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Critique my aquascape Nature Style 60x40cm

Chriswhite

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Using Azalea root & Seiryu Stone. Area on the left will be inert sand after planting.

Any critique and ideas welcome!

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Konsa

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Lostock Hall
Hi
Looks good.
Make sure you plug sponges,filter wool or smaller graded gravels in the gaps between the stones near your sand area or aquasoil will spill and you will be trying to separate it forever from the sand and mostly fail at the end 😉
Regards Konstantin
 

Chriswhite

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Hi
Looks good.
Make sure you plug sponges,filter wool or smaller graded gravels in the gaps between the stones near your sand area or aquasoil will spill and you will be trying to separate it forever from the sand and mostly fail at the end 😉
Regards Konstantin
Hi, thanks for the feedback. Plugging the soil in place before the sand goes in is definitely the plan! Just trying to get the rock placement 100% at the moment .
 

Chriswhite

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So a little update.

The planting is complete and now been running 10 days! The filter is straight off a mature tank so well seeded hence the livestock moving straight across. A small amount of diatoms are creeping onto the La Plata sand but maintaining daily WC to help through the phase.

Hardscape
Azalea Root
Seiryu Stone
Tropica Soil
ADA La Plata Sand

Plants
Eleocharis Acicularis Mini
Ctypt Parva
Bucephalandra Red
Bucephalandra Wavy Green
Anubias Barteri Petite
Vesicularia Ferriei (Weeping Moss)
Hygrophila Pinnatifida
Rotala Wallichii
Vallisneria Torta Twisted
Microsorum Pteropus Narrow
Microsorum Pteropus Trident

Light
Chihiros WRGB 2 Pro 60cm

Filtration
Oase Filtosmart 200 Thermo (possible upgrade to Biomaster 350 in the future)
Ceramic Rings + Puregen keeping tannins at bay
EA Aquascaper glass pipes

CO2
CO2Art Pro-SE reg
Twinstar Diffuser @ 3BPS (likely to be in-line by the end of the week)
Drop checker is hiding behind the wood! PH drop of 1 with CO2 coming on 2hrs before lights.

Currently running a 7 hour photoperiod with 30 minute ramp up & ramp down while dosing 3ml 2hr Aquarist APT Complete daily. WRGB 2 is set at 30/18/30.
 

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