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Old 04-22-2015, 06:27 PM   #1
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10 Gallon River Bed Tank


This is my 10 gallon river bed inspired tank. We do camping trips every year in socal and seeing some nice branch work inspired this setup. I built the stand and canopy myself and it's in our bedroom that is very bright and happy so white was the color I chose.

Components:

>Standard 10 Gal
>AT30 Internal Aqueon Filter
>Finnex Planted + 16" (sitting atop of 2 pieces of acrylic to dim a bit, was too bright at first)
>Paintball Co2 24oz + Aquatek Mini Reg
>Macro/Micro + excel + iron + RO (some tap water for DS)

Plants:

>Rotala Indica
>Bacopa
>Blyxa
>stauro - started with only 15 stems 1 month ago
>Hydro SP Japan - looking forward to seeing this grow in on the left and right side
>Couple pieces of Seiryu stone
>Ludwigia Arcuata
>Manzanitan branches


Hope you guys like it !

Bump: Almost forgot the livestock

5 Black Neons
6 Amano's
10 Blue Diamond Shrimp
5 ottos
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:01 PM   #2
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beautiful tank, looks really good
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:13 PM   #3
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nice looking tank!
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:41 PM   #4
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Nice! The scaling of your design and livestock choices make it look much bigger, too.
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:50 PM   #5
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Thank you guys, very much appreciated. I am looking forward to growing the rotala nice n bushy. First trim for it will be this Sunday.
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Old 04-25-2015, 11:54 AM   #6
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Nice! The scaling of your design and livestock choices make it look much bigger, too.
X2. Looks really good.
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Old 04-25-2015, 12:46 PM   #7
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Well done man. Only feedback ill offer is to lay the 'sticks' leaning from the top right hand-rear corner to the middle left/front to give that perspective you get at the waterline in your 'real world' picture.
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Old 04-26-2015, 02:19 AM   #8
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Well done man. Only feedback ill offer is to lay the 'sticks' leaning from the top right hand-rear corner to the middle left/front to give that perspective you get at the waterline in your 'real world' picture.
Thank you sir. I went ahead and tried your suggestion today but unfortunately these branches weren't long enough to reach from the back right to the middle or front left.. That was my original plan too. I will need to find some manzanitan branches soon that can reach that far.

Btw- cool profile pic. Fry is the man! "My brother Yantzi stole it.."
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Keep it up mate, looks good.
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Just wanted to add a quick update on my 10. Added some ludwigia red, a few stems of syngonathus madeira, and propegated another 6 or so tops of the stauro. Also, the black neons got together nicely for this one ; )
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Old 05-04-2015, 10:10 PM   #11
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lookin good
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Thanks Andrews, I'm deciding on a plant to fill up that far right corner. Something a little more low light I think as the light doesn't hit that spot too hard.
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I think a few clusters of a smaller anubias anchored to that DW piece would look cool in the corner

or yeah just a few more stems
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That's a great idea! I like it...
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Old 05-04-2015, 10:46 PM   #15
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tower of anubias
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