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post #16 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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These pics are from a couple weeks ago. This little scape has come a looong way in a short time. And has really exceeded my expectations. The HC is filling in well and the microswords are spreading. I had just trimmed the rotala before these pics so they will grow back nice and bushy. I added a couple of sparkling licorice gouramis,2x microcrabs,and an orange neo shrimp. I removed the co2 diffuser for the pics because the tank is so small it blocks the view of some of the plants. Ignore the dirty glass. I'm going to take some new pics later tonight with clean glass and something to show scale.


this is a terrestrial moss i collect locally and wanted to see how it'd grow submerged. So far looks cool

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post #17 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 11:49 PM
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Very nice!

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why fissidens looks like yellow leaves?
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Very nice!
Thank you very much I've put a lot of work into this one

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why fissidens looks like yellow leaves?
I don't understand your question
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Thank you very much I've put a lot of work into this one



I don't understand your question
i mean your fissidens does not look like healthy.

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post #21 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 12:02 AM
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Oh he's got a good point. The fiss looks near dead..

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post #22 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 12:47 AM
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Not to be rude,the tank looks very nice,but,some of your plantings look off color.What light are you running?
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post #23 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 01:53 AM Thread Starter
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Ahh I get it now. The fissidens grows like crazy. So it's probably a combination of two things. 1: I have a 5000k bulb on it right now which kinda bleaches color a little and 2: I'm color blind and probably over adjusted the pictures while editing.

But aside from the odd colors what do you think of the scape? I haven't done a cosmetic trim on it yet while the plants get well established. So it's still a little "raw"
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post #24 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 02:02 AM
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I personally really love this one. Especially the first picture on this page, I like how the floaters look like a cloud!

I would maybe move the red bush-looking plant (sorry I've never seen one like it before, don't know what it's called) back a little bit since it's bigger than most other things in the front, but that's just me.
I would also maybe replace the fissidens as it does look a bit yellow, but maybe it's just the lighting like you said. Maybe a few longer stems or grasses in the back to give it more depth since some of the slope you had at first seems to be lost a bit in the plant growth.

But I really love the look of it as a whole. It's definitely one of my favorite scapes, I'm just offering my nit-picky art kid opinion lol.

Also I would love ot know what that red plant is, it's gorgeous.
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Here's are some shots from tonight under a different light let me know if it looks healthier



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post #26 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 04:36 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks very much I have definitely lost a little perspective/depth with the plant growth you're right. It's sort of hard to plan for such a small space(6"x6"x6") I may fill the back with more of the rotala I'm not sure. And I may be able to regain some slope once I trim the fissidens. The plant you're asking about is Hygro pinnatifida. I'm going to trim off the tallest leaves at some point and that will leave 2-3 miniature versions of it behind.

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I personally really love this one. Especially the first picture on this page, I like how the floaters look like a cloud!

I would maybe move the red bush-looking plant (sorry I've never seen one like it before, don't know what it's called) back a little bit since it's bigger than most other things in the front, but that's just me.
I would also maybe replace the fissidens as it does look a bit yellow, but maybe it's just the lighting like you said. Maybe a few longer stems or grasses in the back to give it more depth since some of the slope you had at first seems to be lost a bit in the plant growth.

But I really love the look of it as a whole. It's definitely one of my favorite scapes, I'm just offering my nit-picky art kid opinion lol.

Also I would love ot know what that red plant is, it's gorgeous.
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I forgot to ad this pic to show scale. It really illustrates how small this tank really is. I think I've achieved my goal of making this tiny scape look like a much larger one.
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Love this little tank, I may Tyrone some time.
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post #29 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 03:29 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you. You should try one. It can be very challenging to scape tanks this size and/or smaller. But I really enjoy just about anything in miniature. I have another smaller scape in the beginning stages that will get a thread soon
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wholy crap!!! you really can see how small it it!!! you did an AMAZING job :-)

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