First serious planted tank

Discussion in 'Aquascaping and Member's Setups' started by Rudi, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. altondaley36
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    very nice looking tank dude 8)
     
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    I decided on a rescape of this tank,big job.
    I'll move plants around as they settle in, in the next week or two.
    Comments and suggestions are welcome.

    A bit overgrown. ;D

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    The surface

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    Job done,but not finished.
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    Please tell me you are selling the left overs... ;D
     
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    sjoe...thats some seroius defo :prestation that happend.lol
     
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    looking good, cleared up nicely.
     
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    It really is sad to see what was a beautiful, healthy creation reduced to this. Why did you simply not do the required (high) maintenance (that comes with adding stuff)?

    sad....
    poor fish. Must be very stressful.
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    well if you could have seen the amount of plants that came out of that tank you would understand that the fish will be much happier as they have more space to swim now :D
     
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    The only plant I really removed was a giant java fern,covered fully one third of the tank.
    Full tank shot.

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    @Rattail,I don't understand what you are trying to say to me.I don't stress that easily,but thanks for your concern.
     
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    Wow dude! dit lyk awesome! cant wait to see fill up!
     
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    ignore richard rudi, he meant it must be stressful for the fish...
     
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    I need some help with plant placement.The general idea is visible,but some refinement is necessary.
    Any ideas?
    This is the right hand side of the tank,the left still needs to grow in a bit.

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    Excuse the photo quality.

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    Thanks
     
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    I see that you like red plants, but they are a bit confusing in your set-up. Perhaps you should reduce the numbers and get maybe one or perhaps two in there.
     
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    Lovely growth!

    I would move the red plant in the foreground to the left. This would leave a nice green foreground. If the green plant right at the back grows in some more you would have all your red nicely in the middle. I think the green at the bottom and at the top will offset nicely with your reds and then you won't have to get rid of your reds.

    If you have red plants on the left on the same level as on the right the foreground red which you moved from the right to the middle will form a nice v-shape (maybe use the golden ratio with the foreground red and put it slightly to on side).

    Or you could just leave it as is if it is pleasing to your eye.

    Once again well done on your lovely tank. You make me green with envy
     
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    Tank looking very impressive. Imagine what its going to look like in a month or two. What do you feed your plants. Looks like they wanna grow out of the tank if you dont stop them.
     

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