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Naturescape, A Quiet Thought...

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Tim Harrison, Jul 8, 2018.

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    Thanks. Both were taken on my iPhone. The video with the Radion and the pic with the Twinstar. The latter is noticeably brighter and the light much better distributed. Although the pic has been edited slightly to represent what I actually see.
     
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    The stems are still doing well, I'm hoping they will colour up more. I've got the light at 80% for 6hrs, which is really pushing the envelope with the relatively small plant biomass I have atm. I'm getting some algae issues, but nothing I can't handle...so far :confused:

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    Also, I thought I'd post a pic of the Aponogeton robinsonii floating var. my Dutch friend from UKAPS gave me, it has really started to take off. It seems to be responding well to the extra light, and CO2 of course. It's a really attractive plant and I can't wait to see it send out floating leaves and maybe flowers :)

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    Been away a lot over the last month...

     
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    Great update and video! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Despite the clean up the algae was relentless and came back, and invited all it's friends and relatives too. So I decided to break the scape down and reboot it.

    The problem was the DW, it continued to rot and give off organics.
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    I tried to salvage some of the plants e.g. before...
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    After infested leaves were removed...
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    Tank and equipment clean and ready for the reboot...
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    Creating the hardscape...


    Adding the planting...
     
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    Amazing refresh!
     
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    Update photo, it's still very much a work in progress and a has a lot of growing to do...

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    Very nice !
     
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    A quiet thought...




    100% water change...
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