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Old 30-06-2011, 03:37 PM   #1
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Hi People!

Just liked to share my new humble scape.

Equipment:

-NA 1.5ft front curve tank
-EHIEM HOF
-1.5ft Light with stand
-6cm Glass partition with holder at the front

Gravels/Sand/Soil:

-ADA II Soil
-SUDO bottom sand

Decor :

-Apisto cave
-Tree trunk cum root looking Driftwood.

Livestock :

-2 Pairs of Apisto Caca
-3 Panda Cory
-3 Dainty Cory
-20 mosquito rasboras
-3 Badis badis

Plants :
As i'm not very sure what they are being called, please help ID if possible.

I only know two of it.

-Mini Nanas
-Frogbits.

Enjoy the pictures!
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Front Sand Partition for the Corydoras


One of the male Caca


One pair of the Cacas.



The little house for Apisto Breeding.


The two pairs of Apisto Caca


Positive / Negative comments are very much welcome to help me improve. Still in the process of learning!
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Old 30-06-2011, 03:42 PM   #2
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Left out one of the picture!
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Old 30-06-2011, 03:58 PM   #3
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nice! usually the sand in front people do higher so that the different layers not so distinct. Also not sure if your nanas are buried in the sand... the rhizomes supposed to be exposed.
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Old 30-06-2011, 04:00 PM   #4
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Nice work! I would like to see more plants though since it's still quite bare.

Interesting concept on the separation in the foreground. Any plans to scape that portion too?
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Old 30-06-2011, 04:11 PM   #5
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nice! usually the sand in front people do higher so that the different layers not so distinct. Also not sure if your nanas are buried in the sand... the rhizomes supposed to be exposed.
Thanks for the kind words, I personally prefer it to look very obvious on the seperation of layers, thus only a thin layer of sand is in there. Also it's easier to maintain as I'll suck up all the sand, dirt and shits with a air tube and bring it to wash,after washing I'll pour it back to the same area carefully.

I'll attaches the nanas to a ceremic rings and plant it in the soil. It's not advisable? But been there for ahwile already and i see new sprouts...
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Nice work! I would like to see more plants though since it's still quite bare.

Interesting concept on the separation in the foreground. Any plans to scape that portion too?
Thanks bro for the kind words!

For the wood I wont be adding more plants like mosses etc as I liked the distintive looks of it(looks like a tree trunk cum root), dont wish to cover it up by mosses, perhaps at the back of the wood I'll add in some tall red stem plants which do not require co2 to make it look really wild.

or maybe at the very top of the wood I'll be planting some spiky moss, so It can look like a tree, still toying with the idea ... any suggestion?

For the fore ground I'm not going to scape it, prefer it bare. used to have 2 pvc clear pipes in there for the cory to play, but seems really out of scape thus removed it.
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Old 30-06-2011, 07:31 PM   #7
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I like the glass partition that separates the diff colour sand, makes it very neat! Did you custom
Make it for your tank?
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Old 30-06-2011, 08:12 PM   #8
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I like the glass partition that separates the diff colour sand, makes it very neat! Did you custom
Make it for your tank?
Thanks for the kind words.

Yes bro, went to glass cutter to custom make the size and then just bought the suction cup holders off the normal LFS. What you can do is ask the glass cutter to also help u silicon it, it will look even neater, as I did not want it to be permanent thus I decided to use the suction cup holders. Doing the job just fine, but just a little unsightly...
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Old 30-06-2011, 08:20 PM   #9
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Thanks for the kind words.

Yes bro, went to glass cutter to custom make the size and then just bought the suction cup holders off the normal LFS. What you can do is ask the glass cutter to also help u silicon it, it will look even neater, as I did not want it to be permanent thus I decided to use the suction cup holders. Doing the job just fine, but just a little unsightly...
Why not try to cover the suction cup holders with some rocks or plants?
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Why not try to cover the suction cup holders with some rocks or plants?
Sounds good bro! hmmm, will keep a look out for any suitable plants/rock that can fit into the theme when I visit LFS soon. Hmmmm.... Or probably I'll just stuff some mosses there....
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