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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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Just a warning, but the boraras WILL hybridize if either of them try to breed in there. The last thing the hobby needs is more hybrid fish to reduce the quantity of pure stocks in the hobby...

Other than that, though, lovely tank!
 

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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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