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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 02:18 AM Thread Starter
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Mom

She is seriously beautiful. She was should have been short finned, but is a sailfin. She is midnight black and so healthy now that she is getting closer to full size.

I am so hoping for lovely Midnight Black babies from her

Did I mention how hard it is to photograph moving black fish with a point and shoot camera?
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post #17 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 02:19 AM Thread Starter
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Great castle ! I agree with the above poster .... You could make a "hill" at the back right corner and place it on top and have a carpet plant coming down the hill .
Love that idea. Might have to move the heater.
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post #18 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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I love the perfect dream feel to it. The colours blend perfectly for the kind of thing you would expect to see in some kind of fantasy utopia.
Thank you. I have a daycare, so I wanted a fantasy sort of feel. Something to spark imagination.
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post #19 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 04:14 AM
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That's a great piece. The only thing I'd recommend is moving it more off center to give better visual flow to tank. Think of all the best movie shots of castles; the ones that grab are where you have a long view *ending* with the castle. Open areas on both sides diminishes the impact.
YES! like this!!!
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post #20 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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I need a plan

I think I will start planning with the Castle on the right. That way I have more room to work with plants.
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post #21 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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I have been looking at inspiration pictures and feeling very disgruntled. I didn't think my huge castle was going to fit with the plants. Then I had an idea.

I am going to make it an Enchanted Forest. Now I am excited.

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post #22 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-26-2012, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
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I like this picture as a jumping off point.
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