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bitFUUL 09-01-2012 08:01 PM

bitFUUL's GLA 61-C ** (2ft. x 2ft. x 1ft.) ** Emersed Hemianthus Callitrichoides
 
Setup List
Tank: GLA High Clarity 61-C (30 Gallon Rimless) with Cabinet
Lighting: DIY 8 LEDs with Moonlighting and Controller
CO2: GLA Atomic Paintball v2
Filter: Eheim 2217
Lily Pipes: Glass outflow, custom acrylic inflow
Substrate: Aquasoil


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tetra10 09-01-2012 08:13 PM

DO AN IWAGUMI FOR SURE! it would be cool to see a bonsai tree sticking out too. good luck

Overgrowth 09-01-2012 08:46 PM

Shrimp, shrimp, and and MORE SHRIMP! :D

dantra 09-01-2012 09:54 PM

That's a nice size tank you got there. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

tetra10 09-01-2012 10:26 PM

I agree with overgrowth, it has a great foot print for shrimp!

bitFUUL 09-01-2012 11:02 PM

HAHA, this is a great Iwagumi tank but I'm not sold on the idea.
It will be plantcentric, with shrimp (of course), but I've been inspired recently by the spawning pool and the bucket o' mud.
Not sure how "high tech" this tank should be, but I'm really excited about it.

blink 09-02-2012 03:30 AM

That is a very cool little tank, do they no longer sell the 61-C? I can't seem to find it on their site, what are the dimensions?

I'm not sure what I'd do, lots of fissidens and some branchy manzanita sticking out the top maybe?

bitFUUL 09-02-2012 05:05 AM

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Originally Posted by blink (Post 1998769)
That is a very cool little tank, do they no longer sell the 61-C? I can't seem to find it on their site, what are the dimensions?

I'm not sure what I'd do, lots of fissidens and some branchy manzanita sticking out the top maybe?

Thanks. Yeah, when I purchased it was the only one left.
Dimensions are: 24" x 24" x 12" at about 30 gallons.

My other tank in the same rooms has "manzanita sticking out the top" also, so I'm still debating rocks instead. Who knows. :eek:

xenxes 09-08-2012 04:58 AM

Wow, perfect space for it, and yes, definitely shrimp. Subbed!

bitFUUL 09-10-2012 02:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xenxes (Post 2004243)
Wow, perfect space for it, and yes, definitely shrimp. Subbed!

Thanks Xen. Shrimp will surely be in here, but I'm not sure to do something very busy/natural, or something more trendy like iwagumi.
I'm leaning more towards crazy explosion of plants submersed/emersed, we'll see.

xenxes 09-10-2012 01:07 PM

Like Tom's bucket of mud

http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/310/widek.jpg

or vincenz's spawning pool?

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7215/7...a565a605_b.jpg


Yea I'd go in that direction too, as much as I like Iwagumis I think they're more maintenance and less stability. Carpet plants alone won't do the trick imo. Looks like it's very bright and you get a lot of indirect light too. Emergent plants in the back corner for sure!

Hmm theirs are all against a back window, maybe you'll have to do something a little different?

somewhatshocked 09-10-2012 01:26 PM

What a great tank. It's screaming for tons of C. parva along with whatever other plants you choose.

Though I consider myself more of a shrimp guy than a fish guy, I love tanks with dimensions like this for Cories. Specifically smaller pygmies or habrosus. Seeing them in large schools in shallow tanks is tons of fun.

bitFUUL 09-11-2012 12:14 AM

Xen, those are the exact two tanks I mentioned above as my inspiration.

Somewhat; Crypts would look great, and I find myself leaning towards shrimp over fish usually. I'll look into those breeds, fish and shrimp could all exist great here.

The more thinking I do, the more I plan on leaning towards a low tech setup with a powerful filter, lots of plants underwater and above, and a light hanging either from the ceiling or via a frame or something. Maybe only Excel and Ferts, to bypass having to get a nice CO2 setup. Still pondering for now.....

somewhatshocked 09-11-2012 02:11 PM

If you pick the right plants, CO2/Excel won't really be necessary.

You could do Amano Shrimp with small Cories and even Neos (they won't eat too many of the babies if you have enough plant cover).

Can't wait to see it all.

bitFUUL 09-16-2012 04:15 PM

After much thought, I'm going Low Tech!
No CO2, No Ferts, Nothing fancy. Just a burst of plants under and above the waterline.
So besides the scaping, I'm in need of a powerful canister filter (preferably Eheim), and a nice suspendable light.
Can't wait to start this setup, however I don't have the time now.


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