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post #1 of 87 (permalink) Old 06-19-2016, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Grassy Cliffs - 2ft (now hi-tech)

Hi guys, finally got to put this old 2ft tank ive had hanging around to use, plan was to have two "cliffs" with path down the middle, have topped the cliffs with Monte Carlo as this one wont have Co2, and the MC should be nice and close to the light at the top of the stones.

With the hight of the ikea cube shelf the tank is sitting on this is the eye sight view of the tank



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post #2 of 87 (permalink) Old 06-20-2016, 12:37 AM
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Great scape. Only thing is could you make the path a bit thinner towards the back. Also, putting a small stone under where the stone hangs may be good. As the hanging stone bothers me I dunno why hahaha.


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Great scape. Only thing is could you make the path a bit thinner towards the back. Also, putting a small stone under where the stone hangs may be good. As the hanging stone bothers me I dunno why hahaha.


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Yeah I mite make it a bit thinner, probably a good idea, that stone does annoy me also, I mite remove it tho its holding up a bunch of soil... at first I liked it because it was hanging but now I think its to big!
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Ooo it could be a disaster if you remove it. I would tread lightly with that. Anyway good luck! The scape is already pretty damn good. Also, maybe having the tallest stone the focal one tilted a bit may make it look nicer.


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Will this fissiden moss recover? I soaked it in some 50/50 excel solution to kill some hair algae and I think ive fried the moss, its gone from a dark green to brown...

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I think it may be gone.


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Is this a 60x45x45 dimension tank?
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Nice scape!
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post #9 of 87 (permalink) Old 06-27-2016, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
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Is this a 60x45x45 dimension tank?
Hi I am pretty sure its 60 (len) x 30(width) x 45(tall) I can measure if needed
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Re-glued some fissidens after blacking out some for a week, looks much better than the brown stuff. MC has been down for about 2 weeks now.

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Here is the front on shot, the glass is a bit fogged. I am hoping the MC grows some height so its seen over the rocks at this angle.

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MC will definitely do what you want. I just pulled out a bunch that was 4" thick and replanted.

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MC will definitely do what you want. I just pulled out a bunch that was 4" thick and replanted.
Hopefully, Just need to give it time!
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Here is a comparison top down shot.

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I have ordered a small ISTA canister filter for this one, probably to small but we will see, I also dont want to run a heater. I may not stock with any fish, or perhaps only DAE shrimp, will the lack of heater be any issue for the MC?

Also when i flood, I plan on not using Co2, am I setting myself up for failure by doing the dry start, I have read the plant will become reliant on the large amount of Co2 present during a dry start.



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