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Old 05-27-2013, 09:49 AM   #1
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+Kyle's 90P Aquarium+ 56K! <With time-line updates on the first page>


My new Aquarium!

I will post all my updates to date in succession of this post

Aquarium

12mm 90P Starfire glass Aquarium on cabinet.

CO2

5kg bottle
SAGA Regulator
Inline diffuser
CADE bubble counter

Filtration

Eheim Professional Cannister
CADE glass inlet and outlet

Lighting

2x Odyssea T5 Dual Pro
1x Odyssea T5 Quad Pro

Total 8x T5's
Substrate

2X 9l Cal Aqua Lab Black Earth

Misc

Seachem Purigen
Seachem Neutral Regulator
And some other random stuff

Dosing - % of recommended dosage, daily.

ADA Green Brighty Step 2 (60%)
ADA Special Lights (40%)
ADA Brighty K (100%)





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Old 05-27-2013, 09:50 AM   #2
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Updates

24 May 2013

01 May 2013



06 May 2013



12 May 2013



18 May 2013



24 May 2013

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Old 05-27-2013, 09:51 AM   #3
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So I installed a DIY inline CO2 reactor with a Jager heater built into it. I stil have my retail inline reactor installed just before this one.



I also installed an auxiliary cannister filter (Tetratec ex1200) to increase the flow in my tank.



And my timer system, and yes I know the times aren't synced. The air timer will turn on my air pump to aerate the aquarium while the lights are off, but I haven't connected it yet.

The mains switch is for the entire system and the other two switches are for each cannister filter and my heaters.

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Old 05-27-2013, 09:51 AM   #4
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Gave the tank a haircut today and moved a bunch of plants around closer to their proper positions. Took out most of the plant that was mixed inbetween the Colorata and removed some Colorata to make space for the Macrandra. Acquired a tiger lotus, can you spot it??

Removed a lot of the Stargrass, moved it away from the glass and made the entire thing smaller to give more space on its left for my carpet. Ringed it with helferi from the right hand side of the tank. Where I now have a bigger area to cover in Staurogyne.

Planted the Balansae around the "trunk" of my spiderwood moved the Wendtii forward and the Reineckii. Trimmed the HM for tighter growth. Moved my Aromatica next to the Macrandra.

Any Scape advice??

Thats about it I think! I updated my timeline on the first page so you guys can see where I am going!

Before Trim:


After Trim:
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:48 PM   #5
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What's 56K? jk Nowadays, you should put 3G warning instead.

Nice tank and thanks for the pictures.
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:29 PM   #6
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Haha thanks. I was just checking the rules, was wondering if 56k would be relevant! Haha.

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Old 05-28-2013, 01:37 PM   #7
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Great update, that driftwood is stunning! I actually liked it more before the trim It will fill back in nicely though, very beautiful healthy looking plants. Nice job!
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Old 05-28-2013, 02:26 PM   #8
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Great update, that driftwood is stunning! I actually liked it more before the trim It will fill back in nicely though, very beautiful healthy looking plants. Nice job!
Thanks! Yeah the trim was to get better placement of my plants, also to get bushier growth.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:29 PM   #9
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So a quick update, my last one was on the 24th. I tend to update every six days.

Ok so I did quite a lot of stuff, I moved my HM from behind my Crispus (two bright green blends, wanted to highlight my crispus).

Moved my Macrandra Red behind the crispus and my Reineckii around it so it is surrounded by reds as it grows taller. Packed some crypts infront of it.



I moved my Ludwigia Curly to the left centre so I can grow it out there to bush up that negative space.

Moved the Aromatica behind my DW (can't see it as its still small), want to use it to form a wall behind it. Moved the hygro willow firward as I like the leaves poking out from the DW.

Just behind my HM I have a lot of Rotala Colorata that I cut very low to bush out its growth. So it will fill the BG between the DW and the Ludwigia Curly.

The Plants in the foreground are just there for me to watch their growth.

Waiting for most of my plants to grow out now to fill out the spaces. And for my HC to grow in. I will also carpet the area between the Star Grass and Hair Grass, the lily will remain there as a focus.

Also I have a massive narrow leafed Java Fern that will envelop the center of my DW so that just the branches stick out.

And now for some pics:

S. Repens on left of my DW, started with one TINY piece at the beginning of the month:



HC growing out:



Star Grass ringed by Helferi (bad previous growth on the Helferi) The SG will remain at that height, ignorr the plants in the foreground they will be removed and replaced with a carpet:

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Old 05-30-2013, 07:44 PM   #10
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Nice tank. I love the new driftwood!
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:11 AM   #11
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Nice tank. I love the new driftwood!
Thank you!
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:24 PM   #12
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So I forgot to turn on my CO2 today, and just to show what the pearling looks like without it:

A Colorata Stem:



The low cut Colorata that I'm waiting for to grow up next to my DW:



Four coloured Lotus:



I wish I could show you all the bubbles, maybe tomorrow I will make a vid and upload it to youtube!

Also from the 25th to today here is the difference:

25th May:



30th May:



04 June

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