We have had this tank for my then a year. We set it up to test the NemoLight S72 88 Pets Mart Edition and it is long for a major maintenance and trimming. Before we do that we decided to take a feature video of it. By the time this video is out the tank should have gone thru it's major maintenance and trimming process. Hopefully it will turns out better then ever.
We will post a follow up picture of it but for now, enjoy the 90P aquascape display tank tittle Lost.
We have collaborated with Seachem Malaysia to bring you an in-depth video of creating a nano aquascape aquarium.
In this video we will be using Seachem Flourite as our substrate. 7kg of Flourite will occupy a 7000cm³ area. Which means you'll just need to multiply the length, width and the thickness of the substrate you prefer and divide it by 7000 and multiply the result with 7 to determine the kg of Flourite you'll need. Unlike soil type substrate, Flourite doesn't come with nutrients but instead it absorbs and stores nutrients. Planting with Flourite is rather easy as it is heavy allowing it to hold the plants easier. But it needs to be clean throughout before using as it's rather dirty out of the bag. In the past we used Flourite as a substrate before. We find it easy to use and maintain. Another advantage of using Flourite as it can be clean and reuse during respace. Although some of the Flourite will be lost during cleaning, especially the sand version. The downside is ...
Ideally phosphorus should be kept in the range of 0.1 to 1mg/L. It should never be allowed to fall below 0.1mg/L but it is acceptable to be more than 1mg/L as long as the plants are healthy and no algae can be seen. To prevent algae from growing in a high phosphorus concentrated water, nitrogen needs to be in the correct ratio. For instance, if your phosphorus has accumulated to 1.5mg/L, your nitrogen should be somewhere around 15 to 30mg/L. This will allow the plants to grow fast enough to combat the algae. As long as you have proper lighting and the right CO2 concentration, your plants should be able to win the race against algae.
Nitrogen and NPK
Nitrogen is an essential element in aquascaping. It is categorised as a macro nutrient which means that it should be kept in a certain concentration all the time. It also has a relation with 2 other macro nutrients which are phosphorus and potassium. The 3 of them need to be kept in a certain ratio in order for plants to utilise them successfully. The ratio of the 3 elements is often referred to N:P:K whereby N stands for nitrogen, P for phosphorus, and K for potassium. Depending on who you ask, the ratio often varies from 5:1:20 to 20:1:15. These answers are all not wrong as sometimes the ratio doesn’t need to be that exact.
So I finally decided to scape our 120p aquascape tank. This time I wanted to do something simple and conventional. Unlike the rest of our display tanks, this has smaller hardscape at the front which slowly builds up to the tall ones at the back.
Crayfish are rather easy to take care but I wanted more then just a crayfish tank. I wanted a beautiful natural looking crayfish tank but in the same time doesn't require too much maintenance therefore the decoration can't be too complicated. It will also needs to provide the needs for crayfish too live in. Not that they require much but a cave for them to hide and pebbles that's not too large are more ideal.
We recently just finish setup our 600L aquascape display tank. Here's some information and the setup up process of it.
The tank is at 72"L x 30"W x 20"H water level is around 18inch. The tank used to be much higher but we cut down and the supportive bracing was removed. It is place at our store front and the outside facing part of the aquarium is actually part of the glass window of our store.
So how do we actually utilize and control nutrients (aka fertilizer) in a planted aquarium and why is it important for a successful aquascaping aquarium?
As stated in the first part of this tutorial, nutrients for plants are separated into 2 categories: MACRO and MICRO. Macronutrients are nutrients that are abundant in concentration, whereby they should be kept in a certain saturation all the time; while micronutrients are nutrients that are only found in very low concentration and do not need to be maintained at a certain saturation for a long period of time.
Knowing this, it is obvious that all brands for aquatic plants’ nutrients have the same objective, that is to supply said macro and micronutrients. This in turn means that there is no major differences in the effectiveness of each brand, whereas knowing how to control and utilize the products have much more major influence on the success of your aquarium.
We just finished a commission for our customer 120 x 45 x 45cm hardscape yesterday and it's an iwagumi. Hope you guys like it. It turns out pretty nice. Didn't get the chance to wait to the water to clear up thought. It looks even nicer in person as the large pieces of rocks in the front create shadow that makes the whole scape looks dynamic.