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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-15-2007, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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Reeferton's 2.5 gallon

2.5 Gallon AGA
Top Fin 10 Filter
DIY CO2
Mini-Aqualight 18w

Flora:
Potamogeton Gayi (4 bundles)
Dwarf Subulata Saggitaria (1 pot)
Chain Sword (1 pot)
H.C. (1 pot)

(H.C. from LFS, rest from azgardens)

Note: The plants I got from Az Gardens were great, but the shipping was $55, ouch!

Fauna:
1 Golden Clam
2 Scarlet Badis (Dario dario)
4 Ember Tetra (might add 1 or 2 more)
8 Red Cherry Shrimp (to be added gradually after plants have a chance to root in)

I have a dosing regiment that involves the Seachem Flourish line and an eye dropper, easiest way IMO for such a small tank.

I put the diffuser behind the filter return near the top because I was afraid normal installation would be CO2 overkill, so far the plants seem happy with the CO2 they're getting, plus I dose Excel.

Currently I am using a desk lamp until I finish the mount for the Mini-aqualight, I will post pics of that when I finish.

Questions/comments, suggestions etc. welcome.

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looks great... natural feel to it , and the tannins add to that effect as well..
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And that's why I don't shap at azgardens... they kill you with shipping!

Anyway, I love the scaping on this - that driftwood is beautiful, especially with the leaves drifting out from behind. The tannins really add a nice natural look too
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I wanted PYGMY chain sword, and I got chain sword. I didn't realize there was a difference between Echinodorus tenellus v. 'tenellus' and Echinodorus tenellus until I got them and went, "hey these are bigger than I thought."

If they grow too big I might rip them out and replace them with the "pygmy" if I can find them.
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Since I'm a planted pico newbie, I'm amazed at how "big" your 2.5 looks compared to mine. I've got some chain swords, a tiny anubius, rocks, and a beta and it looks full! I'm adding about a half capful/day of Flourish Excel and with 6 hours/day of 24 watt, 12K lighting, even my chain swords are looking spindly. You clearly have a wet and green thumb. Hats off!
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I think what helps make it look spacious is the driftwood going from extreme background to foreground. I had to do a lot of cutting to get the driftwood to fit in there. Of course the micro-sized fish helps the effect also.
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what did you use to cut the driftwood?
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A hacksaw. I'm sure my downstairs neighbor did not appreciate it.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-19-2007, 04:16 PM
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This tank looks sooooooo much bigger than a 2.5g. Great job. Really nice piece of driftwood.
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