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    Let's start with A: Making of Nature Aquarium II

    Finalizing the aquascape

    9. Early Prevention of Algae

    Prävention gegen Algen

    Brown-colored diatom algae may grow in the first to second week of an aquarium. It is advisable to add algae eater to the aquarium in advance.

    AmanoGarneleOtocinclusCrossocheilus siamensis

    Caridina japonica | Otocinclus sp. | Crossocheilus siamensis

    10. Trimming of Aquatic Plants

    ADA trimmen

    During first trimming, the plants should be cut along the lowest trimming line possible to achieve long-term maintenance of aquatic plants. It is recommended to use ADA Trimming Scissors and ADA Pro Scissors.

    ADA Pro Scissors Short

    ADA Pro Scissors Short

    11. Application of Green Gain

    ADA Green Gain growth

    After pruning, add ADA Green Gain to the aquarium for one week to stimulate the formation of terminal buds. It also helps to branch out plant stems for achieving a lush appearance.

    ADA first day scape

    ADA Green Gain - Botanical hormones promote the formation of terminal buds.

    12. Trimming of Foreground Plants

    ADA trimmen des Vordergrunds

    Foreground plants should be trimmed before it becomes too thick. It is recommended to use ADA Trimming Scissors with curved blades for easier trimming.

    ADA Pro Scissors WaveDo!Aqua Trimming ScissorsADA Trimming Wave

    1. ADA Pro Scissors Wave Type
    2. ADA Trimming Scissors Straight type
    3. Early trimming helps to achieve long-term maintenance of aquascapes.

    Enjoy a 60cm Aquascape

    Aquascapes with diverse tropical fishes and aquatic plants have a tropical mood. Fishes swimming freely among aquatic plants look natural and lively.

    Microgeophagus ramireziNematobrycon palmeriHemigrammus erythrozonusHyphessobrycon sweglesi

    1. Microgeophagus ramirezi
    2. Nematobrycon palmeri
    3. Hemigrammus erythrozonus
    4. Hyphessobrycon sweglesi

    SUIKEI FoodADA Fish Food AP-1ADA AP-Glass Feeder

    1. SUIKEI Food - For costconscious users
    2. Fish Food AP-1 - For users who focus on rich nutrition
    3. ADA AP-Glass Feeder

    The Final Layout

    ADA finales scape

    ADA Cube Garden W60×D30×H36cm
    Lighting system: Green Glow/604 (NA Lamp 20W x 4), Lighting for 10 hours a day
    Filtration system: ADA Superjet Filter ES-600, (ADA Bio Rio & ADA NA-Carbon)
    Substrate: ADA Aqua Soil-Amazonia, ADA Power Sand Special, ADA Bacter 100, ADA Clear Super, PENAC W & PENAC P
    CO2: ADA Advanced CO2 System, 3 bubbles per second with ADA Bubble Counter
    AIR: Aeration with ADA Lily Pipe, For 14 hours while lighting is OFF at night
    Additives: ADA Brighty K, ADA Green Brighty STEP 2, ADA Green Gain & ADA Phyton Git
    Water change: 1/3 water change once a week
    Water quality: Water temperature 25°C pH:6.8 TH:20mg/l NH4: 0mg/l NO2: 0mg/l NO3: 0mg/l PO4 0mg/l
    COD: 6mg/l

    Aquatic plants:
    Eleocharis acicularis
    Glossostigma elatinoides
    Anubias barteri var. barteri
    Rotala indica
    Rotala macranda
    Rotala sp.
    Rotala nanjenshan
    Rotala wallichii
    Ludwigia arcuata
    Rotala rotundifolia
    Eleocharis vivipara
    Cyperus helferi
    Bolbitis heudelotii
    Vesicularia "Christmas Moss"

    Nematobrycon palmeri
    Hemigrammus erythrozonus
    Microgeophagus ramirezi
    Thoracocharax stellatus
    Hyphessobrycon sweglesi
    Otocinclus sp.
    Caridina japonica

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