Please don't say that! I would love to have a school of altums in there and we've some beautiful F1's in the lfs I work. But it would ruin the scale indeed.Looking good. A school of Altums would look super cool in there, but it would ruin the scale you have created. Fantastic scape! Keep working!
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Thank you very much!Stunning tank. This is exactly like what I want to do some day.
Do you have more details of your filtration setup? I am curious how the overflow/sump works with the CO2 injection.
It looks a little too fake in my opinion, but all in all it gives a nice idea about how it looks in my living room.You've solved one of the persistent problems of aquarium photography. And the ensemble looks wonderful!
You're welcome! I still think I loose more compared to an external filter. But having a sump with a reactor to dissolve CO2, or an open tank with an external filter and a diffusor, I don't know. I think the loss from a diffusor is larger than the loss from a sump.Amazing filtration setup. Thanks for taking those pictures! Even with the design to minimize gas loss, do you find yourself having to inject more CO2 compared to other filtration methods?
Also I notice you have some Aponogeton. I'm guessing you hope they don't go dormant until after the contest pictures have been taking?
Interesting that yours have been so stable. It's not an uncommon thing to see people experience. However I think temperature is the primary factor, though if you can maintain that steady of a temp that is impressive. I don't know how the climate is in the Netherlands but in most of the US it can be a challenge to keep temps down in the 70s during the hot summer months. After some further research it appears that hybrids tend not to have the dormant period.About the Aponogeton, these are in my tank for over 1,5 year. I got three species, and I've had Ceratopteris and other plants that should go dormant in my tanks for years as well. I don't see how a plant could now it should go dormant in our tanks as long as you keep all water parameters the same all year round. I feel the trigger is missing although I don't even know what the trigger is. Perhaps temperature or the amount of light in nature. But does anybody ever experienced this is an aquarium? And even if it does one day, that's ok, as long as it isn't the day before a contest or something
It doesn't get that hot in the Netherlands. I don't even own a chiller, only a dozen heaters, haha! So my tank fluctuates max 4 degrees between winter and a hot Dutch summer (which lasts a week or two). Apparently not enough to go dormant.Interesting that yours have been so stable. It's not an uncommon thing to see people experience. However I think temperature is the primary factor, though if you can maintain that steady of a temp that is impressive. I don't know how the climate is in the Netherlands but in most of the US it can be a challenge to keep temps down in the 70s during the hot summer months. After some further research it appears that hybrids tend not to have the dormant period.
True, but image the judges visiting all the tanks around the world. This is only possible in small countries like the Netherlands. Although I enterred just for fun, I'm now very curious how I did against all those Dutch Style tanks. Next year I will present them an iwagumi to make judging even harderCongratulations on making it to the finals! I really admire the Dutch judging system. It much more meaningful than the internet-based contests that are based on a few glamor photos of each tank.