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They looks stunning! Great work, i look forward to seeing more spectacular pics ?

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Wow !!

Your 180L dutch style tank !! 

That is so much work. A very nice layout.

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Great pics thanks for sharing

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On 3/29/2016 at 2:22 AM, nicpapa said:

Thats all ... :)

That's the biggest understatement of the year ?

Very nice setup, love to hear your plant exploits here on SKF.

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I absolutely LOVE your Dutch landscape!!!! BEAUTIFULS!!!! ?

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6 hours ago, Ree said:

I absolutely LOVE your Dutch landscape!!!! BEAUTIFULS!!!! 1f60d.png

Now just growing plants... :)

Some other scape of the same tank for contest. 
















And some photo of removing overgrown plants. :)




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WOW!!!! I am very jealous now that I only have small shrimp tanks.  If I tried that in my large tank my goldies would say "OOOOO thanks so much for the salad bar!!!" LOL

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What lights do you have? do you use CO2? what are your water parameters? Do you add fertilisers?

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Heres a video update of tanks


Its 100lt tanks , one pair ancistrus, and a lot of babies 100-150.
I had 20rummys , but after i left for 1.5 month i found only four.
Filter is fluval 206, light 21watt osram 865, no co2 , and ferts when i saw something wrong.
There is a lot of bba, but it look great to this tank,and dont do anything . :)




Shrimp tanks , rcs , snowball, orange. neocaridina
Light is 28 watt for 3 tanks.
Diy ferts, co2 difuse in hang on filters.
In rcs tank temp is very low , thats why the green algae on leaves temp is 18c.








The 180lt nature style
Light is 2 x 39watt osram, and one red.
Filter 2 ecco pro 2036 , and co2 cerge reactor.
Fert diy , ~ Ei .





100 lt sulawesi tank .

Light 21 watt, use salty shrimp mineral 7.5.
Shrimps are 200++.




Last four tanks. :)

First tank topaz blue shrimps, light is 7watt led the cheap one for home :) , co2 difuse in hang on filter, no ferts, water ro , tap and mineral.

The other 2 crs tanks,light is 18watt t8 for both tanks, in one there is co2, in the left there are 7 otos , trying for breeding, and here ro mineral, and no ferts.

The last one with neo yellow, light is again cheap 5w led, no ferts , cos difuse in fillter ,water ro -tap and minerals.




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7 hours ago, jayc said:

Very nice tanks @nicpapa.

What substrate do you use in your planted tanks? ADA?


The most tank have just gravel, other have mix seachem flourite wiht gravel, and at crs tank akadama.

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Beautiful tanks. Your Dutch tank is impressive in all of the iterations. I wish I had the space (and the time) to run similar setups.

Was there any reason not to keep shrimp in your ancistrus breeding tank as well?

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Taiwan and pinto tank go very well, i have 80+ babies...

But they are grow very slow.












Crs are over polulation on two 100lt tanks



Cbs are 200+ from 4 shrimps that i start.




f1 tibee x pinto , tibee x crs, tibee x cbs




There is bad thing i have 20 tanks , and i dont have a space for shrimps. :)

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