Love the 'scape...but I have to ask, what's up with that background?
Oh yeah, I am for sure going to change the background. Maybe paint a piece of foam board or something. I like my ghetto IKEA curtains, but not as a tank background
I think I am going to get a piece of posterboard and give it a nice gray-black coat.
LMAO! Nice! Its funny how you can mention a smell on a message board and it instantly went through my mind almost as if I had experienced it myself.
On another note, your HC is looking great! It has filled in that much in 9 - 10days?
What kind of photoperiod are you running for the emersed growth?
It wasn't just 9-10 days, it took a long time. Initial planting on the hill was in November, and it still hasn't filled in that well. Hills are hard to do, and even harder to have them stay down, I found out unfortunately last night. When you fill the tank, the air bubbles have a tendency to lift the HC off the substrate. I lost a couple of chunks, so now they're just being held down. I'll rescape the hill later, but that annoyed the hell out of me. The part that filled in really nicely was only planted at the end of December, though. I ran a 17 hour photoperiod
Tough on the electric bill, though.
Great progress, man. I'm glad to see you were able to stay patient enough to wait until it filled in so well. Can't wait to see this one progress. What are your stocking plans?
I trying to get rid of my 2 10g's and replacing them with a 20L, so I want to put the 9 diamond tetras I have in one of them (Yes, I know, it's over stocked, but I started with 4, and then they had babies.) into the 50g. I'm also going with a large school of cardinals, a smaller school of rummies, and 2 apistogramma cacatuoides. For cleanup, I am going to move the otos from my shrimp tank and get a small school of cories.
Originally Posted by Matthew_Machine
nice growth! Is the plastic guard going to come out at all?
The plastic guard will come out when the HC adjusts to the submersed growth and roots a little better.