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post #91 of 125 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 06:48 AM Thread Starter
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thanks. i was trying to go somewhere between that and an alpine landscape, you know where the trees will only grow towards a certain level because it's too cold above it? i wish the tank was a bit longer--it could use more negative space.

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post #93 of 125 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 06:52 AM Thread Starter
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yes it is.

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post #94 of 125 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 06:54 AM
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I really like this scape, usually you don't see driftwood sandwiched in rock like that... I think you made it look great
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Nice tank. Great sense of scale. Those branches look delicate. Must be a pain to scape and clean without breaking them.

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post #96 of 125 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 07:02 AM Thread Starter
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@andrewss: thanks very much!
@cryptkeeper54: oh yes. very tedious to clean. i've broken quite a few sticks... T.T

here's a close up of the downoi, i knew that downoi was an iron hog, but i didnt know the extent. what are you seeing is a week's difference between placing the iron tabs.


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post #97 of 125 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 09:10 AM
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Amazing what 6 months or so will do! Scape is looking uh-mazing! As for scaping ideas. Ive recently become very fond of endler livebearers . Great color, not very well known in the trade yet, would be a good addition I think! just dont get any females unless you want a breeding fest! Some RCS might add some nice algae control/color!
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You did a beautiful job designing your hardscape, especially in such a small space!
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Thats an awesome looking tank! Thank you for making me realize how pitiful my scaping skills are ;-)

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post #100 of 125 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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@DTDPlanted: thanks for the suggestion on the endlers, but actually I had something else in mind. there's a genus of recently discovered fish from the Characin family called Tyttocharax, that max out at 2 cm. I am in process of obtaining a small school of 12--being tetras and their upturned gapping mouths suggesting that they are fin nippers, they will probably be the only fish swimming in the water column. https://www.google.com/search?q=tytt...EILJigLI7oDADw

@amanda: thanks very much--that's the best thing with nano tanks... you can get the most bang for your buck! like i said, the trick is in the details. lots of details will make the tank look bigger than it seems.

@nwa-planted: awwwwww.... i hope you mean that i've inspired you. we've all got to start from somewhere right? money helps. hahahahah. here was my first planted tank:


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Your welcome I have one large tank and plan to also have a small one in a few years simply because it looks like a ton of fun to scape one of these little buggers! I love details
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@amanda: it is a ton of fun, but it is also challenging at times. but it's those challenges that make the end results worth it! get ready to use lots a bent tweezers and forceps...maybe a bamboo skewer or two!

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post #103 of 125 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 10:20 AM
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awesome tank... doesn't look that small in pics.
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post #104 of 125 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 08:26 PM
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Wow, you're an amazing aquascaper! I love both of the scapes you created and the plants are looking so healthy. Good job!


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post #105 of 125 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 05:06 AM Thread Starter
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@oliver and bluestems: thanks very much for the kind remarks. i try. should be updating this thread about midweek when i get the nanofish in!

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