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Old 03-28-2013, 04:49 AM   #1
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This project is based on some theory and ideas that I brought up in this thread...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?p=2961978#post2961978

I want to make a setup based on ikebana, the Japanese art of floral arrangement.

I think I have a pretty good concept in mind for this. I will use a very short and broad tank enclosure combined with tall riparium plants and thin, vertical manzanita branches.

Tonight I put together a cardboard mock up tank design. This box is 20" wide by 14" deep by 6" tall and I think it's a good shape...



For a better idea of scale I also stuck a couple of riparium plants inside. I think it looks pretty good...



For the actual layout I will select one plant quite a bit taller than these and combine with various other foliage.

I hope to get the glass pretty soon.
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Will this house live stock or just plants?
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Will this house live stock or just plants?
Naturally I'm putting fish in there too. This won't be much water, so I'm going to select a true nano fish for a small group to add. I want to try to get fish less likely to jump out.
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I think it will be awesome with or without fish.
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I think it will be awesome with or without fish.
Some Boraras sp. might be good. I have also wanted to do a setup with Neoheterandria elegans.
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Phoenix Rasbora or Mosquito Rasbora would be cool too.
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Phoenix Rasbora or Mosquito Rasbora would be cool too.
You are right about that!
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