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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.

Friday, March 26, 2010

On the way

Just place an ordered to the carpenter for custom made cabinet for my small tank setup, the size will be 550mm(L) x 425mm(D) x 800mm(H), and the tank will be 500mm(L) x 340mm(D) x 340mm(H) a standard 54Li tank. I was thinking to put in a CO2 tank instead of DIY, getting lazy & also because of getting busier. Still under consideration & budget.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I will be back in aquatic plants soon!!

Well, in year of 2009 really a busy year for me, I hope in the year 2010 too. Need to keep my spirit in this hobby since I got a placement #230 in ADA IAPLC 2009, but will stop for a year join in that contest.
The old 3' tank has grew with lots of algae, lack of maintenance. Will get a whole new smaller tank to set up with the aquascape, and try to keep everything in low maintenance is the most important. I have found that the Red Cherry in the old tank really looks like chilly red & healthy, may be I didn't dose any chemicals since last year June, cause it won't wash off the colour.
My worry now is how do I move the stuffs over from the old tank at my old house, started my journey to look for a new tank and will try to upgrade with some new system instead of all in DIY. When short of time to maintain, the whole tank really looks like sh*t. I wish my-self a good luck in setting up a new small tank.

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.