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Hi there,

Since english is not my native language please
understand and I will try try 2do my best here,
enclosed a journey of two years in one roll.








U R B A N AQUARIUM


























The Bottom Kal-Kar
























Rear Light Table - experiment

























 

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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













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Bit more ...

























Cryptocoryne Petchii "Chair"



The intimacy bowl



Crinum Calamistratum Pillars with the 'Pendulum Ball'





 

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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 LED 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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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 at the end of that
post it's about 14 months of pregnancy and there is still work 2 do.
 

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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.
 

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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.











About 2%-3% from 45 kg of black quartz is dirt and other staff,
and after the photo set we got some help from my little sun.
















The new cabinet before painting.







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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.
 

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City landscape from the roof.













Drying 45 kg of black quartz in the living room.






Having fun.






See U soon.
 

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

















Celebrates ‫with home made cherry beer‬.
 

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

















Celebrates ‫with home made cherry beer‬.
 

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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
The LED 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.
 

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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.
 

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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 eighteen months of preparations U R B A N AQUASCAPING is finally in the water,
14 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 LED NATURAL GROW.
 

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And now just visuals without translation.



























































































































 

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Flexibility is important.







Baby mangrove is been prepared to be set near the 'Mother'.



Piece of glass is attached for submerged the mangrove.


The 'Mother'.








Memorandum - The New Hydor Ario 4 House - Prototype 01.


Memorandum - The New Hydor Ario 4 House - Prototype 02.


Ario 4


Both models were tested under water for two weeks
and the I have decided to do as at the follow visuals.



Little piece of mangrove.


Cut.


Result.






Black quartz.


Bubble window.





















The New Hydor Ario 4 House - Prototype 03.

















The little piece of mangrove were design for
tying plants (in that case Java moss) but they
also play an aesthetic role and contribute to the
harmonic general view of U R B A N AQUASCAPING.

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


Hardware is done and now there is plenty of
work on the Software (Flexibility is important).



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