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5 Gallon ADA journal - River Bank

I decided to setup my 5 Gal again.

Here is its previous incarnation:


The aim of this tank was to create a nice looking layout that was easy to maintain and good for RCS and microrasboras.

equipment:
36w PC lamp w/ reflector
Eheim Liberty 200 HOB Filter
Purigen
USED ADA amazonia I
Decorative sand
Pressurized Co2 w/ glass checkvalve, diffuser and bubble counter

Plants:
Assorted Crypts
Java Moss
Echinodorus Latifolius
Elocharis P.
Glossostigma Elatinoides
Bolbitis Hertclita
Cyperus Helferi
I plan to add Java fern next week

Been setup 24 hrs ago, with water from a tank thats been setup a few weeks
and the fish that were in that tank were added aswell; leopard danios






More updates as things progress

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just out of curiosity how big is your CO2 tank, and how many BPS are you running?
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Nice little setup. Those look like zebra danios to me btw.


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Yes they are zebras lol I mustve been in a daydream when i wrote that.

CO2 tank is one of the 5kg jbl bottles which i bought nearly 10months ago, im run about 2-3 bps
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I prefer it in it's first configuration, this new scape seems a lot less defined.
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That's a great looking little tank and setup ya got goin on there! Ive looked for 5G tanks, but cant seem to find them anywhere, other than those eclips6 kit types. Those arent bad, but Im partial to all glas, and the standard shape. Where did you get yours? Is yours glass or acrylic? Great job!!

Tank 1: 20L, Flourite substrate, plenty of water wisteria, 2 Java Ferns, and a water banana. 7 neons, 5 glowlight (tetras), 3 lamp eye, 5 corys (3 pepper, 2 panda)

Tank 2: 2.5G, gravel substrate, water wisteria, 4 white clouds.
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Felix got his from AE but they're British, you can get an equivalent from ADA from aqua forest or where ever, ask for a 12" cube.
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Yeh garuf is right the tank is from AE and its glass.
I really like that size of tank its very easy to scape.
I think i agree about the lack of defenition on the scape i hope it will improve when my java fern arrives to fill up the back corner.

I looked this morning and ive got loaads of new shoots from the hairgrass its exciting ive never been able to grow it before.
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Hi!

Looks good. Great job there - a nice setup.
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thanks man i reaaaally want hatchets do you think they wud be ok in this setup?
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Yeh garuf is right the tank is from AE and its glass.
I really like that size of tank its very easy to scape.
I think i agree about the lack of defenition on the scape i hope it will improve when my java fern arrives to fill up the back corner.

I looked this morning and ive got loaads of new shoots from the hairgrass its exciting ive never been able to grow it before.
I still think it looks great! Even if you arent totally happy with it. HAHA! Ive always tended to like the good old fasioned rectangular all glass tanks, but those cubes are really really nice. I think I almost like those better.

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thanks man i reaaaally want hatchets do you think they wud be ok in this setup?
I think the would be fine, although they have been known to be jumpers, so you would need to keep the tank as covered as possible. They like to hang out very near the surface, sometimes in filter return currents.

Tank 1: 20L, Flourite substrate, plenty of water wisteria, 2 Java Ferns, and a water banana. 7 neons, 5 glowlight (tetras), 3 lamp eye, 5 corys (3 pepper, 2 panda)

Tank 2: 2.5G, gravel substrate, water wisteria, 4 white clouds.
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Looks great, the first version was better, I think the equipment was hidden better in that one.
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Looks great, the first version was better, I think the equipment was hidden better in that one.

I actually liked the first version the best too!

Tank 1: 20L, Flourite substrate, plenty of water wisteria, 2 Java Ferns, and a water banana. 7 neons, 5 glowlight (tetras), 3 lamp eye, 5 corys (3 pepper, 2 panda)

Tank 2: 2.5G, gravel substrate, water wisteria, 4 white clouds.
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No on the hatchets. that tank is simply too small, with hatchets think long.
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Yeh comparing the two pictures obviously the first one is nicer, but thats a finished scape thats had a few months of growth

i like hatchets im going to put some in my 15gal when i redo it or a have a 20 gal 60cm long tank that is only 20cm high, its a really unique tank and i cant wait to put a proper scape in it

this is my 15 gal
when it was just setup unfrotunately that had a huge algae problem i couldent deal with so i took it apart, but i did manage to crow a full carpet on hc. (heres a word of advice dont let ANY powersand lie on the surface)

heres my wabi-kusa


this is the 60cm tank i was talking about



more pictures of the old scape




Finally, my java fern arrived ill post a picture up when i get home, ive actually just had a ned with a knife try to mug me and got cut, im ok tho i kneed him in the balls n got away, my mum is fussing over me and wont let me go home

the fish seem to like the java fern and once it gets bigger it should give hte effect i want, i might try and get some nice stones to put in as im still not sure about the hardscape.
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