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HAHAHA i only saw this after you fixed, but thanks for doing so Orchibob

Oh man, Sara, I'm feeling a little bit guilty about the dust cloud in your tank and broken stems.....I'd feel a lot guilty if you weren't planning on pulling that sucker out no matter what though, so I guess il est qu'il est (that's french for it is what it is )

Now that the tank isn't hot chocolate and I can see what's going on in there, I'm gonna have to agree with Orchibob and say that I think the tank looks better without the sword. It's getting that jungley look that is my favorite

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wet spot!

puppy, dog, kid, me, 14 tanks theres always a wet spot somewhere

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wet spot!

puppy, dog, kid, me, 14 tanks theres always a wet spot somewhere
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What on earth are you guys talking about? Wait, don't answer that.

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Also, a quick note. I am going to start posting all my journals in this thread now. The 15 gallon previously found here thread has been closed and will be updated in this journal. When I do updates, I'll try to use a new post for each tank instead of lumping them together. I'm just not up to having multiple journals as it is a struggle for me to keep up with one thread.

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Urban Decay - 10 gallon tank

The algae tank met it's maker. I have spend so much time experimenting on it that I killed everything but Francine and a sponge covered in clado (from the marimo ball that lived in the tank for a long time) and grew tired of looking at an empty tank. Meanwhile, the husband was cleaning out the apartment after tenants moved out and came across a 10 gallon that they didn't want. So he brought it home and I started to work on a bright idea I came up with on an insomnia filled night. I owe Karatech credit for giving me some ideas about tanks and walls and the rest kind of fell into place.

Contents:
10 gallon standard glass rectangle
Folk art acrylic paint
Foam brush
Old scrap piece of poster board to protect acrylic paint
Packing tape to hold up said poster board
Scraper to remove paint due to trying to paint to quickly and bubbling the background
2nd tube of folk art acrylic paint to correct above error
1 versa top with the handle and plastic removed
1 tube of silicone
Caribsea Tahitian Moon Super Naturals sand
Turface
Red Sea Florabase (this stuff is excellent, I wish I could afford to use it exclusively)
A random stick

Fauna:
Blue Pearl Shrimp
Snails

Flora:
Three small swords for now until I find plants for the background I like
Moss
Cladophora covered sponge (the shrimp love picking on it and I had to honor the algae)
A stem of MU I found floating
Hornwort and Red Root Floaters
The crypt was moved over long enough to hate it and moved back to the 55 (I kind of melted leaves overnight as a result. )
Stupid riccia
Microsword
The real marselia minuta (I hope it lives as this is all I have of it)

The goal of the tank is to represent city streets decaying and returning to nature. This is a common occurrence in our town and I wanted to represent that. A little different, I know. But I think it'll look cool once I get it set up more. So basically, I siliconed both pieces of glass in the tank with approximately 1/3 space for plants, left a gap and filled with sand. I think it looks pretty good. Can't wait to add more plants - anyone have any dwarf sag?

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The hubby helping (he likes this idea and picked the paint color)








Tip, don't just accept tiny leaks in the silicone. It's settled a bit and I lost a tiny amount due to not sealing it tightly....


Baby's of the sword I took out of the 55 (not staying)


Cute picture of the small sword covered in shrimp(staying if it can handle life without co2):




Snail going to the direst place in the tank, he's not happy about the clean home:


Odd yellow that came from the pearls. May take him/her to another tank free of shrimp (a nano)






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And a tank without algae would be a travesty

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Lol, free tanks are the best aren't they? I like the new setup! At first I thought you were making a riparium there.
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I like the new tank, Sara! You sure can't beat free!

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And yes, hopefully I can tame my pleco! Oddly he hasn't ripped the hairgrass out once, and it is sending out little tiny runners.

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This is fun. I look forward to seeing it grow in.
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Love the new tank idea!!! Cool shrimp!!!
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post #2205 of 2954 (permalink) Old 08-12-2011, 07:06 PM
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wow nice idea! wish I could tank shrimp

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