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Old 07-19-2014, 07:39 PM   #1 
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A Look at Nature

Hey guys, who ever is reading this I'm officially making a journal. This is mostly about my new project with a full blown ADA set up. But I'll still post up things about my 37g planted 10g planted and soon to get rid of 2.5g tank.

I pretty much ordered everything today. I have 7.2g ADA tank, aquasoil with power sand S, and seiryu stones. I all ready have my canister filter and CO2 system. Only thing I need to order is my lights and plants. I feel kind of stupid for ordering seiryu stones for $50 + shipping, but I found a hardscape I really really wanted. I just hope everything works out fine.
I'll post up pictures of the new hardscape and my tanks. Just be warn I don't put in the effort for my 10g and 2.5g tanks. In the pictures you can see how much work I put in my 37g compare to my other tanks.
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:43 PM   #2 
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I also like to note that I'm completely redoing this 10g. For 2.5g I'm about to rehome the betta and ditch the tank to make space for the new tank. My wife is telling me I had to get rid of at least 1 more tank for my new project.
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:50 PM   #3 
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Ooh, looks like it'll be an awesome project! May I ask what kind of moss (if that's moss) is on that driftwood? It looks similar to the chunk floating in the last pic.
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:57 PM   #4 
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It's java moss on the driftwood. The one floating is riccia in my 2.5g tank. I'm actually using that riccia in my new project, as a small carpet between the stones.
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:36 PM   #5 
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I would love to see how this progresses, maybe showing some steps of what you're gonna do. It's a shame you are redoing the 37g though unless you mean you are getting a new 37g?
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Old 07-20-2014, 04:58 AM   #6 
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I'm redoing the 10g, but I'm still adding plants for 37g. I'm getting rid of the 2.5g for the 7.2g.
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:35 AM   #7 
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I'll definitely be following this, it looks like a beautiful project :D
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Old 07-25-2014, 03:56 AM   #8 
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Just redid the 10g yesterday and my rocks came in the mail today. I used some driftwood I found and I had to boil it for 2 hours and 30 min to make it aquarium safe. Re aquascaping my 10g took me about 8 hours lol. I think it was well worth it. I used a lot of the clippings I had for plants and I was very limited on a lot of stuff. I also added a extra work light reflector and added some CO2 in to this tank. My 10g looks bare at the moment, but in time I'll see it fill in. I trash a lot of the plants I had in my 10g before and just wanted to start from the bottom again. I burn and trash at least 5 gallon bucket full of water wisteria.

As for my new project I'm still waiting on the tank and substrate, but it arrives on Tuesday. I still didn't order my LED light from BuildMyLED.com, I just didn't get around to it. I know I spent around $600 bucks so far and I know it's crazy, but I love my hobby lol. My rocks look beautiful and texture is very nice. The set up I'm aiming for is like a Iwagumi layout/nature hybrid set up. I'd like to take both styles and make it my own. After all aquascapes is like painting a picture.

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Old 07-26-2014, 06:18 PM   #9 
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Just ordered my lighting system. It's a Dutch Planted XB series light from BuildMyLED.com. Now I'm looking at glass outflow and inflow for my Eheim canister filter. I have to say it's pretty expensive for some glass. GreenLeafAquariums.com want like $40 bucks a piece for the 13mm size, which is ridiculous. ADA glass is even more expensive and super ridiculous. I did find some off brand glass on ebay for $40 bucks for both inflow and out. Here's the link for them http://m.ebay.com/itm/271211327046?n...d=570160392844.
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Nice tanks! ^-^
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