Originally Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org
I hijacked your phot as well
Not the greatest rendition, but this is how I think it would look good, which is pretty much what you already said. I just wanted to play with Paint a little bit
Okay, so I've leveled out the sand. And actually tried adding some rocks to the left of the island. It didn't feel as tranquil as the current set up, i'm not sure if it's the shape/size of this tank or the rocks I had or that I don't have the right piece of wood to add to my current one...
I'm going to post more pictures of it now that it's filling in more with the current plants. It's continuing to look better as plants fill in. It's a little too bare and symmetrical, centered in the pics that are currently on here. I will take more and let ppl see. I purchased Christmas moss, Taiwan moss, needle lear java fern and narrow leaf java fern from Aquatic magic. It should be arriving one of these days and I think once it's in, I'll have a better picture of what I need to do next.
Other recent updates I should note on the progress of this tank are as follows:
- Lily Pipes arrived from [Ebay Link Removed] Upon receipt I promptly smashed the inflow lily against the side of the tank accidentally. The tank had hardly a blemish on it, but the inflow lily was destroyed. The outflow tube is 13mm and the outflow pipe is 17mm. I used super warm water and stretched the tubing as best I could. I could not get the tubing to fit around the 13mm. When I reconnected the spray bar I had actually busted holes where I was stretching. I conceded defeat to the outflow. What's unfortunate is the inflow would have been easy to connect had I been more careful. I will likely repurchase an inflow pipe as the giant green eheim inflow is beginning to bother me. The spray bar not as much since it's a bit more inconspicuous.
- My 3x24 watt catalina T5 arrived. Flip up mounting legs, dimmable moonlights, 7" deep, and fairly awesome so far. Currently running a 10k, 65k and a blue actinic. I have undemanding plants in terms of light so I may only end up running one daylight bulb and the blue actinic. I know the blue actinics aren't all that popular but I love how the tank looks with it(i'm a noob!) And once again, anubias, moss and java fern don't need much light and I have no immediate plans to get strong C02.
- My gf and I got our hands on a really nice Cannon camera with a telefoto lense. Bumping our picture taking abilites up hopefully. Still haven't taken the time to learn how to use it properly. Next photos should be from it.
Been lazy, will update this thread soon with nicer and more current pics. I will likely be giving the peninsula another shot soon. Thanks for the comments and advice everyone!