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.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

New update of the tank

After 2 months did nothing to it, the plants growth a lot. Just trimmed it yesterday night, and tidy up some overgrown spiky moss, yet trimmed the pogostemon, may be leave it until next month.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

After a month - updated photo

After a month of my hard work on maintain the tank, now it's looking better and with healthy plants, the Red Cherry cleaned up a lot of algae on the stone and leaves. Biweekly change water also helping a lot on reduce the algae from propagates, trimmed a lot infected leaves and minor rescape done in the past month.

Later will consider add in some fishes, but afraid of the young shrimps can't survive long. So far, I am happy with only shrimps & planted tank. Need to keep the shrimps healthy, I think with the algae inside is insufficient for them, will buy some shrimp's food to feed them soon.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tank Is Alive Again

Finally spared some times to clean up the glass and canister filter, it has been long never fertilize and change water. Since I got the CO2 gas tank, it save my time a lot to DIY the CO2 again. Certain DIY stuffs is working, but some doesn't, because we will getting lazier. Before this photo above captured, the tank full of brush algae, and most of my hairgrass infected too. Will keep posting my tank photo from now onward.

Friday, February 24, 2012

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.