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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-15-2014, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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First Aquascape / 2.5gal Mini Bow

Greetings from San Diego!

Here's some pics of my first attempt at aquascaping / fishkeeping. I'm brand new to the craft but I can already feel the addiction setting in. I definitely welcome any advice you might have.

I'm using an Aqueon 2.5gal mini bow front w/ its standard filter (+ Acurel filter fiber) and a Deep Blue Heat Stik, which I got all for free. Lighting is a clamp lamp with a standard house bulb. The substrate is also secondhand, and is a mix of fine (supposedly) nutrient-rich black and white sand with some black Spectra Stone in the foreground.

For plants I have Anacharis planted in the back plus a few floating for effect. I have no idea what the species of the tall grass in the middleground and the shorter grass in the foreground are, they weren't labeled in the store.

For livestock I have 1 African dwarf frog, 1 fancy guppy, 2 glowlight tetras, and 2 ghost shrimp. They all seem to have enough space to swim freely but I'll probably move the frog out into a 10gal rimless that I'm working on and replace him with a couple cherry shrimp.

The lamp seems to heat up the water a lot, so I turn the heater on at night and keep it off in the day. My water is still around ~85F. That's really hot, right? I'm going to try just raising the lamp a few inches to see if that does anything.

Anyway, thanks for looking!
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Love the frog. Driftwood looks good and nice scape! Great pics.

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Thanks man, appreciate it! That frog is definitely a cool little critter.
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