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Hi everyone!

Here is my first rimless tank. I don't alway have time to photograph it but i'll try to keep updating it.

Tank: Mr. Aqua 12g Long
Substrate: AS Amazonia and powder
Hardscape: Seiryu stones
flora: HC, fissidens fontanus, mini pelia, Micranthemum Umbrosum, and some others.

I wanted to create an aquascape of two islands with some kind of story behind it. Unfortunately I can't think of one and maybe someone else will be inspired by this scape to write one.

But on to some pics.

FTS 52512




Right side


Left side


I didn't really like the right side because the stone was so huge. I found two stones to replace them.



Right side(new stones)


Left side


Thanks for looking!

Aloha!
 

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wow that looks awesome! i want to try a 12g long! I just started my 20g iwagami emersed though so I'm gonna have to wait on that lol. How long are you planning to do emersed?
 

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looks great, good start, i love DSM, makes it soo much easier to keep your plants rooted and healthy, looks like you wont have to have it too long without water love the stones by the way
 

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wow that looks awesome! i want to try a 12g long! I just started my 20g iwagami emersed though so I'm gonna have to wait on that lol. How long are you planning to do emersed?
Thanks! I'll probably wait another 2-4 weeks. I got something I want to try with this scape.

looks great, good start, i love DSM, makes it soo much easier to keep your plants rooted and healthy, looks like you wont have to have it too long without water love the stones by the way
Yuup, DSM does make it root better. Your stone placement in the 10 gallon is pretty impressive too!
 

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I like your hardscape kai, looking good, what kind of lights are you running?
Thanks ! like sayurasem said it's only a T5NO with some ambient sunlight. I can't wait to see your 12 gal fill in.

Awesome tank!
I love 12gallon Long tanks :thumbsup:

I love that concaved rock!
Really looking forward to it!


I think his running Coralife 36" T5no light
Your tank is Awesome too. I hope my HC fills in like yours.

you selling that right side rock you took out? because i want it
Haha. I'm gonna save that stone for another scape. I thought it was the perfect stone for this tank, but it didn't work out. I guess I'll have to get another tank.

Great job! I thought it was fine with the first rock but still looks really good
Thanks again! I'm happier with this one. It makes it look more like one island instead of 2 rocks.
 

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I swear, if you had another concave rock for the opposite side - you could create the gates of oblivion and send your shrimp to all damnation *palms his hands together* MuHAHA

i do love how you got little patches of moss or HC going on the grows - makes it look so ancient
 

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Btw I have a question for the 1st picture and 2nd picture. Did you plant all that HC or did it grow and spread.
I think it was mostly planted. I had another small 1.8 gallon tank with an HC carpet. I trimmed it every 2 weeks and just left the trimmings floating in that tank. After awhile, I sprinkled it on the bare patches and let the roots go down. 2 weeks later, i did another trimming an sprinkled it to fill in. Finally, I put on a thin layer of powder Aqua soil.

The HC is getting very long. I'm trimming it short and leaving the trimming in to grow into a very dense carpet.

I recently drained my 1.8 gallon tank due to mutant blue green algae. I'm in the same boat as you watching it transition to emmersed form.
 

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I'm digging that Concave Rock on the right side as well. Nice layout indeed.
Thanks! I'm not sure what to do with that cave. It looks like an eye to me.

I swear, if you had another concave rock for the opposite side - you could create the gates of oblivion and send your shrimp to all damnation *palms his hands together* MuHAHA

i do love how you got little patches of moss or HC going on the grows - makes it look so ancient
LOL. This tank will be Hell, if I got any expensive shrimp. I'm too lazy to raise them. I'll stick with the wild ones for now.(maybe some blue pearls later)
 
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