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60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

Mark Evans

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here's your lovely nano. :D

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I have decided today in a crazy thought to move the tank to my study room. scape is also a little bit changed, it's now really red, green, red, green.

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will make more pics later
 

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A few days later

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Although everything looks oke I am not really satisfied with all my plants. as said earlier my Rotala is laying down, probably due to too much light, the Tonina and mini riccia are getting a little bit white in the tops. So I have to think how to sort this.

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One of my cherry's, and on this picture you can see the lazy rotala.

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meet Turbo

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Progressing well, with such a fantastic mix of colours and textures. Its really refreshing to see something that's not 'Nature Aquarium' style grow and develop! :clap:
 

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is that moss i see emerging from the substrate? if so how do you manage that!

lokks good, the lazy rotala must be to do with being top heavy or it cant support its weight.
 

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Nick16 said:
is that moss i see emerging from the substrate? if so how do you manage that!

:D bought it on a kind of metal thing which I have cut in half, you can get it from an Aquafleur supplier
 

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Marco Aukes said:
Looks good Maurits!

And what kind of species is Turbo wishing to become when he grows up?

This is dad. I had 6 of them 4 of the larves died in the buckets i normally use, so i thought throw the other 2 in my tank and see what happens. for the moment they are my best algae eaters :)

I am gonna change some details tomorrow as some new plants arrives :)

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:D wait till tomorrow.

I have had another great idea with a plant which is commonly available and which will replace the rotala.

You will loves this one as well
 

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Thanks planter, good to see you last Thursday and many thanks for the Vallisneria Nana, this was really the last plant I needed to finish the set up.

so it's pics time.

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Mauritis

That's really stunning! The colours are so vivid!

A really great scape
 

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That's wonderful. It seems like such a bigger tank than 60cm. You must really be growing those plants right, because the red colors are so deep.
 

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Thanks all.

Funny at all I said to Saintly a few weeks ago that I completely lost my interest because I killed always al my plants and had too much algae.

But changing a few basic things, proper substrate,the right liquids and a different way of using Co2 is for me this time the way to get it right. Off course I am wondering how this tank will develop the coming months but the start is there and right
 

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Hmm... Mr. Amano inspired me to get into the whole planted tank business, but seing stuff like this is really starting to grip me. This tank looks absolutely fab-tastic and certainly something to think about for future projects. And also I think the Chief would appreciate a more varied and colourful setup than what I'm doing atm.
Keep it up, M!
 

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