The Flawless

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The Flawless

Unread postby hari sankar » Thu May 21, 2015 6:09 pm

Hi Guys !! After a long time am online on this Forum

My old scape is is totally collapsed and it was looking too odd,So had to do a rescape !!

Btw the scape is too be done by Ramjisreenivasan Sreenivasan from Palani,TN

FLAWLESS - II

AFTER HEAVY CLEANING

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THE FINAL PLACE FOR THE SCAPE

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Re: The Flawless (Part-II)

Unread postby SCORPIO » Thu May 21, 2015 8:47 pm

Waiting more updates.
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Re: The Flawless (Part-II)

Unread postby hari sankar » Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:09 am

Day - 1 (5/6/2015)

A Scape by Ramji !!

Just used the same wood in the scape and all the equipments are the same (New Co2 external reactor)

Setting up !! yipi

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The Plants !!

1)Rotola green
2)Rotala red
3)Rotala Vietnam
4)Giant mint narrow
5)leAf temple mint aquarose
6)crypt willisii
7)crypt tropica
8)crypt blassii
9)ludwigia ovalis
10)Sea grass
11)Java fern on wood
12)marsilea hirsuta

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And I would update every 10 days or after each waterchange :)
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Re: The Flawless (Part-II)

Unread postby SCORPIO » Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:36 am

Nicely done.
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Re: The Flawless (Part-II)

Unread postby hari sankar » Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:00 pm

SCORPIO wrote:Nicely done.


All fame to ramji !! :)
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Re: The Flawless (Part-II)

Unread postby apuda2010 » Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:35 pm

I have an observation, and would like to share the same with you.

I follow a general rule while setting up a tank. One, I use two filters - they work better and more efficiently. Two, I always allow a tank to settle down atleast for 45 days before introducing any kind of life in it. Three - I use lab grade ammonia (some folks use Danios) once every week to build a healthy bacteria colony in the filters. Four - I test the water for nitrates and nitrites every weekend.

At the end of 45 days, my water is crystal clear, it has been topped up by RO water 6-7 times, the glass walls do not carry diatoms any more and there is no smell of any kind. To generate a healthy bacteria colony, I use Seachem Matrix.

Some people advise heavy planting from day one, with the assumption that the plants will use the nutrients very fast, resulting in little algae growth. My feeling is that while all that is certainly correct to some extent, a heavily planted tank also requires constant attention. Light, CO2, trimming, replanting, snail infestations, hair algae, melting - everything requires a lot of time and sustained effort. If you are not able to give such attention, something inevitably goes wrong and the tank collapses.

Just my two cents on the topic. I followed your earlier enthusiastic 9kg CO2 cylinder post also. Maybe you learnt something from that experience.

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Re: The Flawless (Part-II)

Unread postby hari sankar » Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:54 am

apuda2010 wrote:I have an observation, and would like to share the same with you.

I follow a general rule while setting up a tank. One, I use two filters - they work better and more efficiently. Two, I always allow a tank to settle down atleast for 45 days before introducing any kind of life in it. Three - I use lab grade ammonia (some folks use Danios) once every week to build a healthy bacteria colony in the filters. Four - I test the water for nitrates and nitrites every weekend.

At the end of 45 days, my water is crystal clear, it has been topped up by RO water 6-7 times, the glass walls do not carry diatoms any more and there is no smell of any kind. To generate a healthy bacteria colony, I use Seachem Matrix.

Some people advise heavy planting from day one, with the assumption that the plants will use the nutrients very fast, resulting in little algae growth. My feeling is that while all that is certainly correct to some extent, a heavily planted tank also requires constant attention. Light, CO2, trimming, replanting, snail infestations, hair algae, melting - everything requires a lot of time and sustained effort. If you are not able to give such attention, something inevitably goes wrong and the tank collapses.

Just my two cents on the topic. I followed your earlier enthusiastic 9kg CO2 cylinder post also. Maybe you learnt something from that experience.


Thankyou for the info
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Re: The Flawless (Part-II)

Unread postby hari sankar » Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:55 am

Day-3

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Water crystal clear now
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Re: The Flawless (Part-II)

Unread postby geeth » Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:15 pm

Nice work man...

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Re: The Flawless (Part-II)

Unread postby hari sankar » Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:44 pm

geeth wrote:Nice work man...

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Thank you
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