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U R B A N AQUASCAPING | 300L | Full Setup | LED Light for planted aquarium

Hi there,





U R B A N AQUARIUM


























The Bottom Kal-Kar


























Rear Light Table - experiment
































U R B A N AQUASCAPING
Inspiration - Ciudad Perdida










































































The New Hydor Ario 4 House
























Rear Light Table with T5 21 Watt & More




























































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Single Shut Image Movies



U R B A N AQUASCAPING - Mangroves |
Quartz Coated View - 300 liter freshautolinker.com autolinking image water




U R B A N AQUASCAPING - Ario 4 House |
Quartz Coated View - 300 liter freshautolinker.com autolinking image water




U R B A N AQUASCAPING - The Swimming Pool |
Quartz Coated View - 300 L Fresh Water



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Bit more ...




















Cryptocoryne Petchii "Chair"



The intimacy bowl



Crinum Calamistratum Pillars with the "Pendulum Ball"
















Thank u in advanced
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Re: U R B A N AQUASCAPING - 300L Planted LowTech

Wow, I'd have to say thats one of the most unusual and unique things I've ever seen! Very awesome.
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Re: U R B A N AQUASCAPING - 300L Planted LowTech

I don't get it, but I guess we'll see what your up too.
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Re: U R B A N AQUASCAPING - 300L Planted LowTech

Thank u very much 4 taking the
time 2 view and respond here.


U R B A N AQUASCAPING
is about harmony between
Hardware and Software.

Hardware = Aquarium/cupboard (1)
+ Soil/Stone/Wood (2).

Software = Water/Plants/fish (3).

We aspire to experience that triangle
as it is and always was one life tissue.
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Re: U R B A N AQUASCAPING - 300L Planted LowTech

Looks to be a "urban" decor instead of a river,stream or lake bed that we aquascape with now. Instead of rocks and wood it has gravel coated "buildings". Think sunken cities. It appears to be modern/contemporary aquascaping. Notice the backgrounds and such on the different tanks.

It is different that is for sure, Id use something other then styrofoam panels in the decor.
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Re: U R B A N AQUASCAPING - 300L Planted LowTech

נראה טוב, תודה על שיתוף.
Looks good, thanks for sharing.
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... modern/contemporary aquascaping ...
... Looks good, thanks for sharing ...
Thank u very much & Toda Raba.


I did deliver the U R B A N AQUARIUM

I will deliver U R B A N AQUASCAPING | (I.G.W)

Now in progress U R B A N LED.LIGHT


I do have iBar and x2 T5 54W ready here
but a dear friend of mine is working now
on LED prototype that hopefully supply the
appropriate amount of Calvin and Lumens
in order to create satisfying photosynthesis.


Humbly Yours,
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Hi there,






And now for a brief up-date;

I worked on building the "technology"
that will sink U R B A N AQUASCAPING
structures deep into the blue water.




















































I will be forced to build the Ario 4 'House'
again from glass cos' I found the solution
that already build not as good as I need.

Mean while at a parallel universe I share
Proto-Tipe development of an led light
for planted aquarium and hopefully it will
be ready within few weeks, we would like
(My friend and I) to think of that as a
solution that may be define by the term
U R B A N NATURAL GROW.

My other self is now working on the Aq'
cabinet and on automated water change
system that should help in maintenance.






As one can see there is more plenty
of work and I try to do my best here.






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Continuation
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1.

I completed the cabinet
plans and even deliver them
to an angel pro-carpenter.



2.

I completed the solution for
filling and emptying water.



3.

I ordered new LED fixture
for the rear light that will be
on the wall in order to create
'Light Table' effect at the back
of the aquarium.



4.

I completed the plants list
and gave the order to the one
plants shop that I truly trust.

‏Echinodorus Tenellus (lower part).
‏Cryptocoryne Parva (lower part).
‏Lilaeopsis Novae-Zelandiae (lower part).
‏Micranthemum Micranthemoides (lower part).
‏Crinum Calamistratum (pillars).
‏Anubias Barteri Var. Nana ('Pendulum Ball' & Petchii "Chair").



5.

I completed the fish list based
on the concept that will be called;
'Orange to Red and Vice Versa'.

Orange > Xiphophorus Hellerii / Swordtail / Red.
Red > Poecilia reticulata / Guppy / Rosa gold.



6.

Now in Progress - Ventilation solution
combined with a temperature controller.



7. Now in Progress - New U R B A N AQUASCAPING
elements that will be build again but now from glass.



8.

Enclosed Visuals.














9.

Here in Israel the project known as
"PREGNANCY OF AN ELEPHANT"

I work on that project only at my
free time and as I write now it is
about 14 months of pregnancy.

The delivery (of a baby) is planed
to be within six weeks from now
(I.G.W) in full 'Caesarean section'.






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Continuation
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Electricity accessories.








Water changing accessories.
























Assembling new U R B A N AQUASCAPING from glass.








My 2.5 years old sun came to help cut the glass.


















The new terrace Integrated with the swimming pool.



















Little connection to the 'intimacy bowl'.








The new 'intimacy bowl' will be part of the terrace.










Testing the terrace.










The new Crinum Calamistratum pillars.
























The New Hydor Ario 4 House - Prototype 01

The house will be tested in the aquarium in order to check the bubble behavior
and if the test will be successful, the house will be coated with black quartz.










The New Hydor Ario 4 House - Prototype 02

The house will be tested in the aquarium in order to check the bubble behavior
and if the test will be successful, the house will be coated with black quartz.
















The new 'Pendulum Ball' ready for Anubias barterii petite, hydroponic planting.










The new Cryptocoryne Petchii "Chair" ready for hydroponic planting as well for moss.










Stringy moss medallions that will be coated and place in the surface.










‏Elodea Egeria Densa/Ceratophyllim Demersum 'Paratroopers',
Weight accessories ready fast growing plants for the cycle.














Yap.








After the photo set with my little sun.

About 2%-3% from 45 kg of black quartz is dirt and other staff.










The new cabinet before painting.
















Washing and drying 45 kg of black quartz on the roof, but
there was rain so all the quartz went in to the living room.






















Clean water Ver. the first step.
















The quartz was covered during the night because of the dew.








City landscape from the roof.
















Drying 45 kg of black quartz in the living room.












Having fun.








See U soon.


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Re: U R B A N AQUASCAPING - 300L Planted LowTech

I will be honest: I have no idea what half of those pictures are for, let alone what you are asking. Clarification please?

ClearForLife 10G Acrylic, 4 HET rasboras, ~80 RCS, various snails. Ludwigia repens, various moss. Eheim 2211 Canister, 50W heater, Finnex FugeRay Planted+ 17W LED.

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My deep appreciation and thank you very much for all the feedbacks.



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Ladies & Gentlemans,
Dear members & friends,
Respected guests,


After 18 month of preparations in which
I had to lower my expectations to minimum
and make huge efforts expend my limits
boundaries a new aquarium was born.

Please allow me to share with you the results
of the initial set-up that includes general system
check up and very humble presentation of new
LED light fixture for planted aquarium.



Thank U for all the people that gave feedbacks
and my deep apology if I missed someone.





The envelope that I received.




The words that was written.




The first side.




The second side of the drawing that
my little daughter made for me.


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QuickTime history

YouTube - U R B A N AQUASCAPING | History

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Attaching the background.








The cabinet.












U R B A N LED BACK LIGHT.












General set-up.
























My friend that came to help with the initial set-up.












Celebrates ‫with home made cherry beer‬.








Water.










Bubble show.








General look.
















Life.






One bettaautolinker.com autolinking image named Adodo.








The cover.















Light effects only with U R B A N BACK LIGHT.


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LED Light for planted aquarium
U R B A N LED NATURAL GROW


My friend and I worked in the past six months
on that project, It was important for us to create
LED light fixture that is equivalent to a pair of
54 watt T5 high quality fluorescents.

We took into consideration the light wavelength
combination that will help create photosynthesis.
Optical components were integrated in order to
produce maximum light scattering in the water from
top and all the way down to the substrate.

A lot of thought were given to the practical
aspects so we designed 3 operational modes;


Mode 1- Main light
Main light includes 3 illuminations levels;
Low, Medium and High that will allow maximum
flexibility while one monitor the plants growth.
Illuminations levels also enable to easily create
the course of sunrise-Midday-sunset light as a
reflection of natural behavior of sun light in our planet.

Mode 2 - View
View mode can be very useful for general
inspection and maintenance at any time of the
day or the night, on top of that the View mode
will illuminate the aquarium in nice and bright
light and that can be also very helpful when
guests arrive to visit while the main light is off.

Mode 3 - Moonlight
Moonlight is integrated in the fixture.

General information
TheLED light pushes at least 2,500 clean luminous
and power consumption is up to 45 watt, we also
install digital controller and the fixture is water proof
Length 122 cm, Width 4 cm, Height 2 cm.











General view of the LED fixture that is design for planted aquarium.








Light check.







Moonlight.








General view, the bowl is inside in order to measure the light.



Thank you all very much.
Full set-up within 2-3 weeks.

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Re: U R B A N AQUASCAPING - 300L Planted LowTech

this is looking like a really cool project! I really like how you did the lighted background

I can't wait to see it finished
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Thank u very much for all comments.
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Two weeks of system check-up only with water.







The parcel.




The contents.




900 grams of Sagittaria subulata.




1.5 kilograms of Ludwigia repens x arcuata.




0.5 kilograms of Hydrocotyle verticillata or maybe Hydrocotyle leucocephala.





The teacher came to help with the full set-up,
he helped a lot at the final stage of the project
and I would like to share my deep appreciation
and gratitude for the knowledge he share.










Empty the water.




‫The‬ curtain.






The lower substrate contain:
40% Peat PH4.8
30% Vermakolight 2/3 mm
10% Humus






At first we apply thin layer of 20% pumice.










The lower substrate go to the net pillows.






The net pillows in the water above the pumice.






‏Anubias petite go to the ‪'‬Pendulum Ball‪'.‬






Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia go to the 'Crinum Pillars'.




Microsorium SP & M‪icrosorium narrow lea‬f go to the Cryptocoryne petchii "Chair".










After 18 month of preparations U R B A N AQUASCAPING is finally in the water.
13 species of plants are part of the set-up and that is important to the initial cycle as
well for monitor the new LED Light for planted aquarium U R B A N NATURAL GROW.








And now just visuals without translation.



































































































































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Re: U R B A N AQUASCAPING - 300L Planted LowTech

I'll be honest, I have no clue as to what I am looking at in these pictures. Not to be mean, but half of those pictures were absolutely pointless, and although your LED lighting looks good, I'm iffy about the project as a whole.

Hopefully it makes sense/looks better once the plants have time to develop a bit?

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Re: U R B A N AQUASCAPING - 300L Planted LowTech

i guess i see what you are upto ....

but ...........

well ill wait to see final pics LOL

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Re: U R B A N AQUASCAPING - 300L Planted LowTech

Only thing I didn't get was putting tall plants, ones that would easily grow to the top of your water from the substrate, on pedastals that are so tall? They are touching the top of the water after a week or two of growth....unless that was the point. But like I said, could probably have been done from the substrate. Guess I'm not a big fan of the tall skinny pedastals and look at them and think, what did you do that for?. I love the different levels though.



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In dont know.... I think I really like the way this looks. Completely different from the tons of aquariums you see everywhere, very unique. I sat and looked at the pics over and over and I think I like it more and more as I look, good work!

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It's very different, I like it! Great job building everything!
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Re: U R B A N AQUASCAPING - 300L Planted LowTech

Hi everyone,

Thank u very much for all the comments.



We can't define beauty nor happiness etc. etc.
we experience many things only via our inner
subjective filters, therefore the best thing is to
enjoy the juorny just like when hiking, scenery
is a live tissue and changing constantly as well
as AQUASCAPING, most plants will naturally
grow and influence the general reflections.



U R B A N AQUASCAPING
is about harmony between
Hardware and Software.

Hardware = Aquarium/Cabinet (1)
+ Soil/Stone/Wood (2).

Software = Water/Plants/Fish (3).

We aspire to experience that triangle
as it is and always was one life tissue.



Hardware is done and now there is work on the
software, now it's the time to allow the system
establish the cycle and then polished the plants
set-up as well as the rainbow species of fishes.
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It's good to see something unique for a change. Although they are nice, it gets boring seeing the typical "ADA" style aquariums. The main thing is that you enjoy it and have fun in the process. It's a hobby, not a job.
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Thank u very much for all the comments.
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