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Last Wilderness

Francisco Matos

Seedling
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2 Jul 2015
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Hello,

This is my first post in Ukaps. I have been delaying a first thread, but is the time...

Last June, 21st i made this new setup in my smaller tank.

My goal was to use a new substrate and a lot of sterm plants ..

So, were it is.

The tank setup (5 days old)

19173835588_3e11903ae8_c.jpg5 days old by Francisco Matos, on Flickr

Next photos shows the first 10 days.

Setup day...

19183753696_a5c80d204a_c.jpgIK6A0254-Edit by Francisco Matos, on Flickr

18587343584_1fe811cb5f_c.jpgIK6A0255-Edit by Francisco Matos, on Flickr



19183736066_436b602bc8_c.jpgIK6A0257-Edit by Francisco Matos, on Flickr



19023691359_26dfce83d9_c.jpgIK6A0271 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr



18589265793_92d500dbe3_c.jpgIK6A0274-2 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr



19209838505_c58665f2f0_c.jpgIK6A0274 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr

Day 1

19022196750_26b86649a0_c.jpgIK6A0290 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr



19183712446_98cd449b98_c.jpgIK6A0291 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr



19203954772_c14d758c15_c.jpgIK6A0296 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr



19022232328_896287bd81_c.jpgIK6A0303 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr



19203934392_0cc3accfb9_c.jpgIK6A0304 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr



18587271564_9e72df2a97_c.jpgIK6A0305 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr



19022205668_b71d366795_c.jpgIK6A0306 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr



19213435221_a5cb5b5c78_c.jpgIK6A0308 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr



19022177018_764045179b_c.jpgIK6A0309 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr



19203877642_8237426526_c.jpgIK6A0310 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr



19213396601_29c58edaec_c.jpgIK6A0311 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr



19022142788_c8cc622efd_c.jpgIK6A0314 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr



18587177164_7cbdd6bc41_c.jpgIK6A0331 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr


5 days old ... (two different environments )

19213373591_9b0acda249_c.jpgIK6A0320 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr



18587167804_4ea8d21302_c.jpgIK6A0337 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr



19203812072_de201cdce7_c.jpgIK6A0340 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr



19209664185_65713d3fc8_c.jpgIK6A0341 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr



19213323021_f9b0948fa7_c.jpgIK6A0344 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr



19203782092_01ac82eb97_c.jpgIK6A0345 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr



19203777102_5763215a17_c.jpgIK6A0346 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr



19023471109_03cccaef1b_c.jpgIK6A0349 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr



19021982110_a0b52c9ef6_c.jpgIK6A0352 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr



19021972710_1b9b31f2f5_c.jpgIK6A0353 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr



19023448959_6f22316ce3_c.jpgIK6A0356 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr

Shrimps after 8 days (diatoms after 7 days)

18740799323_c9d30edf54_c.jpgIK6A0371 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr



18738883414_b08b162ec5_c.jpgIK6A0373 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr

Now, 10 days old

19355309032_879cfde5ba_c.jpgIK6A0377 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr

Thanks for watching

Greetings,
Francisco
 
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Vinkenoog1977

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I love the hardscape, love the plants, the colours, and the photography. Well done Sir!

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JohnC

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Lovely. What is the rock you are using?
 

JohnC

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Francisco Matos

Seedling
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2 Jul 2015
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Hi guys,

My vacations are over. Time to get back to routine and to update my topic.

I left this tank alone for 3 weeks... before leaving it, 50% water change and 6 ml of ADA Step 3 and ADA Brighty K. Therefore, i was concern about the overall condition of the tank after all this time...

This is how i find the tank (after cleaning the glass)

20638677021_3fec5f3ee6_b.jpgIK6A9635 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr

and after a major trim ... I found a sky full of stars...

20444017628_7303b1404c_b.jpgIK6A9645 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr

I keep having a lot of fun with my hobby.

cheers,
Francisco
 

Crossocheilus

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Oxford
Well done Francisco.
This is going to be on great aquarium ;)

Pedro.

It already is!

Francisco could you tell us your fertiliser dosing regime? And is your water hard or soft? Do you run the led on full?

Do you have any other advice on how you achieve such a healthy tank.
 

Francisco Matos

Seedling
Thread starter
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Hi guys,

With the excitement of IAPLC 2015, i didn't update this post yet. Sorry.

The fertiliser dosing regime, now, is as follow:
(i) Every day .. 4 ml of ADA Step3
(ii) Every two days .. 3 ml ADA Bright K

On water change, I dose:

(i) 5 ml of P (since I put the fish on the tank, i haven't been dosing P)
(ii) 5 ml of aqua vitro mineralize (GH), because my water is very soft (The tap water is GH = 0)
(iii) 5 ml of Equo Fe + mg

The Aquasky is in full mode for 8 hours a days, and I dose about 4 bubbles per second of CO2.

I also have a air pump working about 6 hours during the night.

I hope to update the topic during the weekend :)
Francisco
 

Francisco Matos

Seedling
Thread starter
Joined
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So... I really ain't the most participative member :(

This tank is still growing .. It rank 2 in AGA 2015 | 60-120 L with this photo from 06 September.

22774546593_40471d49af_k.jpgAGA - Final by Francisco Matos, on Flickr

Now, 156 days after setup, it look like this...

23375562546_8e70b23dd6_k.jpgIK6A9532 by Francisco Matos, on Flickr

This is, most likely, the last photo from this tank as it is ...

More to come in the future.

Cheers,
Francisco
 
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