Hey! So, I think on another thread I mentioned this tank as an ADA Mini-S, but I was apparently not thinking straight, haha. I guess I'm so impressed by the quality of even the Do!Aqua series that I mentally upgraded it. Soon enough, I'll step it up to full ADA status, but for now I'd like to experiment with some things. I plan on this scape changing frequently, so that I can try things out here and leave my larger tanks for more long- term layouts.
I've had some seiryu stone for a while just lying around, and I've always wanted to use this stuff on a layout. So, the pieces I had were pretty large for a Mini-S - I decided to go with a very stone-dominant scape to emphasize the texture of the stone. There are five stones in the layout ranging from 7.5" in length to 2cm in diameter.
In that vein, I wanted just green plants, with maybe a little splash of color. So the flora includes anubias nana 'petite', mini pellia, rotala mini type 2, windelov java fern, needle-leaf java fern, and eleocharis 'belem' - this last in a pathetic quantity that may not survive (looking for some, if anyone has any!). I also added a small bunch of mixed mosses, but I'll be removing it and replacing it with something more professional-looking. Also, I may trim back the roots on the anubias in the center/right foreground and place them more attractively. I might completely replace the tall bunch of anubias with something smaller - I'm not sure. Input?
The substrate is mixed with ADA Amazonia, Fluorite black sand, and the foreground is beach sand with about a 2mm diameter/granule. CO2 is yeast mix, filter is Tom's nano, heater is Hydor mini-heater.