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Old 03-17-2011, 02:13 AM   #1
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Starting a 2.5 gallon..rescape 10/10


So I ended up with some extra equipment and figured I would start up another nano. I went and got a 2.5 gallon and de-rimmed it. Still have to clean it up a bit more.

Light: Fluval 13w
Filter: Zoo Med 501
Substrate: Fluval Shrimp Stratum

There's very little chance I will go with co2 on this one unless a miracle happens and I get the approval to put it next to my Ebi so it can share a pressurized set-up. I am still convincing my girlfriend that it's a good idea to fill it in the first place... So I have been playing around with scapes in the mean time.

These are pretty much the only rocks I have to work with at the moment, with the exception of one rock similar in size and shape to the one on the right.. I actually was able to split it in half horizontally, so I have another slice of it.

I have a ton of HC that I need to trim from the Ebi, so despite co2, I am going to give HC a try. Would like to have at least one other type of plant, no mosses though.

What do you think, in terms of layout and plants? Suggestions appreciated!

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Old 03-17-2011, 03:23 AM   #2
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I like the hardscape! I like the flat rock. I thinks it would look great with a dwarf grass as a background. I am growing HC in a 5 gal with out co2 or diy, it is doing great!
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:09 PM   #3
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I think it's a good start.
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:46 PM   #4
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The rock on the right looks kinda like a clam.

Nice scape, I dig it.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:54 PM   #5
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Thanks!

I guess it does kinda look like a clam lol. The other side of the rock has a totally different texture. No clue what kind of rocks they are. I need to start paying more attention when I am shopping..

Hopefully I will get around to trimming some HC this weekend and get this thing planted. I like the idea of doing Hair Grass as a background..
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:06 PM   #6
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Good start. Is that a standard 2.5 from Aqueon or All-Glass? Looks deeper front to back. Nice scape already.
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:46 PM   #7
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Thanks! Yea, it's a standard Aqueon 2.5, it's probably just the angle that I took the picture.
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:00 AM   #8
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So I finally planted some HC clippings from my other tank and filled it up. Planting stem by stem is tedious, hence the little amount I planted. I am either going to add more or think about going emersed. My concern with that is I am not planning on running co2, so filling the tank later on would probably kill a lot of it off.

Anyway.. Feedback welcome!


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Old 04-04-2011, 04:41 AM   #9
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I really like it! Loving that rock on the right with the plateau layers.

Which light fixture are you using? I'm on the lookout for one to go with a 2.5g tank.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:07 AM   #10
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Hockey9999, you should put links of your journals in your signature. Those are good looking rocks.

The light on his tank I think is this one:



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Which light fixture are you using? I'm on the lookout for one to go with a 2.5g tank.
I myself am using the finnex light from the FT1201 tank.
Some options you can use are:
-regular desk lamps
-coralife mini
-Make one yourself with something like this
-Or another one like this
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:42 AM   #11
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Hockey9999, you should put links of your journals in your signature. Those are good looking rocks.

The light on his tank I think is this one:




I myself am using the finnex light from the FT1201 tank.
Some options you can use are:
-regular desk lamps
-coralife mini
-Make one yourself with something like this
-Or another one like this
This Fluval one and the Finnex ones are awesome, exactly what I want, but seem like a real pain to come by in Canada.
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:03 PM   #12
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Thanks!

Yea, my light is the Fluval 13w fixture. I think it should be enough light.. Only problem is that it has a 4100k bulb at the moment. I'm not sure how thats going to work out...

After looking at the picture in my first post, I am starting to think I liked that scape better. I like the 4 rocks in the current scape, but I like the positioning of the large rock on the left from my original scape. It bothers me how the front of that rock sits at an angle that prevents it from being well lit.

I'm thinking that while its easy.. I may drain the tank and rearrange a little bit..
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:05 PM   #13
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Fixed the rock that was bothering me.. I'm much happier now..


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Old 04-05-2011, 01:03 AM   #14
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Nice, where did you find that light?
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:05 PM   #15
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9999, I really like your layout.

Have you considered dwarf sag for another plant? While I have a 20W xenon bulb over my 2.5G, I doubt that that is enough for HC, but my dwarf sag is doing well and is starting to send out runners.

I may just put a stem or two of HC in mine to see what happens...
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