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03-23-2013 09:50 PM
poppyseed I should learn to take better pictures, but here it is! Had some major glare going on from the windows and front door.. oh well.



03-12-2013 11:27 PM
yafashelli This is going to be a very cool tank! I can't wait to see how it turns out!
02-23-2013 09:05 PM
dougolasjr That wood is epic.
02-23-2013 12:03 AM
poppyseed Redid the scape into something more like what I had envisioned.





Going to add more moss over time and whatever else I feel will look good. Not going to rush this one.

I propped up some SS mesh in the back right against some cholla wood. Figured the wood would be a sweet hideout for the shrimp, and when it grows in it will look more "hilly."
02-11-2013 10:22 PM
Kinection Dang! That is one sick piece of driftwood! Nice start on the tank.
Can't wait to see how this turns out!
02-11-2013 10:08 PM
poppyseed
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How do you like the zoo med 501?? I'm thinking of getting one for my 15g
I haven't actually tried it yet, I bought specifically for this setup. I'll let you know when I have it hooked up though (which will be soon hopefully).
02-11-2013 02:20 AM
BJK How do you like the zoo med 501?? I'm thinking of getting one for my 15g
02-10-2013 05:30 PM
poppyseed Alright.. so here is how it stands right now. It's not going to stay this way. I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep the plants low-growing for scale reasons, but I just don't think I like it without some stems. Plus, all of these plants came from my other aquariums, so I think I want something new.

02-02-2013 03:07 PM
jamntoast
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I guess I never thought of it like that! In my mind it was a score, because that means there's more room for water and plants and shrimp .

As for shrimp, I'll probably go with CRS.
You are totally right it is a score, it's perfect for shrimp.
As for crs, they always work. Their colours always pop do well against any setting.

I'll totally be following this tanks progress
02-02-2013 05:21 AM
OrangeSoda That is a sick piece of drift wood. I can't wait to see where this goes.
02-02-2013 05:13 AM
poppyseed
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its a shame that drift wood isn't thicker i was kind of shocked to see it from the side view. still an amazing piece, i can totally imagine the shrimp crawling around on it like a shrimp-hive if you will. what kind of shrimp are you thinking?
I guess I never thought of it like that! In my mind it was a score, because that means there's more room for water and plants and shrimp .

As for shrimp, I'll probably go with CRS.
02-01-2013 07:23 PM
jamntoast its a shame that drift wood isn't thicker i was kind of shocked to see it from the side view. still an amazing piece, i can totally imagine the shrimp crawling around on it like a shrimp-hive if you will. what kind of shrimp are you thinking?
02-01-2013 12:02 AM
poppyseed A small update, not much happening yet! I slapped some mini pellia and UG on the driftwood to see what would happen, doing a short dry start with that. The tank is partially filled because I attached some moss to some SS mesh and felt like throwing it in. Not sure if I want to keep all the plants fairly low growing or not, but it's low-tech and low/medium lighting so we'll see.

Since I haven't mentioned any specs yet:

mr. aqua 11.4 aquarium
27 watt archaea fixture
Going with a sponge filter and a zoo med 501 for filtration (have both, we'll see how it goes)
fluval shrimp stratum

Some pictures for now!







See how tall and thin it is?



Bonus pics! My homemade batlight



01-31-2013 10:51 PM
GMYukonon24s That's sweet looking driftwood!
01-31-2013 04:26 PM
l8nite Any updates?
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