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A new scape from Day 1. Suggestions welcomed

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Sangeeth Ramanunni, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. slipfinger

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    I am always amazed at how quickly things can change in these artificial eco-systems we all keep, for the good and more times than not the bad.

    Very nice turn around, the whole tank is looking great..
     
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    I agree with slip
    Tank is looking really nice Sangeeth
     
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    Thanks all.
    One question. The Rotalla wallichi on the right was a replacement for Ludwigia Arcuata as I found the latter a bit disproportionate to the scape. I wanted something other than green. I am hoping that wallichi can be trimmed and kept as small bushes without the hard-scape being hidden much. What do you guys think? Will this be ok. If not, what will be a better plant to go there?
     
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    I recommend 6-8 hours of light of lower intensity than short hours of high intensity.
    I believe that helps plants to grow which helps battle algae better.
     
  5. Sangeeth Ramanunni

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    Day 56 July 28th Friday.

    Gave a trim

    Forgive me, I confess I have made color corrections in the pic, just to see whether the camera pic can be turned into what I really see with my naked eyes.But I couldn't and editing gave this results. I know if I need to get proper instructions the pics must be presented as original as they are. Please forgive for this time. No intention of cheating. 20170726_184149_low.jpg
     
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    Seems everyone in AGA has cheated
    lol
    Looks good, both pics.
     
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    some kind of editing is allowed in aga, isn't it?
     
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    Your scape looks amazing! Don't worry about a bit of colour touch ups, you have to do it sometimes to make it look realistic ;)
     
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    Well if it is, im surprised! didn't know, then plant health could be falsified?
     
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    I think there a strict rules around it, but basically it's only to enhance the photo not change it, kinda like putting makeup on a model
     
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    AGA is Color-correction, brightness only; no "photoshopping"

    AGA Photograph Rules.

    http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/guidelines.html
     
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    Day 60 August 2 2017
    Wallichi are real fast.. I trimmed them down only 4 days before.


    20170801_191854.jpg
     
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    Had to go for some days, missed a water change.. Power was lost apparently which messed up the co2 timer. When I reached back,
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    uh oh spaghetti o'
    Hope that algae gets better for you though!
     
  17. Sangeeth Ramanunni

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    A snap with accessories out P1011586.jpg
     
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    The continuous attack of chladophora, hair algae and bba is making me tired.
    CO2: I raised KH by K2CO3 and increased my CO2. its runni 4-5 bps now. I reaches a point where my fishes start to struggle and then reduced it. Now it runs from 3: 30 pm to 8:30 pm.
    Lights are on from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Yeah, that's right . only 4 hrs. EI dosing according to rotalabutterfly calculator.
    Last week I got rid of Cyano bacteria with erythromycin. Now diatoms are all over again.
    My lights are 60w LED. But they are really close to water surface. I also found that these algae are more at the back of the tank where the substrate level is the highest (i.e, where its nearest to the lights).

    I think that I should raise my lights (distance from the water surface). How tall should they go?
    Also please feel free to provide any suggestions you have
     
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    algae after h202 treatment. 20171010_200131.jpg 20171010_200145.jpg
     
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