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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-11-2008, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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My 1st tank, 15g(updated pics-4/12)

Finally, my 1st aquarium, and done with cycling. I just collected some dead wood peices from my backyard, boiled em' and dropped them in my tank, I'll try to design them in a nice way when I get time...:





Even my bamboo shrimp likes it



This i the only pic I could get without the fish moving:



Any comments/criticism accepted. (Except for stuff relating to my gravel....)

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-11-2008, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, and I know..there aren't any plants, but I'm going to pick some up this sunday from a local I met on this forum. They're corkscrew vals, can't wait to get them!

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-11-2008, 11:48 PM
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Woooah that is some serious blue in there ! Now its time to hide it all with green. I wish I had known your tank was barren, I would have sent you enough hygro to fill it up instead of throwing it in the compost pile.

What ya gonna add for plants?
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So far what I'm getting now are corkscrew vals.

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That angel is going to need more room than what you currently have.
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yea I know, I'll move it when it gets bigger, but for now hes pretty small, so.. it's all good.

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-12-2008, 02:48 AM Thread Starter
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anyone got ideas on plants?? Preferably 'low tech' plants. ( I don't have CO2 nor do I intend to get a system) I really like moss because it (1) looks nice (to me).
and (2) you can attach it to mostly anything any really brightens your tank up. But the thing is, no local pet stores sell it, and I dont want to pay $5 or $8 for shipping to get some moss. (you might think im cheap but im not)...so..yea..

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Ununknow, check the link in my signature(low light plant list) and make a list of what you need. See if members would seel you some plants for cheap or for the price of shipping.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-12-2008, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Ok new pics, I tried a lot of different layouts but I think this one looks best:








...there now, time to get plants.

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bump

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It'll improve, retake some pics, and post em, ok ununknown?
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-05-2008, 01:02 AM
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Have you thought about getting a different substrate?

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