Mini M V3

Discussion in 'Journals' started by JEK, 13 Mar 2009.

  1. JEK

    JEK Member

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    Some pics of my latest scape. I have made some minor changes in the hardscape since the pics were taken.
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    Needs some more plants off course.:)
    Riccia and Eleocharis acicularis will be added soon.
    I'm considering changing the microsorum to anubias barteri "petité".


    Specs:

    Tank: 36x22x26 cm
    Filter: Eheim 2211
    Lightning: ADA Solar Mini
    Substrate: Sand
    Hardscape: BorneoWild driftwood
    Plants: Taxiphyllum sp. "Mini Java", Microsorum sp. "narrow", Weeping moss (will be removed)

    Please comment.:)
     
  2. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

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    Love the wood, Johan.

    A the moment it looks a little sparse with the empty sand. The contrast with the great wood and planting is a little harsh to my eye.

    Have you considered adding some small stones or graded gravels around the wood creating pleasing transitions?
     
  3. Superman

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    Great start, as you said needs more plants but thats a good start.
     
  4. Graeme Edwards

    Graeme Edwards Founder Staff Member

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    What a nice bunch of kit your working with, pure pleasure for sure. Nice start. Keep that M narrow hacked back, despite being a narrow,it can quite easily take over, dont be shy with your scissors.

    Cheers.
     
  5. Steve Smith

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    I really like it :) Very minimal and no fuss to it. I'd agree with George that a combination coarse grit and gravel around the base of the main hardscape would really bring the sand and the centre together.

    Edit: George, not Graeme!
     
  6. JEK

    JEK Member

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    Thank you, George!

    I agree, I will add riccia soon - sp. "dwarf" if i can find it. I will let it cover most of the bottom, but will still keep some bare sand in the foreground, to give some constrast.

    Thanks for the suggestion. My idea was to add some stones with riccia around the driftwood (istead of weeping moss), but it could maybe look good with some stones and/or gravel too...

    Thanks!!
    It is. I really like that all the equipment is made of glass, there not even a CO tube in the tank. :D

    Thank you. I'm considering changing it towards anubias barteri "petite". I think it might fit the scape better...

    Thanks!
     
  7. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Yeh great start, you'd never guess it was so small.

    Sam
     
  8. JEK

    JEK Member

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    Thank you, Sam.
     
  9. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

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    That was me, Steve... :)
     
  10. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

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    Oops! Sorry George ;) I think I've been staring at individual stems of HC for far too long today! Original post edited :)
     
  11. Tony Swinney

    Tony Swinney Member

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    Beautiful little setup Johan :D
     
  12. JEK

    JEK Member

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    Thanks!
     
  13. StevenA

    StevenA Member

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    Looking good Johan, what sort of fish/ inverts have you in mind for this?
     
  14. JEK

    JEK Member

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    Well, I haven't desided anything yet, but I'm thinking of a couple of colourfull killies of some species instead of the usual schooling fishes... What do you think of that?
     
  15. john starkey

    john starkey Member

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    Hi Johan,i was looking at the ada lights you have on your setup,i couldnt justify the cost at the moment,i would try and get some more plants in as soon as possible so you dont have any algae issues,looking good ,regards john.
     

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