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Looks very nice. What kind of LEDs are you using?
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Just 2 of these, were cheap on ebay so got them until i buy something a bit better.
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Very nice! Your use of the moss on the wood makes it for me.
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Very nice! Your use of the moss on the wood makes it for me.
Thanks dude!! Cant wait till it really starts growing in. The one on the left is weeping moss (ignore the rocks in the background, they're keeping the driftwood in place till im 100% it wont move lol). The two on the right are peacock and spiky moss. And there is phoenix moss (fissidens fontanus) attatched to the rock =)
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Until my LFS get ember tetra back in stock, I've been thinking about a trio of dwarf sparkling gourami or they have 4 nice looking rummy nose tetra to tide me over. Opinions?????
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I'd get sparkling gouramies, they are a nice fish with an attitude. They can be shrimp hunters though.

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I'd get sparkling gouramies, they are a nice fish with an attitude. They can be shrimp hunters though.

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The shrimp i have are probably bigger than the gourami atm haha, hopefully they dont get too brave if i get them.
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They divide the tank into territories and stay there. But they can hunt like a pack of wolves. Very interesting behavior, still yet unexplained.

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They divide the tank into territories and stay there. But they can hunt like a pack of wolves. Very interesting behavior, still yet unexplained.

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Yeah i've read up on them. The LFS definitely have them in with decent size amano shrimp and some schooling fish (i didn't pay attention which as my focus was on the gourami haha). I'll ask them if they've seen any aggressive behavior from them.
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Very nice dude, loving the sand and the scape

I'm looking at doing mine on a budget too. Planning a trip to the east coast to find some driftwood and rocks very soon!

Was even thinking of making my own rimless tank, so the LED's are a good heads up!
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Very nice dude, loving the sand and the scape

I'm looking at doing mine on a budget too. Planning a trip to the east coast to find some driftwood and rocks very soon!

Was even thinking of making my own rimless tank, so the LED's are a good heads up!
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It's been Ebay all the way for me, stores like all pond solutions and aquacadabra are good places to check out.

Definitely get yourself to a good beach you will be spoilt for choice!! I luckily live not far from Roker and Seaburn beaches, got all my driftwood and rocks from there. Some of which will be going in my vivarium when i start working on that again
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Well after seeing so many tanks with names I thought i'd best give mine one. Having noticed that it kinda has the look of an old sunken ship, which luckily my friend also said it reminded her of to help confirm that im not seeing things lol. So I thought the name "Project Shipwreck" seemed appropriate
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WOOOOOOOO!!! 1000 views

Another reason for me to be happy, i bought 7 dwarf pencilfish. Cool lil things.

Also have a few changes planned, will be purchasing and fitting new lighting, a more permanent CO2 fixture, small wavemaker to increase movement in the tank and a few more species of plants
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Just a quick update. First pic is old LED's. Second pic is new LED's. Hopefully get some good plant growth with this

My friend got a few good pics of the dwarf pencils playing.

Still plenty of work to do, need to trim the hairgrass. The limnophila sessiliflora at the back left needs to grow. I picked up two un-named plants (some sort of hygrophila i think) for the background just either side of the java fern (which is showing new growth). Either going to go with staurogyne repens or pogostemon helferi around the centre when i get the chance. Also thinking about window tint for the background too.
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Just a small update.

Current plant list:
Limnophila Sessiliflora (chopped right down atm as it was covering the surface of the water!)
Ludwigia Glandulosa (back right)
Java Fern (centre)
Nymphoides Taiwan
Rotala Rotundifolia
Eleocharis Parvula
Staurogyne Repens
Pogostemon Helferi
Weeping Moss
Spiky Moss
Taiwan Moss
Phoenix Moss
Marimo Moss Ball.
Still not 100% what the tall background plant is on the left so if people could give their opinions.
The planting isn't really how i want atm, just wanted to get the plants in asap as they had been out of water for a while. When the Limnophila grows a bit more i will replant and also propagate the java fern as it has produced quite a few new offsets.

Livestock wise the two amano shrimp decided an underwater life wasn't for them and are MIA. Everything else are doing great and i recently bought 3 Corydoras Trilineatus which have made themselves right at home.

Still not sure what else i would like to put in here so suggestions would be appreciated, another schooling fish? a feature pair? more corys and otos? (no bigger than 5-6cm please)
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Just nearly freaked out when i saw something lurking under some of my driftwood, turned out to be a damselfly nymph around .75". It has now been relocated outside to the snail motel (a glass bowl outside where i put unwanted tadpole snails from my tank)
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