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Rescape desktop 5 gallon

Decided to deconstruct my old 5 gallon desktop tank and do something new.

This is the new scape.



Still working on the plant design. Just have clippings from my other tank to have something going

Live stock: from (pre existing planted tank)
4 Boraras brigittae
1 Ottocat
1 ramshorn snail
3 Shrimp
1 harlequin rasbora

The filter- is a AquaClear 20, and I'm loving it.

Lighting- is 5600K 13watt CFL bulb which always did good work in combination with this aquarium.

Current plants are trimmings and plants from the previous scape. most of this is going to be changed.

dwarf hair grass

dwarf baby tears

Rotala indica

Ludwigia

limnophila sessiliflora

And one anubias

I appreciate the kind words and look forward to share more once i really get the plants and fish booming.



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Wow,.. I love that stump! Is that one piece? Or did you put many pieces together to get that look?

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Wow,.. I love that stump! Is that one piece? Or did you put many pieces together to get that look?

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It's a combination of three pieces of Manzanita wood. I dug through the barrels at my LFS putting together combinations.. until i found the pieces that I liked. :P

It was far cheaper and offers plenty of hiding spots...than the stumps they had for sale.


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Nice scape, love that stump.
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Nice scape, love that stump.
Thanks!
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Here is a new quick update!

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It's a combination of three pieces of Manzanita wood. I dug through the barrels at my LFS putting together combinations.. until i found the pieces that I liked. :P

It was far cheaper and offers plenty of hiding spots...than the stumps they had for sale.


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Good eye, that came out really nice.

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Good eye, that came out really nice.

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Thanks a lot! It's got the approval of my sparkling gouramis, shrimp, and Boraras brigittae!
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Moved 6 celestial pearl danio from my one fluval ebi to this.... figured i would enjoy them more, and they wouldn't get harassed by the golden white cloud minnows ever again :P

Also added a sparkling gourami

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photo of my CPD's



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I am so impressed by the stump.
Will have to relook at the stuff at the LFS, you have inspired me.


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I am so impressed by the stump.
Will have to relook at the stuff at the LFS, you have inspired me.
Thanks a lot. Happy to inspire, just need to spend the time arranging and looking at each piece at different angles/together ... With some imagination you can create anything.

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Not surprised that the light does well. I just three days ago read where the horticulture industry is saying their getting better results from 5500K bulbs than from 6500 or 6700K ones. Some of those sites now stock the 24" and 48" bulbs in that K rating of 5500K.

The shortest distance between any two points is a straight line...in the opposite direction...
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Not surprised that the light does well. I just three days ago read where the horticulture industry is saying their getting better results from 5500K bulbs than from 6500 or 6700K ones. Some of those sites now stock the 24" and 48" bulbs in that K rating of 5500K.
That sounds like an interesting read...if you have the link i would like to check it out... I work in film and photography industry and we classify 5500K as daylight so it made sense to start with that. So far i have been pretty happy with it, for a nano it makes perfect sense.


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