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So I want to learn more about aquascaping and wanted to have a new tank for new year 2014...It took me a few months to gather everything needed and thought about what I'm going to do with this tank (a 30 gallon cube). Special thank to my brother (Riversun) who gave me the idea and helps me with the scape, and also local friends who supported me to put up this tank on the forum.

It's been more than 2 months since I got this tank running. I moved things around and played with the scape very often. So the tank is still new and need more suggestions to make it looks better and better.

Tank specs:
Rimless 30 gallon deep blue cube (24x24x12H in)
4x24W T5HO lighting fixture (3 white (10000K) and 1 pink)
Pressured CO2 system
Canister filter and sponge filter
Heater (temp is around 72F)

Subtrate:
2 bags of 9L Aquasoil
1 bag of 2L Power Sand Special S
Sand
Rocks was collected by me...
Driftwood is from trading with local friend...

Plants:
Bucephalandra
Anubias nana petite and coffeefolia
Peacock moss
Dwarf hair grass, staurogyne repens...hydro sp. japan
A few more random stem plants (pogo erectus, rotala colorata, HM, blyxa, ludwigia red, bacopa caroliana...)

I want to make this tank mostly buces, anubias nana petite and whatever plants I feel they suit. Some plants has got in and out from rescaping...

Fauna (as of now):
A few fire red shrimps...
Nerites snails, pond snails (moving in without permission)
Platy
Otos

Too much details and talking already . Here we go:
Beginning


Playing with the scape



2 week later


2 months later


Thank you! More pix coming soon

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Awesome! Love it!
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Really nice!
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very cool. whats the upkeep like in terms of trimming
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Love the depth giving by using thick driftwood in the foreground, and thinner pieces in the back. Awesome plant selection too, looks more realistic as a forest with the different flora ^^
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Jungle's 30 gallon cube Forest

Thank you everybody!!! I wonder should I leave the tank no background or keep the black background...my wall color is light yellow

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Love the depth giving by using thick driftwood in the foreground, and thinner pieces in the back. Awesome plant selection too, looks more realistic as a forest with the different flora ^^
That is what I learn from other aquascapers. Place the big rocks and woods in front for focal point and place the small ones in the back to create the depth. Even though this nano tank is already 24in depth. Too bad I don't have branches driftwood yet...so just use those I have in hand




I'm planning to put more small woods in the back if possible since there more rooms for them
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That is nice. Great work
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That is nice. Great work

Thanks!!!

A few closer pictures of the front stream with buces plants, anubias nana petite and dwarf hairgrass



Raining forest everybody
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wow this is a really awesome theme, nice work
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NAILED IT!

well done



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wow this is a really awesome theme, nice work
Thank you

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NAILED IT!

well done
Thanks!
I just did a water change and replanted some of the background plants. It was HM (baby tears) and rotala colorata for the first month when the tank set up. Now it is pogostemon erectus/rotala colorata on the left background and ludwigia red/rotala colorata on the right background. Hopefully it will bring some color for my forest. A few more pix of my tank while rescaping and water changing




Left background for now


And the tank when filling in
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very nice work -- quite amazing!
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