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My 10g mostly shrimp tank.
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Caton
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PostPosted: 2010.04.04(Sun)2:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

OKAY! I plan on getting loads more plant's at the LFS in a few weeks, the substrate is 2", I have some cool rocks where I go cliff diving. So get more driftwood and rocks, get rid of the baby tears.
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unissuh
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PostPosted: 2010.04.04(Sun)10:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you get your pieces of wood and rock, one thing I do when planning layouts is to get some cardboard and cut out 3 pieces the size of the bottom, back and side of the tank. Stick them together to replicate your tank size, then use that to plan how the items are going to look before putting them into the tank. Makes it much easier to play with how it looks and your fish won't be disturbed by it.

Don't buy too many different types of plants. A common mistake with nano tanks is to try and fit too much in, I would restrict yourself to 4-5 different plants. Larger clusters of fine leaved plants look better than a mixed bunch.
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Caton
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PostPosted: 2010.04.04(Sun)13:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not going to buy any other plants. I just re-scaped it, I will post pictures tomorrow. I didn't add any more driftwood however I did add lots of rocks and more fluorite.
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Caton
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PostPosted: 2010.04.04(Sun)14:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, I took out all the fish and put them in a 1g jar that I had. I then proceeded to add more fluorite and go on a rock-hunt. After I found a few "larger" rocks I took all the plants, and made the hard-scape. Then I planted everything pretty-much blindly (because of the dust) but it turned out okay.

Picture time!

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I used the white rocks to kind of off-set the black backround and black substrate. The substrate is now 3"-3 1/2".

Any suggestions now? I really like it, and I can't wait for it to grow in.
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bozistheboss
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PostPosted: 2010.04.05(Mon)2:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like it. I can't wait to see another photo in a month's time - it'll look like a totally different tank!
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Caton
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PostPosted: 2010.04.05(Mon)2:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I think right now it still looks like I threw all the plants in the tank, but I think all it needs to do is grow in.
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Caton
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PostPosted: 2010.04.05(Mon)8:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

So much for letting it grow in Laughing

I decided that once it grows in I want crypts on one side and the other softer leafed plants on the other, so I move the crypts and everything, then I saw that it looked crowed with the driftwood on the left side so I move that to the left side, I also found a lot of baby java fern in the back so I put that in the rocks.

The tank now:



Corner view:



Got snails?




Please tell me what you think I need to do different!
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PostPosted: 2010.04.05(Mon)8:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like how its lookin'. Smile Now give it a bit to grow in Wink lol
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PostPosted: 2010.04.05(Mon)8:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I got to let it grow in. Next time I go to the LFS I will trade in the baby tears for some HC.
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PostPosted: 2010.04.05(Mon)8:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, just wondering. Are my baby tears dwarf or normal? Thanks.
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