Thanks to Adam at Aquascape Designs group buy of Aquatic Style 40cm tanks, I now own one of these babies. Set it up last night with Jeff (Daydream).
This tanks theme is a mountain spring, and will be mostly using crypts, echinodorus vesuvius, crinum, anubias, needle leaf java, fissidens and mosses. The whole key is low maintenance while still keeping it looking amazing.
Anyways on with the stats:
Aquatic Style 40cm Cube Rimless and Braceless Opti-Clear Tank
Eheim 2213 (will possibly change to 2215 with 2217 impellor but for now will hope for this set up to be sufficient as the 2213 is a spare)
ADA Amazonia I Aqua Soil with a layer of ADA Penac P, ADA Penac W, ADA Tourmaline BC, ADA Clear Super underlying and ADA Iron Bottom tabs within the Aqua Soil
Aquascape Designs 0.82L bottle, Aquascape Design co2 Pro Series 2 Regulator/solenoid Package.
Cal Aqua Labs Nano Infusor, Cal Aqua Labs 13mm Inlet, Cal Aqua Labs Clip 'n' Drop Checker, ADA NA Thermometer
Red Rock at Bonsai and Local Fish Shop on Gold Coast (Aquariums Alive), Collected Melaleuca from my "Stash"
Crinum Calamistratum (Only putting in once the tank is cycled and the plant has matured more as it is currently growing in my 3 foot thanks Liverpool Creek)
Cryptocoryne Wendtii "Red"
Cryptocoryne Wendtii "Green"
Cryptocoryne Wendtii "Mi Oya"
Cryptocoryne Wendtii "Tall"
Anubias Nana Petite
Needle Leaf Java Fern
Sydney Mini Fissidens
15 x Ruby Tetra (go in once cycled)
6 x Otocinclus (go in once cycled)
10 x Darwin Red Nose Shrimp (go in once cycled)
15 x Darwin Algae Eater Shrimp (go in once cycled)
20 x Cherry Shrimp (go in once cycled)
Went from this:
To THIS in under 2 hours:
It has a LOT and a LOT of growing in as I did underdo the crypt order unfortunately and should of ordered ten times more crypts haha! I will soon have triple that in less than three weeks once Jeff rips his tank apart and all the crypts are mine!! For now enjoy and watch it fill in and look amazing
MASSIVE PLUG goes out to Jeff (Daydream) for coming round and transforming this baby into something UBER SEXY and being such a perfectionist like myself haha and having such a quick sharp eye to work so quickly and produce amazing scapes (well it will turn into one for all you non believers at present time), and also for Jeff at Liverpool Creek for the EPIC stems in my other nano which will get an update tomorrow, and for the crypts for this tank. Thank you both!!!!!
BTW: For those critics out there, I did place the undulatus and the red wendtii around the wrong way, they need to swap sides to fill the void on the left hand side, so before you mention the balance, yes I know.
SIDE BY SIDE
Stil got lots of growing to do in both as both were planted out tonight.