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svn2k 01-19-2013 06:01 PM

Eheim Aquastyle 4
 
Currently I'm keeping about 20 shrimps in a 2gal cylinder and I thought they need a new home, so here comes the Aquastyle 4

Beautiful Tank! It sits on top of a mini Fluval edge stand. I saw a picture a while back of someone doing a stair with his tank and liked it so much that I decided to copy :icon_smil


Substrate: eco complete $31! none of the local fish stores had it so I had to drive 30 miles to get it .. didn't want to wait for shipping

Rocks: $1.99 for big piece of slate and broke it in small pieces for the stairs

Plants: Anubias tied on rock, Dwarf Hair Grass from PetSmart (got a bunch left for my Fluval Edge tetra tank)

Driftwood

Aquatek Mini CO2 regulator is on the way


http://i.imgur.com/GMKh2p4.jpg

TeteRouge 01-19-2013 06:28 PM

Nice! :thumbsup:

GMYukonon24s 01-22-2013 01:11 PM

Can't wait for the DHG to grow in.

svn2k 01-22-2013 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TeteRouge (Post 2288969)
Nice! :thumbsup:

Thanks!


Quote:

Originally Posted by GMYukonon24s (Post 2315457)
Can't wait for the DHG to grow in.

They're doing good so far with just Excel dosing .. should have CO2 setup by the end of the week and maybe then it'll speed up the process.

I also have some Staurogyne repens ordered to fill the areas around the anubias & the diftwood

GMYukonon24s 01-25-2013 03:51 PM

Staurogyne repens will look nice in there.

svn2k 02-06-2013 08:27 PM

Couldn't keep the Staurogyne repens planted in the substrate so I stuck it in the little crack on the driftwood.
(There's also a nice stream of bubble coming up from the anubias leaf!)

http://i.imgur.com/rY2eNDb.jpg


Also Tank progress after 3 weeks:

http://i.imgur.com/vK1F2kK.jpg

Starting to see some algaes in there, so many it's time for some snails or maybe a small algae eater .. hope the DHG don't get uprooted

Green_Flash 02-06-2013 09:01 PM

I like the pathway? It is a nice start.

svn2k 02-06-2013 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Green_Flash (Post 2463234)
I like the pathway? It is a nice start.

Thanks!

BS87 02-07-2013 01:01 AM

FYI Floramax from Caribsea is almost identical to EcoComplete (it's just dry vs wet, and the particle size can be a wee bit different), and PetSmart often has it on sale for 7$ a bag.

svn2k 02-07-2013 06:30 PM

Could've saved me a lot of money!

CPDzeke 02-07-2013 09:02 PM

Maybe hide the filter...
Otherwise looks great!

svn2k 02-07-2013 11:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CPDzeke (Post 2473114)
Maybe hide the filter...
Otherwise looks great!

Any suggestion on how to hide the filter? (I still want to be able to use that Filter

I have some stargrass growing behind the tree so hopefully it'll grow out enough to cover it

tex627 02-08-2013 03:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by svn2k (Post 2475018)
Any suggestion on how to hide the filter? (I still want to be able to use that Filter

I have some stargrass growing behind the tree so hopefully it'll grow out enough to cover it

If you put a black background (ie. black paper), then the filter will look much less substantial.

Green_Flash 02-08-2013 11:04 PM

some stems like rotala could also hide it.

svn2k 02-21-2013 10:44 PM

*** Update 02/21/2013 ***

DHG growth:
http://i.imgur.com/cvoRHMV.jpg

Happy shrimps
http://i.imgur.com/PqWFFRe.jpg

Tank shot from above:
http://i.imgur.com/7WIv7qW.jpg

Are these PFR or just regular RCS? LFS sold to me as RCS but they're super red
http://i.imgur.com/BwxUez9.jpg


There were 2 deaths but water parameters tested out ok. Hopefully the berried RCS will replenish the population.


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