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

Obbezz

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

Looking forward reading your comments..

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Obbezz

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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
 

Obbezz

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Good idea.i will do a quick visit to a DIY market..a nice and cheap solution..
 

Obbezz

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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..
 

Obbezz

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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..
 

Obbezz

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Just went to 2 diffrent DIY shops.. ofcourse no slate.. (only 1 - 3 cm ) any ideas were to obtain this?
 

Obbezz

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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..
 

Obbezz

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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!!
 

Obbezz

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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.
 

Obbezz

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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) ?