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post #31 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 07:23 PM
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Love that second picture. This tank's beauty is in it's details, I think.

Keep it up and, more importantly, keep us updated!
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post #32 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 07:42 PM
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So what do you do for co2? I see excel but I also see a diffuser. Do you run pressurized or DIY and of DIY, can you tell us what formula you use. Great tank and I am envious of your hc!
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Wow, just keeps looking better! That second shot is wonderful, the algae on the wood looks like moss on a really old tree. Gorgeous!

Flame moss! Yes, i love it, it's probably my favorite moss. I think I thought the pearling of the moss was part of the leaves for some reason silly me!

I agree, definitely keep us updated!

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Impressive I really like the way this is going....

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post #35 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 11:38 PM
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Wow...another 311 owner. *High-fives* Please tell me you still have the best garage candy you can possibly own.

It looks like youve turned the corner on this layout and its starting to fill in nicely.

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post #36 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 11:54 PM
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Awesome little nano. I love the DW

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post #37 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-15-2008, 01:10 AM
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Wow really nice tank and stand. The carpet looks nice but the scape is not really attractive. I think you should try and play around with the wood to create a focal point! I curious about exactly what type of Rasboras do you have in the tank? I'm looking for some nice fish like that and I like how small they are.
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post #38 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-15-2008, 02:52 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the compliments guys, it really helps to keep me motivated!

Fishboy I was using Excel for a while, then I decided to go with DIY Co2. I just use the formula found in the articles section of this site: 2 cups sugar + 1/2 tablespoon yeast + 1.75 liters warm water = Co2!

Hey Thief, I wouldn't go so far as to call the scape unattractive, but I certainly think it is lacking a little something and could use some extra drama. Honestly, when I set up the tank I thought the scape was a little too simple, and I looked for an additional piece of driftwood at the local aquarium shop, but I couldn't find anything small enough. Perhaps I will make a trip back to the swamp when the snow melts around here. At the moment I'm not really wanting to move things around in there too much because the plants are growing so well, but I'm sure in a couple weeks I'll want a new look.

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post #39 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-15-2008, 02:57 AM Thread Starter
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I curious about exactly what type of Rasboras do you have in the tank? I'm looking for some nice fish like that and I like how small they are.
Those are Exclamation Point Rasboras (boraras urophthalmoides). Great little fish for a nano tank, they stay super small and eat practically nil. I only really feed the shrimp and don't do anything for the rasboras but they're doing great!
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I'm gonna have to disagree with Thief, I don't think the scape is unattractive, I really like it a lot, however, I do agree with you that maybe it needs a little something....I'm thinking maybe something with some character between the two "trees"? Another piece of DW perhaps, maybe a cool stone (though that might ruin the look of an ancient forest if it's not exactly the right stone) or maybe a nice bright red plant?

Perhaps even simply adding a black background would do the trick?

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post #41 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-15-2008, 11:28 PM
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Thanks for letting me know I will go look around where I can get some. Also well as people seem disagree maybe my words were to strong. I think the tank just needed more frosting and pazaz to it! Anyways I think it would be a good idea to try and get some would that would maybe going the the middle of the tank.
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post #42 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-27-2008, 03:18 AM
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hey nice setup. i don't think you need to add anything in the middle, just remove the one on the left or the right. less is more. like you tank!
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post #43 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-12-2009, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
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New update 1-11, and the HC and dwarf Sag have really filled in a lot. I got a batch of 20 RCS about a month ago, and I'd estimate there are only about a dozen left. I get the feeling they are getting sucked into the filter - think I should put a sponge on the intake, or is that likely to cut down the water flow too much?

So I'm liking the aquascape a lot more now that the plants are nicely filled in - what do you all think? Should I still consider adding another branch or something in the middle or just leave it be?



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post #44 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-12-2009, 01:11 AM
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i love it. its impossible to tell its a mini s.
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post #45 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-12-2009, 02:13 AM
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Stunning! However i would add an interesting bit of driftwood.
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