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Old 06-19-2007, 09:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello here is an update on my 8 gallon. I have found small tanks to be easier to clean but are very high maintenance when it comes to stem plants in such a small tank. I trim the plants every 3-4 weeks. I dose brighty K, occasionally some brighty step 1, ECA, and Green Bacter. Initially i had ammonia spikes and my shrimp have been dying off one by one...i had lost like 5 crystal reds. And now i put in a couple black diamonds and so i hope they can repopulate the tank.



this is i think. Microcarpea Minima and since i cut it low under bright lighting it kinda spreads like a foreground and forms a nice bush.



here is a link to my original thread on planted tank
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ph...pdate-6-a.html
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Very nice! I love the balance of simplicity and color. Those chocolate gouramis are wonderful, too!
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Looks wonderful!!! At the moment, the rocks look almost overpowering, but I'm sure they'll be magnificent once the plants grow in a bit more. I love that bit of red in the back. Can't wait to see your next update!
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nice. looks very peaceful and calm. very simple and nice
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the more i look at those rocks the more i like the scape, nice choice on plants as well!... cant wait to see it fill in a bit.
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thanks everyone for the comments.
I agree too that after i planted the tank maybe i overdid it with the rocks...i know i can always take out rocks if i need to...possibly the 2nd largest rock on the right side? im not sure...i can either go with a triangular look like the current, or i can make a small valley type between the two largest rocks...ill try both.
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Jeff, this tank rocks! Don't touch a stone.
Are those Maten or Yamaya's from AF?

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Old 06-20-2007, 03:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Really nice!!!!! The rocks are stunning, they look such kompact, lagre and hard! this make the whole tank look bigger. The choice of plants with small leaves are also a good effect! Very well done!
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I think this is Yamaya stone? When i go back to work ill tell you the for sure name. Yea the stone i knew from the start i wanted to work with them, and all the plants in the back are mostly rotala's which are my favorite types of plants. I am glad people are liking the hardscape...it has taken me a long time to gain the eye for this aquascaping, i still need coaxing from time to time. But everyone can see my original thread on planted tank and how i started out my layout...it has changed drastically.

Since i am transferring to a UC next year i wont be home to take care of the trimming of the tank, so i will be replacing the back of the tank with valsneria nana, i dont know if this will be too tall or not or maybe just planting a hairgrass in the back? I am not too sure...i just want to change the tank into one that does not need to be trimmed so often, just like my 50 gallon. But hopefully my brother can help me out with water changes and feeding my fish.
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8 gallon, you can probably take to school, unless it is far from where you live. I had a 29 gallon, a 10 gallon and a 2.5 gallon at UCSD last year, but I think I'll keep just two nanos at school in the fall.
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