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    So, we are leaving Badger Manor next month for assorted reasons; for now, suffice it to say it is a good thing.

    Once we've made the move, I am thinking about making a nano (5-10 gallon) rice paddy tank. A Sumatran rice paddy, to be specific. Blue rasboras, dwarf rasboras, shadow catfish (if I can find any) or kuhli loaches (if I can't), amano shrimp, and hopefully a breeding pair of licorice gourami, sparkling gourami, or betta imbellus.

    I want to plant it with rice plants (open top, obviously), along with arrow root, christmas moss, and assorted aquatic weeds of a rice-paddyish type. This leads me to my problem. Aquascaping is one of my joys; I love arranging rocks, branches, and such. But there just doesn't seem to be much going on hard-scape-wise.

    Any thoughts?

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    I'd suggest a minimum 10g to support that many different species but also consider a 20g long. This would give you much more room for aquascaping. I'm not sure what you mean when you say "there just doesn't seem to be much going on hardscape-wise". Going on where? Do you mean what's compatible with your rice paddy idea?

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    No, I want this to be a small tank, less than 10g, long and shallow. I will probably custom build the tank to fit the space I have available; I'd like a fairly good-sized footprint, maybe 25" x 11", but only 6" deep. All the species I'm considering are very, very tiny, but I will definitely keep an eye on the overstocking risk.

    By "not much going on hardscape-wise," I meant that rice paddies don't have any rocks or tree branches in them.
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    Oh wow I didn't even know this thread was posted. Rice paddy tank sounds neat in building it yourself that long it's pretty cool. I really can't wait to see it.

    And another note I hope your move is going well, or went well and you guys are adjusting to city life, LOL.
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    Yeah, Nat, we got it done! The day before our scheduled move, we discovered that this house had hardwood under the carpet. So, yeah, what the heck, let's rip out a thousand square feet of carpet on top of everything else. ha ha ha

    But we got it done. We're out of the country place; going over tonight to clean up the outside, grab my archery targets, all that stuff. New house looks like the aftermath of a natural disaster but we are gradually creating little pockets of calm amid the chaos. At least we have places to sit, shower, and sleep now. :)
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    Great news! I love fixer-uppers, we have bought one too, just waiting on the actual close date for this house as it is up in the air now.

    How is Bagerling liking town life?
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    Wow, neat build and nice plan of action. Can't wait to see the steps as you bring your plan to life.
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    Subbed, Id love to see this!

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    Thanks for sharing my excitement. Haven't done a new build for several years! Thinking about one of these. Anybody used one? I like that the 24 cycle is fully programmable.
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