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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 06-12-2009, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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Cool 10g tree stump scape (56k)

I've been trying to start this up for a while and finally got to this week. I still need a lot of parts and peices but at least I am off to a start... slow start.
I would really appreciate suggestions for plants and everything else from anyone who wants to give their input.

so far
equipment
24 watt screw in flourecent in a clamp lamp
cheap filter (needs to be replaced)
diy co2(as of tomorrow)

future floraeverything now is temporary
anubias
L. aromatica
D. diandra
HC
HM
...and anything else people are willing to help me out with(making a PP account soon i hope)

Fauna
corydoras hastatus
rasboras hengeli
any tiny schooling fish people know of?

here is what is set up so far




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awesome you should get some Boraras Brigittae


from invertz factory or maybe Boraras Merah

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cool looking fish, the bottom one looks a little like an endlers livebearer, which i also thought about, along with CPD's but so many people have them know..


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That wood looks good. I think having some moss growing up out of the water could be sweet looking.

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i do enjoy my Boraras Brigittae, ive got about 15 and would like to do 5-10 more, get a little bit of a larger pacK!
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i recommend maculata, they're a lot hardier


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great start!

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i do enjoy my Boraras Brigittae, ive got about 15 and would like to do 5-10 more, get a little bit of a larger pacK!
how small are they, and how many could i fit in a ten


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They are tiny, id say none over 1'' their bright red looks nice with a planted green background, i think. I think you could get away with a nice school of like 15-20 in your tank. And maybe you can throw some shrimp in there with them too? I dont know just ideas, good start thought!!
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this is my plan for the next two weeks or however soon i get money
1. tomorrow start my paypal bank account
2. order ferts and diffusor from GLA
3. buy one more clamp lamp to equal about 52 watts of 6700k lighting
4. start to buyplants from all you helpful folks
5. and eventually buy some boraras brigattae (boltp777 thank you for suggesting them, and cwinson85 confirming the idea for me.)
this will take some change out of my pocket i believe, time to pick up some hours at the golf course.


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good luck, Ill keep an eye on your progress, I just picked up 8 more boraras's today to go along with the 15 I already had! cool fish, nice tight little schools! let me know how the planting goes too, i just put some HC in the other day and some glosso today, trying to get some nice short stuff in my tank....
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Great start. I really like that stump.
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Great start. I really like that stump.
ya i really like how it looks the only problem is light reaching the back side of the stump


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sounds good. those brigittae are relaly neat little fish. what do you think about moving that stump in a little bit toward center?
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what do you think about moving that stump in a little bit toward center?
I agree with this. Take a look at Ugly Genius's style. Having the wood more centered doesn't necessarily create bad symmetry as long as your wood has an asymmetrical shape. Plus it makes nice negative spaces with the tank borders and makes cleaning the glass easier.

Excited to see how this goes.


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