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post #1 of 64 (permalink) Old 07-29-2005, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hello all,

Just a picture of the latest lay-out.
Called " Old Garden".

The plants :

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Blyxa japonica
Limnophila aromatica ( red )
Stargrass
Javavern and Anubias on wood
Nympeae glandulifera ( special green lotus )

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Nice looking tank!!! Does japonica always grow that small (short)? Looks like it is shorter then hairgrass?

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Nice looking tank!!! Does japonica always grow that small (short)? Looks like it is shorter then hairgrass?

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Under very high light it stays shorter. I saw pictures of "big" japonica, but in my tank it always stays short.

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That is one beautiful tank! I have a 85G and am curious about your ferts dosing/schedule? Do you mind posting it?

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Amazing! That is one incredible aquascaping you have!
If you haven't done it already, I think you should sign up for the Aquascaping contest!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful tank with us!

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Under very high light it stays shorter. I saw pictures of "big" japonica, but in my tank it always stays short.

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Just how much light are we talking about here?

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That is one beautiful tank! I have a 85G and am curious about your ferts dosing/schedule? Do you mind posting it?

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Not anything fancy :

2x week dosing NO3 and PO4 ( just throw in a 1/1 spoon and 1/8 spoon )
2 x week dosing micro's ( local brand but very good stuff called "profito")
1x week some extra Iron

KH4
GH5
PH 6,60 ( CO2 pressurized)

PO4 0,1 - 0,5
NO3 5 - 10

every week 1/2 water change
UV running 1x week for 24 hours (after water change)

324 Watt T5 as lighting, running 9 hours /day

Bottom : clay and peat with gravel on top


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Just how much light are we talking about here?

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Well, I measured lately some lux....

At 14.00 h outside in the sun ( garden ) I measured 71000 lux

At my tank 2 inch under the pendant I measured 69000 lux

So : a lott..

6 x 54 Watt T5 bulbs with special reflectors and cooled with fans on the cold spot to gain an extra 20% light.
Makes total of 324 Watt.

If I translate it to "normal standards, I would say 5 - 6 W/G

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Nice scape, good job making it look how it is =)
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Thanks for the helpful info PJAN!! Once again, beautiful tank!!!

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That is THE FINEST Limnophila aromatica I have ever seen. Kudos!

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Wow gorgeous tank! Absolutely stunning! The one and only thing that bugs me is the blue silicone... but you can't really do anything about that lol Again... amazing tank!

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Wow gorgeous tank! Absolutely stunning! The one and only thing that bugs me is the blue silicone... but you can't really do anything about that lol Again... amazing tank!
Yeah, you're right about that

This is the tank how it is.... maybe I should try to photoshop away the blue silicone...I don't know if it's allowed when you're entering a competition?

Thank all for the compliments

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I have the L. aromatica red too and it only gets like that when you keep nitrates low like PJAN seems to do. It's a delicate balance to keep it like that, but it's worth the effort as you can see.

I like the tank a lot, though if I may make a suggestion the group of driftwood and stems plants in the center is just that; centered. If you were to offset it ever so slighty I think you'd really have a nice layout. It's nice as is, don't get me wrong.
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I have the L. aromatica red too and it only gets like that when you keep nitrates low like PJAN seems to do. It's a delicate balance to keep it like that, but it's worth the effort as you can see.

I like the tank a lot, though if I may make a suggestion the group of driftwood and stems plants in the center is just that; centered. If you were to offset it ever so slighty I think you'd really have a nice layout. It's nice as is, don't get me wrong.
Yep , centered a little bit...

I made already a dozen other lay-outs and this was one of the hardest to do.
I never did one with a sort of - island concept.
The main problem is to keep the island in balance.

If I trimm the stargrass on the right, the visual effect will be that the island is placed " more to the left".
Keep you thumb on the right stargrass and see the result...

Tonight I will tink it over and maybe trimm the stargrass and make some new pictures tomorrow.

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