My first high tech aquascape.

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    It’s looking awesome! Only 4 weeks!

    Yes for me spot treatment with liquid CO2 seems to work well for BBA if done for about 3-4 days consecutively on the same spot. Degrades it enough for the ramshorn snails to the eat it. Amanos might also do the job.
     
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    Thanks. I'm going to get some ottos first and order some amano shrimp next week. I have an assassin snail inside due to some pest snails. Will maybe add a nerite or 2 afterwards.
     
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    That sounds great!
     
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    Thanks so much. Definitely going to order some amanos next week. How many do you think I should get?
     
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    About 6?

    Nerites are awesome but I think your tank size can support 1 (not 2). I highly recommend them. I’m convinced they eat fish poop too. BUT I’ve heard that a hungry mature assasin snail would be able to puncture the shell of a nerite and cause its slow death.

    What kind of pest snails do you have?
     
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    Thanks will probably take out the assassin snail once the pest snails are gone and then add the nerite.I don't know what kind of snails they are they very small and their shells look translucent.
     
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    A little update. Had a problem with hydra and some planaria. Dosed febendazole and everything seems cleared up. A little over 6 weeks old. Plants are healthy and hardly any algae. Added 8 amano shrimp. Waiting for my lfs to get some galaxy rasboras in. I'm also upgrading the filter to a c1000 dophin. Need a bit more flow and could do with extra biofiltration.

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    Dang, looking great. I'm having algae problems and heard of a product called Algaexit - apparently works well.
    Which LFS did you get the Amanos' at if I may ask? Considering adding several to my 2 foot to have a go at it. Are they doing ok in the tank given its quite a new setup?
     
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    Now that is one handsome looking tank!!! Only six weeks and it looks so well established already. Beautiful rock and wood work also. Well done :thumbup:
     
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    Yew... @DocY , unreal for such a short time

    Well done!!
     
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    @DocY galaxy rasboras are going to look awesome in your tank. It is beautiful!
     
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    Thanks. I just managed my algae problems which were minimal with water changes and bba I spot dosed with seachem excel. I think due to the plant density and co2 there's hardly any algae. The amanos are keeping everything under control. I got my amanos from shrimpstop. The tank is fully cycled and 2 of them have already molted after a week of being placed into the tank.
     
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    Thanks so much. I honestly didn't expect it to flourish this fast. Had a few hiccups and learnt some things along the way
     
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    Thanks so much!
     
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    Thanks can't wait to add them! Waiting patiently.
     
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    Yes I have a Dophin F800 in my 65L and also now think it’s not quite enough. So the 1000 is probably good. Larger filter = space for more matrix and better flow. I see Stodels garden centre in Kenilworth stocks the whole Dophin filter series in their pond section, at what I consider to be good prices.
     
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    I just received the c1000 this morning and some matrix going to setup tonight or tomorrow morning hopefully and give an update.
     
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    Looking great! The center gap has filled in beautifully, congratulations.

    I'm curious as to why the C500 wouldn't be enough - even at 50% of manufacturer specified flow rate, it should be good for just over 9 times turnover. What kind of mechanical filtration are you running, maybe it's become a bit clogged?

    I have a C1000 that was purchased for a project that failed dismally (tank basically exploded during leak testing), and was contemplating fitting it my 60 litre tank, but worry that it will toss everything around
     
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    Thanks so much. The 13mm piping is very restrictive with lily pipes it barely circulates the co2 around the tank that's why I needed to use the surface skimmer to increase flow. Also it holds a little media compared to c1000. I figured out the flow wasn't too good and then spoke to the guys from Ada Sa and they advised that you can get away with the c500 but they use rather use the c1000 as it holds more media.
     
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    Didn't think of the lily pipes being a restriction, but it makes sense. I'm not certain the extra media is necessary, but the extra pump power can only help.
     
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