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Old 06-17-2014, 09:23 PM   #1
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Bud's 11.4g Rimless Iwagumi-Style Journal

So, this was supposed to happen months ago. I got this tank in September of last year, hoping to set it up in October. Issues with equipment came up, and I became so busy with other things that it sat on a shelf....until now

Tank:
11.4g Mr. Aqua rimless - 40 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm

Filter:
Aquaclear 20 - long story

Substrate:
ADA Aquasoil Amazonia - got some last year when ADG was clearing out their ADA products

Lighting:
Current USA Satellite LED+


I've already been toying around with some hardscapes, this is probably my best one so far:



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I'm thinking of just doing a straight HC carpet. I may or may not add something like blyxa japonica in the far right corner - I'll most likely play it by ear. Any other suggestions for plants or layout? If you know me, you know that I'm not the most talented scaper ever

Stocking is also open to suggestion, I've been investigating some micro fish options and nothing has really struck my fancy. The one thing that I do kind of want is a shoal of panda corys - love those guys I'll just need to be sure the HC is well developed before adding them, so they don't uproot everything. Suggestions and thoughts welcome - I'm new to the world of rimless tanks
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Old 06-17-2014, 09:31 PM   #2
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I like your style man.. gas rig looks proper.. pandas are cool, I.was thinking about a troop for my recent setup.. i found something else though... habrosus dwarfs would be cool too, you could rock 12 or so and they're small enough to root around the carpet but not big enough to do damage.. are you thinking about any upper water species?

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I like your style man.. gas rig looks proper.. pandas are cool, I.was thinking about a troop for my recent setup.. i found something else though... habrosus dwarfs would be cool too, you could rock 12 or so and they're small enough to root around the carpet but not big enough to do damage.. are you thinking about any upper water species?

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Habrosus corys are an idea...I'll have to think about those.

As for mid-top dwellers, I've been doing a bit of looking but haven't found anything I want for sure right now. I'm thinking about CPDs or Chili rasbora possibly, with some type of centerpiece - maybe like a dwarf or honey gourami. I've heard CPDs are better in sheltered, dim tanks though, so I'm not sure how they would fare in my setup. I've also had issues finding chili rasbora for sale. Msjinkzd and wetspot both don't carry them.
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I went with these.. the Habs are in the 20..elegans corys, they spend a good chunk of time free swimning..

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Got a plastic placemat from walmart and cut it up into strips to use as substrate supports. I'm hoping this will help the slope retain its shape.



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Dunno if I would go with a DG in a ten. Territorial, and worse when "cramped".

Maybe a school of neons? I like your scaping thus far. Interesting idea with the plastic supports.

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Sweet! The rimless build is up! I almost forgot about this. Following
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So today I got some HC from peabody's paradise. I got quite a bit, and it covered much more than I thought it would - not like that's a bad thing though Since the HC there is grown emersed, I opted to do DSM to get a faster carpet and better root system going.

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