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Old 03-26-2013, 10:22 AM   #1
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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


Final layout


Where it'll be...





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

First 3 days:







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



Some pictures from some days ago...
















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


Best Regards,
Pedro.

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Old 03-26-2013, 12:28 PM   #2
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Thoroughly enjoyed watching your video this morning, Pedro.

The time and effort you put into both the aquarium and the video is greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:04 PM   #3
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love the hardscape. This is going to be a beautiful tank when it fills in some.

Good luck
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:17 PM   #4
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absolutely in love with this hardscape. Definitely Subscribing to this one! Keep at it!
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:52 PM   #5
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Sweet tank! I'm diggin the plantbrain closing too.
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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


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...



Still from DAY 3 ... by moonlight ...



DAY 4

First partial water change


Still some sp.mini from the first day...


A little experience with the camera


Day 4


Day 5


Day 6
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Day 7:

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Wow, Beautiful! Subbed.
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Great journal, great tank!
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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?
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Thanks (again) to all of you.
It means a great for me having my work appreciated.

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

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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?
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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

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Old 03-27-2013, 01:06 PM   #15
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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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