|10-06-2012, 11:17 PM||#1|
Planted Tank Enthusiast
rainbuilder's 'Smooth Hillside' - NO CAP dirted 45 gal hex *FILLED* *UPDATE 12/16/12*
This tank was given to me for free, and I couldn't pass it up. This tank size and dimension is really awesome, albeit hard to scape. Long story short, I have had this tank for over a year, and have never really been happy with it. I rescaped it today (10/6/2012) and it turned out really nice.
This is my first real scape.
Most current FTS:
Big mama enjoying the space. She's been laying once a week!
I will put the most current shot on this post along with a new post.
Some kind of wild type shrimp colony
Breeding pair of angelfish
2 ruffled sword plants
Dwarf hairgrass belem
Java fern windelov
Fissidens fontanus or maybe some fissidens I collected in oklahoma
Anubias coffeefolia [needed]
Possibly some kind of bucephalandra, those are so cool
Now for the journaly part!
Expenses so far:
Filter, heater, and tank came free
~$20 for cfl lights
$1.49 for topsoil
$11.50 for rocks
I filled up some panty hose with some old aquarium gravel I had laying around and placed them in the tank to give my largest rocks a place to sit upon:
Then I found where I wanted my rocks to sit:
And then filled it with dirt and voila!
Critiques welcome. I'm pretty dang happy with the scape, so I probably won't move a lot around except for dirt. If you think dirt should be placed anywhere else please speak your mind. I'm not sure why but it seems a little off so suggestions welcome.
Let me know what you think!
Help me pick a wild type shrimp species! Something that can hide well enough from 2 angelfish. Maybe wild type cherries or green babaultis?
Hairgrass is coming in wednesday!
RAOK Club #38
Fraternity of Dirt #91
45 gallon hexagon 'Smooth Hillside'
Last edited by rainbuilder; 12-17-2012 at 12:07 AM.. Reason: informaccion
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