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    75 Gallon Low-Tech Aquascaping Project



    This is a 75 gallon tank that is a small species community tank. Has some neons and cardinal tetras, a few corydoras, amano shrimp, a colony of blue neo shrimp, some cherry barbs and a betta. I wanted something low tech.

    The plants are
    • Back walls - Christmas Moss sandwiched between some plastic mesh.
    • Back center left - Ludwigia Repens 'Rubin' turns a really nice shade of rad and gold on top with olive coloured lower leaves.
    • Back center right - Hygrophila 'Siamensis 53B'
    • Left side - Rotala rotundifolia. Nice green, and the upper leaves get a little tinge of reddish brown.
    • Right side - Anubias var. Bartieri, a couple of them affixed to the rocks and grapevine wood.
    • Midground - all around the rocks, I added Staurogyne Repens and will trim them to make it full looking.
    • Foreground - VERY early growth of Monte Carlo. The roots are establishing beneath the surface and starting to sprout. The entire front will hopefully be a lush carpet in a few months.


    The rocks are dragonstone pieces, a few seiryu pieces, and a bunch I collected around Nova Scotia, cleaned, boiled, cured, tested and now used. The wood is just a small piece of grapevine wood.

    The substrate is a thin layer of Flourite Onyx Sand at bottom, then filled on top with Flourite Natural.

    The Lighting consists of 2x24" Finnex Planted+ 24/7 (ALWAYS buy from Amazon.com... even with exchange rates and import fees, it's cheaper than buying from Amazon.ca, by at least 100 dollars.)

    I add a Flourish once a week and does a little Excel, but there's nothing really high tech about this at all.

    Hopefully this will turn out like I think it will.

    Next up, I plan on doing a scape for a 5ft 120 gallon tank, and I am setting up 8 new Shrimp tanks with scapes in the next few weeks. I love this stuff :)
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    I like what you have done with it looks very nice

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    Thanks. Has a LOT of growing left. These are just very initial stages. Once all of the moss and plants mature, it should look pretty full. That's the plan anyway.
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    Love it! And looks so clean too. I really like the way the plants look among the rocks, gives it a very natural feel!
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