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pmgsr 03-26-2013 11:22 AM

Green&Grey (300l, Seyru stone, sp mini, HM)
 
Hi there!
I'm new around here.
One week ago i rescsape my 300l aquarium
Here it goes....

Green&Grey (2013.03.16)

Aquarium
120x50x50 cm

Filter
Eheim Professionel 3 (previous established)

Pipes:
DoAqua Violet Glass Outflow 17 mm (Lilly Pipe)
DoAqua Violet Glass Inflow 17 mm (Lilly Pipe)

Heater
Eheim Jager 200 w
Thermometer ADA NA

CO2
Pressurized 3 bps
Solenoid Valve
TMC Bottle
DoAqua CO2 Music Glass (difusser)

Lights
Solstar by Ramirezi 4x 39 w

Substract
Ada Aquasoil Powder
Elos Terra (from previous setup - around 2 year in water)
Ada Power Sand L

Hardscape
Seiryu Stone

Plants
Eleocharis sp. mini
Hemianthus Micranthemoides

Planning stages...

First layout
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-q...0130313-01.jpg

Final layout
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-I...0130315-v3.jpg

Where it'll be...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-f...0130313-02.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-w...0130313-03.jpg

Saturday night, after some hours, it was ready!!!

First 3 days:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-r.../gg-day0-0.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-N.../gg-day1-0.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-J.../gg-day2-0.jpg

Still one from the first day to show the slope...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-T.../gg-day0-6.jpg

Some pictures from some days ago...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-j.../gg-day2-1.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-U.../gg-day2-2.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-t.../gg-day2-3.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-1.../gg-day2-4.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-e.../gg-day2-5.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-O.../gg-day2-6.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_.../gg-day2-7.jpg


If you have 10 minutes, please take a look at my Step-by-Step video:


Best Regards,
Pedro.

Momotaro 03-26-2013 01:28 PM

Thoroughly enjoyed watching your video this morning, Pedro.

The time and effort you put into both the aquarium and the video is greatly appreciated.

ChadRamsey 03-26-2013 02:04 PM

love the hardscape. This is going to be a beautiful tank when it fills in some.

Good luck

Geronimoumd 03-26-2013 02:17 PM

absolutely in love with this hardscape. Definitely Subscribing to this one! Keep at it!

bitFUUL 03-26-2013 02:52 PM

Sweet tank! I'm diggin the plantbrain closing too.

pmgsr 03-26-2013 03:47 PM

Thanks guys.

I've done two small and one large PWC in the first week.
Before the weekly PWC i made some tests:

PH - 6,5
KH - 3
GH - 6
NO3 - 30
NO2 - 0
PO4 - 0,1 mg (many doubts in the color)

Some more updates of the first week (it's now on the second one):

Day 3
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_.../gg-day3-0.jpg

Kids are in bed... TV is switched off and it's only a few minutes until the light switchs off and moonlight switchs on... this is the entrance for my living room when i look to the right...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-V.../gg-day3-1.jpg

Still from DAY 3 ... by moonlight ...
http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JR.../gg-day3-2.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Y.../gg-day3-3.jpg

DAY 4

First partial water change :)
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-A.../gg-day4-1.jpg

Still some sp.mini from the first day...
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0.../gg-day4-2.jpg

A little experience with the camera :)
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-O.../gg-day4-3.jpg

Day 4
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-N.../gg-day4-0.jpg

Day 5
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-r.../gg-day5-0.jpg

Day 6
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-j.../gg-day6-0.jpg[/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR]

Day 7:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-X.../gg-day7-0.jpg

JerSaint 03-26-2013 04:04 PM

Wow, Beautiful! Subbed.

synaethetic 03-26-2013 04:33 PM

Great journal, great tank!

Momotaro 03-26-2013 04:51 PM

What are your planned frequencies for water changes?

I read you have already done three so far. Will there be several over the next few days and then fewer as the aquarium settles in?

assasin6547 03-26-2013 04:58 PM

Subscribed ;)

pmgsr 03-26-2013 05:09 PM

Thanks (again) to all of you.
It means a great for me having my work appreciated.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Momotaro (Post 2946042)
What are your planned frequencies for water changes?
I read you have already done three so far. Will there be several over the next few days and then fewer as the aquarium settles in?

Yes, I'll do 3 each week for the first month (50% one/weekend ; ~30% two/weekdays), then only two (second month) and finally one every weekend (~50%).

pmgsr 03-27-2013 12:51 AM

... about PWC, i've done one today (~25%). Will do another next Thursday and 50% on Sunday.

Pedro.

Momotaro 03-27-2013 12:28 PM

Pedro,

I see you topped off your main substrate with a dressing of ADA AquaSoil Powder.

In your opinion, what is the advantage to doing this?

pmgsr 03-27-2013 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Momotaro (Post 2954154)
Pedro,
I see you topped off your main substrate with a dressing of ADA AquaSoil Powder.
In your opinion, what is the advantage to doing this?

Two advantages:
- more beautiful color then ELOS Terra (altough ELOS have another colors); - planting in Aqua Soil Powder (sp mini, cuba, glosso, etc) it's easier... much more easier because roots grabs themselves much better to this small grain, so I can achieve better results and for a longer time.

Pedro

gnod 03-27-2013 02:06 PM

man, i like how clean this tank is. i see some nice depth of field which i think is pretty nice if you can achieve it in a layout.

how many hours do you have the light on? i'm only guessing without a par meter but it looks like high light to me.


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