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Old 01-06-2009, 01:45 AM   #1
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ADA Mini-s: The Tree *More Pics pg 2*


I went on vacation to Hong Kong for 2 weeks, and my tank was a complete mess! Furthermore, I overdosed on co2 and killed all my fish and shrimp..

Any stock ideas? I'm planning on some amano shrimp and otocinclus. I've tried pygmy rasboras in the past, but they tend to all jump out.

Here are pics of day 2 (today!)




I don't know if Blyxa is a really good choice.. but I had a lot of it. It might look better if it was hairgrass only? Hmmm

Plants:
Blyxa Japonica
Dwarf Hairgrass
HC
Red root floater
Salvinia Natans

27 watts of light, w/ co2 @ ~1 bps

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Old 01-06-2009, 01:55 AM   #2
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That's NICE! Don't change a thing.
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Looks great! I love the 'scape. It's perfect.
I think HG would look nice right at the roots as an accent and UG filling in the space between like this.
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I like your dw. What are the plants? So sorry about your fish....
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:36 AM   #5
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I really love the root like structure of the driftwood. That sucks about the fish and shirmp.
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:57 AM   #6
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The plants are: Salvinia Natans, Red Root floater (not really part of the scape), Blyxa Japonica (on the left), and a bit of hc and dwarf hairgrass. I'm not sure what dw stands for :P

@Ugly Genius: Wow, that UG looks really nice! I'll have to research it, and try to special order at the fish store.

Thanks for the comments everyone! I'll probably remove some of the blyxa once it gets overgrown. Hopefully the substrate wont fall apart with it!
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:59 AM   #7
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DW...drift wood
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Stupid question, but that does UG stand for? I've seen it around a lot, but I don't know the full name..
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Your hardscape is AWESOME!! I always wanted that root trunk look..
Is that DW one piece or several?

EDIT: I was taken by your tank so much I forgot about the loss. Very sorry to read that.
How about Dwarf puffers for the new stock? I have been wanting some for a long time now.
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Your hardscape is AWESOME!! I always wanted that root trunk look..
Is that DW one piece or several?

EDIT: I was taken by your tank so much I forgot about the loss. Very sorry to read that.
How about Dwarf puffers for the new stock? I have been wanting some for a long time now.
Thanks! The driftwood is made up of 6 difference pieces. There is the main "trunk" piece, and 5 "root" pieces.

I was thinking of adding 1 or 2 dwarf puffers, but aren't they finicky eaters? I would be scared to feed them blood worms in case they would burrow in the substrate. (I hate worms!)
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:25 PM   #12
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Nice lookin scape! Have you considered some of the boraras species? Micro-rasboras or whatever the heck they are. They are so >tiny< but you could fit quite a few more in there than other types.
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:38 PM   #13
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nice wood. nice scape.
what lighting is that? looks nice.
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It's a 27 watt light I purchased from Aqua Forest Aquarium from San Francisco. It's a taiwanese brand, called T&J
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:30 AM   #15
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Default Dwarf / Pea Puffers are great!

I highly recommend the dwarf puffers for all your tanks. I have at least one in every tank (except my crystal red shrimp breeding tank) and they keep the snails in check. In fact, they seem so self-sufficient that I rarely supplement their food source. When I do feed them it's generally LIVE brine shrimp as they are definitely finicky eaters and will only eat live food (from my experiences). They really chase those live brine shrimp, and it's fun to watch. Also, they WILL go after larger snails, so if you find one take a close look at it if it's crawling on the glass because you will probably see "chunks" eaten out of it's body. It's kind of morbid in a way, since they can't eat the whole thing at once (sometimes the snails they go after are bigger than their entire body) they take a bite out when they can. Eventually you will find just the snail shell somewhere in the tank as they finally got to it.

Anyway, they are great, but keep in mind that they will sometimes bother other fish so you need to pay close attention to that in a smaller tank (like a nano). The people at Aqua Forest in San Francisco are pretty good about recommending fish compatibility with these guys, and they sell them for $5 each. They are also VERY cute and fun to watch, and they seem to want to watch what you are doing if you are in the same room with them.

I also have them in tanks with Amano and cherry red shrimp and they don't seem to bother them.

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