. :eek:
    :D
    No idea, already strungling to keep up with my 10 thick and clumsy beer sausages.. :LOL:
     
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    Hi All Been Busy today Lights are up :D:D

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