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Capsaicin_MFK 01-01-2013 12:28 AM

100g Dutch inspired
 
100g (48"L x 24"W x 20"H) made by Miracles Aquariums

Equipment
Hydrofarm Designer T5HO 4 bulbs (2x Giesemann Midday, 2x TrueLumen Flora)
Fluval FX5
Hydor ETH 200w inline heaters (x2)
20# Pressurized co2, Atomic inline diffuser

Here is a picture from October 2012 just before I took out all the Echinodorus species.

http://i.imgur.com/aAzvq.jpg

My wife called this the "hodge podge" stage of me buying different stem plants and randomly placing them in the tank to see what grew the best.

http://i.imgur.com/dixgT.jpg

As of today (December 31st, 2012)

http://i.imgur.com/DRgE7.jpg

Capsaicin_MFK 01-01-2013 12:36 AM

Flora in the tank right now:

Bacopa caroliniana
Cabomba pulcherrima
Didiplis diandra
Hemianthus callichtroides
Hygrophila corymbosa 'Angustifolia'
Hygrophila sp. brown
Hygrophila pinnitifada
Limnophila indica
Limnophila aromatica 'hippuroides'
Ludwigia repens
Ludwigia sp. red
Ludwigia sp. 'rubin'
Nymphaea zenkeri
Lobelia cardinalis
Rotala indica
Rotala macrandra
Rotala macrandra green
Rotala rotundifolia

manzpants92 01-01-2013 01:31 AM

very nice!

crazydaz 01-01-2013 03:38 AM

Ooh! Very clean and tidy looking Cap! Any plans on adding additional species?

Gooberfish 01-01-2013 03:46 AM

I like it! Can't wait to see it fill in.

Bluek24a4 01-01-2013 03:52 AM

Very nice setup.

marioman72 01-01-2013 04:25 AM

looks great, going to look very nice once the plants fill in.

AdamF 01-01-2013 08:39 AM

Like the first and third shot! ....yes the interim stage is evident. Will be following this puppy for progress!

Beautiful tank mate

Capsaicin_MFK 01-01-2013 09:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crazydaz (Post 2136676)
Ooh! Very clean and tidy looking Cap! Any plans on adding additional species?

I tried almost everything I liked and of course some things didn't do well. I might replace the Cabomba pulcherrima with something else later on.

Capsaicin_MFK 01-01-2013 09:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by manzpants92 (Post 2136512)
very nice!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gooberfish (Post 2136680)
I like it! Can't wait to see it fill in.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bluek24a4 (Post 2136692)
Very nice setup.

Quote:

Originally Posted by marioman72 (Post 2136730)
looks great, going to look very nice once the plants fill in.

Quote:

Originally Posted by AdamF (Post 2136940)
Like the first and third shot! ....yes the interim stage is evident. Will be following this puppy for progress!

Beautiful tank mate

Thanks!

oscarsx 01-01-2013 09:35 PM

Zoomed in to the bottom of the stand and got freaked out by that cat face picture LOL

- oz

Capsaicin_MFK 01-02-2013 01:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oscarsx (Post 2137762)
Zoomed in to the bottom of the stand and got freaked out by that cat face picture LOL

- oz

Ah yes, the 2013 cat calendar. No need to be freaked out, cats are the best!

niko 01-02-2013 01:48 AM

I like the rimless tank and the October picture. Why did you change the light fixture?

Now I'd like to see "streets" of plants and very, very dense planting of all these stems. I'm kind of sick of the "Nature Style".

Then we can say that this is the first Dutch tank we've seen in a very long time!

Do it!

Capsaicin_MFK 01-02-2013 05:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by niko (Post 2138214)
I like the rimless tank and the October picture. Why did you change the light fixture?

Now I'd like to see "streets" of plants and very, very dense planting of all these stems. I'm kind of sick of the "Nature Style".

Then we can say that this is the first Dutch tank we've seen in a very long time!

Do it!

To start growing stem plants I needed more light. The FishNeedIt was only 2 bulbs and the new one is 4 bulbs and better reflectors.

Right now the streets are too big for NBAT standards and basically all other rules are being broken, but I agree that there are a lack of Dutch scapes.

GMYukonon24s 01-02-2013 07:44 PM

I like all three of your scapes. Nice Job!


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