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post #16 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-28-2013, 05:51 PM
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I really like the scape, curious to see how this fills in.

I gotta admit though, the light legs would make me nervous.
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post #17 of 56 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 05:06 AM Thread Starter
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So I've been waiting for my pennywort bought off of fleabay but it hasnt shown up. Probably lost in the mail. So i've ordered some off another site to make sure I get some in.

I've added a few things to the tank while I'm waiting though. I bought some cabomba and added it to the right side as a background plant. I like how these look and wanted to mimic a bamboo forest in the back ground. I still have some of the pony's foot found in the backyard in the tank. As you can see they are beginning to melt. I have added a few brazillian pennywort that were shipped free from some shrimps I bought a while back there were only a couple of leaves but they've begun to spread out a bit. These guys are up against the rock.





I also bought a bunch of riccia and spent a couple hours meshing them to little rocks. I'll use these as a border to fence in the HC once they arrive. I have some homemade CO2 in there at the moment and highlight these things are pearling a ton.

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I've also made an attempt at making my own lily pipes for the Eheim canister filter 2213. I used a heat gun some salt to bend the acrylic tubes into shape. Learned off of this forum of course.

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post #18 of 56 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 05:08 AM Thread Starter
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Update:

The marsilea is coming in pretty well.



The Riccia rocks are poking through the mesh.


I ripped out the pony's foot and replaced it with Glosso. This is about one pot's worth

I received a small patch of baby dwarf tears (HC) from an issaquah planted tank pro. I have that planted on the left side of the tank. I hope they fill in with plenty of light and CO2


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Looking good! I just flooded my 12 today! It will be a race to see whos plant fill in first! Haha
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post #20 of 56 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 05:14 AM Thread Starter
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Today. I bought a few bacopa and rearranged my riccia rocks to the base of the stones. I think it gives it a very natural look.

Everything still looks a bit messy and cloudy because I just finished cleaning off the stones and rescaping about 70% of the plants.

I've also installed my new eheim 2213 with extended spray bar.









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post #21 of 56 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 05:36 PM
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Beautiful tank! Love the hardscape and your riccia stone borders. I'm just concerned about the cabomba overtaking the tank.

I can't wait to see it filled in. I'm definitely subscribed.
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Thanks. =)

The cabomba are throwing off lots of stem roots. and browning a bit I'm not 100% sure why.
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Wow, this is stunning. I love your rocks, they have such great texture/shape and it all goes the same way. Just your right side could be an amazing scape for a tank 1/3 of the size. I can't wait to see how this progresses.
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i think its pretty cool how we used the same tank, substrate, stones and yet ours are completely different! yours is gonna look amazing once everything fills in. definitally a lot more heavily planted then mine. looks like your plants just turned the corner and are showing some good growth now. (those riccia rocks!) keep up the good work!

i'll post an update of my tank later today in the 12 long thread.
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nice work! Can I ask where you got those stones? I really need a set for my 20L
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Lucky for my my LFS had them in stock for 4.95 /LB. They are not like the ADA stones however. I've seen a youtube video that shows they can raise PH. There are some folks on here that sell the stones as well.


I love the riccia rocks. I think I may do a whole carpet one of these days. =)
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so your stones are limestone?
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no I pulled each one out and did an acid test and came back negatory. I was somewhat relieved since I want to keep shrimp in there.
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Hi binbin9,

If you picked up those stones at a Asian store in Kent there is a very good chance they are a calcium based stone. I find that they do effect the hardness and to some extent the PH in my tanks.


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actually from Midway. But there's a Kent Store???? How come I have never heard of this place? =) whats the name of the place.
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