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Tharsis' 10 Gallon 'Keebler Forest'

I had a bit of spare time yesterday and was inspired while eating cookies with my kids. Here is my inspiration:


Here is the wood that I had to work with:


The 2.5 Gallon was too small unfortunately so I transferred it to a 10 gallon. I screwed to a piece of rock, screwed on some extra limbs, and added a bunch of Anubias to the to the top. The Anubias were provided from Digsy via a wonderful RAOK..thanks again!! The rest were put into my 75 gallon.



I added some marimo ball pieces and java moss along the cliff edge, and some dwarf sag in the back corner. Not sure what to do with the left side yet though.



I also added some anubias nana petite plantlets to the 'doorway' and along the cliff edge.



I am thinking that this will be a shrimp tank with a school of ottos to graze on the anubias leafs.

This tank has two 13 Watt CFL's in the hood and aluminum foil attached to the underside to help with reflection. i will likely dose excel semi-regularly and some ferts here and there, but i want this to be a very low maintenance tank. Hopefully the anubias will fill in and get nice and bushy.

Any suggestions for the left hand side would be greatly appreciated, i think i exhausted myself with making the tree and trying to attach the nana petites. By the time I got to the left hand side, i kind of lost my mojo. I was thinking of having a fallen tree/log or something on the other side with a rock pile of some sort...not sure yet.



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Perhaps a glosso/moss carpet on the left side? :]
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whoa.. That's definately a very unique concept good job =)
I'd love to see updated pics once everything undergoes phototropism and orients itself towards the light. That anubias will definately make an interesting tree. Keep us posted =)


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That looks so awesome!

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I like it. What are you gonna use as elves???
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More importantly, when's it going to begin producing cookies?? Yeah, I'm a nerd.

Seriously, it's great. I love the "tree."
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Haha thanks guys I am very happy with how the tree turned out, I can't wait for it to start filling in more.

I think a field of glosso on the left side is a great idea, with some 'boulders' mixed in...i think i will give it a shot.

as for elves..are there any green shrimp? Perhaps I could fashion little hats and attach them to their heads.


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Haha thanks guys I am very happy with how the tree turned out, I can't wait for it to start filling in more.

I think a field of glosso on the left side is a great idea, with some 'boulders' mixed in...i think i will give it a shot.

as for elves..are there any green shrimp? Perhaps I could fashion little hats and attach them to their heads.
Not sure about their baking skills...


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Using Anubias for the tree is a Great Idea...and this tree is unique...Keep it up...


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Rcsshrimper is selling some of those green ones, the ones he has are REALLY green, they would be sooooo awesome, unfortunately they are out of my budget lol.

Looks like some cherries for me, doesn't stay with the theme but atleast the red color will really pop.

I have definitely decided to go with a field of glosso with 'boulders' on the left hand side


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Neat concept, I like it.


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Rcsshrimper is selling some of those green ones, the ones he has are REALLY green, they would be sooooo awesome, unfortunately they are out of my budget lol.

Looks like some cherries for me, doesn't stay with the theme but atleast the red color will really pop.
Add in some green felt hats and they'll fit right in

Seriously though, I think the red cherries will look better as a contrast, maybe find some green fish like green eye, green fire or green neon tetras to fit in for the theme.
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i think rathburni bloodfin tetras would be a nice fish to add.
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LOL, I just noticed the little "doorway" at the base of the tree. That's great!
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