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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.

Monday, August 17, 2009

The IAPLC results

Oh my! Nearly forgot about the IAPLC result, just checked this morning. Happy with the score, it is at #230, comparing to last year at #382 is considering improved. Well, I'll try to look for the top 27 photos.


For my country's participants are listed below:
4. Josh Sim KH
12. Yee Kin Cheong
19. Yeo Siak Wee
28. Lim Yoon Thiam
57. Chia Chin Sing
86. Bernice Sim
114. Tai Teck Leong
123. LC Chan
124.
Kenny Tay
149.
PP Yeoh
179. Kevin Teoh
195. Tan Yih Fung
197. Chung Wei Cheong
230.
Jason Chuah
247. Lim Yoon Cheong
248. Chu Chee Kong
253. Lau Sing Kay
256. Lim Chee Wei
261. Wayson Chan
293. Rachael Lye
295. Kenny Yap Wee Kong
307. Lye Siew Ling
310. Chong Kuan Yew
337. Sew Cheng Hoo
381. Chin Siew Yin
398. Thong How Siong
428. Katherine Ong
456. Ng Beng Chye
457. BC Ng
478. Yujin Ong
497. Mei Chee Seong
518. Zarina
537. Foo Wei Li
556. Eugene Chan Choon Kit
561. Ooi Peng Seng
563. Choo Chert Kian
566. Suraya
605. Tan Sock Khim
607. Tan Peck Poo
630. CC Yong
637. Peng Qun Hui
639. Yeo Siak Leng
642. Chu Chee Kuen
650. Sky Tan
654. Lim Kien Teong
716. Yong Chee Choon
719. Ngiam Ghee Ning
729. Ting Siang Kong
737. Kenny Lim Wee Kiat
738. Kenny Chan
753. Tan Chun Sian
775. Law Wai Ming
838. Phyo Wai Lin
852. Adelyn Wong
870. Chua Hong Seng
889. Tay Chii Hwa
922. Claire Khoo
928. Pang Pui Yi
950. J-Wing Teh
1005. Yin Ho Soon
1028. Julia Phoon
1046. Ronnie Chio
1048. Daniel Kang
1055. Ng Yee Loon
1064. CL Oo
1085. Khong See Mon
1093. Ngooi Lee Ping
1118. Leonard Liew
1124. Hidayu
1125. Chu Wui Tshu
1142. BC Chow
1144. Loo Seong Wee
1146. Chan Mei Ling
1162. Toh Wei Kiat
1163. Hin Huah Kok
1173. Chong Mooi
1191. Chong Chew Heng
1194. Fitri Rejab
1198. Kek Lin Siang
1206. Che Mohd Taufiq Rusle
1210. Tenchi Loh
1219. Faizal Ashner Hj. Alias
1226. Tan Chung Yih
1248. Loh Tuck Wai
1258. Mohd Fairuz Khan
1340. Cheng Chew Mei

Thursday, July 30, 2009

ADA Competition the result announcement has postponed

Aiks! The results announcement supposing out in end of this July, but now need to wait for a week plus for the announcement again.......This year must be very difficult to judge or what? The winner's scores are too close? Or there are few people has the same score??? Let's wait for the final result!!!

Friday, May 29, 2009

A whole new scape!

After months of on & off taking care my tank, now it looks better. In between has problems arisen, such as lack of Ferrum(iron), Calcium and etc.  For Iron deficiency is pretty easy to spot on the young leaves turns to white with green veins, just dose with liquid iron or iron pallet push in the soil. 
And Calcium is a bit hard to tell how much to dose in a week, because plant does not need so much to grow, but for snail use it as building the shell for its protective layer. I did an experiment on stop supplying Calcium for a week or 2, then immediate all the shell of snail turns to white(shell detoriation), the following week onwards keep supplying Calcium, then the shell started build a shining and transparent healthy layer. In this small experiment tells that Calcium is important to keep snail in a healthy condition in the tank. So far each week dosing 1 teaspoon of Calcium Chloride in my 122 litres tank without any problems. Read more about Calcium Chloride at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcium_Chloride

Monday, January 19, 2009

The IAPLC 2009 is back!!!

The International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest 2009 is back, the application form will be available in the  end of January 2009. Is a great time to start preparing for the contest, and this is my 2nd time to participate. I believe getting more & more people joining this year, and a lot of Guru did well in the passed year.....learnt a lot from them.

More info in here >>> http://en.iaplc.com/

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Low temperature tank

Recently really too busy to take care of the tank, until everywhere seeing the black brush algae, since yesterday I had some times to clean up the drift wood & did some trimming works too. But recently at my place has cooler weather, so the water of the tank get very low temperature at 23~24 degree Celsius, and first time I see my tank so cold. When early in the morning at 23dC, until all lights on at noon only 25dC, the best temperature for plants to grow and the shrimps also very active.

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.