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as much as this is a cool aquariumi hate to be a bit of a down buzz. but i think you should have gone with 2-3 plant species and gone for an iwagumi look.
i was really looking forward to seeing this develop when i first saw the scape.
i little let down now.
its still a nice tank :)
cool shrimp also!
 

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Thanks Dany how's your project going have you filled the new tanks with shrimps yet?
my 12 long is filling in nicely! i'll post a updated pic in the 12 long club thread soon. (maybe today) i actually went a different route with my shrimp rack... its not a rack anymore and i bought some cabinets and placed the tanks horizontally because the rack was just way too hard to do maintenance. ill post a pic soon. and no shrimps are in yet, the cycle is going soooooooo slow, i haven't even got nitrites to show up yet and its been 3 weeks, even though i added mulp from seeded sponge filters. i recently ordered 3 eheim 2213s for the shrimp tanks as well because i'm not digging the sponges in my tanks along with the loud bubbling sounds. btw i just saw your clear pray bar and i need to make some of those for my shrimp tanks. i'm planning on attempting to bend some acrylic to get rid of all of the eheim green piping.
 

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The tanks gone through some rescaping and due to my addiction to add new plants I've added the following plants.
Blyxa
Staurogyne repens
Alternanthera reineckii mini
Crypt wendtii
Star Grass
ranunculus


Nice tank. It's hard not to collect plants like you do. I went through a bucephleandra phase myself but the growth of them in my tank was and still is a huge flop. That alt reineckii mini sure is a nice, expensive (from the prices I've seen) addition but probably well worth it.
 

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o..O me like, a lot. How did I miss it?
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Thanks Cryptkeeper:

I actually scored the Alt Reneickii at an auction for $14 for all of it. They seem to propagate pretty easily too. I just clip the top portion and it begins to root.

I was experimenting with a floating leaf to see if it would root or rot and it has begin to root. So it seems to be doing well.
 

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Thanks Keats, I'm going to take the tank a completely opposite direction in the next scape. I love the minimalistic iwagumi style and there's so many variations of it in the 12 gallon long.

There's so many plants out there that I enjoy keeping so I'm going to go miniature Dutch!!

I've scoured the 12G journals and have yet to see one.

Stay tuned. =)
 

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How can your raise TB's and Crystals in this setup? You must be genius! :)
 
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