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Tranquility - A colourful island [200L]

Discussion in 'Aquascaping' started by alex08, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. alex08

    alex08 Guru Class Expert

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    Hy everybody!
    My name is Alex, i'm from Craiova, Romania. In this topic i'll share with all of you my daily tranquil state.
    But first, a few words about the tank :

    Size :
    -lenght : 100 cm
    -width : 55 cm
    -hight : 45 cm
    Equipment :
    -lighting : 2xAqua Medic Plant Grow [39w], 1xJBL Tropic Solar [39w], 1xJBL Solar Color [39w], 1xGiesmann Aquaflora [39w], 1xOsram 830 [39w]
    -external filters : 3
    -heater : 1 AquaEl ComfortZone 300w
    CO2 :
    -pressurised, 2 bubbles per second with JBL Taifun
    Substrate and decorative materials :
    -35 kg JBL Manado
    -a few pieces of wine wood and some lava rock
    Fertilizers :
    -DIY plus some Easy Life Easy Carbo
    Plants :
    -Eleocharis parvula, Didiplis diandra, Heteranthera zosterifolia, Rotala Macrandra Varigated, Micranthemum umbrosum, Prosepinaca palustris, Microsorum Pteropus mini, Microsorum Windelow, Cabomba furcata, Althernanthera mini, Rotala Pearl, Ceratopteris thalictroides, Anubias petite, Eriocaulon cinereum
    Fauna :
    -only a few Sakura shrimp and Anentome helena, haven't figured out yet what fish to add
    With 2 weekly water changes of 50%.

    Here are a few photos from this week and a lot more to come :

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    I hope you like it. :)
     
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    Nice tank, I like It :)
     
  3. alex08

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    Thanks dutchy, here is another set :

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    Very pretty!
     
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    Impressive & appropriate title!
     
  6. alex08

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    Thank you krandall and captnphil ! :D

    Some more :

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    Looks like there is not a single algae in there, well done! And nice scape too;)
     
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    Very nice tank and photos.
     
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    The belem hair grass will fill in on the corners, give it some time.

    You might also consider Blyxa japonica in those barren spots also, they are good fillers and would look well in this design.
    A red or Brown Crypt also would look good back there also.

    Nice tank and good design for the lighting type.
     
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    Thank you all for the kind words. :)

    Tom , i'll let the hair grass fill, in a way that's my plan, surrounding the island with it.
    I have both Cryptos and Blyxa in this tank, but they are small now.
    In the weeks coming i'll change a few plants, hope to make the island even more attractive.

    Another set of pics :

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    Nice tank. Isn't it nice how regular ole rotala indicia colors up with better lighting. All over your plants look RED! I love the micro pics of the hydrocytle.
     
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    Thanks Jerry! :)

    About the pearling, it's like o whole new aquarium after each water change. :D

    Here's another one with reflexions :

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    Nice reflection.
     
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    awesome tank!
     
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    This is something I wish people would keep in mind when they enter aqascaping contests. Some tanks look spectacular when photographed with beautiful surface reflections. Not all tanks benefit from the "hair dryer treatment"!;)
     
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    gorgeous tank!! great colors!!
     
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    Thank you all! :D

    Here's my Island view :
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    A close up with a bunch of colors :D
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