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Old 07-09-2014, 06:55 AM   #1
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I3raven's 15G "Tree"


Finally, after a six month hiatus, I've found time to redo my 15G from scratch. I've restarted this 15G tank multiple times and usually it's because I'm unsatisfied with the aquascape, but I think I'm settled on this one.

Hardscape
- Manzanita Wood
- Seiryu Stone

Substrate
-Azoo Plant Grower Bed

Filtration
- Haven't decided yet, possibly an AZOO HOB? Recommendations are welcome (Looking for a HOB, preferably transparent or clear)

Lighting
- 1 x CFL 23W Daylight bulb

Supplements
-DIY CO2 & Excel
-Micro & Macro Ferts

Plants
-Dwarf Hairgrass, Blyxa Japonica, HC, Helanthium Tenellum, Weeping Moss, Fissidens, Rotala (Definitely not solid on these plants)

Inhabitants
- Haven't thought of it yet, possibly Tetras and Cories



FTS (UPDATED) (8/9/14)
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Sidenote: Sorry for the bad quality images, taken from my iphone 5. The light on the left side, if you're wondering, doesn't have a hood or fixture so it's altering the brightness of the shot.

Below is my old scape few weeks ago, I think the latest scape is better
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:59 AM   #2
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Update: Going to DSM and purchase plants shortly, any critique on the scape would be really helpful, I don't take it personally
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:09 PM   #3
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im not blowing smoke up your behind or anything but I think the scape is perfect. the tree coming diagonally out of the rocks looks exactly like a place I know of in the woods at my house. I can literally see myself standing on the rocks and leaning against the tree. what plants are you planning?
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looks GREAT!
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Great hardscape.

Nothing wrong with an aquaclear HOB filter.
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The scape is great. Choose plants that will complement it, not interfere with it.
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im not blowing smoke up your behind or anything but I think the scape is perfect. the tree coming diagonally out of the rocks looks exactly like a place I know of in the woods at my house. I can literally see myself standing on the rocks and leaning against the tree. what plants are you planning?
Thanks! Never thought my scape would replicate something you would find in the woods. I think I'm settled on DHG or Lilaeopsis species for the foreground. Possibly patches of Staurogyne repens.
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Just planted HC the other day. Is having one CFL enough for DSM? It's 23W and the light covers most of the areas of the tank.
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Old 08-09-2014, 06:52 PM   #9
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Looking good! I totally agree it looks really natural!

What are the dimensions on the tank? I'm curious.
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Looking good! I totally agree it looks really natural!

What are the dimensions on the tank? I'm curious.
Thanks! It's 24 x 12 x 12 (L x W x H), roughly between 15-17 gallons.
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