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2.5 gal nano

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Chadly, May 12, 2008.

  1. dirrtybirdy

    dirrtybirdy New Member

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    lol i got reminded of that too =D.

    that layout is awesome. i want to start another little tank, something like this one. looks great!
     

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  2. Chadly

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    Ok, I finally got the courage to take a pic. It still needs a background and a better light. Still waiting for the Windelov fern to fill in the back left corner. Everything else is doing awesome...

    I've added snowball shrimps which have reproduced. I also have some pregnant green shrimp in there too....


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  3. thief

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    Aww I can't see any picture?:nolook:
     
  4. Jurijs mit JS

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    looks very natural, a bit more wild and it would be pefect
     
  5. Farizal

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    Plastic bag as a background is a brilliant idea !!:hail:
     
  6. Chadly

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    thanks,

    I started dosing a couple drops of flourish and a drop of excel. I pulled out some hair algea in the hairgrass. There are A lot of baby shrimp in there.... prob gonna take out some adults to breed in a different tank. I will do the same w/ the green shrimp as soon as I see some babies. Still trying to figure out the new camera and how to get some good pics. I changed the light to two 13w spiral compacts.

    Farizal - The black trash bag background doesn't look bad IMO. Just depends on the look you are going for. It adds some texture. I use it on most of my tanks. I can't stand photo backgrounds.
     
  7. Chadly

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    haven't updated this for you guys yet...

    changed the light to a coralife mini 2x 9w 6700K and daylight bulb

    as of 9-16-08

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    And the shrimps

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  8. J House

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    Looks good, is the water cloudly or is that just the pic. Anyway I really like the fern/wood combo on the left. I liked the rocks better in the middle when they were covered with branches. I think the rock pile looks a little forced if you know what I mean. I'm using the same light on my mini-s as well. That c. parva I know it's suppose to be small, but I planted some in my larger tank and its hugh (at least 6" tall), unless I have a different species. Overall it's coming along quite nice.
     
  9. Chadly

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    The water is a little cloudy due to some stirred up sediment. I will be putting a mini canister on it soon. I felt the need to get rid of a lot of the willow moss along the back because it grew a little too wild for me. I may replace it with weeping moss. The crypt on the front right is actually (don't quote me) crypt willisii. I do have a crypt parva in there just in front of the "new" rocks. I thought the same thing about the rocks, they do look sloppy to me.
     
  10. hooha

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    bout time you updated :)

    I would try to keep the E. triandra and the hairgrass separated, if not you'll have a huge invasive mess that will only be fixed by tearing up the foreground and replanting (from my experience at least).

    The crypt in the front looks more like C. willisii x lucens - it can get large in different setups but in my nanos tend to stay reasonable in size.

    I agree with Jhouse - the rocks in the middle could use some work - if you can arrange them so it looks like one or two rocks, rather than a rocks piled on each other that would look great.

    Keep us updated, great tank!
     
  11. Chadly

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    yeah, when I was trimming it up last night, I tried to pull some of that hairgrass out, without ripping out some elatine triandra, but... to no avail. I'm not quite ready to rip up the foreground yet... If I do I'll probably remove the willisii and put a border to keep the hairgrass out somehow. I'd like to get the hydrocotyl to spread out toward the middle more tho, so I must rip some things out to change it up.
     
  12. cicjay

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    Must confess Mr Ross:-p
    Think ou should change up the crypts in the front right side for something smaller.

    Love where its going though... real fantasy look to it.
    How is the hydro doing for you?
    Mines getting algae covered:(
     
  13. Chadly

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    that is in my plans... I have a few changes to make yet. The hydro is doing fine, no algea. That's one of the changes..
     
  14. Mael

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    I don't know anything about aquascaping but it looks like you have way too many shrimp in that tank. It is only a 2.5 tank and in one of your pictures I can see some 20 shrimp. I would cut it down to probably 10 shrimp total in such a tank.
     
  15. Chadly

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    thanks for the reply. I remove shrimp and transfer them to a separate tank to help maintain a healthy population. If there are too many shrimp then they cease breeding.
     
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    Hi Chad i hava an I have a question for you.
    that plant is in the red circle?

    very impressive natural tank:chestbumping:
     
  18. Chadly

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    not sure what Red circle you mean....

    the plant list is:

    suesswassertang
    hydrocotyle verticillata
    windelov java fern
    cryptocoryne parva
    weeping moss
    willow moss
    Eleocharis acicularis
    1 individual stem of ludwigia senegalensis (growing out)
     
  19. elmagico82

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    ops this circle....
     

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    that would be elatine triandra
     

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