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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-21-2013, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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Red face Shrimp & Petrified Wood - 12G Long



Latest Photo - 03 August, 2013

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Flooded:
19 July, 2013

Equipment:
  • Mr. Aqua MA-730, 12 gallon long
  • Current USA Satellite Freshwater LED+ 36-48"
  • Eheim 2213
  • Stainless steel filter guard by H4N
Substrate: CaribSea Eco-Complete (Planted Black Fine 0.25-3mm, 40lbs)

Hardscape:
  • Petrified wood: extinct species of tree, Araucarioxylon arizonicum, from the Triassic period (200+ million years ago)
  • "Rock Wood" granite with lots of small flecks of mica
Flora: Glosso (Glossostigma elatinoides)

Fauna: Became Cherry Shrimpville as of August 3rd


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So I'm just getting this started up but here are a couple shots of my 12G long that will live on the elevated counter space between my kitchen and dining area.

I suspended the LED lighting with fishing line to keep the rimless look intact.

The Glosso was grown by forum member Da Plant Man. I ordered 20 1x1in units.

Once the heterotrophic bacteria bloom ends I'll start the proper tank conditioning. Hopefully the Glosso will have filled in and rooted more properly by then.

This will be a lower tech tank - no CO2















Stainless steel filter guard crafted by forum member H4N will protect the little shrimp guys soon be living in the tank:


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I love it! The more I see petrified wood the more I like it.

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Stunning! I have an lfs near me that sells lots of petrified wood... that tank and super clean looking!
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The eBay seller grandmuddy3344 was my petrified wood source. Very much recommended and seems to have a steady supply up for auction.

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very clean looking tank!
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No big deal just some 200 million year old wood...

Looks great, i love the look of long tanks!
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Heels-Yay! Petrified wood, Current USA, Eco-Complete, Glosso... It must be a Florida thing.

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Great looking tank! Piece on the right is Epic!

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Very very nice! those rocks are stunning!

and the filter guard :P LOL!!!

Does the " rock wood" alter water parameters>?
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Does the "rock wood" alter water parameters?
To the best of my knowledge its composition should be inert & tank-friendly.
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Great photos. What type of camera?
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Great photos. What type of camera?
Thanks! Nikon D5000 w/ a Nikkor 35mm 1.8
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Thanks! Nikon D5000 w/ a Nikkor 35mm 1.8
I expect to see plenty of photo updates.
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