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Old 10-22-2013, 05:12 AM   #1
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13 Gallon Moss Scape


This is a continuation of an older tank, the 12 Gallon Squat

DSM went well, but had an issue with mold, so I decided to scrap the project.


I scored a cool looking piece of wood, and decided to go with moss.


New scape ideas:

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Made a brand new tank, this time 10" tall.
Ended up with this scape:

9/3
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15x21x10" 1/4" Acrylic tank
ADA Aquasoil / Sand substrate
Eheim 2215
Acrylic spraybar and intake (can't stand the green eheim pipes!)
Seiryu stone


Lighting:
2x Finnex 20" Fugerays


Flora:
Dwarf Hairgrass
Hygrophila pinnatifida
S. Repens
HM
Fissidens
Weeping Moss
Anubias nana petite

Fauna:
Pygmy cories
Tiger/Amano shrimp
???


10/21
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Tank has finally cycled, and I will be stocking soon!!


To be continued...
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:24 AM   #2
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Squat tanks are so cool and man that wood is rad!

Give us a full tank shot, pretty please!
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:48 AM   #3
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Update plz
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:51 PM   #4
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That driftwood is out of control awesome! Updates!
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Old 11-15-2013, 05:03 AM   #5
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Okay, some more details about the setup:


In addition to cutting out the tank, I have also taken some time to make this light fixture that holds 2 finnex fugerays



Since the tank is so deep, I figured I would need to either raise up lights or get a new fixture to put alongside the first.


Look at that moss growth! Weeping moss may be my new favorite.


Hydrocotyle being photogenic:



Young Tiger shrimp:



Cories on the loose!



FTS

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Old 11-15-2013, 05:28 AM   #6
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Wow ! Lovinggg it! Any detail on tha light fixture! Want to copy your ideal if u don't mind.
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Old 11-16-2013, 03:10 AM   #7
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Wow ! Lovinggg it! Any detail on tha light fixture! Want to copy your ideal if u don't mind.
Here is a view of how the fixture works.
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:09 AM   #8
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So nice! I'm really digging this.
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:15 AM   #9
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Okay, here is a major update for this tank.

I was not enjoying the scape, mostly because the fish were hiding behind the piece of wood, which was, while interesting, slightly too bulky for the tank.


I managed to get some very nice Redmoor root wood at a LFS in Long Island, and so, the scape has been greatly simplified.


Stage 1:



Maybe a little too simple? Hmm...




That's more like it!


Here is the new FTS:




More pleasing to the eye.

I have re-attached the weeping moss with CA glue, so it will take some time for it to grow in, but I am liking this much better.


As you can see I also simplified the lighting situation, now using only 1 Fugeray, the 20" versions were stronger than I anticipated, so 1 fixture elevated about 9" up will do the job just fine, and keep algae at bay.


Fauna list:

~15+ Pygmy cories
Tiger Shrimp
Yellow Shrimp
1 Panda garra

Plant List:

Hygro pinnatifida
Anubias Nana "petite"
Weeping moss
HM
Mini pellia
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:40 PM   #10
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Love the new scape! Great change, really draws you into the tank.
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:16 AM   #11
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Moved some stones around to support the scape a little better. I think I will leave it and let it grow out now.



You can see I tied some mini pellia to the stones around the base. I have never used this plant before, so hopefully it looks right when it grows out.

I also added an eheim skimmer to take care of the surface scum.


Comments/critique welcome.
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:10 AM   #12
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that is one sweet piece of dw
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:46 PM   #13
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Thank you, redmoor root is great for nano sized tanks.

Updated photo:



Inhabitants:

Amano shrimp
Tiger Shrimp
Yellow Neo
15-20 Pygmy cories
CPD
1 Panda Garra
1 Otto
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:12 AM   #14
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No fair! That's just too awesome!


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Old 12-13-2013, 02:35 AM   #15
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The new wood looks much better. Nice tank!
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