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Just a little tank

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by J House, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. J House

    J House Moderator Staff Member

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    I setup this little tank a few weeks ago. I can't say I really thought that much about it nor went out and brought specific plants for it. I pretty much went with clippings from my other tanks. Seems to be doing pretty good so far.

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  2. aaronnorth

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    interesting, nice stand too.

    how big is it?
     
  3. Guillermo

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    Nice little tank J. Is it a stone or a piece of bogwood ?
     
  4. John N.

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    Awesome tank Jeff. Guillermo, I think it's a rock of some sort. The closeup picture makes it look bigger then it is. I was very surprised when I took a gander at the wide view.

    I especially like the "out of tank" growth.

    -John N.
     
  5. XPLOSV

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    nicely done.

    For some reason I cant stop looking at the second pic...
     
  6. J House

    J House Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for all the comments.

    John is right Guilllermo, it's a rock sold as Cliff Stone at a LFS. The tank is actually a candlestick holder that came with the stand from Pier 1 Imports. It's approximately 0.5 gallons. I purchased it about a year ago and it was sitting on my fireplace mantle and decided to use it.
     
  7. chillaquaplants

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    At first I thought "that is a big rock". Then I saw the second pic and thought "that is a small tank!" In the close up it looks like the hardscape makes a stair effect and I would like to see it from another angle. Can you take a pic from the right side?
     
  8. echofish

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    looks really good. I have been wanting to set up a little tiny tank like that too. I have one and i wanted to transplant some Glosso in one to try to grow it.(grow more,don't let it die off sort of thing)looks like glosso in there,yes? how many watts do you have, cuz it looks like it is growing? yes? And are you doing anything else? it really looks great. nice mini scape.oh yeah and how big/or small is it?
    peace-echo
     
  9. nikko

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    That's a really sweet setup Jeff. :113:

    I guess with little tanks like this you could just change the water regularly with balanced water from a bigger tank?
     
  10. fishman9809

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    nice purple bamboo!!
     
  11. J House

    J House Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for the comments. Here are some basic specs:

    Tank: Pier 1 Imports candle stick holder and stand (4.5" cube)
    Light: 19watts spiral compact daylight (5500K)
    Substrate: Aquasoil II
    Hardscape: Cliff stone
    Plants: HC, Blyxa, Hygrophila sp. Roraima, Purple Bamboo (emersed in back)

    chillaquaplants thats a good observation about the stair effect. I place the rock on an angle toward the back into the sloped substrate.

    Nikko, yes that's true. I've been alternating water changes with fresh one day and tank water (from other tank) the other day.
     
  12. Jurijs mit JS

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    awesome - rarely seen smiliar tanks, great nano :113:
     
  13. J House

    J House Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks Jur4ik.

    Here's a pic looking thru the right side. You can see the slope better and the positioning of the rock. Actually after looking at the side, I'll probably move the Roraima back a bit and plant more HC to give it more depth. I might even have "room" for a small rock in between.

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  14. Guillermo

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    Thanks for the answers John & Jeff. :yo:
     
  15. chillaquaplants

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    Interesting, that right side view was not at all what I was expecting to see. I thought you had a rock stair effect, but it was just the slope of the soil. I guess the photo added a little visual trickery. Still a very nice nano!
     
  16. JadeIceGreen

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    Very nice nano tank.. one of my favourites!
     
  17. J House

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    Updated pics. The tank is about 3 weeks old:

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    Closeup of HC foreground:

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  18. chillaquaplants

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    looks good!
     
  19. iam_koi

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    that is awesome! way to go! :)
     
  20. J House

    J House Moderator Staff Member

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    Couple of updates pics. The tank is about 2 months old now. I removed the Blyxa from the background and put in some L. Acruata and Rotala green.

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