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All new scape by Obbezz ( in need for some comments)

Discussion in 'Dutch' started by Obbezz, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Obbezz

    Obbezz Prolific Poster

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    Herewith my new hardscape.. 80 x 45 x 45cm

    Looking forward reading your comments..

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    Not bad. You could make the slopes on both sides a lot higher.
     
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    Thanks Dutchy, regarding the sloping effect.. how do you get these sides higher without these crumbling down after the tank is filled.. p.s. I'm out of stones :D
     
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    Use an anti gravity generator? ;)

    You could use a few slate pieces and stick them in the substrate vertically.
     
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    Good idea.i will do a quick visit to a DIY market..a nice and cheap solution..
     
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    just a quick question: What about using polycarbonaat massive ( 4mm thick) transparant for using as a divider? dont know if anybody has used a sort of plastic for keeping the soil in place..
     
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    I haven't used that before. Are you sure no toxic substances will be dissolved in the water?
     
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    That is what i'm trying to figure out! I know that plastic have plasticizers (weekmakers) but our hoses that we use for our filter are also made from plastic..
     
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    True, but we might assume those won't give problems......I hope.
     
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    Plastic is a great shrimpkiller!
    Be carefull with what you use, although i have seen amano use plastic (looks like it) in his tanks.

    www.gek.nu has the info on plastic and shrimps, great site, check it out
     
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    Thanx Solex... will check that out!
     
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    Just went to 2 diffrent DIY shops.. ofcourse no slate.. (only 1 - 3 cm ) any ideas were to obtain this?
     
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    I have seen it at the better equipped garden centers or stone trading companies that supply them.
     
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    You would think that the Intratuin or Groenrijk could supply these stones.....it's delaying my scape .. well know i have more time to think things true..
     
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    after sending some emails to stone trading companies i managed to get some black slate.. 0,3m² .. i can pick it up tomorrow... *sweet* will post some pics soon!!
     
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    Question.. a few day´s after setting up an new aquarium, diatoms will appear (and stay for a few weeks) what is the best way to prevent these diatoms. I heard something about putting in quick growing plants.. :gw

    Any thoughts?
     
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    Keep PO4 low. There's a scientific article that describes that diatoms grow faster with high PO4. You can also use a SiO2 remover in your filter.

    Lots of waterchanges can help if SiO2 level in your tapwater is low.
     
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    Thanks for the advise. I have some good experiences with JBL Silicat Ex so I will start using this..

    What kind of values shall I maintain regarding the Po4 (or is the target value 0) ?
     
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    Zero will limit your plants, I'd keep it around 0,25 until the diatoms are gone.
     
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