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Old 12-30-2012, 08:10 AM   #31
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me too. i just spent an hour planting HM in an attempt to carpet. me carpet? never... well times change and asthetics are "in"

Yours is looking pretty good. i just stuck with one piece of driftwood and used my large akadama stones to offset the fss i had in the tank. i'll have to start a journal to track it eventually but its just too much fun to play with now to snap photos. LOL. good luck with your tank. looks like you are having a lot of fun with it too.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:17 AM   #32
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me too. i just spent an hour planting HM in an attempt to carpet. me carpet? never... well times change and asthetics are "in"

Yours is looking pretty good. i just stuck with one piece of driftwood and used my large akadama stones to offset the fss i had in the tank. i'll have to start a journal to track it eventually but its just too much fun to play with now to snap photos. LOL. good luck with your tank. looks like you are having a lot of fun with it too.
Yup, having fun, learning. I plan on moving to a new house soon and want to build a shrimp rack, which will be basic tanks. Maybe a few fish breeding tanks in the rack too. But that will be a basement or another room and I'd like a nice planted show tank, so I'd like to get the basic down now so when that time comes (shrimp rack comes first) but at some point I'll have a nice planted tank and want to do it right when I do it.
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Hey man, fell asleep last night, but the last one looks amazing.

I don't think you could do somethin better! I love using multiple pieces of things to make more intricate pieces.


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Old 12-30-2012, 04:56 PM   #34
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Hey man, fell asleep last night, but the last one looks amazing.

I don't think you could do somethin better! I love using multiple pieces of things to make more intricate pieces.


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I personally wouldn't stick the big Anubias there.


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K, I'll tie it to a piece of cholla wood and put in another tank or something.

Wish I could find mot least killi's around my area. I bought some at a local fish auction and had them for years but I'm down to 3, and I think they must be all males or females since they're not breeding but I love them and keep posting on my local fish place looking for them and all I get are replies of other people looking too. lol. (Saw them in your journal) They get along fine with my neons and golden white cloud minnows in the tank I have them in now.
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Soon enough I'm bound to have more than plenty. I've got 10-12 babies.

A few are juvies now tho.

I'll do some RAOKs for the cost of shipping lol.

Mine breed like crazy. So if yours aren't producing offspring, they all must be of the same gender


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Soon enough I'm bound to have more than plenty. I've got 10-12 babies.

A few are juvies now tho.

I'll do some RAOKs for the cost of shipping lol.

Mine breed like crazy. So if yours aren't producing offspring, they all must be of the same gender


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They were breeding great in their own tank for a while, then moved them with platys, where the babies became snacks and thats when I really started to appreciate them as a fish but it was too late, down to 3. lol. I'll find some locally sooner or later. lol.
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They really remind me of dwarf puffers. In how they move, their intelligence.

They just don't eat my shrimp or snails haha.


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Now to rescape my cube that I ripped the driftwood and some plants from for the other scape. lol. I would assume with a cube, go for a centerpiece as you don't have room to do the 1/3 2/3 thing.
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Hmm. With a cube, I'd attempt an off centered tall object with intermittent pieces around it.


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Old 12-30-2012, 06:32 PM   #42
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The link i'm sharing was the first post for me in TPT, I love woking on cubes..I find them to be a bigger challenge than longer tank. Here you will find 4 scapes made in a cube, hope you can get an idea how things can be done.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=201568
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I saw those a while back they really are nice.

I've got a cube that I've got moss filling in on myself in my sig; I like the way it is scaped.





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hey Mark are you referencing to the 2 gallon 10" tall Fluval Spec ? if yes, looks nice..an' I must say..the wood is very unusual looking boy does it have such potential in the scape!!! grow some fissidens on it..it'll transform the whole look of the tank..
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hey Mark are you referencing to the 2 gallon 10" tall Fluval Spec ? if yes, looks nice..an' I must say..the wood is very unusual looking boy does it have such potential in the scape!!! grow some fissidens on it..it'll transform the whole look of the tank..
LOL I have fissidens being shipped now.

I like to take plants slow. But it seems we think similarly. I call it a cube mostly because I have a lot of substrate in there, and it isn't all that big to start with.

How would you apply the fissidens? I've been tossing around how I'll do it. I know I will definitely be doing some emersed.


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