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post #1 of 73 (permalink) Old 07-27-2013, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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125g "Stumped"

Rounds.......3.....

The Plan: A river like feel. Fast current. LOTS of tall crypts and C. Helferi flowing in the current. CICHLIDS!!!, back to my roots.

The Goods:

TANK: 125g (72x18x24)

FILTERATION: FX5

LIGHTING: 2 36" Tek fixtures with 1x Giesemann Middays and 1x Flora bulbs, 38" inches above substarte

SUBSTRATE: ADA AquaSoil New Amazonia. Normal and Powder types.
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HARDSCAPE: Stumps and stones locally collected

FAUNA: Angels, rams, von Rio tetras, peppered cories

to add:checkerboard cichlids, hatchets

FLORA: Ferns, crypts, mini fiss, mini pellia, DHG, hydro vert, MM, weeping moss, ALOT of crypts



Here it is just an hour after flooding and planting about 3 weeks ago



today





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post #2 of 73 (permalink) Old 07-27-2013, 11:53 PM
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Nice chad. I bet it looks incredible in person! That's some awesome hard scape you got there
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This looks really cool, but the pictures are so small. I'm dying to see bigger photos!
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Looking great.

Once it grows in, it'll be amazing. Really like the scape.

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Wow Chad, that's awesome! What sort of angel are you going to put in there?

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Looks great!
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This looks really cool, but the pictures are so small. I'm dying to see bigger photos!
I agree. Bigger photos. The "roots" look amazing. Can't wait to see it grow in.
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Very nice! I'm still bummed you didn't enter your last scape into IAPLC......
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those pieces of wood are epic

ive been looking for some stump like pieces and the rock just makes it work

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thanks everyone! i appreciate all the nice comments.

i will post more pics soon, when it starts to fill in a little more. My trident ferns are having a hard time adjusting to this tank which is a little confusing to me.

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Very nice! I'm still bummed you didn't enter your last scape into IAPLC......
Thanks. Yeah i really wanted to submit it at some point. BUT the BBA ust got so bad that i couldnt take any close ups with out it showing. I just had too much light, and couldnt correct it. It was too far gone.



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great start. looks awesome

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Won't the fully grown angels be a hazard to the cardinals?
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I love how the wood wraps around the rocks!!
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great start. looks awesome
thx.

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Won't the fully grown angels be a hazard to the cardinals?
sure.

is it possible that they wont?

sure.

i have heard about people keeping adult cardinal(which mine are) with angels just fine. I am hoping that is the case with mine




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I love how the wood wraps around the rocks!!
i appreciate it. I was shooting for the rooty river bed look.



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