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post #16 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-13-2007, 03:17 AM Thread Starter
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post #17 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-13-2007, 03:32 AM
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If that is truly your first scape, it's a heck of an effort. Much better than the corn field I planted on my first try. Take care to accent the wood with medium height plant species. It's a very dominating piece of hardscape. You've done well to soften it a bit with some moss.

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that wood is amazing, but why did you cut the branches? it would look amazing if they go out from the water.
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urinda,thank you for the compliments on the wood, it was well worth the £8 ($14) i payed for it and the scape, to be fair i did have some brilliant guidance from memebers of the forum, namely jaunbeegas so credit where credits due to him.
hello ikuzo, i didnt cut the branches thats just how it came, i did have them poking out the water but it started to float after a long battle to get it to sink so ive tied some slate to it with cotton till it sinks again then ill conspire to pack some aquasoil underneath so some of the branches break the surface
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wow, then you did a really good job keeping it sinking. i always buy my driftwood if they already sink by itself. do you have trouble tying the moss on the wood? it seems like they're loosely tied. or if you do that on purpose, i suggest spreading the moss thin and tie it tightly on the wood. it will grow and form a lot better shape.
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i had SO much trouble tying the moss you cant even imagine lol thats why its so loose, somes realy tight and well put on other bits i couldnt get them to stop coming lose. but hey practice makes perfect
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What's up with the lighting? It's making the colors of your tank look very dull. Turn off all lights except for tank light. Don't use flash if you are doing so. Hopefully your tank will look more vibrant.
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whats up with the lighting? ermmm whats right with it :P
its a triton 15w bulb so its tres dull i just put a 36w t5 on as a replacment and the diffrence is astonishing the only problem is the camera, if you turn the flash of you end up with blurs even while resting it on a sturdy object
thank you for the tips though algee, ill try tonight when its dark since my tanks under a window and gets a fair bit of light from the sun on it
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Ahh..the window above the tank explains everything; it's probably not doing your tank any justice when taking pics.

If you can't work around turning off the flash just cover it up with some tape or something. Even your finger lol.
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lol ill give it a try, i dont think im going to post any more pictures im quiet embarrsed about how rubbish my planting looks close up, you can see where all the hc and hm and pearl moss has gone brown and hasnt yet recovered
how long does it take for a tank to grow out on average?
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