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My new scape.

Discussion in 'Aquascaping' started by Aquadream, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Gilles

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    Oke, but my par is about 150 i guess, blyxa has almost no roots. So i need to suspect CO2 first :)
     
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    If you are sure that your light level is good then what is left to check is CO2 and ferts.
     
  3. Tom Barr

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    Definitely! I have around 120 umol in my 120 gal tank, and I have about 45-55ppm CO2.
     
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    Gilles, I have a ton of the nicest Bylxa folks have ever seen in my 180 Gal tank at 40-55umol, it grows like a weed ande there is no stopping it..........unless there is no cO2.


    I like the Pellia in AD's tank, nice look vs moss(would look more like the Lorax trees in Dr Stuess' books).

    Blyxa is pretty forgiving some beating it down and replanting can be VERY aggressive if the scaper chooses.
     
  5. Aquadream

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    I am keeping the TH a bit higher now in the range 5 -6 German degrees. It turned up the AS I have is clouding the water if the TH is less than 4 dGH. I do not know why. As for KH my observation is that low KH in the range of 1-2 dKH is best, but I have tried in this scape different KH values all the way to 5dKH. With raising the KH things were not that different, but I had to account for the CO2 durring those changes.
     
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    Thanks for answering but your reply raises even more questions. How did you notice that you had to adapt CO2 addition to alterations in KH levels? Was it simply more or less perling/growth speed or did you do some measurements (e.g. O2 release)? Do you have any idea why the required CO2 amount might be dependent on KH levels?

    Regards, Detlef
     
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    When I raise the KH I also raise the CO2 as a relation to PH. With other words I am interested in keeping some slightly acidic PH let say 6.6 to 6.8. If the water gets out of that range by a small margin it is not the end of the world.
    The demand for CO2 comes from the ratio - plants mass vs amount of light that they are exposed to. If the light is constant, but the plants are getting more and more then CO2 will have to be injected at higher rate. If plants have increased their density and the light level was raised at the same time the demand for CO2 would be even higher. Knowing the mentioned above I am trying to anticipate the changes in CO2 demand.
    PH is defined by CO2 and KH.
    One can choose to monitor all of those or what they are most interested in depending on the aquarium set up.
    I personally try to keep the CO2 in the range of 30-45ppm and the KH 1-2dKH maximum 3dKH.
     
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    Video of the complete work. I hope you will have a nice time.
    [video=youtube;CjLZNRmnIZg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjLZNRmnIZg&feature=channel[/video]
     
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    beautiful tank. nice video
     
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    absolutely stunning! my jaw is on the floor...


    I'm gonna watch it again!
     
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    Cardinals looks good against the darker Pellia, have you considered Ludwigia beviceps in place of the L aromatica in the rear? Do you think a deeper red plant might suit better?
     
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    Thank you Tom.
    Ludwigia Beviceps is not much available around unfortunately. Besides the scape does not exist anymore. I am preparing the tank for new adventure.
     
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    AD, great tank and video-what camera and lens did you use for the video?
     
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    That camera is Canon EOS 600D with the standard 18-55mm lens.
     
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    You've created an awesome video of your scape, thanks for sharing. Even a focus shift from front to rear and a camera move was included!
    Very well done!

    Best regards, Detlef
     
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    Thank you. I did the best I could with the Canon. It was all manually done by the way. I have no camera toys of any kind and the tripod I use is real cheap rubbish but it was useful enough to help drag the camera on the floor of the house by hand. That was for the final moving view.
    600D is definitely not e the movie kind, but I use to make movies many years ago with the real BW stuff that were all totally manual. So, the experience was useful this time.
     
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    That's always a nice feeling when you start anew, I'm doing the same with the Woodgumi myself, today I set up the hardscape.
     
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    I was under the impression that the Woodgumi was undergoing project. Have you decided to do a radical change?
     
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    2:35 -> Must be a very hungry fish if you know what I mean!! Good job!
     
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