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Nellis' 15g Tall- Glorious Rescape Journal

So I've been lurking around this forum for a while now, but never made a formal introduction. My tank has been for the last few months embroiled in a terrible algal war. I finally caved in (not until I lost most of my plants) and upgraded my equipment (lights, co2 etc...). I also rescaped with new plants, though I used mostly the same species I had before.



This is just a working layout... it will probably move around a bit as I get to know it a little better and as the plants fill in.

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The tank itself is old, I inherited it from my father, who probably bought it before I was born. It's a mirrorback 15g tall... the seams are just about worn out and the glass is scratched but I just can't let it go. They're so hard to find now, plus the reflective backing gives a real great illusion of depth.



Can you tell which plants are real and which aren't?



I'll up more pics as I get time. I created a profile for the tank , and you can read the specs here https://www.plantedtank.net/tankprofiles/61/. The penultimate draft of my thesis is due tomorrow... It's going to be a long night. Thanks ahead for feedback!
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wow thats awesome
i love the centre rock it really makes an impression.
what is the light green plant top right?
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Cool tank. That snail is huge! What kind of shrimp is that? I can't tell if it's a cherry because it hiding in the shade...

"What we do in life, echoes in eternity." - Gladiator

If I could harness the power of the sun, I'd focus it on my plants and watch them grow.
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shrimp is a bamboo shrimp
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Very intersting tank,

I've often thought of doing tall tanks like that. well now you've given me a little more impetus to do something


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Like drops of fertiliser into the tank, so are the days of our CO2...
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wow thats awesome
i love the centre rock it really makes an impression.
what is the light green plant top right?
i found the rock in a stream behind my house here... there's a lot of sandstone with fossils of brachiopods and bivalves that makes a great texture. the moss on the smaller rock actually clings to the fossil relief.

the plant is either Aponogeton ulvaceus or hygrophyla polysperma, i'm not sure exactly which one you mean. the apon has the long twisty leaves.
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It's not hygrophilia polysperma.

It looks more like this: acutally it doesnt!

sorry to all, don't listen to me


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The 15g high has got to be one of the hardest tank dimensions to aquascape. You have done quite well. It give the impression of a very steep hillside.

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It's not hygrophilia polysperma.

It looks more like this:

All that big green stuff you can see at the back, that's polysperma

you sure? that's how it was labelled at the store. what you're pointing to looks more like H. corymbosa.

http://www.plantgeek.net/plant-138.htm

https://www.plantedtank.net/plantprof...polysperma/37/
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Nellis,

You've got what looks like Hygrophila polysperma 'sunset'. The larger leaved stuff in Curare's tank is Hygrophila corymbosa.

Both are good looking tanks!
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*Slaps himself* Sorry, My bad, that's corymbosa. I don't know where the polysperma came from,

Me velly solly. I take down the linky too so others don't fall for it.


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here's a couple more shots
a lonely ram, his buddy unfortunately didn't make it.



and the newest addition. this guy is ALWAYS eating something. the substrate has been immaculate since i got him.



so far, so good. algae hasn't reared its ugly head yet. keeping my fingers crossed.
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Cross them hard till they bleed.



Nice looking tank Spud. That rock in the middle is nice. I like it.
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update:
my XP1 came in today... which means i finally hooked up the cylinder that's been sitting around. i wrestled with the thing for about 4 or 5 hours trying to figure out how to get the da*n thing to prime. turns out my diy reactor design was pretty poor. i thought i'd be able to burp it with a bleeder i installed... long story short, gallon of water on the floor, screaming as i untangle tubes and airline, laughig roomates, scared fish.... got it.

i guess its all a learning experience. next reactor design will be much more pimp. whats a good starting bubble rate to avoid a ph crash? im running 1 bubble every 3/4 seconds?
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