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Postby Ben M » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:23 am

Hi Guys, I've done a rescape on my nano, and I thought I'd share the journal.

Tank Info:

Tank: Superfish Aqua-Qube 40l
Dimensions: 33cm (L) X 33cm (W) X 40cm (H)
Lighting: 18W Superfish nano light
Filter: Superfish Aqua Flow 50 (100lph)
Heating: 50w Heater
Ferts/Carbon: EI + EasyCarbo.
Inhabitants: 9 X Trigonostigma hengeli, 1 Trigonostigma heteromorpha and approx. 100 Sakura shrimp.
WC Routine: 50% 1-2 x per week.

Here is the tank before the rescape. The plants were Christmas moss, Limnophila sessiliflora, Eleocharis parvula, Echinodorus vesuvius and riccia fluitans (floating):

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I have taken out the old wood, and added some new wood (heather branches from the hole of horcum). I'm much happier with this wood, as it looks much more natural. I have tied come Christmas moss to the top half of the wood, but not where the branching starts, as I want that to stay visible through the plants that will grow through it. I have Used Limnophila sessiliflora for the whole of the background, as I'm hoping it will grow densely and hide the wires, filter and heater. The foreground is still E. parvula, and I have pygmy chain sword and Echinodorus vesuvius growing through the branches of the wood (they will be more visible as they grow). I have added some Anubias nana golden, which will hopefully grow over the wood on the right and not have loads of algae on it as it will be partially shaded by the Limnophila. There is some moss on stones in the foreground as well, which will grow into a nice carpet. I have also added some water lettuce as a floating plant, as I have noticed that the shrimp like floating plants to climb on.

Here is the tank after the rescape:

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What do you think? I'll keep updating the journal as the scape progresses.

Cheers,
Ben :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Horcum Heather

Postby Tony » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:52 am

your a natural at the aquascaping ben :text-bravo: :clap: :clap: and :text-coolphotos:
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Re: Horcum Heather

Postby Clare » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:46 pm

I am really liking this. Well done. :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Horcum Heather

Postby Barry » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:40 pm

Very nice Ben :handgestures-thumbup: A definite improvement on the old setup. :text-bravo:
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Re: Horcum Heather

Postby daveyboy » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:18 pm

that looks really good :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Horcum Heather

Postby Deak » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:37 pm

looks brill mate really impressive :handgestures-thumbup: :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Horcum Heather

Postby vinboy » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:45 am

Very neat setup nice choce of fish and shrimp.
Just a shame with the internal filter hoging the view in tank could a fluval 205 ex be fitted to it and put on slow flow and hide
the pipes.
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