Enclosed a fresh movie that reflects
the current situation after 6 months.
U R B A N AQUASCAPING | After 6 month | U R B A N LED NATURAL GROW | English subtitles
To be honest, it's not my thing. I am a big plant and nature lover and this just doesn't look natural, I was hoping for a bewilderd city look. This looks, well empty and not natural. Plants don't look really happy aswell, most of the stems aren't as lush as they could be.
I do see and appreciate the effort you've put into this. So as long as you like it everyone's happy
The plants grow slowly but here
from close view they looks fine.
Anyway, Thank U for comment.
Last edited by globali; 09-21-2011 at 10:20 AM.
It's interesting and different.
A bit like topiary somewhat.
Thank U very much Tom Barr.
There is still a lot of work here
on the project in terms of the
planting development and I do
hope to answer the challenge.
Last edited by globali; 09-25-2011 at 09:06 PM.
A lot is going on here and the main issue is that I have decided
to build a new U R B A N LED NATURAL GROW (Prototype 02).
Just like the first one the new LED Light Fixture is also design
specially for planted aquarium and it is not an easy task.
The new LED Light Fixture will have different wavelength scale
that suppose 2B better for photosynthesis and as well will push
at least 3,000 clean luminous, I hope my friend will be able to
finish the building of the fixture within 60 days (both of us here
working+families and are trying to find spare time for the project).
On the same road of building 'prototype 02' we also have a huge
challenge in upgrading the hardware/software of the new LED fixture.
The plan is to run 'prototype 02' with 3,000 clean luminous for one
month and then add the old fixture that push 2,500 clean luminous
so in total the system will have 5,500 clean luminous aproximently.
Therefore I have decided to wait until 'prototype 02' will be ready and
then upload a comprehensive update (same go to the israeli forum,
update is uploaded at about 10 different forums simultaneously).
Please allow me to share few visuals that reflects the current situation.
U R B A N AQUASCAPING - we are 9 months from the initial setup.
T H E . C H A R T
Category: Planted lowtech
Dimensions: 130x45x60 cm
Current setup age: 1 year
Aquarium volume: 350 Liter
Aquarium volume Net: 220 Liter
Brand: U R B A N AQUARIUM
Water type: Treated tap water
Nitrate level: 20
Phosphate level: 2
Lower substrate: 20% Pumice
Mid substrate: 40% Peat PH4.8, 30% Vermakolight 2/3 mm, 10% Humus
Upper substrate: 6-8 cm of black quartz
Filterisation: Dubble RENA xP2
Heating: Hydor External Heater 300 watt
Air pump: Hydor Ario 4, air is on 10 minutes every one hour from 17:00-01:00
Main Light: U R B A N LED NATURAL GROW - LED Light for planted aquarium, 8 hours a day
Back Light: U R B A N LED BACK LIGHT - LED Light for light table effect, on only by mood
Moon Light: U R B A N LED NATURAL GROW, on only by mood
Aquascaping: U R B A N AQUASCAPING
Water change regime: 30% every 2 weeks
Fertilization: Flourish, KCl, Potassium Nitrate
Flourish: once a week
KCl: 3 times a week
Potassium Nitrate: when needed
Xiphophorus Hellerii / Swordtail
Poecilia reticulata / Guppy
White Poecilia / Molly
Zebra Nerite Snail (Neritina natalensis sp. "Zebra") a.k.a Tiger snail
Horned Nerite Snail (Clithon corona)
Tetra (5 kinds)
Zebrafish (pink, black & white)
Japonica Amano Shrimp (Caridina japonica)
Sidthimunki Botia Loach
Under U R B A N LED NATURAL GROW prototype of an LED Light fixture
for planted aquarium that my friend and I build, we find it important to
monitor plants growth in order to understand the efficiency of the fixture.
Ludwigia repens x arcuata
Hydrocotyle verticillata or Hydrocotyle leucocephala
Hygrophila polysperma Sunset
Lobelia cardinalis small form
Nymphaea lotus 'Zenkeri'
Last edited by globali; 05-16-2012 at 10:00 AM.
Hi EveryOne, the second underwater film.