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Bastian's "Rippling Creek"

Hello,

After seeing a lot of amazing tanks on this forum I want to show my own tank aswell.

Here are some specs of it;

Size: 80cm x 45cm x 40cm
Lighting: 2x 70 watt 8000k HQI
Filtration: 2x Eheim 2213 Biological
Substrate: ADA Aquasoil Amazonia
Pressured Co2


Plants:
Rotala spec “Green”.
Limnophila aromatica
Blyxa japonica
Microsorium split narrow
Utricularia graminifolia
Hemianthus callitrichoides
Fissidens fontanus

Inhabitants:
Boraras brigittae (36 x)
Otocinclus Vittatus (8 x)
Neocaridina heteropoda var "Red"

There are still some things that I want to change. For example I want to replace all HC with UG and this week I’m also going to replace my Limnophila for Ludwigia arcuata.

Here are some pics.


"DIY" ADA Stand.





Finished scape.





I hope you enjoyed it

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wow, what an amazing tank. I really enjoy the river. Very good job!
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Stunning! Thank you for sharing.
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The river really looks turbulent water with the slightly dirtied sand near the front. Not sure if it was intended but turned out really impressive nonetheless.
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Amazing! Great tank!

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HOLYCRAP. Hands down, one of the best tanks I've seen!
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what bps do you run your CO2, and how many hours do you run those lights?

very nice tank

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The river really looks turbulent water with the slightly dirtied sand near the front. Not sure if it was intended but turned out really impressive nonetheless.
Yes it was intentend, but it isn't dirtied sand. I used mica glass for that look

And thanks for all the great reactions!
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what bps do you run your CO2, and how many hours do you run those lights?

very nice tank
I have my pressured Co2 attached to an PH - Controller, so I dont use the bps count.
And the lights are on for 9 hours a day.
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AWESOME!!!!!!! Tanks like this do the hobby proud!
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that's gorgeous. the fish actually look they are flying through the air instead of swimming..

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that's gorgeous. the fish actually look they are flying through the air instead of swimming..
For once i thought they are UFO...the tank is well done, 5 stars
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That looks good so far.
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that's gorgeous. the fish actually look they are flying through the air instead of swimming..
Whaha I experienced that illusion from some other tanks aswell indeed, but I didnt came across any birds nests yet sooo...

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For once i thought they are UFO...the tank is well done, 5 stars
Hehe if thats so, I have to be careful

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