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Ruin of Margaritatus

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Decided to throw up a post to show off my 15 gallon tank. It's not a show tank really, as I live in a studio apartment with few visitors, but I try to make it something I enjoy looking at and a decent home for the critters.

Recently I aquired a number of new plants and now I'm just waiting for them to take hold.

Substrate is a mix of my 6 year-old original flourite with most of a bag of black flourite added in. I'm not a huge fan of the color mix, but it's not terrible IMO either. I didn't have the money to do a full replacement but I needed more after I sifted out some larger river gravel I had mixed in years ago.

The style is obviously my own, kind of a Taiwan style meets Iwagumi (Taiwagumi?) I wanted the texture of rock, but I wanted the focus to be something else...

Lighting: Current Satellite 65w CFL "Dual Daylight 10k/6700"
Filter: Fluval 106
L. Aromatica
R. macranda
R. mexicana 'goais'
Anbuias Barteri Nana
Anubias Barteri Nana var 'Petite'
Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig'
Staurogyne sp. 'Porto Velho'
Staurogyne sp. 'Purple'
Java Fern var 'Windelov'
Crypt Wenditii 'Red'


Danio Margaritatus x 8
Danio Erythymicron x 2
Golden White Clouds (2 female as ditherfish so the shy danios are willing to come out)

Amano Shrimp x 4
Red Cherry and Rili Shrimp x 4
Zebra Nerite x 1
Tiger Nerite x 1
Horned Nerite x 1
Ramshorns x ∞

Co2 on the way, just waiting for a custom Bettatail regulator to get here.

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My co2 regulator from Bettatail came in today, I got it all set up under my tank. I really like the design of it. The bubble counter was a bit awkward to work with, but as you see I figured out where to put it.

It's currently set at 40 bubbles per minute - pretty low - but I want to gradually change things. We'll see if the drop-checker registers any change in the next few hours.

A large portion of my anubias will be sold off this weekend at the local swap meet. Then I can rescape a bit and make the foreground look less chaotic. At least the CPD's like it ;)

I have a new camera coming Wed - a Panasonic DMC-FZ200 12.1 MP. Not a DSLR, but as close as I'll need. Good zoom, good macro, and good video.
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I like your style its different.
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