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Ebi-topia: Shrimp godz are pleased.

UPS finally managed to get a ebi here without shattering it!

Originally I was going to use stone but after I ordered It I read that kind of stone raises the PH so driftwood it is.

I am still trying to decide on the scape layout. Which do you guys like best?





Toss up between these two





What do you guys think? I plan on getting this started today Maybe emersed just until the Moss's take hold. Anubius I can affix with hot glue.

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I vote on Number 2 option.......but I couldn't begin to tell you why Bro! Just looks a bit more natural to me with a better flow. Either way, it'll look killer!

What moss are you planning on using? I would go all fissidens, if you can afford it. That would look pretty stunning to me! I think most mosses are kind of over-used. Just my opinion!
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i have an Ebi, too, and so far, it's been great! i like the very last photo you posted - one larger piece and one smaller piece - two peaks jutting up. shrimp love moss, so make good use of it!
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Me too!

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I like #3
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LOL, I see you are hooked.
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I vote #3 would look sweet with a carpeting plant coming out of the hollowed log/cave looking deal with tall stem plants behind it!


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I was thinking a bunch of anubius around the bottom of the driftwood.

what would be a good foreground plant for that low of light?

Even better question. What do you think for the background?

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That looks great, awesome start! There are so many background plants to chose maybe get some with some red or purple to them for some contrast.


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Fluval ebi FTW!!! Love the scape, I probably should have gone minimalistic since mine is now a complete jungle. Mine is very messy, but the shrimp love it, and something new is always going on.

What do you plan on having in there?
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Not sure yet, what ever high end shrimp I can afford. My high grades will probably go into the ebi and the rest into the 75gal.

So far I like

CRS SSS+, K14's, shadow panda's, BKK, OEBT and blue bolts. Which one's can go together I still need to figure out.

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Well I decided to fill the tank today, mosses held for the most part. The moss on the ground level still is a little floaty though.

I was in the garage sanding the canopy for the 75gal https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ta...rs-edge-5.html

when my wife called me into the house. I found this.



Hot glue was most definatly not a adequate adhesive for aquatic environment even though it was given ample time to dry.

Still clearing up



I will just use black contact paper on the back and half the sides instead of the background.

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nice and clear this morning

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