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Meeting of Rivers

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Hi people
Recently I became part of this great community, and I would like to be able to exchange ideas, criticisms and all the information needed for my new project. Currently, the aquarium will be emptied and retired to a new planted for this final year (31/12 to 01/01 are the only days off that I have) ... And as you can see is a mess, with poor layout done and many without care ... Only the first messes this aquarium was good, with beautiful plants such as cabomba furcada red.
After much work, saving and sacrificing my youth without amusement hope to reap a beautiful fruit, and I would like you could guide me.

Setup
Name: Meeting of Rivers
Date of assembly: 31/12/2007
Dimensions: 180X50X60 (cm) - 560 liters (146 gallons approximately).
Mobile and luminária: ADA Style
Lighting: 3 KIT HQI 150W - 6500k of Venture + 2 T5 54W - 8000k Osram
Filtering: Canister Azzo 1500l / h with the return distributed back with total system Heiem and filter of sand fluidizada.
Substrate: Elos Terra Medium (30L) and Small (30L) + two boxes of AquaUno
Fertilization: Kit Elos phase1, phase 2 e K40
System of Co2: Cylinder of 4kg + Diffuser / Reactor Boyu + Indicator of Co2 Red Sea
Hardscap: Stones in the far right and center style layout Iwagumi, trees on the left edge style layout U two rivers. The layout on the left side was inspired in Across the River, in general, want to recreate a landscape of the region of the Araguaia River (border between the Amazon forest and open field typical of the region north and center-west Brazil).

Flora
Herminiatus cuba (far right)
Eleocharis párvula (the left corner and edge of rivers)
Byxa japónica
Herestezantela foristrifolia
Rotala green
Rotala rotundifolia
Ludvigia inclinata var cuba
Ludvigia sp pantanal
Cabomba furcada (???)
Musgo of Java (???)
Top secret... hehehe :cool:

Thank user FAAO (Felipe de Oliveira) for help and the ideas that have given to this project.
I apologize for the low level of English.

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JACK

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Can't...........quite...............see.........the picture!~
A current photo of the tank and products purchased for retirement.
I have to remove the scratches from glass and as you can see the layout this very bad.

Tank


Tank


Products


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I cannot help you too much, Jack. It looks nicely done to me. Maybe a few accent plants for here and there, but "river" inspired tanks IMO should be mostly green anyways with sandy bottoms that have limited ground cover. I really like it. :) Sorry! The extreme right and left sides of the tank are a tad barren and could use a clump of plants, but I would even be hesitant to do that because it would detract attention from the center of the tank.

So, you can't use what I say to re-scape your tank! :D
Hello to all
Thanks for the support DonaldmBoyer
This beautiful aquarium was in the third month of the assembly, however, the lamp HQI of 250W - 4500k is the focus light in the center, damaging the flora in the corners ... and it has always been a problem, outside the tower's Sump made of pvc much ugly. The Cabomba Furcada red is a beautiful plant ... Penalty not have jurisdiction to keep it ... It is easy looks and the cultivation of it.
So I will post the pictures of the landscape that will inspire the new assembly of the tank.

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Hello to all
The dismantling of the aquarium started yesterday (12/14/2007) and will end the morning to afternoon, I am providing videos and photos to review, especially of a certain rock format with curious, I wish to simulate an waterfall with her.

Without aquarium rocks and trees

Rocks

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This rock has a unusual format, which gives idea for the creation of a landscape, and more specifically the fall of the water "Salto maior do rio das Pedras na chapada dos Veadeiros, Brazilian cerrado," hope to emulate the system of the aquarium that was seventh place in the championship of the ADA of 2007.

Rock


Salto maior do rio das Pedras - Chapada dos Veadeiros - Brazil


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Interesting, both hardscape and the music playing in the background. I am anticipating something interesting coming out of this!!!
Your fish didn't look to happy to have all of their territories removed. Are you just leaving them in the tank as you revamp the hardscape?

You've got some nice rock there, it will be neat to see what you do with it.
Hi people
In recent days, the work took my time, however, I am reporting the emptying of the tank, a tremendous work to remove the Tetras at least the Ciclídeos were easy to catch, I will have to send out that removing the glass front, which is very scratched ... Money ...$$$... aiaiai :rolleyes:
Purchased a rock that resembles a mountain, I am trying to see your plug in the landscape of the aquarium, I was still drawing the layout for discussion.

The fish were in store for a friend


Tank almost without water


Removing the substrate diy with humus, earth plant, "plant-fácil" and laterite


Tank cleaner


Tank ok for reform


New rock ... What think?


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It's promising, Jack, but it is hard to get an idea of the scale. Could you place it inside the tank and take a picture from several feet away so I could see what it looks like?? It would be easier for me to give you the feedback that you are requesting.
Viettxboii - And imagine the work that I had that week now, it is now expected to stand style ADA and the new glass front.

DonaldmBoyer - The music was intentional, the TV tava on, but you gave me a great idea for other videos.


cs_gardener - Remove the logs and rocks, precisely to facilitate the catching of fish and shrimps. The Ciclídeos were ill humorados between them:D , but I had to fight even with the Tetras to remove them from the tank:boxing: ... Evil thankful ...


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It's promising, Jack, but it is hard to get an idea of the scale. Could you place it inside the tank and take a picture from several feet away so I could see what it looks like?? It would be easier for me to give you the feedback that you are requesting.
Hello DonaldmBoyer
And the fear of breaking the bottom of the tank (it weighs very rock) ... Is still waiting the arrival of the new stand and glass to restore the glass front.
I hope to be on 30/12/2007 with the hardscape base mounted, to discuss, because I will have to pass the turn of the year mounting the layout and everything.

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JACK
:D Umm.....whatever you say, buddy! I will let you know what I think then in about a week!
:D Umm.....whatever you say, buddy! I will let you know what I think then in about a week!
Hello DonaldmBoyer
Indeed, the straight end of the project left to the last hour hardscape (am new on it) and this is a big mistake, many leave for hours before the assembly, but has a drawing or sketch of the layout and is not counting on the imagination of last hour. I already have the design done, but now modified in my head.
I am afraid of the glass front not be ready until day 31, because the only vidraceiro turns Monday now, and the carpenter did not show anything stand / mobile in the luminária.

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JACK
Hello people
Due to the delay of mobile / stand and the exchange of glass, the aquarium will be mounted on 06 or Jan. 13 ... No new sign in touch.
I am still testing the waterfall as soon post a step by step.


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Hello to all
Unfortunately had to redial the date for the assembly of the aquarium for the day 06 or January 13, due to the late delivery of the mobile / stand and the aquarium out that the tests performed with the waterfall were not satisfactory, the visa, which I open a hole through the rock drill to drill with marble / hail, because the pipe is lying, affecting the flow of water + sand + air and was not the desired effect. Another problem was the sand used for the test, the beans are very large, so I will use the sand fluidizada of filter for a new trial. If the water goes well, I put a step-by-step assembly of the same.


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HELLO PEOPLE ...
I wish everyone a "HAPPY NEW YEAR ...!!!" that everyone can achieve their dreams in 2008...!!!


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Hello people
Unfortunately I will redial the assembly (again) for the day on January 20, therefore, the mobile was to arrive today and did not therefore not arrisquei the purchase of the plants. Sorry to everyone ... No new post here.


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