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    New 5.5 gal. ‘minimalist’ scape

    Hi everyone,

    This is the new scape for my 5.5 gal. I went for a more ‘minimalist’ scape, little to no stem plants, mostly rhizomes plants(ordered more buce). And looking into getting some weeping moss to finalize the entire scape. If anyone has some lmk please!

    Everything will be the same as my old tank, but hopefully I don’t neglect it as much :p.

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    Tank: 5.5 gal

    Filter: Azoo 60

    Light: CFL 20W in a Dome fixture

    Ferts: Easy green 1 pump a week

    Sand/wood/rocks: all found locally in rivers and parks.

    Plants: Buce ‘green wavy’, Hydrocotyle tripartita, frogbit.


    Im trying to get the hydrocotyle to creep up the driftwood and maybe get it to grow emersed from the tank. It’s still cloudy, sorry about that. I’ll include another pic once it’s all cleared uIMG_5516.jpg

    Would love to hear your thoughts, and any things to improve it, thanks!


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    I think it might be cool to stand the wood from the left side on the bottom and having the skinnier right side shoot out the water a little. Also did you take off the rim of that tank for just the top?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPDTimmy View Post
    I think it might be cool to stand the wood from the left side on the bottom and having the skinnier right side shoot out the water a little. Also did you take off the rim of that tank for just the top?
    Yup, just the top. I removed both, but put the bottom back a while ago. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryangee123 View Post
    Yup, just the top. I removed both, but put the bottom back a while ago. Thanks.
    I was wondering how did you remove the top? Was it difficult and is the glass sharp afterwards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPDTimmy View Post
    I was wondering how did you remove the top? Was it difficult and is the glass sharp afterwards?
    I used a small kitchen knife, just slid it across. It was really easy. The glass was a bit sharp after, but I used some really fine sand paper to file it down.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bryangee123 View Post
    I used a small kitchen knife, just slid it across. It was really easy. The glass was a bit sharp after, but I used some really fine sand paper to file it down.


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    Awesome! Once you removed the bottom plastic did you had to find cushion foam for the bottom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPDTimmy View Post
    Awesome! Once you removed the bottom plastic did you had to find cushion foam for the bottom?
    I didn’t do that. Those mats usually only work for tanks that have the side panels sitting on the bottom panel. Mine came with the rims so the bottom panel is siliconed to the side panels. I wasn’t willing to risk a leak, or cracking the glass, so I put it back lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by CPDTimmy View Post
    I was wondering how did you remove the top? Was it difficult and is the glass sharp afterwards?
    Aquapros has a good video on it

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    Well rip. I was adjusting the height of the light and it fell completely into the tank. It doesn’t work anymore, so now I’ll be needing a new light. If anyone has one for a 5.5 gal (med-high light) message me asap!

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