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pinaki_pal
04-09-2016, 03:01 PM
And the journal begins...i'll document each and everything .... happy Aquascaping

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pinaki_pal
04-09-2016, 03:26 PM
PFB pic of earlier set up which I had in Houston.

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https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QavtZ7NTeZw/VwR3tmgnNEI/AAAAAAAADm0/pEZkuysW5M4KWaXwF4F5QPSqOQcZYD98gCCo/s800-Ic42/Candy%2B3.jpg

Tropical
04-09-2016, 04:05 PM
Looks nice, I will follow your build!

pinaki_pal
04-10-2016, 12:03 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160410/cc6740bca3a2a2ef46a2e98f895392d8.jpg


Hardscape done....waiting for CO2 refill

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aXio
04-10-2016, 12:07 PM
Beautiful hardscape! I love the island look!

Did you weigh or tie the drift down with something? Or is it already seasoned wood and won't float? Also are you using the Aquasoil under that gravel?

When you say waiting on CO2 refill... did you have to drop the bottle off and leave it? If you are ever out our way we refill CO2 on the spot. No waiting or dropping bottles off at all. Also I would recommend checking our store out in general. You will not be disappointed. We are only a 20-25 min drive from Alpharetta.

pinaki_pal
04-10-2016, 12:14 PM
Thanks ..... yes i am worried about the woods as of now no substrate .. but will add a top layer of either seachem florite or ada ....

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pinaki_pal
04-10-2016, 12:15 PM
Plz pm me ur shop location n plant list.... i need to buy plants.. ill b more than happy to visit ur shop

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aXio
04-10-2016, 02:02 PM
Plz pm me ur shop location n plant list.... i need to buy plants.. ill b more than happy to visit ur shop

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Our Address is...

1801 Roswell Rd.
Marietta GA, 30062

Phone: (770) 321-8404

Our plant availability changes from week to week. So we do not have a guarantee list of plants that we keep in stock. If there is certain species you were looking for then I will be happy to go out on the floor and check that we have that in-stock for you. We usually have close to 100+ species of plants in-stock and we get new shipments of plants every Thursday/Friday.

Also we currently stock all the NEW Tropica Tissue Culture plants. You can find the full list of plants we have in-stock from them at the link below...

http://tropica.com/en/plants/1-2-grow!/

If you use Facebook I would suggest adding us. We post when ever new shipments arrive as well as sales and other events.

pinaki_pal
05-12-2016, 08:48 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160512/c2d5ab543832be924ff71b346d017836.jpg


Day 1.... plantation completed. ..
Plz note the amount of plants being used...its v less...i expect them to grow n fill up

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Tropical
05-12-2016, 09:04 PM
I'm curious what plants you used? Especially the one in the middle!
I really like how you have the wood set up.

pinaki_pal
05-12-2016, 09:07 PM
Plant list
Styrogyne Sp --
HM -- used in middle
Monte Carlo -- foregeound
Anubias petite --
eleocharis pervula --


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pinaki_pal
05-12-2016, 09:07 PM
I used multiple small drift woods n rocks to make that structure

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Tropical
05-12-2016, 09:09 PM
Ah that's what I had thought, but wasn't sure! Can't wait to see it progress!

What about fish/inverts? Any plans there?

pinaki_pal
05-12-2016, 09:10 PM
25 RCS after 1 or 2 weeks followed by 12 to 15 Ember tetra after one week of putting RCS

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pinaki_pal
05-12-2016, 09:12 PM
Its a 10 G tank so it might be a tight fit. ... after putting RCS i might reduce Ember tetra's number

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aXio
05-15-2016, 11:31 AM
I just jammed 20+ Ember tetra and 4 Amano shrimp into a new 10g I have running =)

Tropical
05-15-2016, 12:26 PM
Sounds like a nice stocking plan @pinkai

I'd love to see a picture of your tank Jakub! (But don't want to hijack this thread!)

aXio
05-15-2016, 12:38 PM
Sounds like a nice stocking plan @pinkai

I'd love to see a picture of your tank Jakub! (But don't want to hijack this thread!)

I'll snap a picture tonight. Maybe it will be a bit of inspiration for the OP =)

pinaki_pal
05-15-2016, 12:39 PM
Yep....plz post it here...even i want to see it

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aXio
05-15-2016, 01:31 PM
I think I posted these pictures of the setup a couple of months back on here somewhere. But here they are again for a little teaser shot until I get home today after work to take the update photo...

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x357/axiomatica/IMG_20160124_230401_zpsyakrmus5.jpg (http://s1177.photobucket.com/user/axiomatica/media/IMG_20160124_230401_zpsyakrmus5.jpg.html)

Tangfan
05-15-2016, 02:07 PM
Beautiful tank Axio. Keep teasing us.

likestofish
05-15-2016, 02:19 PM
What substrate is that?

aXio
05-15-2016, 03:02 PM
What substrate is that?

If you're asking about the stuff in my tank it is the Azoo "Plant Grower Bed" substrate. It is very similar to the ADA Aquasoil or Mr.Aqua Aquasoil but it is a more natural brown color compared to the typical black you see with the other Aquasoil/dirt substrates. I really like it, 2nd tank I have used it on and it works great. Keeps the pH nice and balanced and doesn't cloud the water what so ever.

We keep this in-stock at all times at the store. Here is a link...

http://sevenports.com/brand/az11026-plant-grower-bed-natural/

kellymm
05-15-2016, 03:34 PM
How much for a 20lbs bag ?

aXio
05-15-2016, 03:52 PM
How much for a 20lbs bag ?

They come in 12lb bags for $33.99ea.

pinaki_pal
05-15-2016, 03:54 PM
Do u have acralyc fish tank or glass fish tank which has excellent finishing as ADA .. plz let me know the price n size...i am looking for a 21 G tank for IAPLC

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aXio
05-15-2016, 04:01 PM
Do u have acralyc fish tank or glass fish tank which has excellent finishing as ADA .. plz let me know the price n size...i am looking for a 21 G tank for IAPLC

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I carry Mr.Aqua tanks as well as the new UpAqua tanks from Sevenports. I stock and carry most of the sizes. We are do for another order in the next couple of weeks so if we don't have what you are looking for now we can easily get it in on the next shipment. The finish on the Mr.Aqua tanks is very similar to ADA/Do!Aqua. They normally come with standard grade glass very similar to ADA's Do!Aqua brand, but you can pay more for Low Iron glass if you want it to be aa clear as the high end ADA glass. The regular Mr.Aqua tanks are used in the aquascaping competitions all the time. Probably used more then the ADA tanks in the States because they are easier to get here.

Here is a list of all the Mr.Aqua tanks available to us...

http://sevenports.com/subcategory/rimless-aquarium/

Let me know which one you are interested in and I will get back to you with a price.

Here are the new UpAqua tanks. They are smaller in size but all come Low Iron glass...

http://sevenports.com/subcategory/nano-rimles-tank/

pinaki_pal
05-15-2016, 04:04 PM
Low iron ones r costly n under bright light it doesnt differ much...let me check the tanks u have ..i am looking for cheaper alternative

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pinaki_pal
05-15-2016, 04:09 PM
What is the price of Luminous (17.1 Gallon)Item Number: MA-720

& MA-750li (21 Gallon)

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aXio
05-15-2016, 05:41 PM
What is the price of Luminous (17.1 Gallon)Item Number: MA-720

& MA-750li (21 Gallon)

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I have left the store for the day already. So I will get you a price first thing in the morning once I get there tomorrow.

In the mean time here is an update of the tank you guys were asking for. As you can noticed in the pictures I swapped the lights out and the ember tetra are stilling setting in, but already showing awesome colors. I also need to get around to cutting those zip ties off now the wood is fully submerged and not floating. But here it is... pretty much an overgrown moss jungle...

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x357/axiomatica/IMG_20160515_173429_zpsnlkrvwaq.jpg (http://s1177.photobucket.com/user/axiomatica/media/IMG_20160515_173429_zpsnlkrvwaq.jpg.html)

Tropical
05-15-2016, 05:45 PM
Nice! Loving the moss! Some blue neocardina shrimp would be a cool contrast to the embers!

Do you have just moss in the tank? What kind?

aXio
05-15-2016, 05:48 PM
Nice! Loving the moss! Some blue neocardina shrimp would be a cool contrast to the embers!

Do you have just moss in the tank? What kind?

Yeah just moss. I have plans to add more... but I'm pretty lazy when it comes to my home tanks... so it might just stay only moss =) It's some kind of Java/Christmas moss mixture.

pinaki_pal
05-15-2016, 06:04 PM
Excellent set up n super happy tetras

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aXio
05-16-2016, 08:13 AM
What is the price of Luminous (17.1 Gallon)Item Number: MA-720

& MA-750li (21 Gallon)

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Good Morning =) Got some prices for ya...

MA-720 17.1g = $90
- I don't have any in-stock right now. Usually order 2 of these with every shipment. So will definitely have it soon.

MA-750LI = n/A
- I will need to contact the distributor and get the price at around noon for ya on this one. I haven't stocked the Low Iron version of this one yet. It's one of their newest tanks.

MA-750 = $195
- I do have 2 of the regular glass ones in stock right now. Giving you the price on them in case that is what you meant to price out.

Jakub

bluefalcon505
05-16-2016, 10:46 PM
If you're asking about the stuff in my tank it is the Azoo "Plant Grower Bed" substrate. It is very similar to the ADA Aquasoil or Mr.Aqua Aquasoil but it is a more natural brown color compared to the typical black you see with the other Aquasoil/dirt substrates. I really like it, 2nd tank I have used it on and it works great. Keeps the pH nice and balanced and doesn't cloud the water what so ever.

We keep this in-stock at all times at the store. Here is a link...

http://sevenports.com/brand/az11026-plant-grower-bed-natural/

So it say that's provide nutrients for 18 months and if you have it covered with plants with the roots all in it. What would you replace it all together or just add to it. Also are you using a co2 units on this tank

aXio
05-17-2016, 10:11 AM
So it say that's provide nutrients for 18 months and if you have it covered with plants with the roots all in it. What would you replace it all together or just add to it. Also are you using a co2 units on this tank

Yeah most "dirt" type gravels like ADA AquaSoil, Mr.Aqua Soil, and this Azoo soil usually lasts no more then 2 years. That is why you sometimes see in the ADA/ADG/GreenMachine video them using other additives to prolong the life of the substrate. This is one the main reasons the really "high-end" aquascapes get redone every couple of years. Similar to doing a "dirt" tank with mineralized topsoil. Adding to it will be very hard with a fully planted tank. Usually after the 2 year mark either there is enough nutrients from fish waste and fertilizer supplementation to keep it going or it's time for a tank redo.

Flourite and Ecocomplete last a lot longer because they are porous gravels that have a lot of surface area for bacteria. That bacteria works to break down the fish waste and left over fish food for the plants to utilize. But arguably they don't have nearly as much nutrients straight out of the bag compared to the dirt type substrates.

I have CO2 hooked up on the tank because I had plans for a lot more plants. But as mentioned before I have been a bit last with the tank and it has stayed just moss for now. One day I'll get a burst of energy and scape up a lot more and get the co2 back on. Also have it ready just incase I need to battle some algae on the moss since the two lights are fairly strong.

Here is a cool photo I took while testing out the CO2...

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x357/axiomatica/IMG_20160517_095510_zpskdehckud.jpg (http://s1177.photobucket.com/user/axiomatica/media/IMG_20160517_095510_zpskdehckud.jpg.html)

pinaki_pal
05-17-2016, 10:22 AM
One open question. .. how imp a fertile substrate is for plants growth ?? For ur info, I use inert substrate with high CEC components ...which takes ferts from water column n feed roots..... my recent tank has no fertile substrate.... i completely rely on External dosing... n plants do take nutrients from their leaves n other areas... specially stem plants...

AGAIN i am not claiming fertile substrate is not required. BUT MY POINT IS THERE R ALTERNATIVES AS WELL....BUT I DO CONCUR THAT UR LIFE WILL BE EASY IF U USE ANY BRANDED FERTILE SUBSTRATE....

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aXio
05-17-2016, 10:58 AM
One open question. .. how imp a fertile substrate is for plants growth ?? For ur info, I use inert substrate with high CEC components ...which takes ferts from water column n feed roots..... my recent tank has no fertile substrate.... i completely rely on External dosing... n plants do take nutrients from their leaves n other areas... specially stem plants...

AGAIN i am not claiming fertile substrate is not required. BUT MY POINT IS THERE R ALTERNATIVES AS WELL....BUT I DO CONCUR THAT UR LIFE WILL BE EASY IF U USE ANY BRANDED FERTILE SUBSTRATE....

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Oh it is absolutely doable with out a nutrient rich substrate. And yes it will entirely depend on the plants you are doing. Some plants are heavy "root feeders" and some feed more from the leaf nodes. Stems plants will definitely feed more heavily from the water column then from the substrate. So if the tank is mainly stems then using plain inert substrate is no problem at all. Also just like a lot of the old school methods like Walstad it is possible to find a balance between with enough organic waste to feed the plants with out the need for a store bought plant substrate. Some of the more advance aquarists prefer more natural methods like that as it provides a great challenge for the fish keeper.

I think once you get into really high light/nutrient demanding root feeding plants like HC (Dwarf Baby Tears) it is very hard to keep them without a good nutrient rich substrate. Also I can honestly say that while plants do just fine in plain inert gravel as long as nutrients are provided via another method they tend to look a lot more vibrant and full when planted into a good substrate that is constantly providing nutrients to the roots instead of only getting them when there is fish waste being broken down or plant fertilizer being added. So yes in any situation it prefer to use a good substrate but certainly not required by any means.

HN1
05-17-2016, 08:51 PM
I'm personally a big fan of plants that grow in or over pool filter sand, but I wouldn't recommend it for more demanding plants.

bluefalcon505
05-17-2016, 11:09 PM
My plans are to do a corner HMF filter for a 30L shrimp tank and will be wanting to do simple plants with it. So I'm trying to figure what substrate I want to use. I like the pool sand substrate the most myself with most tank, that's just because I like the natural color and how it's simple to maintain. But I also don't lose the nutrients for any plants, that will work best. I have bad luck in the pasted with plants lol. I want the tank to look almost like a min show tank.

pinaki_pal
05-17-2016, 11:13 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160517/dd31a38cae84100720386b17d273e7c3.jpg

How about this one? ? Used inert substrate here as well... but i dose heavily Micro, Macro ( KNO3, KH2PO4, K2SO4) ......amd obviously pressurized CO2 as carbon source.....

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pinaki_pal
05-21-2016, 05:52 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160521/e6c58c88622349bc55e090ee80e3f81a.jpg

Growth after one week..... added few Styrogyne recently

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aXio
05-23-2016, 09:56 AM
Looking really good!

pinaki_pal
06-01-2016, 05:24 PM
Guys , anyone planning to drop at my place Alpharetta (Georgia ) 25 min from Atlanta wil receive all my trimmed HM ... I was planning to exchange it. But then thought of giving away to motivate some new hobbyists. Ill offer free soda and chips as well . Just one condition, you have to take me to nearest petsmart as yet now i dont have license , so dont have any car :( pm me who is interested

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pinaki_pal
06-02-2016, 01:29 AM
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pinaki_pal
06-05-2016, 05:36 PM
Some pic of Red Cherry Barbs which I took today. They r doing really well in planted tank...

Thanks to Liketofish to take me to petstore where i found them... when i purchased them they were hardly showing any color ..but within 2 days they r back ...http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160605/d7b4a9d0a34a3c552cc488e7c37c1bae.jpg

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Tropical
06-05-2016, 10:56 PM
Wow they've got beautiful coloration!

raymonddobson795
06-06-2016, 06:23 AM
O, it's a really great coloration!

likestofish
06-06-2016, 12:03 PM
They look so much better compared to when we went and got them

Tangfan
06-06-2016, 01:44 PM
Those guys are beautiful. Great color.

pinaki_pal
06-20-2016, 10:22 AM
4860

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pinaki_pal
07-19-2016, 02:09 PM
New video 10 G planted tank after trim: https://youtu.be/yhz8A37r7Wg

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Mot
07-19-2016, 06:16 PM
Nice setup. Scape looks good.

pinaki_pal
10-20-2016, 04:12 PM
https://youtu.be/lxKBxlMazGA

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pinaki_pal
11-11-2016, 04:09 PM
Video update


https://youtu.be/Cdb_z7LJpjo

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joecoulson
11-12-2016, 12:51 PM
Great looking. Ever thought of painting the back of the tank black?


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pinaki_pal
11-12-2016, 01:00 PM
Yup..... will try that one as well

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aXio
11-12-2016, 01:05 PM
The tank filled in beautifully! Very healthy looking plants as well. Great job!

pinaki_pal
12-06-2016, 08:37 PM
https://vimeo.com/194604139


Video update as of today.

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HN1
12-06-2016, 10:53 PM
Gorgeous tanks!

pinaki_pal
12-06-2016, 11:01 PM
Thanks. ...... Unfortunately I have to dismantle them as I have to move to a different state......

All plants wth fishes r up for sell...anyone interested can pm me.....

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pinaki_pal
12-18-2016, 03:21 PM
Another 10 G update

https://youtu.be/fbuoYWXrn40

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pinaki_pal
12-30-2016, 12:02 AM
Video update......

https://youtu.be/QyP0EFJkQI4

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Tropical
12-30-2016, 12:41 AM
Looks very nice, I'm jealous!!
Are you still planning on moving?

pinaki_pal
12-30-2016, 12:43 AM
Looks very nice, I'm jealous!!
Are you still planning on moving?
Till Feb i am here .... Enjoying tanks till that time

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gloriousbettas
01-02-2017, 03:37 PM
Beautiful color. They look great.

pinaki_pal
01-09-2017, 01:16 PM
https://youtu.be/cZmKvJt4fgk

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pinaki_pal
01-09-2017, 01:17 PM
https://youtu.be/iIp_9CBDcPg

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pinaki_pal
01-09-2017, 01:17 PM
Might trim next weekend...
.. do reach out to me for free cuttings... Pick up from my place .no ship

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pinaki_pal
01-22-2017, 11:47 PM
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After major trim

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Butchhe
01-23-2017, 07:07 PM
Both tanks are beautiful.

pinaki_pal
03-17-2017, 01:14 PM
Pool filter sand : the best decorative substrate i have come across ...

https://youtu.be/CcGCL521alI

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pinaki_pal
05-07-2017, 12:16 AM
https://youtu.be/T7GTMFLnMKQ

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pinaki_pal
05-07-2017, 12:17 AM
Few recent updates
https://youtu.be/cAYG-pqF_k4


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pinaki_pal
05-07-2017, 12:17 AM
https://youtu.be/O4Ghm-X1qIY

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Tropical
05-07-2017, 10:27 AM
Looking great! What's the plant directly in the middle?

pinaki_pal
05-07-2017, 11:09 AM
Looking great! What's the plant directly in the middle?
Blyxa Japonica....

N its simply attached to a drift..... :) people tell they require good substrate ....

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Tropical
05-07-2017, 04:49 PM
Oh interesting, didn't know you could attach it to driftwood!

pinaki_pal
05-07-2017, 06:26 PM
I simply slided it through the gap of drifts ......

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wanderlust
05-09-2017, 01:39 AM
You guys are really creative, I love how lively your aquarium looks like. :blush:

pinaki_pal
06-10-2017, 04:43 PM
Picture update : https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170610/75cd3ceb5e07f794865bd491d024ca3e.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170610/97d59faacb4d76a941b16e9c146a65b3.jpg

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