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Red face Nano Cube 30L - CRS - Hardscaping.. life !

Hi there,

Best wishes for 2011 to everyone on this forum. This is my setup.

- 3,5kg Aquasoil Amazonia I
- 1,5kg Aquasoil Amazonia II powder (not installed now, to avoid mixing the powder with the soil while thinking of the hardscape)
- Nano 30L Dennerle
- 11W to start (I got the 18W/24W on order)
- CO2 (not planned, but I think of it seriously / that doesnt affect the hardscape)
- Stock filter (got the Hydor prime 10 on order)

I'll go for "standard" nano plants, glosso or Elatine triandra in foreground, riccia on wood, anubia on wood and tellenus for midground .. dunno for the background

My biggest issue is that I'm not really a nice aquascaper I read among forum, some golden rules; 3; magic number .... but I really want you to give me tips on what I'm doing wrong... cause I'm not convinced yet with this hardscape. Critics are welcome and much appreciated.

I've gone through lots of tests :


1. What do we have to start with ?


2. The basic "white paper" : Nano + 3,5kg ada soil


Test 1 : Rock + racin



Test 2: Only rocks



Test 3: Again


Test 4: Again and Again


Test 5: Emptiness !




Test 6: Only asia racine
front view



sofa view


Test 7: asia wood + rock that supports the asia wood
front view

sofa view




Test T1

Full size link :http://www.gamani.org/nano/Test_A_full.jpg

Test T2

Full size link :http://www.gamani.org/nano/Test_B_full.jpg

Test T3

Full size link :http://www.gamani.org/nano/Test_C_full.jpg

Test T4

Full size link :http://www.gamani.org/nano/Test_D_full.jpg


Test T5

Full size link :http://www.gamani.org/nano/Test_E_full.jpg

Test T6

Full size link :http://www.gamani.org/nano/Test_F_full.jpg

Thanks for your kind tips This is getting me nuts.
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i like "test t1"

a low-lying carpet foreground, not covering all of the rocks, with something taller to go behind the tree/branches along with some moss on some of the branches would be sweet.
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I like T5. This setup would look awesome with some low lying carpet plants in the front and down the right sides. In the back by the wood some taller plants. The open space on the right side of the tank would be great if you had some tetras or rasboras.

I could see some fish playing "hide and seek" in the shrubbery and a school of some sort floating around in the space.

Have you also thought much about what fish you'll be keeping in there?


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Hi,

I will be keeping red/white shrimps in it; dedicated.

I've provided two views, one in front of the aquarium (right part) and in the sofa (left part) on the T1,2.... this is why my hardscape basis is when looking the front of the aquarium to have this mountain going to the top right of the aquarium.

Do I have other advices ? what plants should I go for (I'm going to order them)
- for plan : Glosso
- mid plan : Tellenus
-1 or two anubias
- riccia to cover the all the wood branch
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I like T4
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Please find below the final hardscape (at least regarding the wood placing), if you have any improvement; feel free.

I plan to order to plants tonight, what would you go for ?






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