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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-27-2005, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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10 Gallon E. Tenellus tank

Here's my lazy tank. Planted it over a period of 3 days and gave up filling it in on the 3rd day(my back was aching too much).

Pic- Day 3 after final planting



Tank size: 18" x 12" x 12"
Water volume: +/- 10 gallons
Filtration: Zoo Med 501 Turtle Clean Canister filter
Light: 36W(18W x 2) PL
Substrate: Seachem Onyx Sand
Plants: Taiwan Moss and E. Tenellus
Inhabitants: Cherry shrimps, Ottos, Badis Badis. Coming soon: Boraras Merah and Tiger Shrimps

I'm not really going for any kind of look with this tank, I wanted a no-brainer, something to relax to and not worry about dosing and stuff.
All comments are welcome, even if it's to say that the tank sucks. I don't mind.
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The tank looks great, once everything grows in no doubt you'll have a nice looking scape.
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awsome tank gotta love the wood! i have trouble finding wood in RI lol really nice tank more pics once it grows out should look awsom!
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Wow that wood is really nice! The tank is going to look great once everything fills in.

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Thanks for the compliments. Updates will be up once something actually starts growing...
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nice setup juanBeegas ....
post more pics when it more grown in...
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I have that same filter, and I can't tell what you put around the intake. a small peice of filter fiber?

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I attached a strainer I got from a mini HOT filter(it died on me) and covered that with a fine mesh. It keeps big pieces of gunk from entering the filter. Hope that helps.
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Update... I know it's only been about 2 weeks, but there's been a noticeable difference in the growth, plus my Brigittaes have suddenly got white spots on them... Need to get some medication for that...



Now I need to go look for some Hairgrass to throw in the mix... Also, what do you guys think? Should I remove the patch of moss on the lower righthand side of the driftwood?
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I love the look of e. tenellus by itself...you maybe want to hold off on the hairgrass because it'll eventually get into everything.

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because it'll eventually get into everything.
Heh... That's the point... Ever looked at a patch of grass in the country? Noticed how it's not just one type of grass growing in the patch? That's what I'd like in this tank.
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Heh... That's the point... Ever looked at a patch of grass in the country? Noticed how it's not just one type of grass growing in the patch? That's what I'd like in this tank.
I actually think that would look great. You might even want to try a taller grass-looking plant in back of driftwood. Maybe Cyperus helferi, a Vallisneria species, or maybe even giant hairgrass. I think it will look great whether or not you do that.
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Here's an update on this tank -



Tank size: 11 gallons
Water volume: 10 gallons
Filtration: Zoo Med 501 Turtle Clean Canister filter
Light: 36W(18W x 2) PL
Substrate: Seachem Onyx Sand
Plants: Taiwan Moss, Frogbit and E. Tenellus
Inhabitants: Cherry shrimps, Malayan Shrimps, Ottos, Badis Badis and Black Neon Tetras.

Sorry for the bad quality pic, it was taken with my girlfriend's cellphone's camera.
I never got around to adding the Hairgrass, I lost all the Merahs to ich... I've replaced them with some Black Neon Tetras. This is the weirdest batch I've ever dealt with. All they do is hide behind the driftwood and sort of "hover" in place. The only time I see any real activity is when I feed them.
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It looks like your doing great so far, I love the way java moss grow on that wood. It couldn't be any better!
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Lookin' Good !
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