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why hate it? thats awesome. i hate the cold, and we have snow on the ground. ****ing winter.
i wish i had a hawaiiesque climate.
Let's trade places! I love the cold.

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Let's trade places! I love the cold.
done.
ill even throw in an AC unit for when cold just isnt cold enough.
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done.
ill even throw in an AC unit for when cold just isnt cold enough.
Great. I'll leave the heat on for ya too. Lol

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And it just keeps getting better... full shoot soon.


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Amazing what you can do with a WK ball and just sand. Truly amazing. Great job, Kiran!
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I'm really really thinking of doing this now! I've got everything I need, just need to do it.
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Amazing what you can do with a WK ball and just sand. Truly amazing. Great job, Kiran!
Thanks Jon, I really appreciate it. I'm so happy to see that this tank has gotten to where it has.

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I'm really really thinking of doing this now! I've got everything I need, just need to do it.
I say go for it! And I know what you mean, man, finding the time to do things like this...

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Thanks Jon, I really appreciate it. I'm so happy to see that this tank has gotten to where it has.



I say go for it! And I know what you mean, man, finding the time to do things like this...
Yeah dude! I seriously am so busy it's not even funny!
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Alrighty guys, here is the full photo update. Although the pics are very good, they still don't do the tank justice. It doesn't even look real in person, it's just so vibrant.











Tell me what you think! I don't think that I could be much happier with how this tank is turning out. I still can't believe that I've gotten this to work with high light, no CO2, and no regular fert regime (*knocks on wood*)

Oh, and also, I'm taking livestock suggestions. Looking for a small schooling fish that would do alright in here... B. brigittae or similar?

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This looks amazing! For such a tiny tank, it's popping with color and brightness.

It would really set off some Chocolate or Wild-Type Neos. The darkness would be nice against the brightness of the greens.

Almost feel as if fish would be a distraction.
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Tell me what you think! I don't think that I could be much happier with how this tank is turning out. I still can't believe that I've gotten this to work with high light, no CO2, and no regular fert regime (*knocks on wood*)
The universe doesn't let these kinds of things slip by unnoticed, Kiran. RIP your tank.

I thought the first pic was nice. These new ones are amazing! No CO2 method seems to work very well for the WK setups. I wonder how explosive the growth would be with it...

I agree with the shrimp comment though. Dark colored shrimp contrast would be nice! But, if you really wanted to do fish you could do something like M. kubotai to accent and blend the greens and contrast the reds or the B. brigittae to accent your reds and contrast your greens. Some other good choices could inclide B. berah, B. maculatus, T. espei (nice copper color would blend very well in the tank as well), etc. I'm about to put some T. espei in my Mini M myself. Glass top already in place and fingers already crossed.
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you need to submit this tank in a contest.
it looks great. and i just cant believe that you arent using CO2 on it.
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This looks amazing! For such a tiny tank, it's popping with color and brightness.

It would really set off some Chocolate or Wild-Type Neos. The darkness would be nice against the brightness of the greens.

Almost feel as if fish would be a distraction.
Thanks Jake! The photos don't even do it justice.

I think you might be onto something with the shrimp. I'd need quite a few to have some visible at any given time since they would most likely hide in the center plant mass most of the time, though.

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The universe doesn't let these kinds of things slip by unnoticed, Kiran. RIP your tank.

I thought the first pic was nice. These new ones are amazing! No CO2 method seems to work very well for the WK setups. I wonder how explosive the growth would be with it...

I agree with the shrimp comment though. Dark colored shrimp contrast would be nice! But, if you really wanted to do fish you could do something like M. kubotai to accent and blend the greens and contrast the reds or the B. brigittae to accent your reds and contrast your greens. Some other good choices could inclide B. berah, B. maculatus, T. espei (nice copper color would blend very well in the tank as well), etc. I'm about to put some T. espei in my Mini M myself. Glass top already in place and fingers already crossed.
Haha I hope not!

Thanks! It does make me wonder too, but it's not really worth the hassle for me at the moment.

Maybe what I'll do is get some wild type Neos or Chocolates and an Oto or two for stocking and call it a day. Although I really would like some nice red color...

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you need to submit this tank in a contest.
it looks great. and i just cant believe that you arent using CO2 on it.
Thanks Marko! Do you know of any upcoming competitions?

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