Blackwater themed aquarium

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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    Most likely a hygrophilia species. you could also use sagitaria.
     
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    Really? I though it would most likely be a seedling from a tree that dropped it's seeds into the water.
    Thanks.
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    heck, who knows it could be! lol ill look into it for you!
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    Here are some commonly found plants there: Cabomba aquatica ; Ceratopteris pteridoides ; Ceratopteris thalictroides ; Echinodorus horizontalis ; Echinodorus tenellus ; Eichhornia azurea ; Eichhornia crassipes ; Hydrocotyle leucocephala ; Limnobium laevigatum ; Mayaca fluviatilis

    And that plant I cant identify due to the picture of it in the video, cant see a flower or leaf exactly…
     
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    Do you have a lot of experience with indoor aquariums, DutchMuch?
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    I do yes, I have been specifically in the aquascaping hobby for years. You can find me on Barrreport, AGA, I worked at ALA, and you can find me on TPT, APC, etc many other places. I haven’t done a biotope as im more of a Dutch aquascaper, hence the name…
     
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    Thanks. Yes, I've had fw for about 40 years and sw for about 30.
    I used to have a subscription to the Barrreport but they changed servers and lost a lot of the articles which didn't impress me much...:rolleyes:
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    I hope to get into SW soon ;)
     
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    There's been a lot of improvements in sw.
    Good luck!(y)
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    Ah thanks ill need it!! Sounds really difficult which is why im going to try doing it... Conquer challenges!
     
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    Feel free to ask any questions about sw. I'm happy to help.
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    Thanks, ill be sure to send a pm next month or so.. maybe 2 months from now, idk really :p
    When I move into the house I plan on getting just a small (ik bigger is better but, the difficulty of a nano is what drags me into that) fluval evo (echo?) tank which I think is ten gallons or so. And has a decent price for a sw tank, after doing shopping research for a tank I find that SW tanks are way cheaper (depending on brand) than fw? thought that was mind blowing to me!
    But yes ill def. send a pm or something, whenever I start it. Im on ReefSanctuary so they helped a bit, didn't exactly answer much of my questions but that's what deep end research is for right? lol.
    Thanks again
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    No problem.
    You can even start a separate thread on this forum. There are other people here with salt water tanks.
    Nano tanks are difficult though because of alk swings which certain corals really do not like.
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    A SW pond...
    Now how about that... Match's the forum lol
     
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    Good luck. I wouldn't want to see the salt bill for that one.
    -and where are you going to dump the water change water...:rolleyes:
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    Idk about all the specifics I was just free styling idea's straight from the mind lol. I have seen some SW ponds though... Pretty neat if done right, not me though not even I could afford that bill :(
     
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    Is this from Tannin Aquatics?
    https://tanninaquatics.com/

    (reminds me, I need to find my riparian acrylic box thingy)
     
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    Yes, Tannin Aquatics
     
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    any picture updates of this :smuggrin::greedy:
     
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    No picture updates because I haven't done anything else to the tank.
    I'm having a hard time trying to find out how people deal with excess nutrients in a tank such as this.
    I'm part of a FB group that is supposedly dedicated to blackwater biotopes, but they only want to see visual representations of a biotope, not participate in a discussion of what the long term results will be in such a setup.

    So for now, until I can figure it out myself, it's in a maintenance mode where I'll let the aquarium tell me what it needs. I''ll be watching for any outbreaks of algae or cyanobacteria and monitoring N and P levels.
    Humic substances are apparently anti algae and antibacterial, so it will be interesting.

    Right now I have 6 angelfish and 5 otocinclus in there that I'm feeding.
    An Aponogeton ulvaceus has popped up from the old substrate I had in there. (So much for a south american biotope). Some java moss is also starting to grow.
     
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