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Maidenhair Bank

NanoJames

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Hopefully these photos will work! First time uploader.....
This is my 20 liter shrimp and guppy nano. The plants are: Staurogyne Repens, Anubias Barteri var. Nana, Riccia Fluitans, Java Moss, Rotala Rotundifolia, Eleocharis Parvula and (sigh) some duckweed! ;) I am using the Tropica co2 system 60 and the tank has been running about 2 months now. Any constuctive criticism is welcome! :)
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NanoJames

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Haha, no bother! :lol: The bright green "moss" plant is Riccia Fluitans. I don't know if it's actually classed as moss or not, but oh well... The other darker green one is just plain old Java moss. Both seem to do very well in a tank with moderate light and CO2. You can also float Riccia but I chose to tie it to the wood. I think it was Takashi Amano that started the tying of Riccia Fluitans thing.:)
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Looks really great may have to invest in some for my latest venture :)
Cheers man. You should get some. One thing to bear in mind is that the Riccia doesn't develop roots so you have to keep it tied down. You also have to trim it regularly if you havee CO2 but that could be a good thing as you will get lots of Riccia fairly quickly. I'm pretty sure mine must have roughly trebled in amount since I got it about 2 months ago! :)
 

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OK folks
Here is a bit of an update. As you will possibly know, this tank has been running for about 5 months now. I am really pleased with how it has come on and the plant growth has been fantastic!:) However, I have stopped dosing CO2 as sometimes it was a bit too fantastic! I have pretty much dialled this tank back to a low tech now and I think my shrimp are enjoying that. I had a few deaths of a new batch I had, I don't know if it had anything to do with the ferts/CO2 but I cut out the possibility anyway. Here is a few photos for an update. I'll do a more substantial update tomorrow but I had a pipe band competition today which involved me getting up at 7:00 AM!:eek: Here is some update photos.
This was the tank at about 3 months:

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And here it is now:

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Quite a change!:lol: Here are a few more:
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Is this BBA? It formed on my DIY prefilter without me even noticing and I just saw it today as I was taking the shrimp macro.
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That's it for the moment! As I said, I will add more photos and info tomorrow but I think that's plenty for just now!:)
Cheers
 
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