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Daz Wright

Seedling
Joined
23 Sep 2013
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2
Location
Wittering
I am pretty new to aqua scaping. But have kept tropical and marine fish for years. I work in the same building as George Farmer. So it was only a matter of time before I caught the bug for planted tanks. I have been advised to try the dry start method. All turning out well I should hopefully be looking at 3 weeks, then it's filling time!

Specifications

ADA 45F tank
3 pieces Unipac lava rock
5 small pieces Manzanita wood with Christmas moss attached
3 litres TMC nutra soil black.
Plants:- Tropica 1-2-grow hairgrass and E. Tenellus

The plan is to have a Crystal Red shrimp breeding tank, no Co2, hang on back filter, LED lighting and RO water.


This is the various stages of the tank and as it stands now.

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Although I would love to claim it was all done on my own, it wouldn't have been possible without all of George's expertise.
 

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Ben C

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Joined
20 Nov 2011
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Location
Witney, Oxfordshire
Those shallow tanks are really attractive, aren't they. Looking forward to watching this one grow in.
Are you putting anything along the back? Some nice long cyperus helferi or something trailing across the surface would look good.
 

Dave Pierce

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Joined
14 Jan 2013
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195
Location
England
Looks great nice one :thumbup:.

I agree, this shallow tank is a wonderful size. I'm also very fond of the wood you have chosen, definitely thinking about using Manzanita wood in a future scape, it's twisting character makes it so versatile and attractive.

I might have to try a mini shallow scape one day myself, I'm inspired:clap:

Will be watching this one :)
 

Deano3

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Joined
8 Feb 2012
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looks great mate and I love the shallow scapes keep us updated

Dean
 
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