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.

AmanoGarnele Otocinclus Crossocheilus 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 Wave Do!Aqua Trimming Scissors ADA 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 ramirezi Nematobrycon palmeri Hemigrammus erythrozonus Hyphessobrycon sweglesi

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

SUIKEI Food ADA Fish Food AP-1 ADA 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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