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Old 01-09-2014, 03:36 AM   #1
BradScheve
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my new 2.5


i just set up my new 2.5 using established black sand and an established filter from another tank. i tore it down (twas a measly 1g bowl) and slapped this one together.currently, it has 5 cherry shrimp and 3 crystals, along with 2 VERY tiny guppies. i saw a couple of canyon-looking aquascapes online and thought id give it a try. any questions/comments are greatly appreciated!!

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tank: Petco 2.5g
Substrate: Petco black aquarium sand, lowes play sand
lighting: LED light from aqueon evolve 2
filter: deep blue nano filter
Ferts: seachem flourish
CO2: excel
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:22 AM   #2
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That's a cute little tank, the canyon scape works really well.. I think you've gotten the proportions and positioning down just right. Great job scaling this scape down. Only thing I would have done different is had only the black gravel up above the canyon and white side only at the bottom. You pretty much did that, I'm just anal about having my things "just my way". I'm also digging the waterfall filter, maybe consider centering it more on the canyon so it looks kind of like a natural waterfall scene. You could even put an airstone down underneath there, using the bubbles to simulate a waterfall look (the finer the bubbles the better).

Anyways, the tank looks really good as is, looks like it could be a productive little shrimp factory if those guppies don't munch on the babies too much..
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:26 PM   #3
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Awesome tank! I love nano tanks but they never really work out well for me...
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Awesome tank! I love nano tanks but they never really work out well for me...
why not?
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You could even put an airstone down underneath there, using the bubbles to simulate a waterfall look (the finer the bubbles the better).
thats an awesome idea! my only concern is that it may turn up the water too much in the little tank (my air pump is a bit strong). so it may have to wait till the weekend when i can buy an adjustable one...
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When i first read the message i read "Crayon looking aquascape" and wondering how you are going to do it.

i like the strong terracing.
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thats an awesome idea! my only concern is that it may turn up the water too much in the little tank (my air pump is a bit strong). so it may have to wait till the weekend when i can buy an adjustable one...
If you've got a gang valve, you could put that on the airline and bleed some of the pressure out an open valve. Much cheaper than a new pump, but whatever gets the job done!
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