My first attempt

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    Hi Guys and Gals

    This is my first attempt at a water garden.

    Any suggestions and crits is welcome and would be appreciated, in order for me to create a better scape.

    Regards

    Eugene

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    Sorry for the pics. I do not have state of the art camera
     
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    Nice, is that last one HC?
     
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    Re: Re: My first attempt

    Nice Eugene!

    You've got some pretty impressive plants for a first atempt at a planted tank! I think this has some great potential...

    Some superficial advice though, what background do you have there? I personally prefer a plain dark back drop.


    Its Riccia!
     
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    You sure this is your first attempt? ;)
    VERY nice!

    If you're looking for crits, the pile of rocks on the left looks a bit odd to me, maybe move the one on top to a small distance away from the main pile?
     
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    Re: Re: My first attempt

    Hi philfarm

    Thanks for the help. I bought some plants from Richard and a few from LFS, don't even remember all their names, and planted them in this tank without any hardscape to see what will grow in my tank. Last week Sunday I decided to put in the piece of wood I got from Loolilocks and replant all the plants.

    The backdrop is temp, (grey vinyl stuck on with masking tape) as i want to experiment with different colours to see what will give me the best effect and i wanted to hear what the experienced greenfingers recommend before i make the backdrop colour permanent.

    So thanks for your input and i am sure with all you guys and gals input out there i can turn this tank into a planted tank to be proud of.

    @ PsyXe, Thanks very much and yes this is my first attempt. with all the info on this forum it makes life much easier to try your hand at a wonderful hobby like this.

    The rocks in front had to be placed there to ancor the piece of wood down as it is still new and want to float. As soon as the wood stay down, i will remove the stones as i agree with you the rocks look very odd and out of place there. Thanks for your input PsyXe.

    Regards

    Eugene

    Regards

    Eugene
     
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    Very nice!

    At this point firstly see how your plants grow then you will know where to place them in a scape.
     
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    that's the theory I am going to follow as well as I go along on my new adventure with plants!

    But your tank looks pretty awesome to me bud!! :thumb:
     
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    I like the natural bushiness!

    For a background, why not look at car window tint. Its easy to apply comes in lots of different colours and I saw some different textures available the other day when I went to Builders. Its also cheap!
     
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    Nice man I really dig that spider wood it looks great, yeah nice selection of plants man well done.
     
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    Thanks for the compliments and advice.

    Got a bit of algea problems now. Fitted alanod reflectors to my 4 T5 and seems like to much light now and not enough CO2. Switch of one of the T4's now and waiting to see if this will help.
     
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    Yeah reflectors make a huge difference you could maybe put your lights on 2 timers let maybe 3 tubes come on first and then 2 hours later all of them and then maybe later one only three again.
     
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    Thanks Bud. Going to try that. Get like a mid afternoon burst for 2 hours.
     
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    Pleasure dude you could also increase your c02 a little bit :occasion14:
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Re: Re: My first attempt

    The One Ant please go and do an introduction.
     
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    Hy JP01, I have done so :)
     

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