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09-17-2013 11:30 PM
Brian_Cali77 Re-Scape in the Works!!! Say Goodbye to this scape

Well I had this tank/scape up for quite sometime... Now that I've had other builds to focus on, this little guy has been on the back-burner. I'm going to tear it down in the coming week or so.

Let's just say the new scape is going to be like the grasslands of the African Serengeti! LOL

I also, added the Finnex Fugeray-R here. Going to repurpose the Ray 2 elsewhere. So far I like this little clip light. Goes well with having a HOB since I removed the lily pipes. I'm also diggin' the less intensity and red diodes in it. It's perfect for this little tank for a less than high-tech approach.







When I start the re-scape, I'll start a new thread. This thread will be retired... Thank you all for following along this journey! I really appreciated all the advice and feedback!
08-28-2013 01:22 PM
somewhatshocked Coloration on them looks terrific!
08-28-2013 01:07 AM
Brian_Cali77 Here are some better pictures of my Scarlet Badis -- these were taken next to a Marimo Moss ball about the size of a golfball.







08-12-2013 12:09 AM
somewhatshocked Great to hear.

Post more photos of the critters!

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All these nano fish are getting along just fine. Once in a while, I'll see the Scarlet Badis chasing the other one away... but nothing major. They're all just fun to watch and due to their tiny size, they help make my microcosm look big.
08-11-2013 08:20 PM
Brian_Cali77
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Any updates? I really like this tank!
Well the updates were just posted... nothing new other than a little more growth. Thanks for the compliment.


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How are the Scarlet Badis getting along with your CPDs and Corydoras pygmaeus?
All these nano fish are getting along just fine. Once in a while, I'll see the Scarlet Badis chasing the other one away... but nothing major. They're all just fun to watch and due to their tiny size, they help make my microcosm look big.
08-11-2013 05:52 PM
somewhatshocked How are the Scarlet Badis getting along with your CPDs and Corydoras pygmaeus?
08-11-2013 04:53 PM
stonevs Any updates? I really like this tank!
08-06-2013 09:34 PM
Brian_Cali77 Update Time!!!

This tank, from these last pictures posted above, went down hill... 2 of the 3 dwarf puffers got sucked up against the intake of the lily pipes and died. I moved my single dwarf puffer to another tank. I almost tore this tank down but decided to keep it going... so I practically ripped out a lot of stuff and did a major cleaning... siphoned out a lot of mulm. Bleach dipped all the stones... and re-planted. Also....

My GF, who I live with, got an ADA 60-F so I moved my Fluval 106 and Cal Aqua Lily Pipes to that tank (you can view that ADA 60-F Journal HERE)... Anyway, I added an Aqua Clear 20 to this tank with a sponge pre-filter and decided to go with a micro/nano fish tank...

I have since added 4 pygmy cories, 4 CPD's, 2 Scarlet Badis, and 2 Otos.... Plants are growing back While the ADA 60-F sits across this tank and has stolen the thunder (so to speak) from this tank, I felt that it deserved to live on! So here are some pics

The tear down and major cleaning:


Starting to grow back:


Some new residents:



More growth... HC started to come back!


Major trim... a little re-arranging.. and Scarlet Badis Added!






Last but not least... a quick YouTube Vid of the minor revised tank. I must say, I REALLY like these Scarlet Badis... kind of reminds of mini Cichlids, even so they're related to the Betta. Thanks for stopping by!
03-26-2013 11:40 PM
Brian_Cali77 Thanks aluka!
Update...

The flame moss is growing back to its former glory! I removed the shrimp and temporarily placed them in a small cube tank I had sitting around in preperation for their new home in the ADA tank. I moved the dwarf puffers to this GLA tank since I'm selling the 10g halfmoon they were once in. Need to make room for the GF's ADA 60-F so we're playing musical tanks :lol:.

Anyway, I removed the A. reinikii and replaced it with the Ludwigia sp. Red. It's growing in nicely in the back right corner. The Blyxa Japonica I placed in the back left is getting larger and appears to be thriving. I think I see smaller side shoots so I might be able to separate some babies soon. I added a small amount of Subwassertang behind the big stone -- didn't know what else to do with it.

I started with 1 Downoi, I now have 4 crowns... a 5th on the way. It's weird because the original crown I purchased is the only one producing baby plants. I wonder why the 2 others that are almost as large aren't? One more thing, my largest crown of Downoi (which was the original one I bought), used to be big... I determined that the shrimp were eating my Downoi because now that they are removed, I don't see any more dead leaves with tiny holes in it... :facepalm:

Excuse the algae and gunk in the lily pipes, I've been lazy to clean them!

Well too much text again without pics :facepalm:... so here they are:





And a pic of the puffers my lovely GF took with her DSLR
03-13-2013 11:56 PM
aluka wow thats so pretty!, good job!
03-13-2013 11:39 PM
Brian_Cali77 Thanks Gnod! I wish the art was by me... really cool art IMO. Plus I'm a sci-fi fan so it's a double plus... anyway, the artwork is called Polygon Heroes by James Reid.
03-13-2013 11:24 PM
gnod i love your tank! really nice set up and gear also.

on a side note, are you the author of your photo icon? I've seen that kind of work before..would be cool if you were the original author!
03-13-2013 10:50 PM
Brian_Cali77 Thanks allnighter! Yeah I think on a 12G-Long Mr. Aqua that Ray II is more than adequate. In fact, you might even have to suspend the fixture some in order to avoid algae problems.

Here's a buddy in another forum with his 12L and the Ray 2.
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...ld-245082.html
03-13-2013 10:34 PM
allknighter Great Tank! I wonder if you think the Finnex is enough for a high tech, 12G Mr. Aqua tank? Is there any hesitation you would have in recommending this fixture?

Your tank coloration looks great and I'm really impressed with how many species you manage to cram in there (and keep healthy)!
02-24-2013 07:27 AM
Brian_Cali77 Thanks for the comments guys!

Caught a baby TT with the macro lens attachment on the SLR...
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