I remember my last thread of my first ADA Mini M journal. That was a great experience. Ohh it was. So much learned but yet still feel like a dimwit to this hobby. This tank design was inspiring from countless pictures and articles from tanks that inspired me. It is this young so be gentle with her. But she is special in her own way:
My favorite: Minus the fake sun from flash.
Well here she is. Not at all near finished but a new beginning none the less!!!
Tank: ADA Mini M
Lighting: ADA Mini solar light stand
Fert: DIY Co2
Filtration: Eheim 2232 canister
Decor: Manzanita driftwood and Manten stones
Fish: 5-Neon Tetras
3- Yellow Fin tetras
6- Amano shrimp
Baby dwarf anubias
Special Dwarf Needle Leaf Java fern
Rotala sp "Green"
It's alot of plants for a small tank I would say. The tank is doing just awesome right now. I have a lot more that I want to do right now. The background was originally just for practice to grow the sp green out like all the pros do it! It is coming out nicely being very thick and making it hard to get my shrimps out when I want!!! It needs a trim as of now along with the rest of the tank!
At first I wanted to make this into a quick show off my tank type thread but this tank isn't one of those I think. It the I want to watch it develop to gain exp and learn more type. Ugly Genius's thread is a good example of that. I learned A Lot from reading it as most of us here.
I still consider this tank only practice but it's been coming very nicely lately into an aquascape design. I still want to add more to the scape as I is flexibly such as underneath the Needle leaf on the left side of the river could use a nice little manten stone to fill it in as the glosso doesn't seam to spread there. Also I might plan to rip the glosso up and contruct a new forground if it doesn't turn out good. I say good because I have no idea what I want the tank to look like. I can only identify what I really want to see by making it.
Please let me know what you think of photos. I am still pretty bad noting that my father is a photographer!!!
Other Words I hope this will be a nice beginning to this thread and hopefully people will respond to what they think and comment on what they like.
But I want I want to a piece that really connects to nature. My other Mini M might answer this thirst in me for this need of a stream and life corresponding around it.
some close ups:
Baby Dwarf Anubias and Mini Pellia: