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Update: My 10 gallon tank



Tank size: 18" x 12" x 12"
Water volume: 10 gallons
Lights: 36W(2x18W) PL
Filtration: Zoo Med 501 Turtle Clean Canister Filter
CO2: None
Substrate: Seachem Onyx Sand
Flora: Frogbit, Taiwan Moss and E. Tenllus
Fauna: 10 Black Neon Tetras, 1 Dwarf Puffer, 2 Ottos, 1 Hara Hara, 1 Badis Badis, 1 Black Molly and (at last count) 5 Cherry Shrimps.
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Looks great. I really like the covered driftwood... do you have any pics of the cherries?
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Love the tank man. What's your substrate?
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Great looking tank! I also like the moss + driftwood. Yet, something makes me want something in front of the drift wood, instead of staring into a big brown cavity.

Cherries doing okay with the puffer?
How is your turtle filter doing for you? It's the new thing for canister filtration for small tanks. Not much reviewed about it.

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I love the moss. Better than regular java moss we have in common here. Is there any special condition to grow them? I have my temperature at 24-25 C. I do want to try them someday (but getting them will prove a challange and expensive).


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I think some stems would look nice in one of the back corners, possibly behind the driftwood... maybe something red.
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That's the best non-CO2 tank I've seen in a long time. Fantastic wood.
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What's your substrate?
Read the initial post.

"I go right into the aquascaping without any design."
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Thanks, George.

Jerm, I wanted something that didn't need constant trimming and supervision, that's why no stems. I'll probably tear this down in the next couple of months and go even lower maintinanence by removing the Tenellus and going for mini Pellia attached to rocks as a ground cover with narrow leaf Java ferns on rocks and driftwood. What can I say? I'm lazy and a little sick of constant monitoring...

medicineman, those temperatures will see thicker fronds on the moss, very nice... As for the care... It's pretty much the same as Java moss - Trim them frequently enough and they'll look awesome.

krazykidd86, that "cavity" is starting to bug me a little, but I will tear this tank down in a couple of months. I did think to stuff some anubias nana in the front, but never really got around to it. As for the Cherries... I'm a little sick of them. I had close to 20 until I added the Puffer.
The filter's just fine, but I will be swapping it out for an Eheim 2213 after I do the re-scape. I want something with a litle more media space and a higher flow rate.

mrbelvedere138, it's Onyx Sand by Seachem. I prefer using this substrate. It's got a nice colour and I don't have to worry about ferts leaching into the water cloumn should I decide to move plants around. I can be as clumsy as I want.

Neoman, I'm sorry I don't. The camera's a POS with no macro abilities.

I hope I didn't leave anyone, or anything out. Thanks for kind words.
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Nice looking tank - I remember when you first posted it I thought the wood looked just weird, but the moss has grown and it looks good now!
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