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Ashbury Island (RESCAPE/rename)

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What started out as a type of iwagumi has morphed into a much more heavily planted tank. It's now about 10 weeks old.

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ADA 90P
Eheim G90
Archaea diffuser
MH with ADA bulb w/NAG
10lb CO2 at 3-4 bps
Amazonia
EI dosing dry ferts
HC and glosso was grown emersed.


Current flora:

staurogyne repens
HC
glosso
hygrophila kompact
dwary sag
xmass moss
fissidens
riccia fluitans
anubias nana petite
ludwigia peruensis
alternanthera reineckii

+ 2 other species that I forget the name of.

Current fauna:

9 otto
3 zerbra otto
3 nerite tiger
3 nerite zebra
20 galaxy rasbora
6 green rasbora
6 pea puffers
3 blue pearls
1 green shrimp
6 amanos
4 adult cherries + ~15 juvies

Plans: Nix the riccia. Nice, but just doesn't fit.










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Really green! I like it!! The background patterned thing is a liitle distracting though.


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That tank looks awesome. But I do agree about the background being a little distracting. Maybe paint the back glass black or something.


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Very nice scape! My sister has your background in her room. It is from Veer, right?
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That looks awesome. Excellent scaping job. I love how lush everything looks.


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Really green! I like it!! The background patterned thing is a liitle distracting though.
Thanks! Yeah, it is very distracting. My housemate was about to toss it, and I wanted to see what it would look like with a black background. Moments after I put it up, I went online and ordered a black curtain and a curtain rod. They should be here this week, and I'll post another pic.

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Very nice scape! My sister has your background in her room. It is from Veer, right?
Ha, good eye. That is the one exactly.

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That looks awesome. Excellent scaping job. I love how lush everything looks.
Thanks. It's come a long way, and battled several different kinds of algae, melting, etc. Most of the plants are starting to hit their stride now though. It started off as only 3 different species of plants, some shrimps, and some puffers. I will take some fauna pics soon to compliment the thread.
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That's a stunning carpet. WOW.

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It's really gorgeous, amazing scape, I love the use of a. reineckii in the back, it adds a lot of color.

It'd look better with a white posterboard background though. I really love the various greens, xmas moss was a GREAT choice on the branches.

I only see a little bit of riccia though, correct? It looks really well pruned too. If you get rid of it, it might show a little more of the tank but I like it like it is also.

Riccia can be a pain though so I sympathize. I love the scape!
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Updates at almost 4 months.

Some temporary housing for my OEBT. I have since received my "magic box". Thanks Randy! I will make sure to take pics of the OEBT some point soon.



These days, I have been feeding my otto and shrimp zucchini and sweet potato. They prefer sweet potato but love both. The zebra otto are the biggest aficionados by far. They will just rest on the zucchini all day long, even as the amano are attacking it from the side.


And here is my first flower. Definitely wasn't expecting this.
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This is 1000X better than an iwagumi, I love jungle tanks
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Very nice greens, are you using the ADA standard or 'green' halide? The layout really looks more like a natural scene than a scripted/scaped one. At first glance I thought that variety of plants would just make a mess but you seemed to have groomed it nicely, very nature-esque. I can almost picture some frogs swimming by.


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Fantastic Job! Seriously nice tank.
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I like it, nice work!


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This is 1000X better than an iwagumi, I love jungle tanks
Thanks! I started off with 3 plants, HC/glosso/Xmass moss, and just improvised as I went along.

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Very nice greens, are you using the ADA standard or 'green' halide? The layout really looks more like a natural scene than a scripted/scaped one. At first glance I thought that variety of plants would just make a mess but you seemed to have groomed it nicely, very nature-esque. I can almost picture some frogs swimming by.
Thanks. Yes, that is the ADA w/NAG MH. It definitely brings out the green, and with so much flora toward the top, I get lots of dramatic shadowing going on. Really, my fauna are equally "messy" if you will. I have...

20 celestial pearls
9 pea puffers
7 rummynose tetras
6 green rasboras
8 ottos
3 zebra otto
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8 amanos
10 cherries
10 blue pearls
10 neon greens
12 OEBT

Yes, the puffers and shrimp mostly get along fine. It's the rummynose that I have to worry about more. May jettison the puffers now though because my quarantined OEBT is berried.
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