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Here she is my new project, MTS claims another victim.
The tank is old window panes which I've built myself, for lighting I plan to use an arc pod or similar filtration will be an eden 501.
Planting wise I hope to try and grow Hm and Hc emergent then fill it up and add some mini vallis and christmass moss.
What do people think?
How's the hardscape? how can I Improve it?
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please move into planted nano's.
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Okay, so regardless of the non-move I shall continue.
Here is how I envision the scape looking once the tank is grown in:

Any tips or pointers?
I still need to find a light but I have sourced a Hydor co2 system to run so I might go high light.
Constructive criticism welcomed as always.
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I think you've got a great vision going. My only suggestion is:

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Just seemed like it needed a branch or a piece of plant there or something. If your moss grew up and long, that would be perfect.

What are you planning on stocking?

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Interesting you should suggest more hardscape, I'm looking for more mazatania (mopani) branches to add more height, I think I might end up just going for it how it is and allowing the moss to go wild.
stocking wise I don't know, I'd like to go for galaxies but they suffer in acid water and If I get them I want to breed them, Microrasbora or white cloud minnows are my other choices. It's going to be a matter of what I can find in a months time.
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I think the very center rock in the front should maybe be shorter, but I'm not quite sure. I think that the height of the rock is taking away from the awesomeness of the wood. Other than that, I am excited to see how this turns out. When are you planning on setting it up with the hc and hm?
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Tommorow, Or at least that's the plan.
A member of another forum has pledged some HC and I already have some HM at my disposal so it should be planted tomorrow.
I'll post an update as soon as it's planted,
The wood is causing me some grief at the moment I need to somehow attach it all together as currently it is several pieces that keep coming lose.
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A teaser.

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Finally!!! Add s'more pics!!! please!!!

-where did you buy that tank? Or did you make it? How much did it cost?
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I live in the uk so I doubt you could get any of the equipment I can much In the same way I can't get anything that is on the American market. The tank I made myself in the usual manner. I doubt you can get them in the US but a company called Clearseal will make you an 11" of much better quality than mine for about 12.
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Update? Please>>>>>>> I'm jumping out of my seat!!!!
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As you can see after a week the HC has done nothing at all.
Also you'll notice I'm now using redmoor wood.
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What happened to your other wood?
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fishman - you should try googling on how to make a tank for once...
and be more patient, not like everyone has no life, people have lives to deal with, and may be too busy to get their tanks into action ex. me i procrastinated 3 months before finally deciding to do something with my tank. So yeah.
Sorry to hi-jack the thread though.
- is the moss all you've got in there..?
and are you dry-planting the tank initially?

Edit: wow those 2 got posts in same time a me : P
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I didn't like it, you can see some bits in the top picture on my desk, I'm saving the wood for my "secret" tank.
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