Tagged: Aquarium & Aquascaping

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Aquascape Update – Soda Stream Cylinder

The CO2 soda stream cylinder in my aquascape finally ran out over Christmas so I replaced it with a new one. That’s not bad going seeing as it’s been injecting CO2 into the tank since August. Most people seemed to suggest that a small Soda Stream cylinder wouldn’t be sufficient for a tank this size but...

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Aquascape with Fish

Just a quick photo of my aquascape with fish in it. If you look closely you can see the Golden Pencilfish that we added recently. Aquascape with Fish You can also see the Nymphoides on the left hand side – that’s the bright green plant at the back, and some new Anubius plants in the...

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Golden Pencilfish

We have some new inhabitants in the form of Golden Pencilfish in our Aquascape. I’ve been wanting a school of fish in there for a while and had toyed with the idea of Rummy nosed-tetras, but in the end decided that Golden Pencilfish (Nannostomus beckfordi), also known as Beckfords Pencilfish would be nice and a...

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Aquascape Maturing

It seems as though I finally have an aquascape maturing. The new Otocinclus inhabitants seem to be making themselves at home and making friends with the shrimps. There are some red cherry shrimps in there too but we rarely see them. Aquascape Maturing The plants are growing well now and the addition of CO2 seems to...

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Aquarium Progress

Just a quick photo to update you on progress in my ‘Aquascape’ aquarium. The CO2 system that I installed has been working well and I seem to have some sort of balance now. I still get quite a bit of algae, especially on the glass which takes a fair bit of keeping clean, but hopefully...

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Aquascape Additions

Things are looking OK in my new aquascape. As mentioned last time I seem to be beating the algae which was a bit of an issue for a while. The Endler’s Livebearers seem quite happy in there, as do the shrimps. Although quite how people take photos of their fish I’ll never know. I’ve also...

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Fusion Aquascape Flooding

As promised, on our return from Dorset it was finally time for the ‘Fusion’ Aquascape flooding. I’d been working on the new aquascape for a couple of months and started this out using a method called the Dry Start Method that I had never tried before. Essentially you grow some of the plants, especially those...

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Aquarium Planting Progress

Just a quick update on the plants in my new aquarium seeing as it’s been 3 weeks since they were planted. They have been growing emersed as part of the Dry Start Method (DSM) since then and seem to be doing OK. The Staurogyne repens is settling in well and appears to be well rooted now,...

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Fusion Aquascape Planting

On our way home at the weekend, we popped into Aquajardin near Gloucester to get some plants for my new tank. they didn’t quite have what we wanted so we came away with less than expected. Just one little pot of 1-2- Grow Eleocharis sp. mini and 1 pot of 1-2-Grow Staurogyne repens, along with...

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Fusion – An Aquascape Attempt

It has begun, today has been spent starting to get the new aquarium set up ready for my first forays into the world of the aquascape. First was the building  of the cabinet, followed by positioning of the tank and getting things in place. Tank Specs. Tank: Aquatlantis Fusion 102cm x 40cm x 60xm, 188 litres...

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