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Old 06-15-2008, 04:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I finaly HAD to flood my tank
i was keeping it too moist and had a BGA out break. In order to treat it i flooded the tank.
this is my first nice layout i think. im really happy with it so i named it Flooded Plains.

after some measuring i figured out my tank stats:
4.4 gallons
1/4" composted potting mix
1/2" moon sand (i think)
1/4" river sand (as river)

diy co2
hob junk filter (to clear water)
27 watt quad cfl 6500k 7 hours
no ferts
no fish yet.........

emersed start around 3-20-08 Im aware their was not a lot of growth for such a long period. i contribute this to the fact i over watered and didn't have enough air circulation.
flooded 5-14-08

and pictures of my tank and most likely soon to be algae farm. and close ups of bga.
i was playing with my macro lens so lots of pics.


















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Old 06-16-2008, 08:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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p.s. i would like to here some crit. on this? what do you think?minus the BGA of course. i can take it i swear. (maybe)
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ok added some fish and shrimp.

3x Amano shrimp (Caridina multidentata)
4x Neon Rasbora (Sundadanio axelrodi)

and now for more pics.... BTW has anyone ever tried to get a nice picture of neon rasboras? im pretty sure the only way to get a clear pic of them is if they where dead! but the shrimp where easy.










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I think it's very nice. The spike in the middle is somewhat distracting. I know it's supposed to be a focal point, but I think it needs to be softened a little. Maybe moved next to some hairgrass and not dead center in the tank.
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I think it's very nice. The spike in the middle is somewhat distracting. I know it's supposed to be a focal point, but I think it needs to be softened a little. Maybe moved next to some hairgrass and not dead center in the tank.
thanks Tex gal

are you talking about the rocks? i have been thinking of swapping the rocks with each other.
if your talking about the wood its glued in.
and the erio is stuck their to i don't wanna mess with its roots.
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wow i think it looks nice as is and would make any arrangements until your bored with it
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wouldnt*** sry bout that
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I was talking about the erio. I understand about not wanting to move it because if its roots. Maybe just incorporate it into the scape with another plant. For instance insert plant next to it going back toward the tallest pointed rock. I really like your rocks.

Don't get me wrong the tank it great, just imho...
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i like your idea! Robert is supposed to be getting some erio in soon, im hopeing their the smaller ones then i have. If they are im gonna get 2 of them for this scape maybe that will tie in the big Erio Cinereum (Sp. Thailand?) better.
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I'll stay tuned to see it!
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