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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-16-2016, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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Nano Rock Garden [1g]

New nano! Tank dimensions are 20x15x15cm or 8x6x6" ~ 1 gallon. Light is Chihiros Wabi kusa LED, currently on half power and 7h photoperiod. Pressurised CO2 @ 1 bubble every 2 sec. Filter is DIY.
Rocks are Seiryu, substrate Aquasoil Amazonia (Powder and regular). Plants that are used: Hemianthus sp. 'Amano pearl grass', Riccardia chamedryfolia and Anubias sp. 'Pangolino'.

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What does it mean when you see the thread title and the author and you go... "uhh, another cool scape" before you see any image ?

Looks great now, in 3 weeks it will be all filled in. Maybe move a little the left front rock and the other rock on the right (just under the diffuser) because they are too near the glas.

Why did you use so much substrate (relatively) ? Wanted to change the ratio ?
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What does it mean when you see the thread title and the author and you go... "uhh, another cool scape" before you see any image ?
I'm not seeing that. Maybe he edited?

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Looks great now, in 3 weeks it will be all filled in. Maybe move a little the left front rock and the other rock on the right (just under the diffuser) because they are too near the glas.

Why did you use so much substrate (relatively) ? Wanted to change the ratio ?
Agreed it will probably be done quickly, but then again little scapes are good for high turnover. Yes the substrate looks high also this is a good example of where a substrate leveler comes in handy.
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I'm not seeing that. Maybe he edited?
Nah that was all me. You know shaman. 's aquascapes are always up there.

I also like the plant selection, rather the plant distribution with moss/riccardia and slow growing plants in hard to reach areas. What will you use for trimming? Not much space in a 20*15cm...

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Looks great now, in 3 weeks it will be all filled in. Maybe move a little the left front rock and the other rock on the right (just under the diffuser) because they are too near the glas.

Why did you use so much substrate (relatively) ? Wanted to change the ratio ?
That stones i will cover with Riccardia. This was speed scaping and some errors occured. Mistake was made with Powder soil that I added on top of regular one - the hight was only 1cm at the beginning, but messed up with Powder. :p Well, there is still about an inch of soil, but in such a small tank obviously too much.


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What will you use for trimming? Not much space in a 20*15cm...

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Yeah, can be tricky. I have an arsenal of tools, so maybe spring scissors or curved will be good.
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Fixed! Now just let it grow!

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Day 5 - Hemianthus filling in nicely!

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Looks great shaman. I haven't seen Anubias sp. 'Pangolino' before. It looks like a great nano plant. I thought I was looking at a type of buce before I read your plant list. Thanks for the info
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Fixed! Now just let it grow!

i like the layout. the stones are looking in different directions. im starting to like the higher substrate layout. creates a heavy looking foundation for the scape and also gives room for the roots to reach down.
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Have you encountered any algae?? and if so howd you get rid of it.
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Nice tank! I really like the rocks & your plant choices. Would you mind telling me more about your DIY filter. As a lover of nano/pico tanks I'm on the lookout for unobtrusive filtering methods.
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Gorgeous tank, love the striking rock choice as well.

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Thanks all!
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I think is is to early for them. :do not evoke them:
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Nice tank! I really like the rocks & your plant choices. Would you mind telling me more about your DIY filter. As a lover of nano/pico tanks I'm on the lookout for unobtrusive filtering methods.
That's DIY, here is tutorial how it was made: DIY - Nano canister filter ~ Bolbi Aquarium
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That's DIY, here is tutorial how it was made: DIY - Nano canister filter ~ Bolbi Aquarium[/QUOTE]

Awesome! thank you!
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Leopard Ramshorn snails - added a dozen of these little guys. They are great rock/glass cleaners that stays quite small - great for nano tanks!

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