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Old 11-18-2013, 02:59 AM   #1
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20 gallon forest scape


After being inspired by forest scape work of fellow forum members and those I see in competition, I decided to set one up. I only have a crappy cell phone photo now though.

Light: Finnex planted+
Filter: Aquaclear 50
No CO2 but I dose Excel and other ferts from seachem.
Plants: Microsword, crypts (not sure what kind), anubias nana micro, anubias nana petite and I don't know what the tall plant is.
Inhabitants: 4 pygmy cories for now (thinking of moving my CRS to this tank)
Rocks: picked up for stream in VA
Driftwood: ordered from ebay

Oh and I need to remove the floating nana. Decided not to use them. They're too big.
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:44 AM   #2
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After being inspired by forest scape work of fellow forum members and those I see in competition, I decided to set one up. I only have a crappy cell phone photo now though.

Light: Finnex planted+
Filter: Aquaclear 50
No CO2 but I dose Excel and other ferts from seachem.
Inhabitants: 4 pygmy cories for now (thinking of moving my CRS to this tank)
Rocks: picked up for stream in VA
Driftwood: ordered from ebay

Oh and I need to remove the floating nana. Decided not to use them. They're too big.
Nice start!
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:47 PM   #3
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Nice start!
Thanks! Plants need to fill in quite a bit still, since it was just set up 2 weeks ago.
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:12 PM   #4
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I really like the look of this. Its going to look great once it starts to fill in.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:11 PM   #5
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very nice start!
Couple questions:

1) How do you keep the sticks from floating? Are there weights tied to them and buried under the substrate?
2) What are your plans on keeping the white sand from slowly spilling over and losing that "river" effect?
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:13 AM   #6
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I really like the look of this. Its going to look great once it starts to fill in.
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very nice start!
Couple questions:

1) How do you keep the sticks from floating? Are there weights tied to them and buried under the substrate?
2) What are your plans on keeping the white sand from slowly spilling over and losing that "river" effect?
Thank you!

1. I boiled the sticks and soaked them for a really long time so most of them sank without a problem. I also used an egg crate at the bottom so I could wedge some of the sticks into the grates. (Photo attached of my old set up. The design was meant for my 12 gallon but I decided to switch to the 20.)

2. The egg crates also help avoid too much spilling over of the substrate. I also tried to pack the stones tightly so there isn't much space for the spill. The sand is also larger grains (not quite so fine) so I hope that helps too.
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Very nice start. I cant wait to see it fill in.
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:07 PM   #8
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Thanks shift.

Some updates. Still crappy cell phone pics. I need to figure out how to take nice photos.
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