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Old 05-01-2013, 12:06 AM   #1
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8g Fluval Flora Journal

So I have been a little jealous with all these beautiful rimless tanks out there and I thought I'd give one a shot and since I broke my 5.5g trying to remove the rim on it(haha, whoops) and since I didn't want to break the bank on a tank I figured now is a good time to start and I picked up a Fluval Flora today. I'm a little unsure as to where to go with this tank so suggestions are more than welcome, I just picked up a couple random plants today to take up the empty space for now. I got some schist rock in there now and I like the placement of it but what do you guys think I should plant it with? Stock will be some kind of shrimp and probably a grow out tank for angel fry since mine have spawned every 2 weeks for the last two months. Suggestions on equipment too please! Okay, pics for now before I start rambling.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:36 AM   #2
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Looks good, question... Is that background that comes with those tanks removable?
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Thanks. It is removable, its just colored styrofoam with a little glue. I may take it out eventually but I figured I'd leave it in for now because I don't think I'm delicate enough to remove it without cracking the foam so once its out its out for good for me. Any suggestions on plants? Lighting is a 13w PC
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Looks good!! The background kinda messes with ya though... I like the rocks you picked but there getting lost with that background. Sorry just being honest!

EDIT: most pictures I see online have the background in place, are you sure it's removable? I see the ones in the UK don't have the background. Just figured I add this after looking through the Internet.
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Looks good!! The background kinda messes with ya though... I like the rocks you picked but there getting lost with that background. Sorry just being honest!

EDIT: most pictures I see online have the background in place, are you sure it's removable? I see the ones in the UK don't have the background. Just figured I add this after looking through the Internet.
Don't be sorry! I feel the same way about the background drowning the rocks, and I think it covers up the plants a little too so I may switch it out for a solid color, what do you think about white? The background is removable I'm fairly sure, looks like there's just five 1" circles of glue which I'm pretty confident a razor could take care of.
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Maybe java fern
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:57 AM   #7
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Maybe java fern
I think with dry ferts and co2 I would like to try something a little different but thank you. I do really like java fern though, i have a narrow leaf that has done really well in my 20 long, its almost completely taken over my DW and the leaves reach the surface
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Don't be sorry! I feel the same way about the background drowning the rocks, and I think it covers up the plants a little too so I may switch it out for a solid color, what do you think about white? The background is removable I'm fairly sure, looks like there's just five 1" circles of glue which I'm pretty confident a razor could take care of.
I like the frosted look. Had I seen this before I would have done thjs in my planted tank. http://youtu.be/L21MeGoMBNc
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Do you have any idea where you want to go with the scape? Any particular style?

+1 to con, I use etched window film from home depot on the back of my tanks for the "frosted" look. I enjoy this look much more now then black, it really makes everything including the shapes you create pop.
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Do you have any idea where you want to go with the scape? Any particular style?

+1 to con, I use etched window film from home depot on the back of my tanks for the "frosted" look. I enjoy this look much more now then black, it really makes everything including the shapes you create pop.
100% I kick myself do not looking into a little more but... It is what it is. But that look IMO is amazing!!
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