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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 04-24-2010, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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10 gallon DIY 15x15x10"

Pics once everything clears up it's a murky mess at the moment.

Lights: Current Nova Extreme 2x18w T5HO(left over from a nanoreef)
Hydor 50w heater.
Hob filter(for now)
DIY Co2(pressurized in future)
Flourite subtrate

Livestock plans:
Corydoras Pygmaeus
Otocinclus sp
Cherry Shrimp
Caridina Japonica (Amano shrimp)
Sundanio axelrodi (blue form)

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Undecided as of yet.
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nice! cant wait to see pics!
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Some early pics, i need some feedback on further scape i'm thinking about adding some stones as well along the front right and maybe left front.



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I think that could shape into a really nice tank.

You may want to just run 1 bulb for now until you get everything dialed in and pressurized co2 pumping. As 36watts of t5ho is a hole lot of light and will quickly turn your master peice into a algae farm if everything is not perfectly balanced.

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I think that could shape into a really nice tank.

You may want to just run 1 bulb for now until you get everything dialed in and pressurized co2 pumping. As 36watts of t5ho is a hole lot of light and will quickly turn your master peice into a algae farm if everything is not perfectly balanced.

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Yeah i thought so too but one of the 2 bulbs is actinic so i'm not sure how much it contributes so i'm basically counting just one bulb. I'll have to see how it pans out, and if it's too much i'll have to figure something out.
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wow i love that drift wood! very unique! gunna look good!
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wow i love that drift wood! very unique! gunna look good!
Thanks! i'm gonna pick up some stones today and try and finish the scape, then i can start deciding on plants.
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Some updates.





And this fella i had to rescue.
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looks great!
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looks cool, needs some background plants though. maybe needle leaf java?
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I have some sunset hygro do you think that would look decent as a background filler? Also the betta won't be in here long as my cherry shrimp will eventually move over to this tank along with my otos and pygmy cories.

Future fish plans are some Dario Dario if i can get a hold of a mixed group of males and females. Haven't quite decided on the upper area of tank as far as a schooling fish yet originally was thinking CPDs.

I also plan to had about 3 amanos and i would like to get some CRS.
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Also i have some HC on the way that will replace the HM for the forground carpet.
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had to rescue as in saved him from a friend or saw him in the store and just HAD to rescue him?
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Store rescue, i was bored and walking through petco and saw two bettas next to him both dead in their micro sized containers. I really hate how they treat these amazing fish. He is having a blast exploring the 10 gallon, i'll set up a nice 5.5 for him soon that he can have all to himself.

I'd love to leave him in here but i fear he would make snacks of my cherries.
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Sunset Hygro would look nice in the back, but you could also use your HM too, if you get it to grow straight up (which it will do readily), probably more of a midground plant though.


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