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Origens 60lt

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Since I dismounted "Pinheiro Manso", I'm doing several tests with plants and fertilization routine. This scape was mounted in the same soil and with the same conditions of "Pinheiro Manso" and "Moss... moss and more moss!!!". It did pass 10 months with the same soil and the plants like Blyxa japonica, Cryptocoryne brown and Ludwigia brevipes still grow very healthy, even reducing on the quantity of liquid fertilization.

I gave the name "Origens" to this scape because I used the Glossostigma and Blyxa, the same plants that I used on the beginning when I started to do aquascaping. "Origens" means "Return to the beginning" or similar.

Now that I did the introducing... let pass to the pictures that are better than 1.000 words...

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Size: 55x35x35 ( long*wide*tall) cm
Volume: 67L
Temperature: 25ºC
pH: 6,8

Lighting: ELOS E-Lite
Filter: Aquaclear 25
CO2: SET ECO with EV2000 and Visual
Substrate: Elos bottom mineral, Elos Terra zero, Elos Terra natural soil small grain (12L)
Fertilization: Elos Fase1, Fase2, Extra1 and K40 by Elos Schedule program
Fase2 on Mon, Wed and Fri
Fase1 + K40 on Tue and Thur
Extra1 + K40 on Sat
with 5 drops of each product

Maintenance: TPA on each 15days of 20%

Rocks: Schist
Wood decoration: Red Moorwood

Plants: Singapore moss (Vesicularia dubyana), Ludwigia brevipes, Blyxa japonica, Cryptocoryne brown, Glossostigma elatinoides and Eleocharis parvula

Fish: Otocinclus sp, Boraras maculatus and Iriatherina werneri

Invertebrate: Neocaridina heteropoda var. red, Caridina cf. cantonensis 'crystal red' and Neritina natalensis

Further information and development of the layout here:
FAAO - Aquascaping: 60L Origens

I hope that you like it!
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It's always a pleasure! I love your tanks.
Simple yet still elegant! Nice!
Wow amazing what few plant can do. AWESOME!!
I like the simplicity but for some reason it looks dark and a little ominous. Maybe its the lighting?
how did you get your blyxa so tall? very nice tank
very impressive! an inspiration to every aquascaper.
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