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Old 12-02-2013, 02:21 AM   #1 
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10in^3 - Ao's non betta tank! *very pic heavy*

Time to get a diary up exclusively about my 10in cube :) I have a photo journal in the faraway lands of TFK about all my setups, *But* i thought it would be nice to be more specific.

Specs:
Low tech high light, 10in low iron glass cube.

Tank: Aquapro 25cm high clarity low iron glass cube tank.

Light: 20w LED ceiling panel from ebay
Fauna: Over stocked, all inhabitants temporary.

Substrate: Flourite black sand

Filter: Hagen elite mini

Plants:
Major plnts
Xmas moss
Peacock moss
Fissidens
Marsilea minuta
Marsilea quadrifolia
Ludwigia arcuata
Persicaria kawagoeanum
Eleocharis belem (dhg belem)
Cryptocoryne petchii
Herminathus callitrichoides

Minor plants- Unintended plants
Macranthemum umbrosum var. 'monte carlo sp3'
Susswassertang
Salvinia
Riccia
Staurogyne repens

Fauna: Overstocked, but all very much temporary.

Progress thus far...
Pardon me while I go dig up some old photos :P

The tank is an impulse buy in April 2013. i didn't quite get around to it until October. For the longest time, it looked like this...




10/04/2013-Starting up




10/13/2013-Fabulously beautiful algae






10/14/2013- one of my favorite algae pics




10/15/2012- Tank is establishing... algae dying :(




10/19/2013- Some crazy growing persicaria...





11/03/2013-Some nice growth in the moss






10/04/2013- A pic of some of the first inhabitants





10/05/2013 -Didn't like the riccia much, shoved it all in the back...


+a top view...


+a trim :O


10/14/2013- rocks added!


+close up of transitioning arcuata from emersed to submersed


+ lesson learnt, do not attempt to move drift wood!


11/18/2013



11/22/2013- moved rocks (again!)




11/29/2013- It's getting there :)









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Old 12-02-2013, 02:33 AM   #2 
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12/01/2013 - I blanched some zucchinis for the tiny super red BNP (I'll be gifting this one out for xmas), he's addicted!

This pic cracks me up because he's nomming on the ramshorn's shell :P



Video gives a good idea of the current tank inhabitants :)
http://youtu.be/5OXwkPAMJJE


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Old 12-02-2013, 07:43 AM   #3 
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Morning tank :)

The marsilea's finally unfurling, I've been waiting for it to sprout leaves since last wednesday.


"Before" pic


Trying out a black background :P




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Old 12-02-2013, 08:37 AM   #4 
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Looks amazing! Are those Hera Jerdoni? That little BN is so adorable!!! Love it ^_^ also what kind of algae is that? That's exactly what I've been trying to identify in my tank and couldn't figure out what it was. I like it on the glass, just not choking my plants out >.>
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:19 AM   #5 
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Yes they are :D Im lucky if I see two in one day and extremely blessed if I see all three O_O
I still have to figure out how to catch them to give them away...


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They don't eat algae correct? They're like Cories and are scavengers? They're so adorable and I wish I could own some but there's no point in it for me lol.
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They're strictly nocturnal :P I'm not quite sure about the scavenger part. I feed my cories and the haras black worms. During the day, some of the worms escape the cories and burrow into the substrate. The Haras dig them up at night :)
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That's cute they dig them up lol.
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:09 AM   #9 
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Littorella Uniflora from my emersed tank... Will it grow low tech submersed? only one way to find out!


Full tank shot...


The view from above always fascinates me. It's too bad that the tank is set up so that the top is fairly inaccessible



My little moss gardener :)



I got a blue guppy for xmas! just one! what should i do with him...?


My little super red bristle nose pleco and amano was also rehomed as a xmas gift ^_^ I hope they find lots of happiness in their new homes!


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Uggg looks so amazing! Super jealous haha. Love the little shrimp! So adorable!
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