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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-23-2015, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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Aqueous Reflection: 90cm Aquavas video journal

Hey guys, I'm starting this tank journal for my newly set up 90cm Aquavas tank.

a little about this tank, it comes as a complete system with tank, stand, light (6x18watt LED bars at 8000k), stainless steel filter, stainless steel in/out pipes.

I've always wanted an ADA style setup with a nice hanging light and minimalistic contemporary stand but could never afford it, especially with shipping prices for such large items. This setup was still very costly but not as pricey as ADA but still maintains the high quality and aesthetics of the ADA products.

this first video documents every step of the process from this aquascape and I will continue to update periodically on this tank, most likely a 1week update and then a 1 month update after that. I've worked really hard to keep a high production quality for my videos, please hit the thumbs up and subscribe to support my youtube channel, I'm planning on doing lots of aquascape videos, tutorials, and profile videos for any new plants and fish I buy to add to my tanks.

***current stocklist***

Plants:
needle leaf java fern
trident java fern
anubias nana
anubias nana petite
taiwan moss
willow moss
pheonix moss (fissidens fontanus)
flame moss
coral moss (mini pelia)
blyxa japonica
eriocaulon malayatoor
hygrophila pinnatifida
hygrophila compacta
hydrocotyle sp.
marsilea crenata
nesea crassicaulus
aponegeton crispus
bucephalandra brownie pheonix
bucephalandra brownie upper ghost
bucephalandra brownie phantom
bucephalandra red theia
bucephalandra catherine
bucephalandra dark metalica
bucephalandra super red

Fish/shrimp:
flagtail prochilodus
tucano tetra
rummynose tetra
filament glassfish
glass catfish
panda corydoras
siamese algae eater
otocinclus catfish
zebra otocinclus catfish
sparkling gourami
sintang licorice gourami
scarlet badis
amano shrimp
bloody mary shrimp


thanks for reading this far, here is the video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGLxnYHIdkI
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-23-2015, 04:53 PM
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Congrats to your aquavas,scape looks excellent good choice of plants.

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Amazing! Subscribed!
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thanks guys, I just finished filming the one week update last night, lots of new growth on all the mosses, I'm impressed for how well the mosses are doing after only 7 days!
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Just watched the video linked in your original post. What a beautiful tank! Do you have a running total for the cost?

BTW, the whole thing - tank, process, video - could easily have passed for a TGM or ADA production. Very professionally done!

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the whole thing - tank, process, video - could easily have passed for a TGM or ADA production. Very professionally done!
what a great compliment thank you! It's always my dream to be considered on par with the masters, I've gotten many similar compliments from other people since I've posted this video and it's like a dream come true when people tell me things like this =]

running total is probably around $1600

bought the entire system used (tank/lights/stand/SS canister filter) $1000
(***this Aquavas system is $2600 brand new with the filter)
hardscape I'd estimate around $100
plants around $150-$200
livestock around $250-$300
the livestock list is expensive because i have a group of 20 tucano tetras that were supposed to be around 15$ each, but I got a discount price on them so they ended up being around 12$ each
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added picture and stocklist to the original post, new video goes live tomorrow!

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NEW VIDEO UP!
one week update of my 90cm aquavas, after just 1 week many of the plants are really settling in and growing, all the mosses in particular are shooting out new growth at an unexpected rate! willow moss and flame moss have both grown more than 1cm, fissidens is shooting out bright green new growth as well. Dealing with a green hair algae bloom at the moment but it's expected with a new setup. I have recently started heavily dosing excel and the algae is backing off. I should be getting a full co2 system running after this weekend, besides that I just dose excel and PPS pro fertilizing method. plant and fish list are in the description of the video, 24 species of plants and 14 species of fish/shrimp!

ANYWAY...enjoy the video and subscribe if you haven't yet! please share the video, really trying to make this channel blow up!

https://youtu.be/k9Krk24QUbQ
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Stunning aquarium! I love the tank and cabinet! Big up to you video skills as well.
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Great job!
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here's an update video from 30 days after setup. and an update picture 45 days after setup!

between the video and the picture I got rid of the hydrocotyle on the left midground and moved the erio malayatoors in its place. where the erios used to be I added some riccia stones with riccia tied onto them using cotton thread. also removed a considerable amount of hygro pinnatifida from the tank.

video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVJWKpyaCyM

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New video is up! An update of the tank 80 days after the initial setup. This is probably my best video so far, a lot of cool shots including a 2 hour time lapse of my riccia pearling and a close up of me hand feeding the fishes. At the end there is a nice comparison of the tank from the 1st day I set it up, 30 days, and 80 days. Enjoy!

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Great job! How many lights are you running and for how long? What the the name of the otto's you have, they look great.
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I have 4 types of otos. bumblebee oto, vampire oto, zebra oto, and regular oto.

I'm running my LED lights for 8 hours a day, the light is made by aquavas
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