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Old 09-23-2012, 11:59 PM   #91
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Completely re-did this tank last night. I also moved it off of the oversized stand and onto my desk.

I've never really tried an iwagumi-style aquascape before, so i figured this would be a good tank to experiment with because of it's small size. I'm pretty pleased with how this turned out-- just need for the HC to fill in, and it should be golden!

I thought about putting some dwarf hair grass in the back left, but i think i'm going to try the full HC carpet first, and if i don't like it, i can always add some grass or stems to the back. I've always been a huge fan of minimalistic aquascapes, so i hope that it will look fine with just the HC.

I plan on adding a group of ruby tetras (Axelrodia riesei) to this tank once it is fully cycled and grown in.

And yes, i know the electrical outlet and black trim make for a HORRIBLE background, but i plan on purchasing a frost-like transparent material to allow for light to shine in and through the back glass, but also to hide the stuff on the wall.

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Old 09-24-2012, 12:04 AM   #92
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Stems would be preferred over taller hairgrass as it tends to be invasive...unless you use a plastic divider or something. Either way, it'd look amazing as a backdrop if you choose to do so. Loving the restart and I think it has some great potential. That CO2 atomizer is really going to make your HC carpet take off....I know my in line is working miracles in my 20g. Keep up with water changes and trimming and you'll be golden.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:10 AM   #93
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Awesome. I would've added more slope though.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:51 AM   #94
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Thank you both for the comments/suggestions.

I tried increasing the slope when i was messing around with the scape, but i just didn't like it as much. Maybe i'm just partial to "flat" substrates, lol. It seems like i can never get an aquascape with slopes to look the way that i want it to be. Happens every time.
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:30 AM   #95
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gotcha, haha. you might want to even it out though, the left side is lower then the right side. sent ya a fb message, by the way
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:36 AM   #96
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gotcha, haha. you might want to even it out though, the left side is lower then the right side. sent ya a fb message, by the way
MAN, you are picky!
Fixed it anyway, per your request.
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:40 AM   #97
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MAN, you are picky!
Fixed it anyway, per your request.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:31 PM   #98
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Time for an update!

HC needs to be trimmed and i need to get some more fish. I currently have 4 pygmy cories, 2 amano shrimp, and 1 otocinclus in the tank. I'm thinking about getting 15 chili rasboras.
Plants are Anubias 'petite', Rotala 'colorata', and HC.

Let me know what you think!

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Old 11-05-2012, 11:56 PM   #99
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The mist background does look good and the anubias is growing in those crevices between the rocks looks cool
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:02 AM   #100
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the substrate line looks nice and even
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:23 AM   #101
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Nice looking scape man, it is filling in really well!

I know Chili's are small, but 15 seems to be a bit much for a tank of that size imho.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:27 AM   #102
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I think you should up your pygmies to around 6 and then add the 15 chilis. You have a 2211 so I wouldn't worry much about overstocking and bioload

I like the anubias nana petite between the rocks, gave me some ideas I might use in my Mini S

I also like how you got rid of the outlet background
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:43 AM   #103
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The mist background does look good and the anubias is growing in those crevices between the rocks looks cool
Thanks! The background is actually just a piece of white poster board attacked to the wall behind the tank.

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the substrate line looks nice and even
Glad i finally got your stamp of approval.

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Nice looking scape man, it is filling in really well!

I know Chili's are small, but 15 seems to be a bit much for a tank of that size imho.
Thank you! 15 seems like a lot to me as well, but in Frank's mini-M, it looks like he has 17 (don't know if they're chili's, but they're definitely a Boraras sp.) and it doesn't look too crowded. See here: http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...71907383_n.jpg

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I think you should up your pygmies to around 6 and then add the 15 chilis. You have a 2211 so I wouldn't worry much about overstocking and bioload

I like the anubias nana petite between the rocks, gave me some ideas I might use in my Mini S

I also like how you got rid of the outlet background
Thanks man! Yeah i think i should probably get a couple more of the pygmy cories. They're so much fun to watch, and very active for the most part.
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:18 AM   #104
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I'm jealous....gorgeous setup.
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:24 AM   #105
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The white poster board is a good idea.

Addendum - Now, I know where to get some HC.
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