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post #106 of 166 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 04:29 AM Thread Starter
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Planted more plants tonight and I have a nice big piece of driftwood soaking in a bucket.
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post #107 of 166 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Changed the water in the bucket it was very brown I'm glad I soaked this first.

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post #108 of 166 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 09:51 PM
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Oh okay I'll get a nice piece of drift wood and grow moss on it. Give me some ideas please?
Did you decide on which moss to use? I'm a huge fan of flame or mini rose moss.
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I'm not sure yet oh wait I have a little flame moss in my tank I'll use that.
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post #110 of 166 (permalink) Old 12-24-2012, 04:12 AM Thread Starter
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More plants tonight driftwood is going in that big area on the left side
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post #113 of 166 (permalink) Old 12-25-2012, 04:55 AM Thread Starter
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Hey thanks. I'm going to put that big piece of driftwood on the right side if I can get it to sink.
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I'm going to re scape my tank tomorrow. Any Ideas on moving stuff around?
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post #115 of 166 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 06:00 AM Thread Starter
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I could not get the driftwood to sink or look good in my tank so I'm not going to use it. Moved plants and stuff around also wife picked me up this magazine looks like a good read.









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That is a big piece of driftwood so I'd soak it for another couple weeks. Or you could anchor it down somehow ( attach a rock on teh bottom or something). Try to get the scape look more natural is my 2 cents
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Thanks. I been soaking it for 2 weeks now.
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post #118 of 166 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 07:28 AM
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IMO, I would remove the figurine thing you have going, and add the piece of wood. Sporadically lay out the small stone pieces, not in a fashion that looks like layed cobble stone. - It will help with gettinng your scene a little more natural.

Also, get a few more plants, like a fair few more, as I didnt really notice much difference in the over all scheme of things. A few more chnages and I think you will be wqell underway!

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post #119 of 166 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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I'm still not happy with the scape of my tank. I'm going to move stuff around again maybe I can figure something out to keep the piece of wood down.
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I kind of moved some stuff around but not too much. I'm still not happy with it yet. That magazine is pretty good it has tons of info if your just starting out with this hobby. uploading a small video of my tank now.



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