Slow Non Co2.....40cm x 40cm Cube!

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  1. hogan53

    hogan53 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Aquarium-------AquaOne 40cm x 40cm.
    Lighting--------- Ecotech Radion LED xr15FW Freshwater Version Gen 3.
    Filter-------------Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter 100.
    Pipes------------ Stainless Steel.
    Skimmer--------All Ponds solution SKIM-1.
    Substrate------- Caribsea Eco-Complete/Seachem Black Sand.
    Hardscape------Bogwood.....Lava rock.
    Plants
    Cryptocoryne "undulata red"
    Cryptocoryne "affinis!
    Cryptocoryne "nurii"
    Cryptocoryne "flamingo"
    Cryptocoryne "spirallis"
    Cryptocoryne "Wendtii Brown"
    Cryptocoryne "becketii"
    Cryptocoryne "Wendtii green"

    Bucephalandra " Mini Catherineae "
    Bucephalandra " red scorpion "
    Bucephalandra " biblis "

    Rotala sp bonsai
    Rotala sp colorata
    Rotala sp rotundifolia
    Rotala sp macranda...just added from a non heated Co2 injected aquarium.

    Aponogeton crispus
    Hygrophila difformis
    Limnophila sessiliflora

    Ludwigia sp red
    Ludwigia sp glandulosa

    Anubias sp petite
    Anubias sp Pangolino
    Floaters
    Red Root
    Moss
    Java moss
    AqauOne Cube 2.jpg

    Not so much of a journal but more of an experiment!
    I'm trying to think outside the box, regarding lighting!
    What's the different about this lighting regime...you ask!
    Lighting is switched on over very long periods!
    5am till 9pm/10pm.
    In fact I've left this lighting on for 72hours continuously.
    Although the 10pm lighting setting till 5am, has been the lowest dimmed possible.

    This tank has been running for three months now....with very few issues!
    The odd breakout of brown diatoms on the glass and skimmer, a minor issue with stringy algae on some plants other than that no other major headaches!

    No Co2 has been injected into this aquarium.

    Fertilization has been a homemade All in One solution....similar to Tobi's with added Trace plus Chleated EDDHA Iron.
    Easylife Profito 7ml added today.
    Easylife Root Sticks have been added to the substrate where needed.

    Good house keeping!
    I endeavour to remove any dying/discoloured leaves whenever noticeable.
    Uneaten food is syphoned asap!
    Java moss covered rocks are removed a washed under the tap every week.

    Water changes
    Tap Water......25% every few weeks.
    Evaporation topped up with Tap Water.
    Cheers
    hoggie
     
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  2. hogan53

    hogan53 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    This could turn into a nightmare!..:nailbiting:.:banghead::inpain:
    Basket to the left has some small Bucephalandra cuttings!
    Added Rotala sp Macranda.....this plant is one of the most difficult to keep alive in London Tap Water.....let alone without Co2!
    I will give it a go...and see how this plant reacts over the next few days!
    hoggie
     
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    hogan53 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Ludwigia sp repens to the left.
    Ludwigia sp glandulosa to the right.
     
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    Love it! Stunning!


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    hogan53 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Luwigia AquaOne Cube (Small).jpg
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    hogan53 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank you Sonicninja
    Its still in its infancy yet...I will not be pulling this down for sometime!
    Who knows where this may lead;)
    New Full Imsge 40cm Cube (Small).jpg
    hoggie
     
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    Rotala sp Macranda.
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    hoggie
     
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    Loverly healthy colours Hoggie:clap:.
     
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    :thumbup::thumbup::clap:
     
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    Cryptocoryne sp "nurii"
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    hoggie
     
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    Cheers Dave
    Limnophila sessiliflora...a few have nice purple heads!
    Rotala sp Colorata on the left have lost its deep pink/red colour although healthy....don't know if this is down too much Nitrate in this aquarium!
    The few strands in the right corner where planted a few days ago...both batches where removed from the same low Nitrate tank!
    Cheers
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  12. hogan53

    hogan53 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Dave
    Your Cryptocoryne "flamingo" are still alive:nurse::happy:
    Christ I though most Crypts where slow growers....but this is painfully sloooooooooow:watching:
    Got three new leaves on one plant!
    Cryptocoryne "flamingo"
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    hoggie
     
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    Watching this thread, i really like the tank.

    Michel.
     
  14. hogan53

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    :thumbup: Thank you Michel;)
     
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    Looks great Hoggie:thumbup:.
    Yes they take there time,They seem to have a bit of a growth spurt then do nothing for ages.Look loverly growing along the substrate though:thumbup:.
     
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    Rotala sp colorata. Rotala sp colorata..jpg
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  20. Tim Harrison

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    Very nice Hoggie, could you share a screen shot of your light settings :)
     

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