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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-14-2014, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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Aquastyle 9

Hey Everyone...First time poster, but long time lurker.

Here is a few picture of my Aquastyle 9 planted tank.

My planted Aquarium:
-BML XB Iwagumi 7000K
-Eheim 2215 Canister Filter

Plants:
-Anubias Nana
-Banana Plant
-Downoi
-Magenta Talenthera
-Ammania
-Staurogyne Repens
-Luwidgia

Dosing:
-SeaChem Excel (3ml/day).
-SeaChem Iron (1ml/ every two days)
-SeaChem Comprehensive (1ml/week)
-Macro (2ml/day)
-Micro (2ml/day)
-Water change once a week at 50%

Photoperiod = 8 hours/day.
Temperature = 79-80F

Critiques and comments welcome.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-14-2014, 03:10 AM
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Like that Downoi carpet and overall scape
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Like that Downoi carpet and overall scape

Thank you.
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It looks great! I'm kind of surprised you're able to get away with just excel using a BML. I thought those puppies pumped out the light.
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It looks great! I'm kind of surprised you're able to get away with just excel using a BML. I thought those puppies pumped out the light.
Thank you!

Yup, the XB series produced a lot of light. At my current setting, I have the BML XB light max out at 30-40% over 8 hours/day. Anything higher would result in massive amount of algae.
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Re-did the aquascape. Opinions?

So I removed the downoi carpet a bit and kept it near the stones. Anyone have any recommendations as to what to carpet the substrate in front of the downoi?
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What do you have on the wood above the anubias nana?
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What do you have on the wood above the anubias nana?
If you are referring to the top left corner of the tank, then that is a mini water lettuce.
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Why is there a filter on these pictures

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Why is there a filter on these pictures

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When you say filter, do you mean edits in brightness and darkness?
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Nah, I actually didn't notice the water lettuce till now. More so asking about what looks like a stem plant growing on/behind the wood looking as if it is filling the space between each 'branch'.
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Nah, I actually didn't notice the water lettuce till now. More so asking about what looks like a stem plant growing on/behind the wood looking as if it is filling the space between each 'branch'.

Oh I see. Those are S. repen.
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If you don't mind, how did you mount the stems?
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If you don't mind, how did you mount the stems?

I used crazy glue. IT holds pretty well.
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