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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-10-2013, 03:48 AM Thread Starter
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Lorax themed aquarium.

I don't know why I thought of this idea but I really want to make a Dr. Seuss themed aquarium based on the book the lorax. I am thinking of keeping it simple and having dwarf hairgrass as a ground cover, either mopani or branch driftwood with fissidens fontanus attached to the tops as trees and CPO's as my lorax.

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Cute idea What size tank and scale are you thinking? You could use rosewood twigs possibly for the tree trunks.

Would definitely need some pygmy cories as inhabitants too


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Thanks, would probably be a nano tank. I have alot of smaller tanks I'm not doing anything with.

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Marimo on sticks = truffula trees
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Great idea! Maybe look for an especially orange bamboo shrimp for your Lorax instead? They're larger... Might be hard to feed though.
I agree with the pygmy cory idea, they can be like the little bear critters!

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Nice might have to read the book again it's been a while

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Marimo on sticks = truffula trees
+1! Always wanted to do this. Never got around to it.
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Just looked at the rosewood. Great suggestion! Anyone know where I can find some?

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Whoa!! great idea!! I'm excited to see how it turns out!!
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And something shy, which hides all the time, and which you never, ever see.

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All great idea's, but with it being a nano tank I am thinking I want to do inverts only. Then again there were the singing fish in there if I not mistaken. I have never tried Dwarf hair grass and was wondering if I could keep some lengths of PVC tubes for hiding places in the background and hide them with the dwarf hair grass, and thoughts?

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A green fire shrimp or hulk shrimp. The onceler is green right? Why not a green shrimp? Really, good luck finding that in a heavily planted tank!

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excellent idea!!
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