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skrapsessej 05-01-2012 02:10 AM

Jesse's Mini-L Anubias Adventure
 
Hey planted tank people,

I've been planning this tank for a while now and have finally gotten all the pieces to put it together(almost). Ever since i laid eyes on my first ADA aquarium. I've always wanted one so I purchased a Mini L online. The tank is only 8.5 gallons but is a perfect nano sized tank.

I really wanted to go low tech so I would'nt have to pay much attention to it and yet it would still look appealing. This was a job for my favourite plant the Anubias.

Plants:

  • Anubias barteri 'Petite'
  • Anubias barteri 'Nana'
  • Anubias barteri var. 'round leaf'
  • Christmas moss
  • Needle Leaf Java Fern


For my critters I am only going to be keeping shrimp.
I have 50 fire reddish shrimps waiting for the tank to mature a little.

Equipment:

  • Eheim 2213
  • Aquatic Magic Lily Pipes
  • Archaea 27W Power Compact Light Fixture
  • Pfertz

1. New tank arrives

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...sessej/2-1.jpg

2. Hardscape in!

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...sessej/3-1.jpg

3. Tease shot

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...sessej/6-1.jpg

4. Day 1

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...apsessej/7.jpg

5. Almost 3 months of growth

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...j/IMG_3368.jpg

6. 5 months?

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...j/IMG_3374.jpg

I still need to buy my substrate which is going to be natural looking sand as i opted out of using my aqua soil since its not needed and the cycle time is a tad long.

Dollface 05-01-2012 02:26 AM

Excellent use of anubias

ADA Nile sand looks great with DW and dark leaved low light plants like Anubia and Java fern. One of the small bags is plenty for the footprint of a mini-L.

skrapsessej 05-01-2012 02:36 AM

Might have to order some of that online when i get my ramhorns!

skrapsessej 05-08-2012 11:34 PM

Updated:

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...sessej/4-1.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...sessej/2-2.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...sessej/1-2.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...sessej/3-2.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...sessej/7-1.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...sessej/6-2.jpg

Dollface 05-10-2012 04:22 AM

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Originally Posted by skrapsessej (Post 1853623)

This may be one of the best layouts that I've ever seen on the site. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

skrapsessej 07-16-2012 07:01 PM

So here are some pictures of the tank at almost 3 months in.

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...j/IMG_3372.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...j/IMG_3368.jpg

When i first started the tank i had a ton of anubias but 95% of them died off to that weird anubias rotting disease which really pissed me off. I have just added a bunch last week while also adding christmas moss ss tiles. The java fern is growing well and spreading and the moss is also grown in a lot. The moss on the left side floated up so it was recently re-tied down.

In the tank I now have tons of fire red shrimp, around 8 CBS 's' and 1 spotted rasbora to keep the scuds away.

fplata 07-16-2012 08:57 PM

What a beautiful tank, the simplicity creates an incredible elegance. I love it

meowschwitz 07-16-2012 09:31 PM

Rockin' the sand, man. Such a sharp, clean tank. Keep it up.

dannylc 07-16-2012 09:45 PM

Liking your photography there especially the bw ;)

skrapsessej 07-16-2012 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fplata (Post 1945263)
What a beautiful tank, the simplicity creates an incredible elegance. I love it

Quote:

Originally Posted by meowschwitz (Post 1945291)
Rockin' the sand, man. Such a sharp, clean tank. Keep it up.

Quote:

Originally Posted by dannylc (Post 1945415)
Liking your photography there especially the bw ;)

Thanks for all the positive feedback guys. Much appreciated.

Anything you think i could add or take away to improve?

akdylpickles 07-17-2012 12:18 AM

One of the nicest tanks I've seen in a while. so crisp and clean. Keep up the good work!

oldpunk78 07-17-2012 12:36 AM

Great nano.

Couesfanatic 07-17-2012 02:21 AM

Is that weeping moss on the right? Sure looks like two different types of moss in there.

skrapsessej 07-17-2012 02:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Couesfanatic (Post 1945663)
Is that weeping moss on the right? Sure looks like two different types of moss in there.

The right branch is weeping and everything else is christmas.

invert1 07-17-2012 04:44 AM

Looks really great. Loving the hardscape and the way the moss is filling in.


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