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Old 08-10-2009, 09:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here's my latest pico project ... curvilinear II
It's a glass cylinder about two gallons and "The Stump",
w/ white sand & white stones.
The plants are Anubias Nana Petite, Java fern & a little Xmas moss.
The lighting is an MR16 fixture with a 5 watt 6000K LED lamp.
The LED & white sand overexposes the pics making more washed out than it really looks.
Let me know what you think ... or if you have any ideas on improvements.

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Very nice, where did you get that awesome little LED light?
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I like how you've tucked the anubias around the stump roots. The white sand is really bright in the pics, does it look that way in person?
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Very nice, where did you get that awesome little LED light?
The MR16 LED lamp is from Super Bright LEDs
http://www.superbrightleds.com/bi-pi...FRwpawodomArXw

If you wanted a med base screw-in lamp, the Model PAR20-W3X2.5 - 9Watt looks interesting and is available in Cool White(6000K) and a Medium 40 degree beam pattern.
http://www.superbrightleds.com/edison_spot.html

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I like how you've tucked the anubias around the stump roots. The white sand is really bright in the pics, does it look that way in person?
The white sand is pretty bright, but I'm sure it will tone down some as the tank ages & the plants fill in better. I'm thinking I might want to add more anubias around the stump roots, it looks a little sparse.
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Wow, that is a beautiful little tank! Good job!
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Wow, that is a beautiful little tank! Good job!
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Slight re-scape today, moved the java fern & added more anubias. Someone suggested I add more twigs. I may have overdone it with the twigs in front, though.

Added 1 CRS & 1 Green Caridina Shrimp. Just wanted to try them out to see how shrimp do in this tank, hopefully one or both will do well.

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A little more re-scape & added frogsbit for a floating plant.
Frogsbit is also also supposed to help suppress algae growth ...

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Frogsbit is also also supposed to help suppress algae growth ...
Forgive my stupidity, but frogsbit is the plant floating on the top? my tanks are overrun with this at the moment, never knew what it was called.

Your tank is stunning, could we see it next to some objects to see how small it really is?

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