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To see the Beggining of my Journal Pls. Click Here JOURNAL BEGINS :wave:




:wink: Latest Tank Spec:wink:
65 watts Current Satellite Dual Daylight + 20 watts NO GE 9325k = 2.9wpg Photo Period: 10 hrs 11:00am - 9:00pm
100% Seachem Flourite 35lbs. (2.5 Inch depth at the front and 3inch Depth at the Back)
DIY co2 2x2liter Bottle w/ Protien Mixture
Aquaclear 50 with Via Aqua Internal Filter (Planning it to change into Canister)
150 Watts Acura Heater
IE Dosing: 1/8 KNO3, 1/32 KH2PO4, Seachem Flourish

:rolleyes: Water Parameters as of now::rolleyes:
Ph: 6.9
Kh: 8
Gh: 11
Nitrate: 20ppm

:humble: Plants :humble:
Rotala Rotondufilia
Rotala Colorata
Rotala Indica
Rotala Wallichii
Limnophila Aromatica
Hemianthus Micranthemoides (Babytears)
Elantine Triandra
Riccia Fluitans
Anubias Nana
Proserpinaca Palustris (Mermaid Weed)
Bacopa Monnieri (Moneywort)
Blyxa Japonica
Heteranthera Zosterifolia (Stargrass)
Rotala Macranda "Green"

:painkille Algae that i destroy :painkille
Brown Algae :yield:
Green Spot Algae :yield:







Elatine Triandra


L. Aromatica and P. Palusturis


Light Setup 65watts + 20watts NO
 

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Any Suggestion or Comment will be Appreciated, :rain:
 

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I'm impressed! Looks very good. Each scape gets better and better. Keep us posted. Oh, and turning off the flash and taking the photo in a dark room with only tank lights on help make for a better picture.

-John N.
 

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not yet at the moment, i rescape the tank so new pics will be post next week i think. bad thing i lost the stargrass i dont know i just uproot them then plant them at the middle, then suddenly the leaves beggining the be transparent and black at the tip of each leaves. I Put reinecki at the back to add some color and i also plant Rotala Green at the back center.

Right now there is 3 Ottos on the tank, im planning on putting some Rummy Nose Tetras and Rasboras.

Right Now this is my Tank Spec Update:
5lbs Tank with JBJ Regulator -- Yeah its pressurized baby!!!
Rena Xp2

As for the Background, i dont think i'll be putting some background, but let see
 

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The background will help get rid of the distracting wall corner.
 

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I agree about the background. Cut a piece of black mat board for the back. You can minimize the effect of the flash bouncing back at you if you take the entire tank shot at an angle, then crop accordingly in ps. If you shoot it without flash use a little ps adjustment to lighten it up some.

The color from the A. reinickii you are adding will look good, imo. Nice job:thumbsup:.
 

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Thanks!!! okay i will try the black background ;)
 

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If I could only have my tank look like that, I'd be satisfied. Great job cooper, I dont know how to evaluate planted tanks since im a newb, but It's a given it looks damn better than mines! Keep up the good work
 

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Thanks Guys, Dont have any Pic yet, but promise to post some if the tank is already stable, im still fighting some GW right now.

The only updated i can give is the latest spec.

Upgraded to:
Xp2 Rena Filstar
Pressurized co2 5 lbs / JBJ Regulator w/ DIY Reactor
2x55 watts
 

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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Okay Time for UPDATES!!!!

Latest Spec: :icon_idea
I changed the FLourite to ADA AS
Im now using a Rhinox 2000
2x55 watts Coralife

Before (Substrate is Flourite) :icon_lol:


After (ADA AS) :hihi:




HC


I dont know where im gonna put the Hairgrass on the Pot (any suggestion??)
Some of the plants are still recovering, if you notice they are in bend position.
Sorry for the image quality i just use my Video Cam Photo.
Lol, i cut the woods that John send me so i can also put them on my other tanks, the wood on the left side are from Aquabotanic
 

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Update:

 

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Some Shots on my tank:



Rotala Rotundifolia


HC


Ludwigia Arcuta x Repens


6pm Pearling


 

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Hemianthus callitrichoides ''Cuba'', Pogostemon helferi for the front of tank is a best choice. I love them so much.
Do you use ADA Iron long bottom or any fertilizer support for them, xcooperx? in my tank, they're growing so slow...
 

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Stepheus: Yeah i notice the big difference, thanks for the comments

Rishy: thanks for the comments, i will always update the journal :)

Pyramid: What is your Substrate? I just use a few amount of Powder sand at the bottom back and ADA AS all the way, Im still not dosing any ferts for now, maybe i will start it next week, the tank is 3 weeks old with its new substrate.

I found out that Pressurized co2 and High Light is the best setup in growing HC, i also recommend this substrate ADA AS, Florabase, Eco Complete.
 
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