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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-24-2016, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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2.5gl mountain scape

Hello everyone.

Setting up my 2.5gl tank think im gonna use this scape.
2.5gl standard nano tank
Ada bacter 100 tourmaline bc super clear
Finnex planted plus
Ohko stones
Substate fluval stratum or ada soil if i have some left


What to stock it with maybe some micro tiger rasboras or ember tetras depends what the vendor has on the list an which vendor we order from.

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Glossostigma maybr some hc cuba an ar mini
Let me kno what ya think
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-24-2016, 07:29 PM
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I like it. What going in the back behind the rocks?
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Im gonna use some stem plants not sure which yet

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I could see some grassy type like Cyprus Helferi or giant hairgrass that you keep trimmed
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A R mini mixed with s. repens would look killer for this hardscape. Rotala bonsai as an accent and you are done.
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This is a 2.5 gallon? Keep in mind ar mini's leaves grow a good 2"-3"s or so. Think about that when imagining the full grow out of the tank
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Looks good! The only thing I would consider is how close the left/right rocks are to the glass. I can't tell if they're actually touching, but cleaning the glass could be a problem unless you can slide at least a toothbrush in there all you'll be able to move the rocks somewhat.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-01-2016, 01:14 AM
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Nice hardscape. I would reconsider the ar mini though. In such a small tank I think they would detract from the aesthetic of it being a distant mountain scape. I think using Glosso or HC as a foreground is right on track, then maybe use a moss, such as Riccardia chamedryfolia, on the rocks to give the appearance of distant growth on the mountains. I wouldn't add anything larger than Glosso if you want the look of a distant mount range in such a small tank.

If you are set on adding ar mini, I would reconsider the hardscape, altering it to add more of an illusion of depth so putting ar mini in the front won't look out of place with the scale of the rest of the aquascape.

That's how I'd approach it anyways. Either way you're going to have a really attractive tank once you get it all planted. Keep us updated!
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-05-2016, 12:29 PM
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Looks good. I can't help it but I have a soft spot in my heart for glosso. Also, what kind of light are you using. I have an extra little 2.5 gallon sitting around that I think I want to turn into a high tech...still debating.

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