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Old 06-18-2013, 05:34 PM   #1
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Coastal solace-Tom Gilberg


Hello

This is my latest aquascape.
hope you like it, maybe some feed back?

Aqurium name: Coastal solace

Project objective: German Aquatic Plant Layout Contest GAPLC

Tank Model: Aquael 30L Shrimp cube 35Hx30Lx30D

Filtration Equipment: Aquaclear 30

Filter Medias: sponges, ceramic noodles and a pothos plant

Temperature: around 24 celius

Lighting Equipment: 2x 11watt Aquael fluro bulbs 6500k

Photoperiod: 8hrs 3-11pm

Substrates: Fluval plant spectrum, white sand 1-3mm

Hardscape Materials: Basalt rock

Fertilizing Method: Aquarebel ferts, 2ml a day of NPK and macros

CO2 Injection: US aquaristik setup, 2kg bottle. Dernelle bubble counter, dernnele drop checker, JBL co2 check valve. on from 9am to 10pm

Flora Species List: Didiplus diandra, Eleocharis 'belem' and Riccardia chamedryfolia

Fauna Species List: Mosquito rasbora, otos, amano shrimp, red fire shrimp, zebra nerite, horned nerite

Goals: get a scape that can get a half decent placing in the GAPLC


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hardscape done


planting done


WASSER MARSCH


24hrs later


me chuffed repin my Definateaquascapestv merch



big moma


Hara


homemade substrate sifter :P


got shrimp?


these guys arent the prettiest or nicest but the do a good job


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Old 06-18-2013, 06:16 PM   #2
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'Atta boy, Tom! way to keep at it. If this ends up looking half as good as your old tanks did, I'm sure you'll place just fine in that contest. ˆˆ
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:37 PM   #3
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Haha thanks Jerm

if it tickles your fancy you can like my FB page, itll have progress pictures and alsorts of info on all things aquatic!

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Old 06-19-2013, 04:21 PM   #4
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Basalt rocks, these are sweet and they dont affect water chemistry, yay!
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:29 PM   #5
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Terrific start. Really looking forward to seeing this progress.
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why thank you somewhatshocked
i appreciate the feed back
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So simple yet so powerful, good work.
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Thanks fishboy!
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Update:

Today i did this first trimm of the Didiplus Diandra, its growing quickly
ill be adding some Rotala Vietnam to accent the focal point.
Amano shrimp keep mixing the substrates
my nicest Red fire died

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Update:

Week 3 and a bit.

Didiplus diandra starting to take shape.
Rotala vietnam starting to grow

Green spot algae starting to grow time to get the tooth brush out







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Very nice tank! I like the simplicity and the rock placement is great! I wish I had an eye for aquascaping. My tanks are more like a collection of plants and fish.
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Hey so i changed up my Co2 system to be able to incorparte my new 10L cube
this is how i am running it atm.
2kg Co2 bottle=regulator-ADA Y-Branch-ADAspeed controller-check valve-bubble counter-diffusor.



getting some reall good growth on the R.vietnam closed up at the time i took the photo




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hello there. time for an exciting update!
i got a new light, its pretty cool i spose :love:






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Dortmund really ? Very nice tank and good luck
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Dortmund really ? Very nice tank and good luck
yea i support Dortmund ^^

thank you!
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