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My Photography
Off topic post, recently a bit active in photo shooting more than aquascape. The reason why I do that is to understand the nature, like Mr Takashi Amano does. So is a helpful skill to develop our aquascaping and some nature behaviour. The place I am staying has such a limited stone scape, but worth for deep in study of the formation. If you like my photography, please drop a 'LIKE' on my link. Thank you very much.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

3 Years Achievements Of The Previous Tank Set Up




Wednesday, September 13, 2017

ADA International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest (IAPLC) 2014 winners' photo

 1 Grégoire Wolinski

 2 Long Tran Hoang

 3 築地 秀和

 4 Diego Marinelli

 5 深田 崇敬

 6 Xuan Thuy Nguyen Thi

 7 陳松儐

 8 Truong Thinh Ngo

 9 Nichole Wong

 10 王超

11 小野 昌志

 12 Serkan Cetinkol

 13 タナカ カツキ

 14 半田 浩規

 15 Julien Voultoury

 16 Robertus Hartono

 17 Olivier Thebaud

 18 Jiraporn Sripraserth

 19 张剑锋

 20 鈴木 敦

21 Narto Tan

 22 Grigoriy Polishchuk

 23 杨锡纬

 24 許錦汶

 25 Jean Francois Maillot

 26 Juan Puchades

27 范哲敏

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Smaller type of surface skimmer

This blog has been stopped updating since 3 years ago, also no more any further upgrade of the tank since then. Day by days some of the plants already decease and algae growing fast on all over the glass wall, luckily the filter system is working good until now, the water in the tank still clear.

Last week suddenly in the mood of wanted to remove the ugly algae and redo a bit, it tooks me almost a day to clean, trim, and replace a new smaller type Taiwan brand surface skimmer. But after a week of using it, I can tell this small space saving product is as good as the huge surface skimmer, highly recommended to hobbiest.

I will try to update more in this blog to keep track of the so called new tank. Added in a new planet name Helanthium Bolivianum, hope fully is suits to keep in such a small tank like this.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Chelated Trace Elements

Recently went to a local hardware shop (Ace hardware) for my gardening stuffs and fertilizer, but saw a quite good product for aquasacpe to use as well, the chelated trace elements. I have read a lot about this chemical name and yet saw the real actual powder. The 1kg chelated TE pack as shown in the photo, cost about RM59 (about US$18). Usually I bought the 1kg small pack of Potassium Nitrate, Potassium Phosphate, and Magnesium Sulphate from local chemical shop, but TE only sell in huge amount and we don't really that much. Even the 1kg TE mix in the water is able to use for years, so is good enough for my aquascape and gardening uses.

Friday, March 21, 2014

From Aquascape Into Gardening

Some times ago, I had a passion for aquascape, and now I call myself a farmer because with the knowledge from aquascape has made me turn it to a vegetables & herbs garden at my flat balcony. The time I spend in there more than the tank at the time being, once the set up is stable, I believe I will back to the tank to do something on it. I can't stand the mess and ugly look of my tank and plants. Sometimes the gardening job is much easier than aquascape is because of no algae issue that always hassle us. What I need is to control the fertiliser and watering with auto irrigation system.

The photo above is the green bean trees as for a beginner in gardening, such as me.

Hell ya! The tank looks ugly and messy.......I will be back, baby! 

This is the basic set Raindrip Container Kit for my flat garden irrigation system where got it from ACE Hardware, sooner will upload more photos of the DIY auto system.

Specification For 20" Tank

Tank size : L20" x D13" x H13"

Light system : Aqua Zonic Super Bright double tube 24W T5 lamp with 12000K brightness

Filter system : "DIA" 502 Canister filter with ADA Bio Rio, JBL Symec, JBL PhosEx plus and bamboo charcoal insides.

Substrate : JBL Floralpol, JBL AquaBasis plus
layer 2 - ADA Aqua Soil (Amazonia II)

C O 2 : DIY type, 2 x 1 litre bottle, 35~40 bubbles/min.

Airation : after lights off, approx. 11 hours.

Water : Changed 1/3 tank water Once a week, dosing Stress Zyme(benificial bacteria).

Fertilizer : ADA Brighty K, Seachem Flourish Trace & Excel


Old Tank Specification:

Tank size : L33" x D15" x H16" custom made clear glass tank (8mm thick)7425 cubic inch, 32.1 gallons, 121.6 litres (based on H15" water)

Light system : Normal light with electronic ballast
32W 8000K NEC circline light x 3nos.
22W 6200K Philips circline light x 2 nos.
9W Red Aqua PL double tube x 2nos.
a total of 158W = 1.3W/litre = 4.9W/gallon

Filter system : "DIA" 502 Canister filter with ADA Bio Rio, JBL Symec, JBL PhosEx plus and bamboo charcoal insides.

Substrate : JBL Floralpol, JBL AquaBasis plus
layer 2 - ADA Aqua Soil (Amazonia)
layer 3 - size of 5mm pebble stones (front)

C O 2 : DIY type, 2 x 1 litre bottle, 35~40 bubbles/min.

Airation : after lights off, approx. 11 hours.

Water : Changed 1/3 tank water twice a week, dosing Stress Zyme(benificial bacteria).

Fertilizer : JBL Ferropol, ADA Brighty K, JBL the 7+13 balls, PMDD - KNO3, KH2PO4, K2CO3, CaCl2 & MgSO4.