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My new tanks (2.5 gal) and my rescape (5 gal) UPDATED 3 Oct.

Hello all, I had a similar thread to this posted in the nano tanks section but I wasn't getting any comments, so I thought I would try over here
This is my 2.5 gal set up July 25th-ish 07

specs:
red sea nano filter
18w full spectrum light w/ 8.5 hour photo period
25% WC/week
add Excel 2x/week
Dose Flourish 1x/week
Plants:
Rotala sp.
val sp.
moneywort (that is leaving me soon)
5 amanos (that I got for $1.50 @petsmart!!)
Here it is right after setup:



And here it is 3 days ago:


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Here's the 5 gal's specs:
It's been set up for a couple of years, but I just rescaped about 1 week ago.
hob filter
50ish% wc/week
dosing micros 1x/week
8w for a 9 hr photoperiod (but I'm looking to upgrade lighting)
plants:
new vals
crypt sp
sickly java fern
java moss
2 african dwarf frogs (they just turned 5!)

Also, there's a little piece of driftwood w/ anubias attached but I'm in the process of getting rid of it because it doesn't really "go" anymore, so please disregard that.

Here's the before (brace yourself):


and after:


Here's the frog cave:


It does look better in person, the coloring is not quite right in the photos.

So let me know what you think and what you would change please!
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gotta love the black sand and the algae on rocks. your amano looks huge in that tank


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Haha, they do
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anyone?? 150 views and one comment
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looks great, dear!

i like the frog cave.

i'm pretty new to this myself, so i don't have a lot of constructive criticism, but keep up the good work!
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So I rescaped my 2.5 today because I realized that I view it from right to left due to its location, so I shifted the scape to be viewed r to l. Let me know what you think. Oh, the moneywort is just in there until I can sell it.




Thanks!
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So here's an update on the 2.5 gal. I got some cherries from bandaiban last week and they love their new home. I had a little bit of hair algae going on a couple of weeks ago, but all is well. I did rescape it a little. Let me know what you think!

and here's one of my pretty shrimpies:


Thanks for looking!
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