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AdamF 12-08-2012 01:52 AM

Ads' 800x600x450 - New aquascape - Complete 23.05.2013
Tanks size - 800mmx600mmx450mm
2 x Radion XR30W
Pressurised CO2, with Sera reader
Fluval 405- Matrix Bio filter

Aquasoil - Amazonia 2

Strike up date: Fathers Day 2012


Just coming from SPS dominated marine tank. Thought to set up a freshwater planted, and see how I go growing an underwater garden. - certainly plenty more options for aqua scape variables. Been loving the freshwater buzz so far and thought its time to set up a journal .

Hope I have done this correctly!!

Now time to upload pics - see how that goes - stand by

GMYukonon24s 12-08-2012 02:05 AM

Sounds like a nice setup. Can't wait for pics!

AdamF 12-08-2012 02:44 AM

First crack at uploading image - fingers crossed

rustbucket 12-08-2012 04:09 AM

so nice

mahko 12-08-2012 04:11 AM

I thought those measurements were in inches! Looks good.

AdamF 12-08-2012 05:04 AM


Originally Posted by mahko (Post 2103025)
I thought those measurements were in inches! Looks good.

Yeah thought it may throw u guys after I posted it. I'm used to Aussie forums with the same metric system haha

AdamF 12-08-2012 05:09 AM

As i started my journal a little late, thought to share a bunch of prelude photos, of how I got to this.

My Fathers day present, set up ready to get wet!!

AdamF 12-08-2012 05:27 AM

Selected foreground PLant - UG

AdamF 12-08-2012 05:30 AM

This is about 3 weeks in - bit of an algae bloom, but the UG seems to be slowly settling in. Any growth and sustainability at this stage was very rewarding. I was unsure if success was going to be achieved with it, as I had heard mixed reviews on its success.

AdamF 12-08-2012 05:59 AM

Heres my tank at its current stage - Little dissapointed I have no more plants to buy, as set up is half the fun.

Now trimming, maintenance and hope it grows in nicely, with few isues along the way.

AdamF 12-09-2012 02:54 AM

Today I'm going to set up my lights and programme in some thunderstorms! Will post a vid once complete!

Radions with the spectrums adjusted are really giving great growth so far. I had to almost turn off the blue spectrums to he the right light. After all they are designed for marine!!

marioman72 12-09-2012 03:04 AM

wow looks awesome! nice work. everything has a really nice flow. Going to be nice when things fill in completely. UG is always such a lush foreground plant

pweifan 12-09-2012 03:04 AM

Looks great so far. I'm intrigued by the thunderstorms. Please do post a video :)

AdamF 12-12-2012 10:52 AM

I'm having trouble loading the vid onto YouTube. I will sort this out with the Mrs I think.

Got a lot of snails, that seem to multiply very quickly. I was killing them off for a while but no great results. - I will post a pic or two when Inge time, but any help on eradication would be appreciated.

I know a Paki loach will eat them up, but I also fear they will eat my yellow shrimp! Any safe suggestions?

marioman72 12-13-2012 12:39 AM

assassin snails do a good job

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