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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-01-2012, 01:10 AM Thread Starter
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Jesse's Mini-L Anubias Adventure

Hey planted tank people,

I've been planning this tank for a while now and have finally gotten all the pieces to put it together(almost). Ever since i laid eyes on my first ADA aquarium. I've always wanted one so I purchased a Mini L online. The tank is only 8.5 gallons but is a perfect nano sized tank.

I really wanted to go low tech so I would'nt have to pay much attention to it and yet it would still look appealing. This was a job for my favourite plant the Anubias.

Plants:

  • Anubias barteri 'Petite'
  • Anubias barteri 'Nana'
  • Anubias barteri var. 'round leaf'
  • Christmas moss
  • Needle Leaf Java Fern


For my critters I am only going to be keeping shrimp.
I have 50 fire reddish shrimps waiting for the tank to mature a little.

Equipment:

  • Eheim 2213
  • Aquatic Magic Lily Pipes
  • Archaea 27W Power Compact Light Fixture
  • Pfertz

1. New tank arrives



2. Hardscape in!



3. Tease shot



4. Day 1



5. Almost 3 months of growth



6. 5 months?



I still need to buy my substrate which is going to be natural looking sand as i opted out of using my aqua soil since its not needed and the cycle time is a tad long.

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-01-2012, 01:26 AM
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Excellent use of anubias

ADA Nile sand looks great with DW and dark leaved low light plants like Anubia and Java fern. One of the small bags is plenty for the footprint of a mini-L.

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Might have to order some of that online when i get my ramhorns!
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This may be one of the best layouts that I've ever seen on the site.

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So here are some pictures of the tank at almost 3 months in.





When i first started the tank i had a ton of anubias but 95% of them died off to that weird anubias rotting disease which really pissed me off. I have just added a bunch last week while also adding christmas moss ss tiles. The java fern is growing well and spreading and the moss is also grown in a lot. The moss on the left side floated up so it was recently re-tied down.

In the tank I now have tons of fire red shrimp, around 8 CBS 's' and 1 spotted rasbora to keep the scuds away.
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What a beautiful tank, the simplicity creates an incredible elegance. I love it
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Rockin' the sand, man. Such a sharp, clean tank. Keep it up.


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Liking your photography there especially the bw
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Liking your photography there especially the bw
Thanks for all the positive feedback guys. Much appreciated.

Anything you think i could add or take away to improve?
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One of the nicest tanks I've seen in a while. so crisp and clean. Keep up the good work!
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Great nano.
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Is that weeping moss on the right? Sure looks like two different types of moss in there.

40 Breeder in progress...
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Is that weeping moss on the right? Sure looks like two different types of moss in there.
The right branch is weeping and everything else is christmas.
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Looks really great. Loving the hardscape and the way the moss is filling in.
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