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oliver77 11-14-2012 10:30 AM

redoing 5g: scape ideas?

I decided to redo completely this 5g tank i had.. that condition above is no more. drained the water out and stripped it bare again.

here are the things I've got laying around:
1. ada soil
2. shirui sand
3. gravels
4. couples of crypt
5. that wooden branch
6. black stones

i'm currently thinking of this scape below, what do you think?
I am also thinking to add mosses to the rocks but not really sure
what kind of mosses are super hard? (tank will be low tech, no co2, no ferts except fish poos.)

oliver77 11-18-2012 06:33 AM


so since nobody replied, i just went ahead and do it. but, i added a little java moss island at the front. on the right side - just crypts. on the left - i think it is a high tech plant but i already purchased it before knowing it is high tech.. so... lol..

the old soil was mixed with gravel and look awful. so i throw them out and replace with a new batch
of ADA New Amazonia soil. filter is simple hob and has been running for 1 yr+ so the cycling will be faster IMO.


top view:
just flooded:
the day after:

will be sifting up those soil on the sand soon.

tinkerpuppet 11-18-2012 03:02 PM

I like how its similar in symmetry, but different enough to be interesting. And I like the little island you added!

oliver77 11-19-2012 07:58 PM

thanks tinkerpuppet.

today i cleaned up the soil on the sand.... and got a little bit of a surprise..

dozens of fries suddenly appeared out of nowhere! i think their eggs was stuck to
on of the plants.

as i look closely, they seem to be some sort of a sucker fish (CAE/SAE/???)

im thrilled and can't wait to see them grow!

GMYukonon24s 11-20-2012 04:15 PM

Nice little tank

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