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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-24-2012, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Hi guys, time for a new scape, still not finished yet, planning on adding more wood to the right corner with more Microsorum Needle and Trident, Anubias Petite and Fissidens. Also taking out the Glosso, HC and Echinodorus Tennelus to make way for a Staurogyne carpet.

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Tank - Arc 60
Filter - Aquamanta 800LPH external
Heater - 100W internal hidden
CO2 - 2KG FE, Dici reg, UP inline diffuser 1BPS
Lighting - DIY LED 24W
Ferts - Aqua Nourish 4ml daily & Nourish + 8ml daily
Hardscape - mini landscape rock & redmoor
Plants - Microsorum Pteropus Narrow & Needle, HC, Glosso, Hydrocotyle, Echinodorus Tennelus, Anubias Nana Petite, Xmas Moss, Fissidens Fontanus, Weeping Moss, Crypt Wendtii, Balansae, Parva, Beckettii, Undulata & Wendtii Brown & Aponogeton Crispus and Crispus Red.


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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-24-2012, 10:57 PM
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Very nice.

Standard 10 Gallon (20 x12x12).
Low tech, Sand substrate.
Eheim 2211, w/Purigen and Aqueon Quietflow 10.
Finnex Stingray LED, 20" above substrate
Anubias, Narrow leaf Hygro, Christmas moss.
6 Kubotai Rasboras, 2 amano's and 11 Blue Neocardia shrimp.
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-24-2012, 11:05 PM
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I like it. Very good scape. Well done.

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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-25-2012, 12:48 AM
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Very nice manzanita layout...
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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-25-2012, 12:58 AM
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How are the LEDs working out? Nice tank!
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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-25-2012, 01:45 AM
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Very nice, I think you could leave it as is and let the carpet fill in.
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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-25-2012, 05:16 AM
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I agree with 2in10, let it grow in! I like the variation in leaf shape you have going

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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-25-2012, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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The LED's are great, been running on this tank for about 6 months now and were great on previous scapes, the HC seems to love it too. I'm getting into building custom lighting for a few people now too to help the hobby along. Ok maybe I'll let it grow in and if I don't like it I'll add more and sell the carpets.

Thanks for the kind comments.
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-27-2012, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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Well the plants are growing fast, had the gas on 24/7 for a few days and since it seems to have sped things up. Staurogyne turned up yesterday along with some Bolbitis Mini so I'll get the stone holding the wood down out and place it there for now, if I decide to add more wood it will be moved onto it. Still thinking of moving out the HC and having a carpet of Staurogyne tho, getting bored of HC now its been in my last 3 scapes.
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-27-2012, 02:48 PM
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very nice...!
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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-27-2012, 03:29 PM
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love the tank mate, and nice to see some one else from the uk on here, let it grow in it will look amazing, how you finding that aquamanta? i have the same one not a bad filter for the price...
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-27-2012, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Really good filter for the price, flow is great, inlet and outlets are easy to hide and it doesn't slow with an inline atomiser. Yeah great to have another UK resident on here mate, I'll keep an eye for your threads lol . Thanks for the kind comments BTW guys, very much appreciated.
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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-30-2012, 09:52 AM
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yeah the only problem i found with the aquamanta, was the fine filter floss, i took that out after the water went like glass, slowed the flow too much.
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I'll keep an eye on that mate.
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Very nice set up i would leave it as it is.

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