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2 - 12X12 Rimless Tanks for PRL & PBL Ideas for scapes

So I get 2 rimless tanks 12x12 tomorrow they will be dedicated as one to PBL and one to PRL. I gave all my other PRL to my brother so starting fresh. I have finnex fugray2 for both and will be using AC20 on them. I think I am going to do one with DRL Akadama and one with Amazonia... I know people are starting to hate akadama and it is hard to find, but I have 3 bags and for a year now I have had good luck, and my TB love it and breed like rabbits in it.

I need scape ideas, Of course I will have moss, Fissidens and Xmass. I was thinking of doing a Nurii as the main plant in one and a Red metallic in the other???? With Seiryu stones in the back corners with the substrate slanting tall in the back to shorter in the front with a fissidins carpet between them or something to that sort.... Or have the fissidens glued to the sieryu stones and have a small drift wood off to one side and the seiryu stones to the other... Help....12x12 not much room but I want these to pop.

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Well no one is helping me with scape ideas, but here is what I have started with. 2 12X12 Cubes with Finnex Fugray2 on them. Right one will be PRL left will be PBL. I have decided they will have substrate of Amazonia, each a AC20 and maybe a small sponge filter I just cant have any water splash, so might cancel that. Ordered 8 pounds of Seiryu Stone for the scapes. Will be grabbing some Fissidins for the scape as well and some Mini Xmas moss probably. Thinking maybe a small piece of Malaysian drift wood in each with a Rocky back ground scape.

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I think it's going to be tough to improve upon the plans you already have for your tanks. Though, I do think Amazonia looks better with TBs because it's darker. Think that's a solid move.

Thought about doing a nice stump with a bunch of Anubias?
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I thought about doing the stump in one and the Seiryu Scape in the other..... I just need to find a nice small stump.... Looks like I might have to head up to the high country

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Will Seiryu stone affect your water parameters though? I like the look of them, but was always concerned about the increase in TDS, though I'm not sure if that's a fact or just an assumption.
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Re: 2 - 12X12 Rimless Tanks for PRL & PBL Ideas for scapes

It will slowly raise over time but if you keep on top of your water changes and constant tds measuring like i do you can keep it under control

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2 - 12X12 Rimless Tanks for PRL & PBL Ideas for scapes

Some people have pointed out to me that over time, it establishes a bio film that should roughly stop the leeching.

Also, I'm curious why your lights are pointed in that direction instead of the other?

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to hide wires, plus it is a cube no mater what way the light is it is still the same way really

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I have 10lbs of seriyu in my 12 gallon. I've added pure ro/di remineralized to 0kh 5gh for the past 3 months. My parameters are now kh3 gh6 and that is with twice a week 20% water changes. I would seriously think about clear coating the stones. You may be able to keep the parameters in check but it will be a ton of work and may possibly wear your aqua soil out quicker. Just my personal experience with them. Really wish I had never used them even with just oebt in the tank.
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Clear coating could be fun. Added bonus: the portion of the stones beneath your substrate won't get discolored.

Cubes are perfect for stumps and such because it's easy to get great side views. You'll probably find some that are branchy/rooty enough to create a cool look with pieces of stone.

Hurry up and scape these, we're getting impatient! Ha.
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Are you looking to selective breed your shrimp?
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Re: 2 - 12X12 Rimless Tanks for PRL & PBL Ideas for scapes

I will be when i add the beni.prl ebiten prl nikish prl.and feather.prl

Will also do the same with the pbl beni black impact and taiwan pbl


Anyone know a.good way.to clear coat the rocks and with what product

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I will be when i add the beni.prl ebiten prl nikish prl.and feather.prl

Will also do the same with the pbl beni black impact and taiwan pbl


Anyone know a.good way.to clear coat the rocks and with what product

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Going for your own 'composite' PRL strain?

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Yes I will be heavy culling to get what I want out of the tanks


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You're looking for clear marine epoxy (marine isn't supposed to get cloudy and is meant for being underwater).
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