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46 Gallon Gallery 56k Warning

Hey all,

Here is my finished 46 Gallon.....I hope you enjoy.

Oh, the dwarf riccia is for sale here...
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sw...rf-riccia.html



Hardscape...


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Please let me know if you have any comments or questions.

Thanks

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how old is the setup? Thats some nice rock you got there
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It's pretty good, but I think it would have been even better if less room was allocated to sand, and more had been given to fitting in larger rockwork. The anubias would also have been better if more of it had been used.
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I spy a shrimp who's scaled Mt Everest in Picture numero uno!

Beautiful tank, any future additions as far as fish go, or are you sticking with the neons?
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wow, how long has this been set up.

I am very envious! Water is so clear!

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Looks very beautiful but like what greenmiddlefinger had mentioned,it would have been better if more space was used for a larger rock work. Other than that,the tank looks fabulous.
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Nicely done. Another work of art
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how old is the setup? Thats some nice rock you got there
The tank is exactly 4 months old. The rock is ADA.

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It's pretty good, but I think it would have been even better if less room was allocated to sand, and more had been given to fitting in larger rockwork.
This is absolutely a concern with this scape. The hard thing was that when i used ADA rock i limited myself, because i couldnt mix it with any other rock. What is more hillarious is that the rock is the left over scraps from Erin's tank, and I have to give them back in a week or two. HAHA

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Beautiful tank, any future additions as far as fish go, or are you sticking with the neons?
Thank you The tank was set up to go from setup to picture in 4 months. I am moving in a few weeks so the tank will come down.

Really, the tank is wrong for the scape. It should be 30" wide and 18" high. But alas, that is all the rock I had to work with, and the only tank i had to do it in.

This was only my second scape and it was designed to go straight from setup to pictures without any movement of plants or rock.

Thanks to the rest of you for the great support. Please let me know if you have any more questions or if i missed one.

Thanks

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I spy a shrimp who's scaled Mt Everest in Picture numero uno!
HAHAHA If you look really close, he is holding a flag!! HAHA

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wow man!
Very good!
Clean and beauty!
Just fabulous...
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I love this scape!!!!! I really do! Can i have the plant specs?
How do you keep it so minimal and algae-free? I am afraid to go plant lean because of that
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I love this scape!!!!! I really do! Can i have the plant specs?
How do you keep it so minimal and algae-free? I am afraid to go plant lean because of that
Thanks so much!!

The plants in this tank are...

-Hairgrass
-Dwarf Riccia - For sale HERE - https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sw...rf-riccia.html
-Anubias Petite
-Bacopa
-Downoi
-crypt

The only algae probs i have had with this tank are gsa. My tap is high in N, so i have to dose lots of P to balance it. It has been very challenging.....i dont think i really ever beat it.

I am a believer that excess nutrients do cause algae. I dose all my tanks very lean. In my opinion, i have more time to see probs in my plants and add more, then to see an explosion of algae(becuase something is off balance. Algae grows well faster then plants grow bad. IMO) and have to do 5 WC's to remove nutrients.

I wouldnt dose this tank at all if it werent for the high N in my tap.

Another key was to start my lighting at 6 hours. I start most of my tanks this way. After a month i add another hour......this tank is up to 9 hours a day. My other tank never needed to go past 7 hours and it is growing great. The shorter light makes for slow growing plants.....which is perfect for me.

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Clean and beauty!
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Thanks so much!!

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Jason, it looks good! I love the rocks! My only comment is that, photographically speaking, there's too much empty (white) space above the scape. A thought: instead of hair grass what if you planted Blyxa japonica instead? It would grow a little taller and perhaps give a little more sense of depth.

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nice, i like the extra space.. clean the rocks?

90 gal.
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Most excellent!

I am also loving those rocks. I cant wait to see it in person. I will hold all my questions for the meeting.

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