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The parcel.


The contents.


900 grams of Sagittaria subulata.


1.5 kilograms of Ludwigia repens x arcuata.


0.5 kilograms of Hydrocotyle verticillata or maybe Hydrocotyle leucocephala.
 

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The teacher came to help with the full set-up,
he helped a lot at the final stage of the project
and I would like to share my deep appreciation
and gratitude for the knowledge he share.








Empty the water.


‫The‬ curtain.
 

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The lower substrate contain:
40% Peat PH4.8
30% Vermakolight 2/3 mm
10% Humus




At first we apply thin layer of 20% pumice.






The lower substrate go to the net pillows.




The net pillows in the water above the pumice.
 

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‏Anubias petite go to the ‪'‬Pendulum Ball‪'.‬




Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia go to the 'Crinum Pillars'.


Microsorium SP & M‪icrosorium narrow lea‬f go to the Cryptocoryne petchii "Chair".








After eighteen month of preparations U R B A N AQUASCAPING is finally in the water,
14 species of plants are part of the set-up and that is important to the initial cycle as
well for monitor the new LED Light for planted aquarium U R B A N LED NATURAL GROW.
 

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Thank u very much for all the comments.
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Flexibility is important.


Baby mangrove is been prepared to be set near the 'Mother'.


Piece of glass is attached for submerged the mangrove.


The 'Mother'.


Memorandum - The New Hydor Ario 4 House - Prototype 01.


Memorandum - The New Hydor Ario 4 House - Prototype 02.


Ario 4

Both models were tested under water for two weeks
and the I have decided to do as at the follow visuals.


Little piece of mangrove.


Cut.


Result.
 

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The little piece of mangrove were design for tying plants
(in that case Java moss) but they also play an aesthetic
role and to my opinion they contribute to the harmonic
general view of the scene a.k.a U R B A N AQUASCAPING.

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U R B A N AQUASCAPING
is about harmony between
Hardware and Software.

Hardware is done and now there is plenty of
work on the Software (Flexibility is important).
 

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T H E . C H A R T

General information
‎Category: Planted lowtech.
Dimensions: 130x45x60 cm.
Current setup age: 50 days.
‎Aquarium volume: 351 Liter.
Aquarium volume Net: 210 Liter.
Brand: U R B A N AQUARIUM.

Water values
Water Type: Treated tap water.
Temperature: 26c.


Hardware
Substrate:
Lower substrate: 20% Pumice.
Mid substrate: 40% Peat PH4.8, 30% Vermakolight 2/3 mm, 10% Humus.
Upper substrate: 6 cm of black quartz.

Filterisation: Dubble RENA xP2.
Heating: Hydor External Heater 300 watt
Air pump: Hydor Ario 4, 10 minutes every one hour from 17:00-01:00.

Main Light: U R B A N LED NATURAL GROW - LED Light for planted aquarium.
Back Light: U R B A N LED BACK LIGHT - LED Light for light table effect.

Aquascaping: U R B A N AQUASCAPING

Software
Water change regime: 15% weekly.
Light regime: 8 hours.
Fertilization regime: Potassium & half quantity of Leaf Zone weekly.

Fauna
x9 Xiphophorus Hellerii / Swordtail.
x3 Poecilia reticulata / Guppy.
x3 White Poecilia ‫/‬ Molly.
x3 Ancistrus.
x6 Cardinal Tetra (Paracheirodon Axelrodi)
x1 Red Beta.
x1 Crossocheilus siamensis.
x1 Zebra Nerite Snail ‫)‬Neritina natalensis sp. "Zebra"‫(‬ a.k.a Tiger snail.
x1 Horned Nerite Snail ‫)‬Clithon corona‫(‬.
x10 Neocaridina denticulata.

Flora
Some of them represent what I hope to achieve and some are temporary,
since above the aquarium you will find U R B A N LED NATURAL GROW
Proto-Tipe of an LED Light fixture for planted aquarium that my friend and
I build and it is equivalent to a pair of 54 watt T5 high quality fluorescents,
we find it important to monitor plants growth in order to understand the
efficiency of the fixture, enclosed the full list of the plants and the
growth progress that was made since day one (only 44 days).

01.
‏Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia
Fast growth.

02.
‏Crypto wendtii
growth.

03.
‏Lileaopsis brasiliensis
Stable and very small growth.

04.
‏Echinodorus tenellus
Stable.

05.
‏Microsorium SP
Stable.

06.
‏‪Microsorium narrow leaf‬
Stable and very slow growth.

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07.
‏Ludwigia repens x arcuata
Stable and very slow growth.

08.
‏Sagittaria subulata
Stable.

09.
‏Hydrocotyle verticillata or Hydrocotyle leucocephala
Stable and very slow growth.

10.
‏Anubias petite
Stable and very slow growth.

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‏Elodea nuttallii
Fast growth.

12.
‏Stringi moss
Fast growth.

13.
Vesicularia barbieri (Java moss)
Fast growth.

14.
‏Hygrophila polysperma
growth.

15.
‏Bacopa monnieri
Fresh planting, one week and Stable.

16.
‏Ceratopteris thalictroides
Fresh planting, one week and growth.

17.
‏Echinodorus cordifolius
Fresh planting, no conclusion.

18.
‏Pellia ‪-‬ Monosolenium tenerum
Fresh planting, no conclusion.

19.
‏Ceratophyllim drmersum
Fresh planting, no conclusion.

20.
‏Hygrophila polysperma Sunset
Fresh planting, no conclusion.

21.
‏Egeria najas
Fresh planting, no conclusion.

22.
‏Egeria densa
Fresh planting, no conclusion.
 

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U R B A N LED NATURAL GROW


Fresh leafs of Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia.
Fast growth with U R B A N LED NATURAL GROW.






‏Stringi moss‪.‬
Fast growth with U R B A N LED NATURAL GROW.
 

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‏Elodea nuttallii‪.‬
Fast growth with U R B A N LED NATURAL GROW.




Ceratopteris thalictroides.
Fresh planting, one week and start to growth.






floating Java moss.
Fast growth with U R B A N LED NATURAL GROW.
 

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Anubias petite at the ''Pendulum ball'.
Stable and very slow growth with U R B A N LED NATURAL GROW.


Unidentified, identification ‫will be welcome‬.
Stable growth with U R B A N LED NATURAL GROW.




Unidentified, identification ‫will be welcome‬.
Fresh planting, no conclusion.

The movie was taken only with U R B A N LED BACK LIGHT.

U R B A N AQUASCAPING | Night Movie

Thank U all very much.
 

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Amazing photography ! Quite an art project as well :) And plants on a pendulum - fascinating.

The two holes so close to the edge got me nervous though.
 
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