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Here are my 60Fs. The oldest one just got a partial rescape.

This is my CRS/CBS/Taiwan Hybrid/painted fire red tank.

Flora: staurogyne repens, lots and lots of fissidens, crypt parva, a little HC, a little UG, peacock moss covering the branches. HC also grows out of the peacock moss emersed.

Here is the tank drained, sand just added.



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My second 60F is another sand tank with fluval shrimp substrate. It features fissidens, anubias nana petite, mini bolbeitis, mini microsword, and lots and lots of mini pelia, most of which is tied to small rocks.

This is my blue pearl, OEBT tank.







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Awesome tanks. Fissidens and Mini pellia are my two favorite plants!
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wow incredible tanks. i love the 2nd one. mind if i ask how you separate the sand and substrate?
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Beautiful! I want to live in the first one, hehe
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wow incredible tanks. i love the 2nd one. mind if i ask how you separate the sand and substrate?
Yes, there is a good way to do this I've found. Take some wire mesh that you'd use to tie moss with, bend it in half, and then slide part of into the soil substrate, creating a little barrier between the sand and soil. Then, just cover with rocks and/or plants and you're set.
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Wow, I love the scape of those tanks!

They look like perfect little shrimp habitats. Like, if I was a shrimp, I'd want to live in one of your tanks. Easily, two of the best shrimp tanks on TPT.

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WOW those look awesome!!! You have awesome shrimps and scapes.

Throw a Brook Shields in there and you'll have a Blue Lagoon....
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Wow, I love the scape of those tanks!

They look like perfect little shrimp habitats. Like, if I was a shrimp, I'd want to live in one of your tanks. Easily, two of the best shrimp tanks on TPT.
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WOW those look awesome!!! You have awesome shrimps and scapes.

Throw a Brook Shields in there and you'll have a Blue Lagoon....
Thanks guys! I wish I had something besides my phone to take pictures with because they look a lot better in person I think. On my list. Here is an update. All my CRS/CBS/hybrids are back in the tank, algae gone, high light situation fixed, dwarf hairgrass added for accent.

If anyone is curious how to go about separating soil/sand, then hit me up. I've got it down now.









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hmm, where do you get the metal mesh from? i've been looking around and from what ive found, they're sold in super large quantities...like 10ft by 8ft kinda thing...
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hmm, where do you get the metal mesh from? i've been looking around and from what ive found, they're sold in super large quantities...like 10ft by 8ft kinda thing...
You know, I can't remember exactly, but they are actually super common. I think I may have gotten them from EBAY. I know at one point I got some from Aquatic Magic.
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You can get smaller SS mesh from Amazon.
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looks really nice. do you think maybe some branch driftwood would add to it?
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awesome scapes!!! is that a 24" led light??? what brand is it? and where did you get it??
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looks really nice. do you think maybe some branch driftwood would add to it?
Maybe. Hard to say. There is wood on there right now covered in Peacock moss.

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awesome scapes!!! is that a 24" led light??? what brand is it? and where did you get it??
It is a GroBeam retrofitted with an Archaea housing. http://aquarayusa.com/grobeam.html
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You can get smaller SS mesh from Amazon.
any idea what spacing is good? i don't want it too small... it's gotta be enough for the light to get through
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