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25g nature aquarium

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UPDATE: May 11, 2014

Tank size - 60cm X 40cm X 40cm (23.6"x15.7"x15.7")
Glass thickness - 8mm
Volume - 25 Gallons

CO2 system - Pressurized, GLA cornelius single stage regulator w/ 10lbs tank, inline atomic atomizer 12/16mm
Lighting - ADA aquasky 601
Filtration - 2213 eheim
Heaters - 50w eheim jäger

Substrate - mix of fluorite black and sand

Fauna - ~ 15 boraras brigittae & 15 boraras merah
Flora - hemianthus callitrichoides, hemianthus micranthemoides, e. parvula, marsilea crenata, lilaeopsis brasiliensis, pogostemon helferi






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Awesome scape! Great looking stones. Is that a stainless steal C02 diffusor?
Thanks, yes, that's a stainless steel co2 diffuser. Love it, it's easy to clean and virtually unbreakable.

Here's a shot of the HM hedge from above during a WC. It's one of my favorite plants.

 

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Update; removed the stones and decided I wanted to see more green for a change. Still have between 20-30 boraras brigittae, and added some cherry shrimp. Plants; hemianthus micranthemoides, pogostemon helferi, lilaeopsis brasiliensis, marsilea crenata, eleocharis, hemianthus callitrichoides.

Guess I can no longer call this an iwagumi, not sure how to change the title of the thread.





 

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Beautiful mini jungle! I am sure the shrimps are very happy.

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Thanks. It was supposed to be a plant farm for my other tanks until I ended up liking the look of the natural uncontrolled plant mix. So I upgraded a few things and made it a display.

Man that scape is awesome!! Have you ever had any algae issues with this tank?
Thanks, yes, I've had different types of algae. Anytime you run 4x T5HOs on a small setup algae is a constant, still managable, but I just recently switch over to the ADA aquasky 601 LED, and we'll see how it works out. Apparently it has a PAR value of about 70 at 17" from the substrate. Which puts me in the lower end of high light.
 

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Looks great. Having the same issues as you did in mine... thinking about taking my rocks out as well and youre not helping haha. I love hm too, I want two hedges.. one of hm and one of my rotala sp green... slowly but surely getting there lol.

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Update; removed the stones and decided I wanted to see more green for a change. Still have between 20-30 boraras brigittae, and added some cherry shrimp. Plants; hemianthus micranthemoides, pogostemon helferi, lilaeopsis brasiliensis, marsilea crenata, eleocharis, hemianthus callitrichoides.

Guess I can no longer call this an iwagumi, not sure how to change the title of the thread.

beautiful job. I too am becoming "less hardscape, more plant"
 

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While I love the lushness of this tank, what the hardscape did achieve was a focal point... maybe use another contrasting plant species somewhere in the rule of thirds to draw the eye... a dark plant maybe on the left third?

Just a though, but I am still jealous of your growth
 
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