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R.I.P. "Revival" - Speedie408's 10g

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Finally got a second tank set up. My question to everyone is... I've seen 4g Finnex tanks that look exactly like mine, but is this tank made by Finnex? I really like the way this the tank looks and also it's very well built.

My original plan was to have some sort of rock hardscape with HC only as foreground cover and then a few stem plants behind the rocks. As you can see in the pics things are already going off track a little bit. Got me an excellent Erio Japan which is doing quite well for about a week now. I also threw in some Sunset Hygro and Tonina fluviatilis from my other tank.

It's been cycling for about 2 weeks now with ADA AS, HOB filter, CO2 via ceramic diffuser, and using my extra 39W T5HO fixture with a 10K bulb for now. I threw in a few of my Neons from my other tank to help get the cycle flowing. Just a few days ago, I received my 20 Microrasbora erythromicron. They are way too shy to get a half decent shot. I'll let them adjust a bit longer for some nice shots. They've already colored up nicely and are starting to fatten up though. However I already lost one fish from commiting suicide. I didn't know these fish were jumpers so I'm going to have to look for a lid.

I don't have the patience to grow HC emmersed so hopefully this works out.

On with the pics: This is my first attempt at a rock hardscape. Hope you guys like it. I got the rocks for free from a local stream.









Thanks for looking guys. We'll see how it turns out so stay tuned for updates.

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Looks like an excellent start. Good job.
Thank you!
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Looks great. I love the combo of natural style simplicity with some nice plants that arn't "traditional" for the styling. Should look great when it fills in.
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Looks great. I love the combo of natural style simplicity with some nice plants that arn't "traditional" for the styling. Should look great when it fills in.
Thanks! I actually wanted the "traditional" look in the first place. But in haste, this is what I ended up with. We'll see how things pan out because sometimes plants in the S&S are too irresistible.
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So I took out all the Sunset Hygros and threw in the rest of my Tonina fluvialitis. Those "celery" plant in the middle (I originally got as a RAOK from Craigthor) were all derived from a half melted surviving stem. They are actually doing very well in this tank with the ADA AS.


Love this Eriocaulon Japan! I think I eFF'd up one of the leaves already durring planting. Hopefully it recovers. Anybody know's when this thing can be split up for propagation?
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Just a small update for you guys/girls.



How's my HC growing?


Does anyone know what the name if this plant is? I'm really starting to like it alot.


and the FTS


Lemme know what you guys think, good or bad.
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Good start.
And you take awesome photos!
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Good start.
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Thank you Ugly. I can't wait for the HC to fill up the foreground.
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Does anyone know what the name if this plant is? I'm really starting to like it alot.


and the FTS


Lemme know what you guys think, good or bad.
Thumbs up . When that HC fills in it's gonna be crazy! You know what would look good in here? A little Erio "Australia Red" in the foreground. Hmmm...I wonder where you'd find that

And I think your mystery plant is Limnophila sp. "Guinea Broad Leaf" or something like that

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Thumbs up . When that HC fills in it's gonna be crazy! You know what would look good in here? A little Erio "Australia Red" in the foreground. Hmmm...I wonder where you'd find that

And I think your mystery plant is Limnophila sp. "Guinea Broad Leaf" or something like that
haha PM'd you bout the plants, but anyway can't wait to see what you got to offer dude. Depending on how big your erio is going to be, I might have to pluck out some HC to make room for it.

Thanks for the plant ID man. Can't google any pics of it, but I'll take your word.
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The Erio's pretty little. Like maybe an inch across. I just have no place for it here so I figured I'd send it your way

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The Erio's pretty little. Like maybe an inch across. I just have no place for it here so I figured I'd send it your way
I'll be waiting for it
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super clear pictures. may i ask what type of camera do you use
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i like it a lot. nice work! like you say that lacy plant in the middle is very attractive.
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