180L planted jungle aquarium - newbie

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  1. A new day

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    My new tank! Juwel Rio 180 with aquasoil at the back and pfs in front. No CO2. Will need some time for everything to grow out and I'm sure I'll lose plants - part of the learning curve. But it's fun! Going to require loads of trimming also :)

    Ammonia and nitrites 0. Added 6 amano shrimp and 4 zebra nerite snails today, as well as diamond tetra. And lots of platys.

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  3. Chandz

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    Stunning tank!

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    Looks great
     
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    Wow- very nice! Good size too I think, might also try around 180l for my next tank. Enjoy
     
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    Good rock work, easy plant selection and a reprectable plant density ..., very very cool looking tank. Some of the plant will look totally different if the transition well, all in all I think you have a winner.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    You have a winner with that tank.
    Great job.
     
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    @A new day . Nicely layed out well done !!!!!
     
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    @A new day
    Your tank looks fantastic.
    Very nice :thumbup:
     
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    Great looking tank!!
     
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    Looking good
     
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    Looks fantastic, nice scaping and beautiful dragon stone.

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    Hi and welcome @A new day
    Stunning tank well done!
     
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    You pay for the roots and will prob loose about 50% of the leaves/growth in the first month or two before new growth takes over.

    Love the integration of rock and plants, well done!
     
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    Thank you so much everyone, I'm really enjoying the tank. Will send some update pics.
     
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    PS I also have to mention that I got a lot of behind the scenes advice and support from @Hawk. Wasn't able to deliver on all his suggestions, so he is not to blame for the flaws :)

    Freebies from him e.g. all the aquasoil (with loads of matrix mixed in), all the crypts etc. Some of the dragon stone I bought from him. So some of his stunning dismantled tank literally lives on in mine :thumbup:
     
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    Your tank looks great... love the rocks
     
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