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exv152 10-30-2013 02:23 AM

25g nature aquarium
 
UPDATE: May 11, 2014

Tank size - 60cm X 40cm X 40cm (23.6"x15.7"x15.7")
Glass thickness - 8mm
Volume - 25 Gallons

CO2 system - Pressurized, GLA cornelius single stage regulator w/ 10lbs tank, inline atomic atomizer 12/16mm
Lighting - ADA aquasky 601
Filtration - 2213 eheim
Heaters - 50w eheim jäger

Substrate - mix of fluorite black and sand

Fauna - ~ 15 boraras brigittae & 15 boraras merah
Flora - hemianthus callitrichoides, hemianthus micranthemoides, e. parvula, marsilea crenata, lilaeopsis brasiliensis, pogostemon helferi

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Bserve 10-30-2013 02:53 AM

Awesome!

Asu1776 10-30-2013 04:46 PM

Great looking scape! Like the rock formations and the hedge behind it.

synaethetic 10-30-2013 07:59 PM

Awesome scape! Great looking stones. Is that a stainless steal C02 diffusor?

exv152 10-31-2013 12:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by synaethetic (Post 4579225)
Awesome scape! Great looking stones. Is that a stainless steal C02 diffusor?

Thanks, yes, that's a stainless steel co2 diffuser. Love it, it's easy to clean and virtually unbreakable.

Here's a shot of the HM hedge from above during a WC. It's one of my favorite plants.

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...3-10-30018.jpg

pikachux3 10-31-2013 08:34 PM

Wow! Beautiful hedge

FlyingHellFish 11-02-2013 10:49 AM

I would love a hedge like that! Looks awesome, very nicely compact.

urbach 11-02-2013 01:00 PM

Gorgeous:O!! How many month to have the latest picture?

parrottbay 02-12-2014 08:18 PM

Nice tank, any updates?

Grah the great 02-12-2014 08:25 PM

Just a warning, but the boraras WILL hybridize if either of them try to breed in there. The last thing the hobby needs is more hybrid fish to reduce the quantity of pure stocks in the hobby...

Other than that, though, lovely tank!

The Trigger 02-12-2014 08:44 PM

Looks awesome!

exv152 05-11-2014 03:06 AM

Update; removed the stones and decided I wanted to see more green for a change. Still have between 20-30 boraras brigittae, and added some cherry shrimp. Plants; hemianthus micranthemoides, pogostemon helferi, lilaeopsis brasiliensis, marsilea crenata, eleocharis, hemianthus callitrichoides.

Guess I can no longer call this an iwagumi, not sure how to change the title of the thread.

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tharsis 05-11-2014 03:17 AM

Beautiful mini jungle! I am sure the shrimps are very happy.

To change the title...go to your first post, click edit and then click go advanced.

Agent69 05-11-2014 03:21 AM

Man that scape is awesome!! Have you ever had any algae issues with this tank?

exv152 05-11-2014 03:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tharsis (Post 5956490)
Beautiful mini jungle! I am sure the shrimps are very happy.

To change the title...go to your first post, click edit and then click go advanced.

Thanks. It was supposed to be a plant farm for my other tanks until I ended up liking the look of the natural uncontrolled plant mix. So I upgraded a few things and made it a display.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Agent69 (Post 5956522)
Man that scape is awesome!! Have you ever had any algae issues with this tank?

Thanks, yes, I've had different types of algae. Anytime you run 4x T5HOs on a small setup algae is a constant, still managable, but I just recently switch over to the ADA aquasky 601 LED, and we'll see how it works out. Apparently it has a PAR value of about 70 at 17" from the substrate. Which puts me in the lower end of high light.


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