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My new Optiwhite nano

Well, after getting anoyed with my other opti-white, and the horrid "fossil" stone that was poluting the water, I stumped up the cash for one of The Green Machine's Opti-white nano/stand combos. I must say I've very impressed with it! The quality is just amazing! The glass is so clear, the silicone work is impecable and the edges of the glass are perfectly polished. The stand is very nice too. It's nice and solid, and stable.

Anyway, I bought some real fossilised wood for this and it just looks stunning. The colours on it, now it's in the water! Lovely rusty/earthy browns.

Not sure on litres or dimensions. I'll measure it at some point.

Specifications.

TGM Opti-white Nano and stand (Aquariums ltd)
Eheim 2213 Classic with Effi-Substrate/Activated carbon
Hydor ETH200
Cal-Aqua 12mm Nano glassware
Arcadia 11w Arcpod x2 (one for first 2 - 4 weeks)

ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia powder
ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia (Pre-used and for padding out AS powder)
Fossilised wood

Planting is literally just Glosso at the moment. I'm considering something like E. Acicularis/Parva for the back right corner, breaking up as it moves left, but I'm not sure.

Anyhow, here's a couple of pics

Day 1:

Front:


Front (elevated)


Full shot ('scuse the mess!)


Thanks to Graeme Edwards for help with the hardscape. His re-working of my idea led me onto this


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Looks good so far. Can't wait to see it come together.

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I'm trying to decide on a suitable plant for the background. Probably go with dwarf hair grass


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