My little project

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    I want to create a raised section at the side of the tank so it is multiple tiers but if the rock is too small it wont work well. May have to rework my plans depending on what I find
     
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    Look for dragon rock. Would look really nice.
    This looks like it's going to be a good one
     
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    Thanks. I am hoping so. Thought about aquascaping designs, changed designs, changed back, changed design again. What I end up with will depend on rocks that I can get. I thought about some dragon rock. Just not sure if it will work with what I have in mind. Depends on the pieces I find I suppose
     
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    Arranging rock to look natural when you have OCD is flippen torture. My wife was laughing at me for 3hrs
     
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    Breeding tanks are good to go. Tomorrow a pair of cpds are going into each tank for a few days. As for the bottom tank I am still waiting for the substrate I ordered 09 July. It has been one problem after the next but I am giving the guy until this coming Friday and then asking for a refund if he doesn't come good. I already have someone else who can source it for me but its R100 more, which I gladly would have paid it I had known how long it would take.

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    very very cool, nice to see something getting done, even if it was not easy ... heck if it was easy most of use would not be doing the hobby the way we do.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Update time again: Full tank shot
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    This tank basically stalled in August. The guy who was supposed to get me the sand basically stole my money - I have opened a case against him but that is another story. I got the sand from the same guy who built me the tank. Since these pics were taken yesterday I have filled the tank. Tomorrow the plan is to place the heater and filter. Will start planting Thursday or Friday although that is just going to be adding a few runners of dwarf hair grass. Plan is go get some large leafed stems on the hills on either side and then let the hair grass have the rest of the tank. This will either be a Sawbwa tank or a grow out tank for my cpd fry. On that note I have 11 fry in the one breeding tank and another 1 in the other breeding tank - go figure. Maybe one day I move on to a fish that doesnt predate its own eggs and end up with hundreds of fry - but that day is not anytime soon.
     
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    Sorry for all the mishaps.. you just have to be so careful nowadays.... very sad..

    But, the tank looks very nice so far, I like the scape
     
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    Thanks MariaS. Will post some pics after the weekend. I may need to get a smaller filter as the one I have will probably need to go in the middle at the back or in the front as it is too long to fit above the raised sections. Really just want a weak circulation of water and doubt a sponge filter will do it.
     
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    Planted the dwarf hair grass. Now its just the patience to wait for it to spread and form a carpet. I have also ordered some Hygrophilia coryombrosia "stricta" for planting on the hills.

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    In a few months it should all grow together and then start forming a nice, think green carpet. I managed to get some Emerald Rasbora which will be going into this tank, along with my Sawbwas as both species are from Lake Inle in Burma.
     
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    Looking good. How hitech is dwarf grass, i tried some ages ago and never got it right

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    I had it before. Had a really nice carpet going but then it got clado in it and I had to throw it all away. No Co2, dosing ferts twice weekly. We will see how this goes this time around
     
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    Ah crap... i googled clado and thats exactky what i have to remove from my tank almost daily. I thought it was hair algae... this stuff sux.. its a nightmare to get rid of.

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    Some scape liquid carbon or excel does the trick of controlling it but your tank will never be truly rid of it
     
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    I really like the minimalist look of the rocks. And being a shallow tank there is no need to go higher. To me the combination almost make the tank look bigger than what it is.
     
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    Tank is now complete. I just need patience for everything to grow in. Its dwarf hair grass and hygrophilia coryambrosa "stricta" as flora. Fauna will be sawbwas resplendens and danio erythromycron. I am pretty sure the hygrophilia was grown emmersed and so will lose the leave and get new, different leaves. The hair grass is going brown but I expected that as I changed its conditions. Should bounce back in a couple of weeks hopefully.
     
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    I think once the hygro and hair grass have established themselves it will provide a nice contrast. If not I can always replace the hygro with something else.
     
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