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Old 09-18-2007, 04:20 PM   #1
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NO LONGER - My "Angel's Jungle" ! (96L) Big changes


I will insert here my aquarium data
Im sorry i havent some start off picts but i hadnt camera that time!
(forgive me my poor english and some mistakes)
This setting has 2 months old and its maturating now.
Setup:
Aquarium: 80 x 40 x 30 (96L)
Filter: biological filter with bomb Aquaclear 20
Thermostat: 100 W - Temperature +/- 27ºC
Illumination: 2 x 18 W
Substratum: Fondo Vivo + akadama
Decoration:
- wood
- gravel rock (big) cover with java fern
Flora:
- Rotundifolia Rotala.
- Sessiflora Limnophila
- Didiplis Diandra
- Riccia fluitans
- Pistia stratiotes
- Dense Egeria
- Anubia barteri
- Echinodorus
- Cryptoryne wendtii
- Eleocharis parvulus
- Hygrophila difformis
-…
Fauna:
- 5 Corydora paleatus
- 2 Escalares
- 1 Otocinclus
- 2 Lda25
- 1 Danio Zebra
- 3 female caridinas japonica
Hoppe u'll enjoy!!









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Old 09-18-2007, 05:44 PM   #2
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I really like "jungle scapes" and yours is fabulous!

Great pic of the cory

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Old 09-18-2007, 06:02 PM   #3
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beautiful tank! the only suggestion i would make is to throw some red in the mix (rotala maccandra).
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Old 09-18-2007, 11:45 PM   #4
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beautiful tank! the only suggestion i would make is to throw some red in the mix (rotala maccandra).
Ive tried but not enough light i think!
I think the "red" plants usually need to much light for my actual capacity...

But be sure i will try that and to introduce some lower plants to the front sight!

Thanks for ur words!

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Old 09-19-2007, 09:16 AM   #5
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Here are some more picts!

one of my youngsters corys


guess who? yes my lda25 (pitbull)


my company star "my angel"


and some other tanks fishes:

juve danios


guppy couple



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Old 09-19-2007, 09:19 AM   #6
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I know that she did!! :P

Now some more picts and i think that im with a hot finger!

Here is my riccia carpet. Note that is an yellow net!



Now my plants secret!!!

"Sun glasses, please!"

















And now the vídeo!!!



Enjoy!

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Old 09-19-2007, 01:32 PM   #7
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amazing carpet and considering that it's riccia carpet you've done a really good job
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Old 09-19-2007, 02:44 PM   #8
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amazing carpet and considering that it's riccia carpet you've done a really good job
Thanks cause its really riccia carpet!

But for it to grow ive left it floating near lights cause i have low lights for riccia!

Thanks for ur words! I was starting to think that no one liked or had anything to say about my aqua! Ive put all my love on it and no one says something (i will accept bad things also )
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Old 09-19-2007, 05:16 PM   #9
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don't feel bad, it's a slow week for everyone.

it's a nice setup you have. though personally i think it's a bit 2 dimensional. flat front carpet and a seemingly flat vertical wall of plants. i don't really have any suggestion to change the look though since i suck at scaping. maybe move the anubias and crypt so that they don't just blend into the rest. and your big rock or wood is hidden.. or well it doesn't stand out at least.

either way the growth all looks healthy, especially the riccia.
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Old 09-19-2007, 05:43 PM   #10
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I love the riccia carpet and want to try it I'd add some manzanita branches kinda sitting from the back and branching out into the foreground, that might break up the strict foreground/background look a little. Beautiful tank regardless.
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Old 09-20-2007, 11:07 AM   #11
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Cant find that wood around here! But i understand what u mean!

Thanks! I will have to find some time to rearange all layout! :P

Stormrider - Its a good idea also! As ive said i really need to get to some work there...
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Thanks cause its really riccia carpet!

But for it to grow ive left it floating near lights cause i have low lights for riccia!

Thanks for ur words! I was starting to think that no one liked or had anything to say about my aqua! Ive put all my love on it and no one says something (i will accept bad things also )

anything with riccia needs dedication. it's a messy plant but can be really beautiful if maintained nicely, and with that carpet i can only imagine what kind of maintenance you need. so again, great job.
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Old 09-20-2007, 02:22 PM   #13
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For now it wasnt much trouble but im sure i will find some work to do:

- Cuttings after it grows;
- Renewing riccia inside the net cause the one trapped starts to get yellow and dies;
- taking out the carpet each time i have to vacumm;
- ahhhh! And open the window to the morning's sun! :P

Yaaaa! It will give me some work :P

hehehe But worth it!
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Old 09-28-2007, 12:20 AM   #14
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ok! Some more work!

































So!?
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Wow! That last pic is freaking awesome! The top of the water looks like it has blue fire and pinkish purple smoke.
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