My Photography

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.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Grown Up

Is the end of August, I wasn't spared a lot of time for my aqua plants in August, just top up water & added some liquid fertilizer in alternate day. I am waiting for the hair grass to cover up the whole foreground, and overall I am happy with the so call 'healthy' plants. Still has some green algae on the rocks, but really looks like the natural environment. But the Pelia in my tanks wasn't do good because of the water temperature quite high at 27~28dC, if the Pelia unsuccessful plant in the tank, I will get back the moss to tie on drift wood or hang at the background. For a low tech tank is consider good enough.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Result of 2010 ADA International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest

Congrats to those winners, surprised me that 2010 ADA International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest has 1819 participants all over the world. Compared to last year only 1342 applications. Too bad that I didn't manage to join for it, but I am ready for the year 2011. I think it is getting tough for the coming years, because more and more good design/layout done by the aqua hobbyist.

Here is the world ranking lists, if those didn't manage to get it can download from here.
World Ranking 1 - 608 (PDF)

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.