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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-07-2008, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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10G " Boraras Dream"

Hey friends wanted to share my new 10 gallon set up. The fish used in this layout is an unidentified Boraras species which look similar to boraras maculatus but has slightly different markings, hence the name. This layout was photographed at 180days past set up.





Here are the tank specs.
Tank: 10G with trim removed
Substrate : ADA Aquasoil II , Power Sand special and Tourmalin BC
Light: 65 W PC with 6700K
Filter: Aquaclear 30
Fertilizer: ADA Brighty K
Step 1
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Brighty Special Lights
Florish Iron
ECA
Green Gain
Green Bacter
Co2: ADA CO2 System 74-YA/ver.2 at 1 bubble/sec
Hardscape: ADA Blackwood and locally collected wood
Plants: Hemianthus callitrichoides “cuba”
Riccia Fluitans
E. tenellus
Hydrocotyle verticillata
Christmas Moss
Hemianthus micranthemoides
Microsorium pteropus “Needle”
Monosolenium tenerum
Cryptocoryne Willisii x Lucens
Cryptocoryne Wendtii “ Bronze”
Fish : Boraras sp.
Celestichthys margaritatus
Ottocinclus sp.
Hisonotus leucofrenatus
Shrimp:Cardinia japonica
Neocaridina denticulata sinensis "red"(Red Cherry shrimp)

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thats beautiful
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it's a boraras maculata and the tank looks awesome

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Gorgeous set up.



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Very beautiful.
If its not maculatus then its probably Boraras micros. But it looks more like the maculatus.


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Absolutely gorgeous....I'm jealous. Paula
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Chris, Nate, Mizu, Bk828 and Paula thanks a lot.
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how long have you had the fish in there?

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Beautiful tank and fish
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Nate the fish have been there for over 5 months.
Metageologist thanks for the compliments.

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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-19-2008, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
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I brought this fish from LFS as Ottocinclus niger or Hisonotus leucofrenatus. They stay small and are as good with diatoms as regular Ottos. Beautiful fish in my opinion. Perfect for a nice planted tank. Any other fans of this fish out there?



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i looks like an otto x pleco lol. ive never seen it before though
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what are the specs on this amazing tank?
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that otto is awesome very nice tank
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post #15 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-19-2008, 02:42 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks a lot blazeyreef and jelisoner. Blazeyreef specs have been added to the first post.

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