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TSqz4eva
post Jan 7 2013, 05:01 PM, updated 9y ago

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Welcome to version 11...

- First edition of Planted Tank initiated by nezumitaro
- All this is taken from the previous thread, thanks for those who did it.

Planted Aquarium V1 - http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/429955
Planted Aquarium V2 - http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1008287
Planted Aquarium V3 - http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1241871
Planted Aquarium V4 - http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1376905
Planted Aquarium V5 - http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1488629 - by freestyler87
Planted Aquarium V6 - http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1688071 - by michanz
Planted Aquarium V7 - http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/2007035 - by ciohbu
Planted Aquarium V8 - http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/2255889 - by ciohbu
Planted Aquarium V9 - http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/2255889 - by weijie

Creating a Nature Aquarium (do note that there are many substrate brands in the market, you do not need to follow EXACTLY the steps given below)
1. Bottom layer
-> lava rocks / ADA 5elements (Bacter100, clear super, tourmaline BC, Penac W, Penac P)
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2. Substrate layer: Soil (eg: ADA aquasoil normal type, ADA aquasoil powder type, JBL base fert, etc)
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3. Layout: Rocks, Driftwoods
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4. Plants
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5. Livestock: Fishes/shrimps/snails (add after major water change 50-70% 1week after initial setup)
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"Dry Start Method" or "Emersed Growth Method"
Different people may have different opinions on this, but in my opinion this is the easiest way to create a scape especially "Iwagumi" style aquascapes where the plants we use are just foreground plants. One of the biggest challenges when we create aquascapes with just one variety of foreground plants is the plant mass is less when the initial planting is done. Now when we use substrate like ADA Amazonia II which is rich in nutrients the plant volume is not enough to absorb all the excess nutrients that algae takes over and it becomes extremely difficult to maintain such tanks until the plants have established and grown fully. Now for people who don't want to go through this trouble of the initial phase but yet end up with a Iwagumi scape like the one below, this method is the perfect solution.
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During this phase you really don't need to do much maintenance on the tank. You don't need to have very high lights on the tank as well as there is no water column to penetrate. No CO2 injection required. All you need to do is keep your lights on for 8-10 Hrs a day, open the wrap once a week for 5 min so that fresh air gets in and seal it back up. The results after two and half months is below.
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Once the plants have filled in like shown above, it's time to fill the tank with water. Once the water is filled, CO2 injection is required and needs to be kept very high for 2 weeks close to 5 bubbles per second (bps). Afterward, bring it down to 3bps. Setup lights as per the plants requirements. (Cuba is not a very light demanding plant). Setup filter that you have decided on using. If you are using nutrient rich substrate like ADA Amazonia II, follow the below light and water change routine.

Week 1: 3 Hrs of Light , 50 % Water change once in 3 Days
Week 2: 5 Hrs of Light , 30 % Water change once in 3 Days
Week 3: 7 Hrs of Light , 30% Water change once a week
Week 4: 9 Hrs of Light , 30% Water change once a week

Your tank is completely cycled after this stage and if you follow the above routine you will have minimal algae issues except for some diatom algae during the first 2 weeks on the glass which is easily wiped off during your water changes.

NOTE: A correct combination of amount of Light , CO2 and nutrients is required to keep a planted tank free of algae bloom. In most cases it is excessive light that causes the problem. Keep your lighting moderate and you will have minimal algae issues.
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This post has been edited by wKkaY: Mar 28 2013, 12:22 AM
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post Jan 7 2013, 05:13 PM

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post Jan 7 2013, 05:22 PM

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congrats for new V


WTA how to remove green dust algae ?
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post Jan 7 2013, 05:33 PM

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QUOTE(ZeneticX @ Jan 7 2013, 05:22 PM)
congrats for new V
WTA how to remove green dust algae ?
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post Jan 7 2013, 05:34 PM

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QUOTE(qz4eva @ Jan 7 2013, 05:01 PM)
Welcome to version 11...
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please copy my information on V10 first page and share them here.
It is much easier for beginners to learn basic knowledge about keeping planted tank biggrin.gif
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post Jan 7 2013, 05:35 PM

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post Jan 7 2013, 05:42 PM

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Congrats...
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post Jan 7 2013, 05:53 PM

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Anybody here that adds Marimo Ball to their scape?
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post Jan 7 2013, 05:58 PM

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Hi you can use MgSO4 to increase gH alone. Baking soda to increase kH only. or you can use CaCO3 to increase kH and gH.
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post Jan 7 2013, 06:52 PM

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post Jan 7 2013, 07:18 PM

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QUOTE(qz4eva @ Jan 7 2013, 05:53 PM)
Anybody here that adds Marimo Ball to their scape?
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small pieces of stone, 80% full of the A4 paper box

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QUOTE(jiejian @ Jan 7 2013, 06:52 PM)
Congratz on V11, house warming post of my 1ft update  tongue.gif
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post Jan 7 2013, 08:05 PM

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nicely done sir!! rclxms.gif
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post Jan 7 2013, 08:11 PM

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QUOTE(kiminha @ Jan 7 2013, 08:05 PM)
nicely done sir!!  rclxms.gif
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post Jan 7 2013, 08:11 PM

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where's the like button? haha... i was seriously looking for it.. tongue.gif
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QUOTE(jctasoga @ Jan 7 2013, 08:11 PM)
where's the like button? haha... i was seriously looking for it.. tongue.gif
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post Jan 7 2013, 08:34 PM

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QUOTE(kiminha @ Jan 7 2013, 08:05 PM)
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QUOTE(deric79k @ Jan 7 2013, 07:19 PM)
buce buce
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the buce really colouring up, especially the melawi apple leave wub.gif
now the apple leave looks nicer than the purple mini already.. save some money 1st, mayb buy a stalk of brownie from u after CNY
hehehe...
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