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Looking good. Those back 3-4 rocks look a little too unnaturally straight though IMO. What plants are you putting in? I also like the Cade light. I saw that a few years ago and wish they would sell it in USA or Taiwan.
 

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I really like this. I would think belem would look great in this tank personally. That light looks great, what is it?
Thanks. Dwarf hg would be nice and I have a lot in another tank I could use. Migt plant it up the felt hand side, front to back.

The setup consists of a stand, tank and light. It's a CADE Mini. The light is 2x24w PL.
 

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wow that tank setup is perfect.. the tank/light stand looks perfect together. i would think 2x24w is plenty for that tank also!


the rocks look insane. the back few look too straight for me though.
Thanks, I'll tilt some of the back rocks a bit next time I drain to plant. They're all locked in like a jigsaw puzzle, so I might only be able to move one or two.
 

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I disagree with the comments about the rocks in the back looking too vertical.
I think this scape is going to look AMAZING once it's all planted, and those rocks in the back will add a great sense of depth! However, i would go light on the planting--maybe a small carpeting plant like HC or E. hydropiper-- and moss to fill in some of the spots between the rocks to really let the hardscape stand out.
Great start, really look forward to seeing this tank progress!
 

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Thanks. Dwarf hg would be nice and I have a lot in another tank I could use. Migt plant it up the felt hand side, front to back.

The setup consists of a stand, tank and light. It's a CADE Mini. The light is 2x24w PL.
Thanks for the info on the light. One reason I like the idea of belem is that it will be tall for that size tank but the rocks will make that look "dynamic". I think it will exaggerate the vertical aspect of this tank but I could be wrong, it could do the opposite. HC is always a go to but I would not envy you having to trim that with tall rocks in a small place.
 

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Thanks again for the feedback.

Actually I put some hc on the terrace today. I'll post a pic later. In the meantime this is what the tank used to look like (at it's best a few months ago). One extreme to the other.
I love the simplicity of what you had setup before with just a few rocks in the field look. I'm excited to see where you end up with your current build now that you're rebuilding the tank. I like the Ohko rock how you have it. It seems to give off a mountain like effect with the holes and edges. Keep up the good work and definitely keep up the updates! :D
 

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Thanks again for the feedback.

Actually I put some hc on the terrace today. I'll post a pic later. In the meantime this is what the tank used to look like (at it's best a few months ago). One extreme to the other.



Wow that's just beautiful! Did you save/sell all the ground cover plants?
 

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The one-rock-cube looks nice in pictures, but I soon grew bored with it.

I traded most the hc for shrimp (you can't buy them in shops here) and put them in another tank. The remainder was added to the new scape yesterday.

Plant wise I think I've settled on hc (no more than what you see below), dwarf hg and mini pellia. Just those three. The foreground and path will be kept mostly bare.

 

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Can anyone recommend an outflow pipe that doesn't pretrude very far into the tank. There's probably brands I've never heard of.

So far the GUSH oPollen Mini 13 has been suggested to me. It comes out 80mm.

(the bubble pipe in the pic above extents 140mm, which is way too much).

Thanks.
 
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