Pseudo Planted Reef - 1 Gallon

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Gill, 14 Dec 2009.

  1. Gill

    Gill Member

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    So I had been thinking about doing a reef without doing a reef tank.
    And I thought upon the Idea of using lava rock and building on that using resin marine decs and Wilko Colored Fern Plants.

    Got the tank sitting waiting to be done.

    Powerhead will come from one of my dektop waterfeatures. Unit is smaller than a Match Box.

    Lighting will be Desklamp or LED Crimbo Lights.

    Inhabitants will be a Thai Red Claw Crab and something else.
     
  2. Gill

    Gill Member

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    Here is the Tank
    PseudoReef016.jpg

    Sand is on and Mound Made
    PseudoReef018.jpg

    Placing Rocks

    PseudoReef020.jpg
    PseudoReef019.jpg

    Java Moss represents Chaeto Algae
    Marimo Balls Shredded into looking more like Mermaids Hair Algae.
    PseudoReef021.jpg
    PseudoReef022.jpg
    PseudoReef024-1.jpg


    Crab is not being co-operating with photos and hides behind the rocks.
     
  3. a1Matt

    a1Matt Member

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    I like your style Gill. Simple yet effective. It looks very much like the sea bed to me :thumbup:
     
  4. aquaticmaniac

    aquaticmaniac Member

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    Very effective :thumbup: Looks like one of my old salties.
     
  5. Jase

    Jase Member

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    Awesome Gill :thumbup:

    I wanted to do a pseudo Reef for the Pico competition but couldn't decide what materials to use
     
  6. Gill

    Gill Member

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    Thanks Guys, I really like how this has turned out.
    Might swap it over to reef if i can be bothered to do it. I know they have loads of Teeeny Tiny Frags in the Marine LFS. JUst need to think about it.
     

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