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35l Rocky jungle

Yanee

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2 weeks ago I bought a used 35l ARC tank. 40x28x33 absolutely in great condition, no scratches. I m so happy with it. Actually this is my smallest tank. Long time ago I planned to create a nice aquascape in a nano aquarium with a lot of plants. The time came today.
I took the all grey mountain rocks from my 54litres tank( that gonna be the next project ☺️), I have a dry diorama willow tree from eBay, I have some black gravel and some fluval stratum soil (leftover from the last aquascaping).
I had in my mind to make rock wall, and attach some roots, glue them together and plant it heavily.
It was not an easy to built up the wall, as I thought before, also I realized I don't have enough rock to make a whole wall at the back. So I came up with the half rock wall, what I really liked at the end. I cut half the diorama wood, and I positioned them by golden ratio points. I used a regular(poundshop) superglue and cigarette filter to attached the wood to the stones.
Behind the wall I filled with gravel and soil. I also layed black gravel to the front and soil in the middle.
Light: Hidom AL-3 clip on led light
Heater: Hidom 50W quartz heater
Filtration: JBL e402 external filter
Next step will be the plants( just waiting for some of them) and start to add bacteria.
 

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Yanee

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I almost finished the planting. Just a little touch of Hemianthus C. Cuba, which is on the way.
Already in the tank:
-Anubias nana
-Cryptocoryne w. brown
-Fissidens fontanus
-Hemianthus micranthomoides
-Littorella uniflora
-Mayaca fluviatilis
-Pogostemon helferi
-Potamogenton gayi
-Ranunculus inundatus
-Rotala macrandara small
-Rotala walichii
I m not really sure about phoenix moss, my original plan was Christmas moss. Maybe I will change that later.
 

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Yanee

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Almost a week and all plants growing well. They get easy-carbo every day, also Stability.
 

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Growing in nicely. Colours of the plants looks great against the dark rocks. A refreshingly different looking scape you have there, I like it. What's you plans on livestock, any thoughts yet?
 

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Thank you so much @noodlesuk. I created this little jungle to my Kitty tetras. 6 of little shy fishes. I will transfer them from my 50litres tank, because I d like to rescape that(more rocks, less plants as now). Also they will get some tank mates, like a few amano shrimps and couple of black helmet snails to make some cleaning. I love Otocinclus, but I don't want to overstock them in this small aquarium..
 

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How is the tank looks like currently?
Hey Ricardo, unfortunately I had to rescape it, because my all Anubias got something black things on the leaves and my snails started to died. Sadly. But on one side is sad, but other side, I could build a new scape. ☺️
 

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