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Discussion in 'Introductions and Greetings' started by xigtc, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. xigtc

    xigtc Aspiring Aquascaper

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    My name is Thomas. I've been browsing this forum and felt time to introduce myself. There's so much information and amazing aquascapes. I come across the forum in search of Iwagumi scapes. Absolutely beautiful scapes and hope to setup one of my own sometime after the new year.

    I currently have 2 tanks: 20 gal high Eco-complete substrate, Aquaclear 50 fliterT8 15 w full spectrum with 6 rummy nose tetra and 2 otocinclus. It's lightly planted with Anubis, Christmas moss, java ferns.
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    Next is my 2.5 gal RCS tank. It has up aqua substrate, java fern, Christmas moss, it uses a 21 white & 2 blue led lamp that came with the tank.
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  2. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Thomas, Welcome to ASW :D Love the look of your Little Aquascapes :cool: The wild natural look :rolleyes:
     
  3. keithgh

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    xigtc

    Welcome to ASW its great to have you on-board.

    Can you fill in your location please.

    Yes you could call those tanks a wild natural look.

    Those Shrimps what variety are they as they different markings that the ones I have seen lately?

    Is that a natural yellow on the Shrimp or lights playing tricks?

    Keith:):)
     
  4. xigtc

    xigtc Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I'll get it filled in.

    Yea it's kinda natural. I recently did some trimming and cleaned it up.

    They're red cherry shrimp, the yellow is berried eggs on the females. The clear with red markings are the males. I can't remember what grade they are...


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  5. keithgh

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    This is not my Shrimp

    The eggs are underneath, the yellow I was referring to is on its back.

    Keith:):)
     
  6. xigtc

    xigtc Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I'd have to say lighting then. I don't see it person but I do in the picture I posted

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  7. xigtc

    xigtc Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Wow it's been ages since I've posted anything. Only excuse is life has happened... My wife and I know have a daughter who will soon be 2. We've also moved twice during the period of my last post. I'm now down to 2 tanks. A simple low tech 50g tank with 2 schools of Tetra, 2 Otocinulus, 1 Nerite snail.
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    I recently setup an old Fluval Spec V that I've decided to attempt a simple scape and try my hand at more advanced plants and CO2.
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  8. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    First congratulations being a new father even its she will be two very soon.
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    Been there and done that.

    The top tank fill the centre in with low plants and it will look a lot better.
    Second tank it might be a simple Aquascape but its very effective.

    Keep us updated on baby and both tanks please.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  9. xigtc

    xigtc Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thank you very much Keith.

    I had moss growing in the middle for awhile. However it wasn't the best option because it grew rather slowly. I also didn't have anything to help keep it clean. I have Fluval led lights but it's a tall tank so I haven't had success finding a good plant. I have a couple Anubis that are growing but they don't seem to like the light unless I keep them slightly shaded so to speak.

    Every where I've lived before this place has had decent water and didn't take much work to make aquarium friendly. I've tried keeping Red Cherry Shrimp because I know they're rather easy/hardy but I've struggled to keep any alive for a long period. I'm tempted to get an RO water filter.

    Should I make a new thread for my Spec V?


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  10. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Cherry's are usually very tough not far from me a many is breeding them extremely well in an outdoor pond.

    You could start a Journal it would be easier to follow as this topic is an Introduction.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     

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