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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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40cm cube nature aquarium

equipment
40cm opticlear cube
eheim 2217
200w hydor inline heater
x3 24w t5ho (temporary)
pressurized CO2 with upatomizer

plants
Hemianthus calitrichoides
Stuarogyne portovelho
crypt spp brown, green
needle leaf java fern
Bolbitis heudelotii
weeping moss
Rotala green
Rotala clorata
Hygrophilla pinnatifida
Proserpinaca palustris
Hydrocotyle tripartita

animals
Trigonostigma hengeli
Otocinclus affinis
Neocaridina heteropoda red.

not trying anything that inovative in this scape, just trying the classic nature aquarium style. need some lily pipes too.

hardscape


driftwood planted


planted and filled


tannins the next day


ahhhhh purigen


this is getting out of hand........
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 09:49 AM
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Looks great, your dry scapes are phenomenal
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I like the middle tank... awesome scape!


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Man, your tanks are awesome! Your ADA 60P is an inspiration to me. I'm still wondering where you got that background that looks like a sunset... Did you paint it yourself?

Edit: never mind - I just re-read all 10 pages of your epic thread for your 60cm build... Man, you are an inspiration and truly gifted with Iwagumi layout skills. Thanks for teaching us how to do a cool background with colored cardboard and a T8 light.
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Nice! Very Amano-esqe.

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Looks great!!
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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 03:36 PM
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Wow.

Great looking tank.

All of them actually.

Appear to be lacking in the shrimp department though.
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Wow.

Great looking tank.

All of them actually.

Appear to be lacking in the shrimp department though.
+1 on the shrimps! I really like how different your scapes are in each. You put in a lot of work! Great job!
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-24-2011, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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thanks, the little tank on the right is for breeding CRS, CBS and RCS
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I just noticed... you have ALL rimless tanks :O?
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driftwood planted

This part was the best IMO. i wonder what would have happened if you left it like that...i bet you wouldn't have to do that much trimming compared to your now, finished setup :P
Plus i think the sand looks best without plants.




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i liked it with no plants at all, but i already had all these plants ready to go.
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Great hardscape, great driftwood and a successful plant selection! This tank is very promising. I'm looking forward to the further development!

Great job!

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What kind of wood is that? And great job on the AGA contest!


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Great looking cube. Hardscape, plant choices all good. Can't wait to see it with that HC carpet grown in.

What are you using for ferts?

Ver nice gumi too.
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