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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-28-2010, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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2.5 gallons, a journey from 2006-2009

This is the same 2.5 gallon from when I first started keeping planted tanks until last march. Sorry for the crappy shots, I was actually cleaning out pictures from my phone so I could trash it, I saw these and thought I might as well post them. As inspiration for all the noobs out there, if you think your scaping is awful now, at least your picture taking abilities may improve.

Apr 30, 2006

Oct 15, 2006

Nov 22, 2006

Dec 11, 2007

May 28, 2008

Aug 12, 2008

March 31, 2009

And then the tank developed a crack and is now used as a grow out tank...
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*Drools* Those scapes are awesome! The one from May 2008 is my favorite.

Do you remember all the plants you used in each scape? What kind of substrate were you using? What kind of fish did you have?

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I don't really remember all the plants, but Rotala sp. green, weeping moss, HM, HC, nana petite, and marimo were the mainstays there for a while. The May 2008 tank did have ranunculus, which got huge and overgrew the whole tank.

The substrate for the whole time was marimo balls split up and flattened to make the bottom. Which can cause problems, it tends to want to grow out of control and will just envelop some plants if they aren't growing fast enough. BUT it made dosing just about idiot proof, all I had to do was keep phosphates very low and nitrates very high and I could grow anything. I kept having pull my nana petite up to the surface, though. UG loved the stuff, since it was chock full of planarians and whatever wanted to hide in the substrate. I had several CRS to disappear into it, too. I eventually got rid of it because of clado.

Fish were elassoma okefenokee, sundadanio axelrodi and ember tetras, at different times. I also had yellow shrimp and crs.
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i love dec 11! so awesome!
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