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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-25-2008, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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80cm ADA knock-off

It's been a while since I posted on here. This is my latest 'scape.





80x35x45cm
TetraTec EX 1200 (1200 lph) with Hydor inline heater and AM glassware
4 x 24w HO T5 Arcadia overtank luminaire - 9 hours
1 BPS CO2 through Rhinox 2000
JBL Proflora 200 and sand
Tropica AquaCare Plant Nutrition+ 5ml per day, 50% water change per week

Ember and Rio Meta tetras

Glosso
Hairgrass
Blyxa
Narrow fern
Anubias
Rotala green

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-25-2008, 10:39 PM
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Great looking tank. I like the plant selection, the right side looks as if there is a hidden cave down below.
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Indeed. That downward sloping with the Rotala on the right side rocks. Beautiful tank and the fishes are out of sight too!


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Thanks!

I've re-scaped this using rocks only. I've lost the wood and fern, added some downoi and gone for a triangular composition, that suits the dimensions of the tank better.

I'll get some shots soon.

Thanks again.
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Impressive. I'd say you nailed it pretty good.

How many US Gal ?
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YOWSER! Very nice. XLNT choice of plants and they all look very healthy!

Tanks for sharing.
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Thanks!

BassMiesterNJ - 33 gal.

EdTheEdge - The Rotala on the left isn't up to much. I'm pretty sure this is because if the CO2 distribution. The flow picks up the CO2 mist and pushes it around the front of the tank, reaching the back left, last.

This is what it looks like now.



I've some more Downoi and Anubias coming this week from Tropica.

Give it a couple more weeks and I think it will look ok.
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I love it! that pointy rock in the middle is too central by 3mm though. :P
Good worth George, can I expect to see more details on UKAPS?
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-27-2008, 04:27 PM
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Both versions look great George, but i think the latest just edges it for me. Do you always buy your plants by mail order, or is there somewhere local with a good healthy supply? Only asking, because i don't live too far away from Peterborough, and am always on the lookout for good aquatic shops. Will you post more pics in a couple of weeks with the new plants?
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He gets them for free 8-)
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Tropica AquaCare Plant Nutrition+ 5ml per day, 50% water change per week
I guess George is too busy to respond to my messages so I'll ask my question here. Is anyone else only dosing Plant Nutrition+ and how is that working for you? I find that method of dosing appealing as it is only 1 product to dose, as opposed to the 6 or so bottles Seachem recommends dosing.
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I know a few of us Brits does it straight and have no problems what so ever, I do believe they don't follow the recommended dosing though, preferring to go higher.

Ps. George is in Afghanistan fighting for queen and country, he won't be around for a while.
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Thanks for your response Garuf! Are Plant Nutrition+ and fish excrement enough fertilization for the tank? I notice on Tropica's homepage, it says Plant Nutrition+ has P + K, but it doesn't mention potassium at all. Does it include potassium?

Also, I was unaware that George is in Afghanistan. Hope he is okay. I messaged him originally in April, and saw that he logged in occasionally (or someone is using his account to login).
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wow i like the last one


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I had no idea Mr. F was in Afghanistan. Crazy. I hope he comes back and sets up a biotope from that region. That tank is crazy nice though.


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