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18 cms TALL

A few days old... (used most of the rocks and the same filter from previous nano scape)

Fauna:

CBS and CRS
3 otto

Flora:

Background: crypt parva and fissidens fontanus
Midground: staurogyne and a very small patch of HC
Foreground: fissidens fontanus (not yet planted)

Wood: two branches w/fissidens zippelianus (not yet tied)
Rock: collected all of these from streams on a hiking trip at Armstrong State Park

Getting the ball rolling with 3 otto, 13 CRS, 3 CBS


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Left side of tank.


Right side of tank.


From left.


From right.


My fissidens foreground should be here in about a week or so. I am a little bit worried about having too much light for this very short, 18cm tank. I have mostly low light flora, and maybe it's overkill because it's so close to the substrate.
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Very nice, I like your choice of plants.
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Very nice set up you have there.
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Nice setup. Love the rocks, as you demonstrated that you don't need sharp, jagged stones to make an effective scape. But I especially love the design of the tank itself; long and low. Looks like a wabi-kusa container. Also what are the plants surrounding the left most rock? And is that fissidens in the upper right? Good luck! I'll be watching this, it's got a ton of potential!

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i really like it
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Nice setup. Love the rocks, as you demonstrated that you don't need sharp, jagged stones to make an effective scape. But I especially love the design of the tank itself; long and low. Looks like a wabi-kusa container. Also what are the plants surrounding the left most rock? And is that fissidens in the upper right? Good luck! I'll be watching this, it's got a ton of potential!
Thanks everyone. This tank sits right across the living room from my 90p so it's a nice contrast, and it will be predominantly a shrimp tank. Yes, that is fissidens fontanus in the uppper right, the same moss that will line the foreground in a week or two.

That's crypt parva surrounding the left most rock, and it makes up most of the background. Especially with my high, low light, this should grow really shallow, throw lots of runners, and fill in nicely over time. Between the moss and the parva, this is a big-time slow grower. Hopefully, the staurogyne doesn't get too out of control but still carpets nicely as well. I expect that it will be the only plants I'd ever have to keep an eye on.

I was really happy to happen upon the main rock in this scape with the little mountainous divets. I knew that I really wanted to utilize it in a scape months ago, but I never had any place to put it.
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Gallons?

20 gallon planted
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Very nice. Some DHG or Downoi would look beast in there! Have you considered dwarf sagittaria? That would be a really nice foreground plant.

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Very nice. Some DHG or Downoi would look beast in there! Have you considered dwarf sagittaria? That would be a really nice foreground plant.
Some downoi would definitely look nice. I still have lot of options, for sure, and I tend to be someone who rescapes often. I have always wanted a fissidens foreground though so I'm definitely jazzed about what this will become.
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Looks great. Otos usually like well established tanks. Be sure to feed them algae wafers or some fresh zucchini so they don't die on you in a new setup.


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Looks great. Otos usually like well established tanks. Be sure to feed them algae wafers or some fresh zucchini so they don't die on you in a new setup.
I am on it. This is the same established eheim from another tank, some of the same rocks, all of the same staurogyne, and it uses all of the same substrate, with a small bag of new amazonia added in. I know I will have to watch my ammonia with the new amazonia. Hoping for a silly-fast cycle.
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Glad to hear that! Oto cats are some of my favorite fish and they will love your long tank.


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Glad to hear that! Oto cats are some of my favorite fish and they will love your long tank.
Yeah, I know that they're sensitive. I have 9 in my main tank, and 3 more zebras. I have also lost a few in the past.
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