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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Time to start a new tank for Tigers and Cherries, as I need to shut down one of my 20Ls for a do-over.

The Stuff:

  • Standard 5.5gal tank
  • Fluval 30 (formerly Aquaclear 30)
  • Pool Filter Sand
  • Black Lava Rock
  • Not sure on lighting yet
  • Fissidens
  • Maybe some other mosses

Here's roughly how it will look:




Gonna try to keep things simple and clean.
 

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Meant to put for fissidens. It's late and my brain is not 100% functioning sorry!!

Definitely going to subscribe to this one
 

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Just got a new fixture from eBay that I'm toying with using on my 45-F. If it doesn't work out, I may use it on this tank instead:




Here's what it looks like:



If not that, then I'll likely suspend a spare 24" Marineland Double Bright four or five inches above the tank.

Decisions, decisions…
 

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Things are finally progressing. Had to add more ammonia for the first time. Also chucked in half a bottle of Safe Start for the heck of it.

Here's hoping I can move Tigers in by early April.

There are already a couple Pond Snails doing their thing in the tank and I've been spending a lot of time staring at the nooks and crannies. May not be the most beautiful scape I've done but it's one of my favorites. Simple and natural.
 

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The "cycle" completion is probably about a week away.

An updated cell phone shot:



Fissidens is growing, needs a trim and re-gluing soon.

Ended up trading a bunch of my Tigers for some aluminum c-channel, so I think I'll order some more wild Tigers from Rachel.

Any thoughts on plants I could add that won't totally ruin the aesthetic? I'm at a loss.

Maybe some moss glued to smaller lava rock behind the current scape.
 
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