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So is this all E. tennellus and MicroSword? I really like the looks of it but I'm surprised that the ET isn't sending runners all over the tank and taking over.

I really like the looks of it!

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It did send one runner along the side of the tank but I snipped it off.

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The end of your previous scape was awesome! Great job with such a little space.
Thanks.

8-5-11:
I tore my 10G down and decided to stick my 7.5G cube in its place. This scape is about two days old. As seen in the pictures, the water is currently slightly hazy but that should pass in a week.

Under the steel mesh is Fissidens fontanus. If it doesn't grow in well then I'll likely just add Anubias nana petite as the carpet plant.

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Filtration: That JBJ 3G Picotope filter and a Hagen Elite Mini.
Substrate: 3-4 liters of ASII Powder.
Flora: Anubias nana petite, Fissidens fontanus, Frogbit, and Pennywort.
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post #92 of 104 (permalink) Old 08-05-2011, 10:26 PM
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I can't believe I am saying this, but I think I like this better! I'm looking forward to the progression.

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I think it looks better too. It'll look really nice when your carpet grows out.
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I can't believe I am saying this, but I think I like this better! I'm looking forward to the progression.
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I think it looks better too. It'll look really nice when your carpet grows out.
Thanks! Truth be told, I am glad to be done with my 10G as, even though it wasn't much work when it came to maintenance, things just feel simpler.
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This is going to look sweet when it grows out!!
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8-7-11:
Right after a 90% WC. Trying to get the ammonia from the AS out ASAP.


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I can't believe I am saying this, but I think I like this better! I'm looking forward to the progression.
I can't believe I'm saying it either, the blyxa and carpet stage was awesome, but that stone is awesome.

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That is a lot of petite's. When you need to prune, keep me in mind Also is that SSteel mesh? I've been looking for some with no avail.

Well the snail trap is not working. Maybe wrong bait. I did not have cucumber or cabbage at home so I put some banana instead but they all climb to the wall of the tank. Maybe they know it is a trap. Will try one more night and observe. This time with cucumber which is recommended. ~ CHUNTC
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That is a lot of petite's. When you need to prune, keep me in mind Also is that SSteel mesh? I've been looking for some with no avail.
Yes, it is SS mesh. I purchased a 24"x12" 70% open sheet from Amazon for $10 shipped. It is woven mesh but it still works very well with most applications (just don't expect to cut 1"x1" squares). I also suggest washing it off before adding any pieces to the tank as I am quite sure they apply a protective lubricant/oil to the SS.
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8-7-11:
Right after a 90% WC. Trying to get the ammonia from the AS out ASAP.

That stone looks like a skull..

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Oh, wow! It really does. I scrolled down too far and only saw "That stone looks like a skull." When I scrolled back up, I actually jumped a little.

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No, it looks like a gorilla face! Really!

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any updated pics? i really like that cube. very attractive.

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any updated pics? i really like that cube. very attractive.
Thanks. No updated pictures as I don't have much time but the tank looks quite similar to how it did in the last photos... just a bit more lush.
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