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    Scape inspired by George farmer

    Iíve had this 17 gallon Mr. Aqua rimless tank. I donít really know the dimensions as of right now, but when I find out, Iíll make sure to update the thread. Some of you have seen this tank but with a layout that was someone bland and boring. I tried to find something that I liked about it but never got it. I saw a video of George farmer scaping a Nature Style Aquascape and I got so inspired that I knew what I wanted to do. I used seiryu stone and one big piece of spider wood. I tried boiling this bad boy but it didnít really fit... I soaked it and tried to water log it in boiling water & super hot water but it still floated.
    I got really anxious to put the wood in, so I glued it to a rock (luckily the wood already had a base) I covered it with anubias nana and java fern. Foreground plants are glosso, hair grass, and Monte Carlo, and maybe some crypt prava. Behind the wood and tree is a mixture of rotala that I did a heavy planting because of my gouramis. My plan is to plant the other side of the rocks with the same foreground plants. I can try and link the video that I used as inspiration. Here are the finished scape pics.
    I will continue to update this thread and post more pics after it grows in. Thanks for reading


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    Great job

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    Awesome work dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaman View Post
    Great job
    Quote Originally Posted by Nems View Post
    Awesome work dude.

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    Thanks a lot, I have a really hard time scaping big tanks bc thereís just so much to put attention to details.... hopefully this will be a great one. Soon Iíll post better pictures


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    Here are some better pictures I took, taken with iPhone 8 they look a lot better once I realized how to play w the settings.
    Spiderwood tree consist of many java ferns and Anubis nana

    Then I noticed this shrimp! Looks so sick black and has white eyes


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    Great looking tank!

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    You've done a beautiful job with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jem_xxiii View Post
    Great looking tank!
    Quote Originally Posted by Barliman View Post
    You've done a beautiful job with it.
    Thanks you guys


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    Hereís an update; most of the plants are doing just great from being moved around. I noticed some of the leaves of the anubias were dying off, but I read somewhere that theyíre super sensitive when moved around a lot... new growth will come. The picture above is a shot of the whole tank. Iím going to try and get a more carpet affect using some glosso from 1-2-3 tropica tissue culture or maybe even buy dwarf hair grass from petsmart (I like their tissue culture)


    Out of the whole tank, I think the a.r mini really stands out a lot. Iím trying to get more ďredĒ plants to bring out the contrast with the black background and green lush plants in the front. So far I have that and the red tiger lotus!
    These last few pictures are just close ups. Thanks for reading



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    Havenít updated this thread in a while. But here goes nothing!
    I lost one of my rummy nose tetras recently, why? I donít know, but every fish looks healthy and no signs of disease. I want to add more Harlequin rasboras and more rummy nose tetras, but Iíve been thinking of getting a small nano schooling fish just because. Iíve noticed that my male blue dwarf gourami hides A LOT and idk if itís because itís shy, or needs more fish for it to feel comfortable, after all, he is the big dog of the tank.
    Recently Iíve been seeing my glosso grow rapidly fast! Sending shooters everywhere. Itís a mix ďcarpetĒ I have hair grass, Monte Carlo, and (pogostemon?) the Monte Carlo is slow and so is the hair grass.
    Iíve seen so much pearling out of this tank now that things have been settling in, I think it has to do with the lighting
    To finish this little update, my plan is to get the whole thing carpeted, and maybe even upgrade tank (it has scratches) but I donít really mind the scratches at this point because when I look at it from a far all I see is beauty.
    Hereís some close up pics. Enjoy and please leave me any feedback or advice!

    Ps: if anyone wants to donate any nerite snails hit me up! I need some lol


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    That's looking great!

    What's the spoon-shaped-leaf carpet plant in your last picture?

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    Great scape! Pictures due your scape justice. Loving the black shrimp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayo View Post
    That's looking great!

    What's the spoon-shaped-leaf carpet plant in your last picture?
    Hey jayo! Thanks! It is glossostigma! Easy carpeting plant imo


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    Quote Originally Posted by aquamaniac View Post
    Great scape! Pictures due your scape justice. Loving the black shrimp.
    Thanks dude! I have all kinds of shrimp in here, most are wild and so when they become berried, their offspring come out in all sorts of different colors like that one!


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    I love this tank so much! Look fabulous

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaura0202 View Post
    I love this tank so much! Look fabulous

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    Thanks! Still needs more work done imo haha


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    The aquascape has been doing great, somewhat of a algae problem due to co2. I have a co2 indicator but it always stayed on blue, then I raised the bps but then I noticed some bba, so I lowered it. Now Iím at like 1-2bps. Other than that, the glosso is still going strong, I have to trim some dead java fern in order to get some more leaves.

    The female blue dwarf gourami seems to follow the male a little more but the male still kinda taunts her. Sometimes they swim together. I wouldnít mind if they donít mate, but I would like for them to become a pair (if thatís even possible)

    I added some black neon tetras I got from lotus aquarium. They have such a nice color especially when Iím taking pictures all I see is their neon stripe. Theyíre becoming one of my favorite fish.

    Here are some more pictures. The Harlequin rasboras are still my #1 fish. Iíve been having some of them for almost a year and theyíre really big. Iíve seen some really big ones, at lotus one time, thatís what I want mine to look like



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    First all happy new year to my fellow scape members. Iím glad I found this club, if it wasnít for the people Iíve connected with and had conversations with I wouldnít be where I am today! I hope I meet new people who are reading this thread at the meet on the 20th. So now for the update;

    Not too long ago I was watching green aqua maintenance videos and I got inspired to ďspiceĒ up my scape. Something I did was separate the pogostemon and the glossostigma.
    I also trimmed back a lot of the plants. What I trimmed were the dead java fern leaves and I even trimmed some of the stem plants that are in the background. Not to mention cut back on the glosso since it was growing out of control.
    Over the weekend I ordered a stainless steel co2 diffuser and it looks so good! I canít wait to use all stainless steel equipment

    My goal for the new year is to learn how to control my co2 levels because Iíve been seen some bba but itís nothing too serious. I want to add new stainless steel inflow and outflows, including a new filter. Iím looking for something thatís easier to prime and clean because to he honest, the eheim 2213 is a p.i.t.a when it comes to priming and I HATE it. I also want to buy myself a nice light, maybe a fluval aquasky but Iím liking this amazon nicrew light. I also want my least Killifish to breed more in order to start their own aquascape (maybe) hope you guys enjoy this thread.

    PS: Here are some pictures of the fishermen... heís traveled from the fluval spec to the 17 gal


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    I need a fisherman

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeyeNewen View Post
    I need a fisherman
    I got this guy from Loweís... 5 finger discount lol I think thereís also some at nature aquarium and DTLA in a small Asian shop (near the flower district)


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