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I have a secret man cave.

This tank is actually in my living room, taking the spot of my bigscreen TV.
I knew it! The damn secret man cave strikes again!!!
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post #452 of 694 (permalink) Old 09-16-2012, 07:17 PM
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Tank looks great Nick

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Did that fissidens cling on by itself like your last scape?

Are you gonna do anything about those riparium pots that are just sticking out?

Other than that, everything looks superb
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Tank looks great Nick
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I knew it! The damn secret man cave strikes again!!!
lol I just wish it was more like a real cave instead of a closet.

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Did that fissidens cling on by itself like your last scape?

Are you gonna do anything about those riparium pots that are just sticking out?

Other than that, everything looks superb
The fissidens grew back out after I did a full trim from my last scape. It's spreading again, slowly but surely. This stuff just love it in here, same with the mini xmas moss that I traded you.

What's there to do? Black background maybe?
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Lol your mini Xmas moss is slowly starting to like it in my tank. A roseline died since it got stuck in a small gap between the wall and the mesh. Did some readjusting.

I think you can add some moss on each pot so that it drapes down a bit? Sorta like weeping moss. Or have that background plant you have there moved so it covers the pots.

Black background would work too. However I like the clear background with your wall on the other side as well.
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Lol your mini Xmas moss is slowly starting to like it in my tank. A roseline died since it got stuck in a small gap between the wall and the mesh. Did some readjusting.

I think you can add some moss on each pot so that it drapes down a bit? Sorta like weeping moss. Or have that background plant you have there moved so it covers the pots.

Black background would work too. However I like the clear background with your wall on the other side as well.
Sorry to hear about the roseline death.

The draping moss idea is great, it just won't grow back there because no light gets down to the pots lol.
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i love the riparium plants, but those planters really take away from the scape
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i love the riparium plants, but those planters really take away from the scape
I can't disagree with you. I wish I had invisible paint I can paint them with. Got any?
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i love the riparium plants, but those planters really take away from the scape
Nick has everything so clean in there that they actually don't look so bad.

I usually like to use a black background on a tank with riparium plants. Once the plants grow in the planters just disappear in the shadows.
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I can't disagree with you. I wish I had invisible paint I can paint them with. Got any?
haha i dont have any, but once i finish perfecting the formula, ill let you know

i would say go black with the background, but the open light airy qualities of the clear/hazy background are what make this tank awesome
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^^ Thanks guys!

I still have my smoke vinyl background that I can slap on to see how it looks.
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Nice eye candy. Always enjoy threads with good pics!
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Once the plants in the background grow up a bit, the planters won't be visible.

But I don't think the planters are much of a distraction at all. The hardscape you've got draws the eye in and away from those pots.

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^^ Thanks guys!

I still have my smoke vinyl background that I can slap on to see how it looks.
I think that contrast would really make the aquarium really "pop" visually, but then again, I haven't bothered doing it myself because I'm lazy, lol. My suggestion is to try it out and if you don't like it, you can always take it off without much problem.
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I wasnt sure I liked this new scape as much as the last, but once the foreground filled in its looking great man. Riparian veggies look good too
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