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Old 08-19-2008, 06:16 AM   #1
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Trying this 10 Gal again. Another rescape Page 4


This is my 3rd try at this 10 gal. Tell me what you think.

1st try, Plants too big for a 10gal.


Second try


Rescaped. Still need a foreground, I may do HC from front around to the left side.


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Current 20" 2 x 36 watt dual daylight 65000k
Toms mini rapids cannister Filter
2.5 lb presurrized system w/ AZOO regulator, needle valve, and selinoid.
Eco Complete
EI Ferts, w/ Flourish and Flourish iron

Plants:
Wisteria
L. Aromatica
Bacopa
Flame Moss
Blayxa
Marimo Ball
Anubus Nano "petite"
HC


Fish :
6 boraras brigittaes
Countless RCS
2 Ottos
4 Amano Shrimp
Pond, ramshorn and MTS snails


Please, all crticism is welcome.
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Old 08-19-2008, 03:40 PM   #2
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looks quite nice, but id like to see atleast 4 more otto cast as they like friend, besides you would have an army of algea control lol. a group of 6 otto cats combined with the RCS you will never have a "hair" of algea again.
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Old 08-19-2008, 11:48 PM   #3
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I forgot to add I started with 4 Ottos, 2 disappeared and 2 acclimated. But I also have 4 Amanos in there to help handle any algae problems.
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Old 08-19-2008, 11:54 PM   #4
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I must not be to picky. I liked them all. But I feel good when my plants are alive and well. How they are arranged in the tank don't mean a lot to me at this time. lol
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:18 AM   #5
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That actually works sometimes, But in the first pic the swords and crypts took over, so did the Vals. In the 2nd pic, I just took some of the plants and moved them to my 55 gal., and even though the HC was growing so was the hair algae in the HC. So I pulled most of it up and I will try again.

This was before I started dosing EI ferts and had a good flow of CO2. Once I pulled the HC and algae up, I haven't see it again.

I just need to find a good deal on HC and I'll try again.
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:46 AM   #6
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looks quite nice, but id like to see atleast 4 more otto cast as they like friend, besides you would have an army of algea control lol. a group of 6 otto cats combined with the RCS you will never have a "hair" of algea again.
I've got 7 otos, a bunch of RCS, and 2 nerites, and they don't touch my BBA and hair algae at all. Maybe mine are just more picky than yours

BTW, nice tanks! Looking at that evolution of tanks, mine's still stuck in the stage 1 form
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:58 AM   #7
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The Amanos will eat the BBA, but no one will touch the hair algae. I had to use a toothbrush to get it out. That process ended up pulling up the HC also.

Thanks for Compliments Kolkri and Nugzboltz
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it looks nice, i like how slopes up from left to right

if you replaced the wisteria with something like rotala nanjenshan it would look great
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The Rotala Nanjenshan is a nice looking plant, especially if trimmed with the slope of the other plants, I may think about it.

I have the wisteria in their because I thought it was a good plant for soaking up excess nutrients. I also thought it was something that should be in in all planted tanks.
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Old 08-23-2008, 12:54 AM   #10
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Just got wifey some new lenses for her camera, and had to post a few macro shots that I took.

Otto

Amano and RCS




Also trying to decide if I want HC or Dwarf hairgrass for foreground. I have both on the way for my 55 and 4 gal rescapes. I guess it depends on which I have the most left over of.

What do you think?
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What do I need to make this more interesting. Any suggestions
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Very nice tank! The newest aquascape is definitely the best, in my opinion. It looks the most carefully planned and constructed. I'm not a huge fan of the hygro. I think switching it out for something bushy with color that can contrast with your blyxa would be interesting. Perhaps a big mass of pinkish R. wallichi, D. diandra or some such thing. I think a big mass of one type of plant would be more effective than several stems of many different plant types.

What is the yellow-leafed thing to the left of the anubias on the lower right hand corner of the tank?

PS - Your drop checker looks a little blue, no?
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What is the yellow-leafed thing to the left of the anubias on the lower right hand corner of the tank?

PS - Your drop checker looks a little blue, no?
If you are talking about the plant that is in front of and on the DW with the long leaves, It is actually the Hygro. I have since removed it.

As far as the other plants I am already trying to find something else to replace the wisteria with. I like the suggestions. Thanks for the FB.

I was having a problem with Co2, I had a leak in my needle valve. It has since been corrected.
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:41 PM   #14
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Just a quick update, I tried HC again but decided to pull it for my 4 Gal. I put some e.tennellus as the foreground but this is just temporary.

Tell me your thoughts.




What is this? Does anyone know? Should I be concerned?




There are about 7 of these little white worm parasite things crawling on the glass, and one hitch hiking on the back of a RCS.

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Old 09-16-2008, 12:02 AM   #15
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Pretty sure they are planarian. You can do a search on how to get rid of tem.
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