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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-28-2011, 06:17 AM Thread Starter
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Leaf litter 3 gallon twigs and berries.

I decided to go very minimal on my planting of this tank, I went with a 3 gallon rimless from the lfs Aquaworks, and I collected some braches and oak leafs to decorate the tank, with the addition of some indian almond leaves i ordered.

The plant in this tank is duckweed, soon the it will spread and provide cover for my fish. I chose mosquito rasbora for this scape, i managed to find four at aqua forest and three at crystal aquarium in SF. I also have 2 ghost shrimp in the aquarium lurking about hopfully one will berry.
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-28-2011, 11:34 AM
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Looks nice. The twigs remind me of cinnamon sticks (a new take on the "tea colored water" look of blackwater tanks). And I really love the shot with the green tank reflected in the lower right hand corner. It's an interesting accidental (?) contrast.
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nice tank. love the leaf litter.


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thanks guys! The water is pretty red I had to do a water change because I couldnt really see the detail in the rasbora anymore, lol.
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VERY nice tank. I love it!

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A bag of Seachem Purigen clears that right up.. remove when clear enough and repeat till satisfied.

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A bag of Seachem Purigen clears that right up.. remove when clear enough and repeat till satisfied.
maybe he/she doesn't want it clear....I like it!
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I gotta say I like the layout of the wood in the first picture better, looks kinda like roots sticking out of a stream bank
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Thanks everyone! the good thing about this layout its only sticks, leaves, and rocks, when i get tired of it i just move some leaves around and adjust a stick! . I think this type of layout should be considered before people start thinking about plastic plants and pink gravel, its pretty easy and inexpensive to do. Now all I need to do is stand out front of petsmart and preech the good word.
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I love a well maintained tea water tank gives that great earthy feel
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Nice! I agree, I think you may be better served with either getting two more unusually shaped sticks or rearranging the ones you have now. The way they are placed now reminds me of chopsticks.
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very very nice! we need more tanks like this! i'm in the process of creating something similar with duckweed as one of the few plants in the water

imo you should keep the tea colored water if possible. it looks fantastic!

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Update on the tank, added some manzanita, java moss, and a couple more ghost shrimp.





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I love those changes! Look forward to seeing progress.


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an update, i need to get this tank back under control. i will take a better picture soon
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