The Hills Have Eyes - Flexi Mini Iwagumi

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  1. Kalum

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    So sticking with my film themed journals I bought this tank a few days ago for a bit of fun. It will be a caridina shrimp tank and I'm facing my nemesis by trying a carpet scape again after failing 3 times previously

    Won't be anything fancy and still deciding on background plants (if any) so any opinions welcome

    Tank – Flexi Mini 16L
    Light – Flexi Mini with S2 Pro dimmer
    Filter – Eheim Liberty 75 HOB
    Co2 – reg still to get, aquario neo diffuser via 2kg FE

    Hardscape
    – Seiryu stone & Manzanita wood
    Substrate – Tropica soil powder
    Ferts – EI

    Plant list:
    Hemianthus callitrichoides (HC)
    Hygrophila Araguaia (maybe)

    The blank canvas
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    And how my wild saturday is being sent (only started playing about with rocks 5min ago but it's the general idea)
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  2. Jayefc1

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    I like the rocks what are they
     
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  3. Kalum

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    Just seiryu @Jayefc1, same as in my 75P
     
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    It looks a lot smoother like millennium stone
    Looks good though mate
    Cheers
    Jay
     
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  5. Kalum

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    It's all from the same 2 batches I've used in all my tanks so far and most of these were in my old 45P betta scape

    HC only or add background plants? If I do then the decision is to keep it all green with eleocharis or add a bit of colour with hygrophila araguaia...or both!

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    Keep thinking about something this size will be watching your progress.
     
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  7. alto

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    Do you want to dedicate the time for HC?

    Elatine hydropiper is low maintenance if it’s the small leaf you’d like (just watch the temperature)

    MC is so forgiving and low maintenance ;)

    I’d go all green - can easily add the H Araguaia later for contrast
     
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  8. Kalum

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    Only going for HC due to the small footprint of the tank (why this size was chosen) so weekly trimming wont be an issue with this

    EH just doesn't have the same low compact growth for a nano like this for me

    MC I know I'd have an easier time with but I want to see how much I've learned in the past couple of years and test myself ;)

    I'm leaning towards the all green as well with eleocharis and maybe parva
     
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  9. Kalum

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    everything has been ordered so just a waiting game now

    decided on using only 2 plants (HC and Buce) in this from the off and see what i think down the line, gives me scope to change it up if I get bored after a while

    1 or 2 mini buce varieties will be added in a few weeks as the supplier is off at the minute due to illness, so it will give the tank a chance to cycle and stabilise which is always a good thing for introducing buce anyway
     

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