Tropical Bay

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  1. Luís Cardoso

    Luís Cardoso Member

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    Tropical Bay

    Setup Date: 16-09-2014
    TAnk: 120x50x50 extra clear glass
    Light: 4x39w t5 6h
    Filtration: JBL CristalProfi e900 with NAG Lily Pies + Eheim Professional 3 with VIV Lily Pipes
    Hardscape: Seiryu Stone + Redmoor
    Substrate: Complete ADA Substract System
    Fertilization: EI
    Plants:
    - HYGROPHYLA PINNATIFIDA
    - MICRANTHEMUM "MONTE CARLO"
    - ROTALA ROTUNDIFOLIA
    - LIMNNOPHILA HIPPURIDOIDES
    - STAUROGYNE REPENS
    - HOTTONIA PALUSTRIS
    - MICROSORUM TRIDENT
    - ANUBIAS VAR PETIT
    - ELEOCHARIS PARVULA
    - CRYPTOCORYNE PTECHII

    Photo

    15155570332_e972ccdba2_b.jpg IMG_8374 by LFSCardoso, on Flickr

    15261807945_e4fffc28c9_b.jpg IMG_8414 - Cópia2 by LFSCardoso, on Flickr

    15261421452_8333d83a3e_b.jpg IMG_8416 by LFSCardoso, on Flickr

    One Week Later

    15126797129_5abdd835ce_b.jpg 21-09-2014 by LFSCardoso, on Flickr

    Regards
    Luís Cardoso
     
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  2. Brian Murphy

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    Looking good .... how are you delivering your Co2?
     
  3. Luís Cardoso

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    By a VIV difuser 40mm. 2/3 bps
     
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    Nice looking tank
     
  5. Luís Cardoso

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  6. Crossocheilus

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    Looks great Luis. One criticism, the sand foreground is a little too big for me, I would prefer to see more plants than sand, still, once fully grown in that will be less noticeable and it should balance out nicely.
     
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  7. Alexander Belchenko

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    What is your plans for livestock?

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  8. Luís Cardoso

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    Hi.
    Thank for the replys.
    The lifestock isn't defined yet.
    I have to think about it.
     
  9. James D

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    Looks great Luis, I like the sandy foreground though, adds a bit of space.
     
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  10. Alexander Belchenko

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    I was under impression you made so big sandy area for some shoal of corydoras or other species.
     
  11. josepinto

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    Like the hardscape alot.
    i think it will be very nice when plants stablish and fullfil more.
    congrats.
     
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  12. Luís Cardoso

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    When i think on that openspace i was thinking on my Discus that i'm keeping on cubes.
    But i dont know yet
     
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  14. ADA

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    Can't wait to see this grown in, will look amazing. :)
     
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    Some discus would look amazing in there.
     
  16. Luís Cardoso

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    Its an option.
    I have 6 on cubes.
     
  17. Luís Cardoso

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  18. Crossocheilus

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    You know I don't care about the big sand foreground any more, the tank looks great! The positioning of the wood is very good and I love the plant textures used on the left.
     
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  20. Crossocheilus

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    I reckon you need either some moss on the wood or the stems grown near the surface. The tank still looks a little sparse.
     
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