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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-13-2008, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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5.5 Gallon tanker.

Umm so yeah this is my attempt at a tank in about forever since i was 9 at least. But then i had no knowlege of anything, so this will be my try at a tank. Any help will be greatly appriciated.

Tank : 5.5 Gallon AGA Minus the rims.
Light: Random Sprial till i can afford something else
Co2: DIY
Substrate: Eco-complete
Filter: Tom Rapid's Nano Canister filter
Heater:Hydor Mini Aquarium Heater 7.5 Watt
Plants: Glosso
Inhabitants: More than likly oto's shrimps. (But still open for suggestions)

So here are my choices on the hardscape. Any input would be appriciated:


Thanks in advance for any help.

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i think the one on the right would be best.
just cover the whole tank with some sort
of carpeting plant.

inhabitants can be:
-2 oto?
-RCS?
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I like the third one. Just make it a shrimp tank, it would be nicer and look a whole lot larger


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x 3 the third setup

x 3 shrimp and otos


Other interesting possibilities could be microrasboras, maybe a couple endlers, or a dwarf puffer.
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Ok so i have decided to go with the third choice for hardscape out of personal preference and others help.

Today pretty much de-rimmed the sucker. Overall im happy with the outcome. Umm hopefully tomorrow i should go to my lfs and get some carpeting plant of some sort, still unshure but they have a good selection and should have any common plant i need. But until then all i have is this.


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Oooo looks good Get some hc + dwarf hairgrass. You can't go wrong w/ that combo (til they start mixing together, haha) Check out the swap forum for some great stufffff!

Nice job de-rimming. I should try that sometime.
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Not bad,

I think the third one is the best choise. This tank would make a great iwagumi. I would like to see the 3rd scape would the substrate gradually working it way up to the rocks. I can tell this tank will have a good outcome.
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damn that de-rimming is nice lol I still have some kinda glue stuff left over that won't come off even with a new razor... You do anything special?

That a AGA tank?
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damn that de-rimming is nice lol I still have some kinda glue stuff left over that won't come off even with a new razor... You do anything special?

That a AGA tank?

Nah i just got lucky haha it was pretty difficult to remove all that silicone just had to be persistant and try harder.

Yep that would be a AGA


So tomarrow i go and get the HC and Dwarf Hair Grass but i set up my substrate and all so i can get to work right away when i get back from school tomarrow. Im not sure about the bottom rocks positioning. I think it should be raised some but im unshure on this, any guidance would be greatly appriciated.



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deep substrate there.. maybe try slimming down a bit.
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deep substrate there.. maybe try slimming down a bit.
Thanks for the tip will do tomarrow i actully thought it might have been to deep to but was really unshure, so any like tips for proper depth. I imagine about half of what it currently is.

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a dwarf puffer would be a good fish to have in there, but unless you have another tank for pond snails dont bother, plus it would look bored in there with just the rocks. Micro rasboras are the way to go.
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About 1-2 inches should be good.
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I would not have taken off the bottom brace. That could lead to trouble.

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About 1-2 inches should be good.
Thanks Just finished this.


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I would not have taken off the bottom brace. That could lead to trouble.
I'am aware to the trouble that it can cause, but im not so worried due to the size of the tank. If it were larger I could see where removing the bottom bace could lead to trouble quickly.

Oh so i went to my LFS today...What a bummer they were out of both HC and Dwarf Hairgrass! Uh oh well they said they would order more. But no update for a while because i have a school field trip to Atlanta for my robotics club. But i do get to go to The Georgia Aquarium yay.

Thanks for all the comments.
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