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looking good. i really like how the stump is turning out.
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The glass could use a scraping.

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Like this little tank a bunch, I've got one set up right now that looks very similar actually! Cept i've been fighting brown algae like crazy.... FYI your betta might make a meal of your cherries, he did with my three ghost shrimps.

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Like this little tank a bunch, I've got one set up right now that looks very similar actually! Cept i've been fighting brown algae like crazy.... FYI your betta might make a meal of your cherries, he did with my three ghost shrimps.
Thanks. My Betta rarely chases the shrimp nowadays.

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Cleaned some algae off the glass.


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it's filling in very nicely. great use of a 2.5

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it's filling in very nicely. great use of a 2.5
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12-3-10:
Here is the current status of the emersed section. It was mostly dead until a couple weeks ago when the temperature finally dropped. It's a mix of Willow moss, HC, and MP. One thing to note is that Willow moss becomes very compact when grown emersed, giving it an attractive appearance.


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That looks great! Makes me want to rescape my 2.5g

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I really love this tank. I am actually going to do one the same size, but I am thinking of having some more shrimp in mine. I work with a guy who is getting some cool ones flown in this week, and is going to breed them. I will put up a thread as soon as I start to set it up. Any suggestions on doing a nano?
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Carpet has grown in nicely. Looks like you got rid of the slope on the substrate.

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I really love this tank. I am actually going to do one the same size, but I am thinking of having some more shrimp in mine. I work with a guy who is getting some cool ones flown in this week, and is going to breed them. I will put up a thread as soon as I start to set it up. Any suggestions on doing a nano?
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As for suggestions, using a scape that makes the tank seem bigger than it is can be rewarding if done correctly. Also, have a carpet plant that doesn't need to be trimmed is a good time saver. HG Belem seems like a good candidate, as is mini micro sword.

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Carpet has grown in nicely. Looks like you got rid of the slope on the substrate.
Thanks. The slope is still there and is the same: ~3" on the left to ~1.25" on the right.
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I like the look of mini micro sword, but I also like baby tears, not sure which one I am gonna use yet. Thank you.

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All the algae is just spot algae on the glass. I have no idea how to scrape it off with the plants in the way.

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Your Tank looks great!!
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