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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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Rozbod's Rimless 17 gal

Background:

Well first off i'm new to planted aquariums, in the beginning aquariums just seemed to be kind of cheesy but after digging a little deeper I realized that they can truly be works of art. Since then I have been doing countless hours of research honing my aquascaping ability's while expanding my knowledge of both fish and aquatic plants. If you look through the thread below you will definitely see my advancements in aquascaping. Of course there are always improvements that can be made. Hopefully through constructive criticism from the community I can continue to grow, so don't be afraid to drop a comment below if you feel like you could help me out in anyway or just like what you're seeing. Thanks in advance for taking a look.

Equipment list:

Do!aqua 17 gallon tank
Fishneedit 4x24 T5HO light (I was surprised at how nice the light is)
ADA style light bar thanks to Tom Barr
Two bags of aquasoil amazonia
DIY stand
Aquatek premium CO2 regulator
Atomic CO2 Diffuser by GLA
5Lb CO2 cylinder
Driftwood from Tom Barr
Ehiem 2215 and a set of lily pipes

Invertebrates Stocking list (subject to change):

Amano shrimp
Cherry red shrimp


Flora (subject to change)

Hair grass or dwarf baby tears its a throw up between the two for the foreground but if you guys have an opinion let me know.
Microsorum pteropus - Java fern
Taxiphyllum barbieri - Java moss
Taxiphyllum montagnei - Christmas moss

This is what I think I want for sure but i'm looking for community suggestions!

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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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A few pics of the setup

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post #3 of 42 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 09:29 PM
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Just a suggestion, you might want to get Sakura red cherry shrimp or Painted fire red shrimp. They are a higher grade cherry shrimp with a more solid red coloration and they are just as easy to take care of. You can sometimes find them for sale on this site for around $2 per shrimp.

Great setup you have by the way! Can't wait to see it with plants and shrimp!
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Just a suggestion, you might want to get Sakura red cherry shrimp or Painted fire red shrimp. They are a higher grade cherry shrimp with a more solid red coloration and they are just as easy to take care of. You can sometimes find them for sale on this site for around $2 per shrimp.

Great setup you have by the way! Can't wait to see it with plants and shrimp!
Thanks a lot for the advice on the shrimp! I will look into this for sure since they are a higher quality. Thanks a lot for the kind words about the setup to it means a lot!
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post #5 of 42 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 02:56 AM Thread Starter
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A little update

I received the driftwood from Tom today and I was very impressed with the wood and if anyone is looking for some good pieces get into contact with him. I'll try to post pictures tomorrow can't tonight because I have been out all day and am exhausted.
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A few pieces of the driftwood

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Here is a pic of a few pieces of the wood I got. I know the iPhone camera isn't the best in picking up detail but in person these pieces have a lot of character.
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post #7 of 42 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 06:02 AM
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Thy driftwood has some nice twists in it, looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
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post #8 of 42 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 02:29 AM
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Nice setup, I think you have the placement of the wood right.. I would only suggest trying to bring them in closer so that it looks like one complex piece, you can fill in the gaps with some lava rock or seiryu stone.
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Nice setup, I think you have the placement of the wood right.. I would only suggest trying to bring them in closer so that it looks like one complex piece, you can fill in the gaps with some lava rock or seiryu stone.
Thanks for the advice. I agree with that. I haven't been able to get my hands on any decent rock but i'm on the look out.
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Scaping Take Two

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I ended up removing the piece of wood from the left side of the tank because it just didn't go. After I removed that I added a thicker piece to the right side of the tank just to give it a bit more "flare". In the end I feel like removing the piece from the left side was the right move because it was really messing with the balance.

On a side note if anyone has recommendation on where to get a few pieces of rock let me know because i'm on the look out. Thanks again for taking a look guys and girls.
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Scape changes

I'm back again with a few more pictures of the scape this time with a few added pieces. Would love if you guys would give me some input on what you think about it any changes that you would suggest etc. Thanks again for taking a look.

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(Sorry about the crummy quality of the the first picture I didn't know it looked so bad)

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wood looks awesome. Just keep it away from the glass so you have room to scrape.

40 Breeder in progress...
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post #13 of 42 (permalink) Old 01-12-2013, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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wood looks awesome. Just keep it away from the glass so you have room to scrape.
Good point I didn't even think of that. What do you use to scrape just razor blades or do you use one of those float mag things?
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Just an idea...if you wanna put the wood on one side of the scape, you should create the slope for the substrate...higher on the side of the wood and lower on the other side...
Anyway, you got a great start!!!
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Just an idea...if you wanna put the wood on one side of the scape, you should create the slope for the substrate...higher on the side of the wood and lower on the other side...
Anyway, you got a great start!!!
That's a good idea then when I put plants in they wont mess with scale as much. Thanks for the tip!
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