Crystal Valley

Nuno M.

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Well here goes my new personal setup for 2017/2018 season, I'm planning in keeping you all Up to Date, as it develops and hope you have the time to follow it !!!

Started:
04/09/2017

Tank:
ADA 60P (60x30x36)

Stand:
MDF ADA Style Cabinet (lacquered in sanded matte antracite 60x30x80)

Lights:
TWINSTAR LIGHT 600S

Filter:
1x EHEIM 2178 (600T) THERMO-FILTER

Filter Media:
Original Blue Pad
Sera Siporax 2l
Seachem Matrix 4l
JBL Symec Syntetic Filter Floss

Other Equipment:
TMC Reg. w/Solenoide Valve + 2Kg Cylinder
ADA Glass Counter
ADA CO2 Indicator
NEO CO2 Difuser (Small)
ADA Outflow P - 4 (13mm)
ADA Inflow V - 5 (13mm)
TWINSTAR M5

Hardscape:
Ryuoh Stone
Red Moor Wood

Substrate:
ADA Aquasoil Amazónia
ADA Power Sand Special
ADA Tourmaline BC

Plants:
Anubias "Pangolino" (DENNERLE)
Bucephalandra "Belindae" (BUCEPHALANDRA EU)
Bucephalandra "Brownie" (DENNERLE)
Bucephalandra "Broad Wavy Leaf" (DENNERLE)
Bucephalandra "Fake Catherinae" (BECEPHALANDRA EU)
Bucephalandra "Kedagang" (AQUASABI)
Bucephalandra "Mini Needle Leaf" (DENNERLE)
Bucephalandra Motleyana "Braun/Rot Narrow" (AQUASABI)
Bucephalandra Motleyana "Riam Macam" (AQUASABI)
Bucephalandra sp. Red (TROPICA)
Crepidomanes Malabaricum (DENNERLE)
Bucephalandra "Velvet Leaf Entikong" (BECEPHALANDRA EU)
Cryptocoryne "Flamingo" (DENNERLE)
Cryptocoryne Lutea "Hobbit" (DENNERLE)
Elatine Hydropiper (AQUAFLORA)
Eleocharis Pusila (DENNERLE)
Hygrophila Pinnatifida (DENNERLE)
Limnophila "Vietanam" (AQUASABI)
Microsorum Pteropus "Green Gnome" (DENNERLE)
Riccardia Chamedryfolia (DENNERLE)
Rotala "Coin Leaf" (DENNERLE)
Rotala "Gia Lai" (AQUASABI)
Rotala "Green" (DENNERLE)
Rotala Wallichii (DENNERLE)
Staurogyne "Porto Velho" (DENNERLE)
Staurogyne "Repens" (DENNERLE)

Here's the FINAL HARDSCAPE

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_MG_4270 by Nuno Matos, on Flickr

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_MG_4264 by Nuno Matos, on Flickr
 
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skija

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Hi , are you running this giant filter EHEIM 2178 in this small tank at full power ?

I use an Eheim 2071 in a 70 liter tank and need to turn off the flow a bit
 

Nuno M.

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Hi , are you running this giant filter EHEIM 2178 in this small tank at full power ?

I use an Eheim 2071 in a 70 liter tank and need to turn off the flow a bit
Hi skija,

It's running at it's minimun flow rate 450l/h, the EHEIM 2178 Professionel 3e is electronicaly controlled very usefull to use it in this aquarium size !!!

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Nuno M.

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Hey Nuno!
This looks fantastic!
Plants on foreground is it HC?

Thank you paronaram

Actually you've seen this scape live here at the store !!! The foreground is elatine hydropiper !!!

Here are a couple more photos from it !!! =)

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IMG_4399 by Nuno Matos, on Flickr

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IMG_4390 by Nuno Matos, on Flickr

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IMG_4391 by Nuno Matos, on Flickr

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IMG_4393 by Nuno Matos, on Flickr

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IMG_4431 by Nuno Matos, on Flickr

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IMG_4432 by Nuno Matos, on Flickr
 

bshenanagins

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Great setup I like the color contrast, if your background was lighter I think the whole scape would really pop. The wood is pretty is it that reddish color in person or is that edited
 

Nuno M.

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Great setup I like the color contrast, if your background was lighter I think the whole scape would really pop. The wood is pretty is it that reddish color in person or is that edited

Hi there bshenanagins,

Thank you for your words,

The wood is normal Red Moor, when it has never been submerged tends to be more reddish and the Twinstar Light RGB makes it pop even more with the tank maturation it will lose most of that red tone.
My photos have always some degree of post editing, I shoot in RAW format, but the only parameters I change are the Highlights/Shadows & Black/White, also lens correction, temperature is ajusted from default 6100K to 5900K, I like the coulder touch to the photo and highliths the glass canvas, add some vignetting and that's it !!!

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paronaram

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Nuno, this aquascape has even more growth now! Very nice.
I never had elatine hydropiper, did some quick Google, I don't even see it here in US :)
Can you ID green and red background plants? Looks like Rotal, is it


Thanks
Aram
 

Nuno M.

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Beautiful. I wish I had your eye for details

Thank you Mike k =)


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Nuno, this aquascape has even more growth now! Very nice.
I never had elatine hydropiper, did some quick Google, I don't even see it here in US :)
Can you ID green and red background plants? Looks like Rotal, is it


Thanks
Aram

Hi Aram,

Elatine is being quite a challenge to me, very slow grower, but very beautiful carpet plant it's like a mini version from Glossostigma !!!

At the background from left to right I have Rotala Green, Rotala Coin Leaf, Rotala Wallichii, Limnophylla Vietnam and Rotala Orange Juice all from DENNERLE nursurie !!!

Here's a photo of this layout with 2 months !!!

Crystal Valley 2 Months =) by Nuno Matos, on Flickr
 

Greggz

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Wow that is a stunning tank.

Beautiful healthy plants and presented like a work of art.

Very, very nice work.
 

Greggz

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Yep, I could stare at that for quite a while. Strangely moving in some way.