Crypts In A Cube - Planted!

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Hey guys,

Well, it's done! This was tank set-up weekend, and I got my new cube (27 gallon 20 x 18 x 20) substrated, hard-scaped and planted, and in the background of this post I hear the quiet purr of my Aquaclear 70.

Outside a couple'a rhizomes of Anubias on the driftwood(s), the entire tank's planted in Crypts. Here's how it turned out:

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I went with:

Crypt Parva
Crypt Petchii
Crypt Ponterderiifloria
Cryp Spiralis
Crypt Undulata
Crypt Usteriana
& Anubias Coffeefolia

It'll take a while to grow in, fill out and grow up, some faster than others. And, down the road, I'll have another tank to plant and take cuttings from this one, if not outright replanting.

Let me know what you think, as a starting point.

Thanks!

(PS - that background color? This deep, rich dark, dark teal blue which apparently goes really bright when hit with LED's. )
 

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I love the background color. Yes it is bright, but with bright contrasting fish, it will look sharp The brilliance of a marine aquarium. What's your plan for fish?
 
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vikingkirken said:
I love the background color. Yes it is bright, but with bright contrasting fish, it will look sharp The brilliance of a marine aquarium. What's your plan for fish?
Thanks Viking! I actually dig it, just not what I had in my head. But then what tank ever turns out just as we picture it, right?

3-4 Honey Gouramis
11+ Pygmy corys
3 Bolivian Rams
Super red bristlenose Pleco

(A tank buddy keeps pushing me to get an angel in too. It'd be a zebra, but I'm not convinced.).
 

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I think the tank looks great and will look even better when the plants start to fill in.

I wouldn't do an angel in this tank as it would outgrow it fairly quickly, and with your planned stock may be overcrowded.
 
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AngelTheGypsy said:
I think the tank looks great and will look even better when the plants start to fill in.

I wouldn't do an angel in this tank as it would outgrow it fairly quickly, and with your planned stock may be overcrowded
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Thanks Angel. (And yeah, that's what I said! o_O )

I think w/the plants filling in, the stocking plan I have'll work really well w/it. I am all for givin' my fins good water, plants and wood and caves to play in, and lots of room to swim!
 

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Just make sure the rhizome of the anubias coffeefolia isn't planted or it will rot (hard to tell in the angle of the picture).
Love the background color!
 
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Jocelyn Adelman said:
Just make sure the rhizome of the anubias coffeefolia isn't planted or it will rot (hard to tell in the angle of the picture).
Love the background color!
Not to worry - there's a deep dimple / pocket on the far left side of that curvy driftwood and the anubias rhizome's tucked in there, w/string holding that piece in place.

The other two Anubias pieces - one's sunk in the opening at the top of curvy, and the other's dug down into the crack / crevice on the lower neck of the big driftwood.

Thanks on the background color. For $6.99 you can have this too :

Sherwin Williams - Saltwater 9060 - 'Connor's Lakefront'

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Available in the convenient tester quart, though only available in satin at that size. :smug:

(And don't freak - it's this really deep, rich teal color, but when you hit it w/LED's, totally changes to this brilliant blue.

Also, be sure and sponge it on first, let that dry and then start rolling coats. Check your edges and rims - because of the finish, it'll tend not to adhere to start.)
 
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vikingkirken said:
I love the background color. Yes it is bright, but with bright contrasting fish, it will look sharp The brilliance of a marine aquarium. What's your plan for fish?
Hey Viking,

Just an fyi, here's the info on that background color:

Sherwin Williams - Saltwater 9060 - 'Connor's Lakefront'

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Available for $6.99 in the convenient tester quart, though only available in satin at that size.

(And don't freak - it's this really deep, rich teal color, but when you hit it w/LED's, totally changes to this brilliant blue.

Also, be sure and sponge it on first, let that dry and then start rolling coats. Check your edges and rims - because of the finish, it'll tend not to adhere to start.)
 
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