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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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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.



 

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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).

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Love the tank full of rock. Small clear suction cups could hold willow moss against the back wall. Could be placed 3/4 of the way up... may end up looking like clouds. Would not want plants to fill in that amazing hard scape too much, but with the eye you have for rock placement, I'm certain the finished product will look amazing. An incredible tank that I will want to see progress.
Thanks!

I had over 15kg of rock, and I had pics of a couple scapes as inspiration up on the screen as I arranged and rearranged.
 

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Update

I recently got a little more done on this tank. Tied some mini pellia to rocks and mesh. Also tied some fissidens. I still plan to add some dhg on the sides, just haven't done that yet. The hc has been in for about 3 weeks and has had 1 light trim. It growing well.





 

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I did some work on this tank today. The back-right terrace of hc was a bit too low, you can barely see it in the pics. So i built it up with a bit more soil and replanted the hc. The mini pelia on the mesh towards the back-right is only temporary. Hopefully the newly replanted hc will grow in that direction and I can put the pellia in another tank or sell/trade it. I want the hc to wrap around as if it's going through the 2 central rocks. A non-existent tunnel.
 

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I did a trade last week and scored some jungermannia pseudocyclop (aka rose moss). I'm really happy with it. It's ridiculously delicate looking. I put a little in this tank and the rest in my 2ft'er. Diatoms have made the rocks look nasty and brown atm, but the water conditions are good, the cycle only took a few weeks. I added an otto to help clean up. I'm also adding a few drops of weak glut every other day. So things should be sparkly clean in no time. There's good signs of mini pellia growth, but so far the dhg hasn't done anything.
 

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Still waiting on mini lily pipes. The GUSH order got lost in the post and I got my money back. I've now ordered the equivalent in Cal Aqua Labs. Should arrive early next week.

Time for a pic? A mini pellia (and a little rose moss) tease till I get the pipes in place and remove the floaters.

 

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Thanks flyinghellfish! The hc was planted 3 weeks ago, the growth has been good. 48w and 2bps. Give it another 3 weeks and I'll be able to trim and shape the mini pellia, looking forward to that.

The tank/stand/light combo is a CADE mini. It cost $350. From what I've heard, they are made in China, sent to Singapore then brought over to Australia. Only one store sells them here in Western Australia. The brand CADE (yes, it's spelt in capitals) has been in Australia for about 4 years now. They're essentially an ADA knockoff, but a good one; low iron, minimal silicone and unlike the ADA solar, the light swings back and forth. ADA is still pricey here (e.g. a 90-P costs $2234, and doesn't come with a stand). CADE is a little better than half the price, and their tanks come with a metal stand with glass panels. I have a 2ft CADE like this. Pretty cool imo.
 
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