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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-12-2007, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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first ever scape



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NIce driftwood... dunno why but your tank would look great with those moss ropes

One month in.
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Very nice. I like the simplicity of it. I would recomend a background to create a nice contrast.

Did you just set this up? If so I would recomend putting some fast growing stem plants in there (unless there are already some that I cant see). I just started up my first planted tank without putting fast growing plants in and as everyone predicted I had an outburst of algae.

I would love to see a closer shot of the tank.

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im gonna borrow my grandads camera and then post up some new pictures
octopus check my thread in the nano section theres a list of plants i used in there
and thank you for the compliments
and frozen barb im going to use a few moss rope ladders later on once my java and pearl mosses are better established
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ok so heres the list of plants
enchinodorus tennellus dwarf chain sword
versicularis dubyana java moss
monoselenium tenernum erounous pelia
micranthemum micrathemoides small helsine
plagiomnium unnamed pearl moss
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Nice tank I really like it , simple and greats
Maybe you can improve that with a stem plant behind the driftwood amd put the moss at the end of the branchs.
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Get a smaller piece of insulation. The big chunk is kind of distracting. I see you like to skateboard.

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was once sponsored mr belvedere but i snapped my ankle and had to rethink things, thats why im at college. and the insulation was the only thing i could get hold of at such short notice, ill get some thin stuff at some point just dont when.
i have done a slight rescape in that the moss is now at the end of the branches
gas, behind the drift wood theres alot of hm but as of yet its too short to be seen from normal veiwing angles
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[img=http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/8312/pic0011jn9.th.jpg]
another picture from a diffrent angle, tank photography is difficult
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Were you sponsored by Spitfire?

Some people use mousepads, yoga mats, bulletin cork, etc. You could get away with something quite thin.

Tank looks good.

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i was on a uk company, death, but i got broke and well the rests history
i was going to use cork mat but i was scared it wasnt going to be thick enough
i might go to the camping supplys and get a camping mat, its more or less the same stuff as the ada garden mat
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How large is your tank and how flat/stable is the surface it rests on?

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my tank is 18 by 12 by 12, 10 gallons, the surface is ok its made from old pallets my dads a genius with wood, its extrememly stable, braced in all the right areas, it was ment for a tv but since i dont watch the idiot box now i use torrents i thought id put it to use.
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it was ment for a tv but since i dont watch the idiot box .
Nicely put! LOL

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i was on a uk company, death, but i got broke and well the rests history.
Same thing happened to me, but I was never sponsored, and I didn't snap my ankle, just fractured my wrist



Anyway, That tank would look great as an invert tank with 50 crs running around

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20 gallon long low light garden.
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snapped wrists are nothing :P
i shattered my ankle, its in seven peices held together with a metal plate, doesnt hurt but limits movement, its fine though im used to it, still skate when i have time.
it was originally conceived as a invert tank after i realised my favourite fish, guppies, would be quiet unsuitable.
im thinking 8-10 neon tetras for it to go with the 7 tiger shrimps i have on there way i dont know, i dont want to over stock but i want to maintain the simple beauty i accidentally created here
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