40x28x30 "The Ent" 30liters

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  1. CooKieS

    CooKieS Member

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    Hi there,

    So my plan was to rescape my 60p and use this small 30liters tank as an temporary Home for my living stock during the rescape...BUT, I found that my lovely jungle Roots faits perfectly in there so...let's sell my livestock and scape this nano for an dragon betta! :)

    Here's the Gear I will use:

    Normal Glass 40x28x30cm tank, curves edges
    JBL e901
    Lily pipe spin
    CO2 with CO2 art bazooka diffuser
    Maybe eheim skim
    ONF flat nano led
    Tropica powder soil

    Hardscape:
    Jungle Roots
    Aquaman pl ancient stones
    Colorado Sand from Ada
    Ada Aqua gravel S

    Plants:

    Hygrophila pinnitifida
    Java Moss
    Riccardia
    Hydrocotyle SP mini
    MMC
    HM
    Bucephalandra SP red
    Anubia petite
    Marsilea crenata
    Rotala wallichii

    Here's one Quick scape try in 30 minutes:

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    Cheers
    Thierry
     
  2. Arana

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    The wood looks great, excited to see it planted :thumbup:
     
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  3. alto

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    Not the shrimp :eek:

    If I wasn’t the wrong side of an ocean I’d collect those ;)

    But so much easier when there’s no living creatures to worry over :)

    Gorgeous wood

    PS. Not so sure of the small root at the top but suspect it will look grand with plants
     
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  4. CooKieS

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    Thanks alto, I will keep the shrimps but they won't be happy with the betta...Hence why I'm considering some ember Tetra instead for now. :)

    The flat nano led will come tomorrow with the Sand and the soil, I've glued the Wood to the stones with cig filters, seems to work nicely.

    For plants I'm considering a lot of epyphites , mosses and cryptocoryne because trimming stems in there will be a nightmare, can't wait to try
    Callicostella prabaktiana on the Roots.

    Cheers
     
  5. JEK

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    That's clearly an Ent, not the beast from Gévaudan. ;)
    Really cool hardscape!
     
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  6. CooKieS

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    Good find! Will change the name asap :) thanks
     
  7. JEK

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    I instantly thought of the scene where Merry and Pippin gets picked up by the Ent when i saw it :)
     
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  8. CooKieS

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    Here's my temporary setup holding my shrimps, otos , corydoras hastatus and plants ;)

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  9. CooKieS

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    Hi there,

    So I got my equipment from aquasabi, and started to add soil, Colorado Sand and work on détails.

    The ONF flat nano is nice looking but low powered so lots of shadow due to Wood on this scape, how I could grow buces in those areas.

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    To be continued ..cheers
     
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  10. CooKieS

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    Update :

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    Cheers
     
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  11. CooKieS

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    #plantporn

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  12. CooKieS

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    Betta paradise; day 1! :)

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    Plant list:

    In the water:

    Marsilea crenata
    Utricularia gramminifolia
    Eleocharis SP mini
    Crypto parva
    Myriophyllum Guyana
    Rotala wallichii
    Anubia pangolino
    Riccardia chamedryfolia
    Bucephalandra SP Green

    Emersed section:

    Christmas Moss
    Mini Taiwan Moss
    Hygrophila pinnitifida
    Hydrocotyle tripartita mini
    Bucephalandra SP red

    Cheers !
     
  13. Arana

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    Looking good :thumbup:

    The more i stare at it the more i can see the Ent, it looks like he is leaning over and planting the plants on the left hand side :happy:
     
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  14. CooKieS

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    Thanks Arana, I Hope that the Ent will make an good job then :D

    I'm still thinking of what fishes to put in, what's your thoughs guys?

    I was thinking of:

    -betta black samuraï (€€) (1x)
    Or
    -tucanoichtys tucano (€€€) (8x)
    Or
    -axelrodia riesei (€) (1x)
    Or
    -ember Tetra (cheap) (8x)
    Or
    -galaxy rasbora (€€) (8x)

    Thanks ;):greenfinger:
     
  15. JEK

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    Looks great! Tucanoichtys tucano seem really interesting - how expensive are they?
     
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    Thanks, they are beautiful littles fishes but quiet expensive (about 12€ each in my lfs). :confused:
     
  17. Tim Harrison

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    That looks great, almost like it's about to climb out of the aquarium :eek:
     
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  18. CooKieS

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    Haha, thanks Tim, that's right!

    Had to temporary add an skimmer because the Wood is leaching LOT of tannins and there is white scum on the water surface , Colorado Sand is making the water blurry....well with all that mess I've to do daily WC of 80%!

    Pic during the WC, would look nice as an paludarium too isn't it? :)

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    Cheers
    Thierry
     
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  19. CooKieS

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    Night shots...good night guys
     
  20. CooKieS

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    Hi

    Unfortunately a lot of plants are melting, Hope it's just an transition phase and not the lightning that is too weak.

    Can't decide between these guys:
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    Or
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