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    High Tech ADA 60P (+moss wall?)

    Very excited to share how this scape progresses with you guys! This is my first true fully aquascaped tank, and I’m sure it will teach me a ton as it progresses. For now it’s filled up all the way, but I’m considering draining it a couple of inches and doing a moss wall up the back of it. We’ll see how it goes I guess, I’m just flowing with it.

    Without further ado, let’s get right into it! Thank you for following me on this scaping journey, I hope it inspires you as well.

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    I’ll include where I got the materials if they were from a LFS, if a LFS isn’t listed, then I got it online.

    Tank: ADA 60P (Bob’s Tropical)
    Filtration: Eheim 2215 + JARDLI glass pipes
    Lighting: Chihiros WRGB + Commander 4
    Substrate: Tropica Aquasoil (Age of Aquariums)
    Hardscape: Seiryu stone and ghost wood (Tong’s Tropical and Nolan’s Aquarium Co)
    Fertilizers: NILOCG Thrive S
    Co2: Co2Art regulator+diffuser + 5lb cylinder

    Plant List:
    - Micranthemum ‘Monte Carlo’ (Age of Aquariums)
    - Staurogyne repens (Age of Aquariums)
    - Hydrocotyle tripartita
    - Hygrophila pinnatifida (Age of Aquariums)
    - Hygrophilia siamenesis
    - Rotala indica
    - Ludwigia Peruensis/Gladulosa var. Diamond
    - Hygrophila Difformis
    - Riccia fluitans (Age of Aquariums)
    - Ludwigia Natans ‘Super Red’
    - Proserpinaca Palustris
    - Ludwigia Sedioides
    - Phyllanthus fluitans (Bob’s Tropical)

    I haven’t decided on livestock yet, but most likely a big school + a centerpiece fish pair + invertebrates. I’m concerned that the seiryu stone raising the ph and the substrate lowering the ph will cause fluctuations and difficulties for fish. The tank is at 6.6 ph right now, but as the soil buffer wears out, rising ph might be an issue. Not sure whether I should be trusting and stock lower-ph fish or higher-ph fish. Either way, this journal will chart how that progresses.

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    Last edited by californiascape; 11-25-2019 at 11:18 AM.
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    Last edited by californiascape; 11-25-2019 at 09:56 AM.

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    I don't see any pictures on your posts in this thread, so maybe you figured it out already? But you should be able to edit your posts and delete them if needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayo View Post
    I don't see any pictures on your posts in this thread, so maybe you figured it out already? But you should be able to edit your posts and delete them if needed.
    I figured it out mostly, can you see the images now?
    Last edited by californiascape; 11-25-2019 at 10:04 AM.
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    Yes, I see the images. The tank looks great!

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    Nice scape I love the setup! I have Tropica Aquasoil in my tank as well. That stuff is great, but it will suck the KH/GH out of the water for a while making the tank soft especially for the first 3 months. In the long run if you leave limestone rock in the tank it will end up alkaline. I don't have any rock in my tank for that reason, and instead use a bag of crushed coral that I can add or remove from my filter area if the minerals get to high.

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    Slow gradual pH change is well tolerated by most common aquarium species unless their observed and documented pH tolerance has a narrow range ie cichlids like a certain range of pH that they tolerate and might not do well in acidic water (not saying your tank is good for cichlids!). Plants do the same unless KH/GH increase so much that species like syngonanthus cannot adjust and melt.

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