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post #31 of 61 (permalink) Old 02-15-2012, 08:52 PM
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Nice scape, good choice with green neons, they are a favorite of mine.

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post #32 of 61 (permalink) Old 02-16-2012, 02:32 AM
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Hmm...My friend and I just planted those things on the left. Should I spread them out a bit?

I might be a bit late to the party lol

Dont spread them out, trim them... and trim them aggressively.

Take a look at this thread, it will give you some ideas on how to shape and trim the stems. It could lead to an even more impressive tank (to the impressiveness that is already present)

http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...-timeline.html
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post #33 of 61 (permalink) Old 02-16-2012, 01:17 PM
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Looks really good. And totally looks like a 20 gallon.
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post #34 of 61 (permalink) Old 02-16-2012, 09:29 PM
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post #35 of 61 (permalink) Old 02-18-2012, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
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I don't quite get what the site's saying...Does anyone have anything to say about trimming? They are growing crazily!

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I might be a bit late to the party lol

Dont spread them out, trim them... and trim them aggressively.

Take a look at this thread, it will give you some ideas on how to shape and trim the stems. It could lead to an even more impressive tank (to the impressiveness that is already present)

http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...-timeline.html
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post #36 of 61 (permalink) Old 02-18-2012, 03:12 AM
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I don't quite get what the site's saying...Does anyone have anything to say about trimming? They are growing crazily!
Basically, let them start growing, then trim low, let the side shoots get high, then trim a little higher than the last trim, let the side shoots get higher, then trim again. the more you trim with most stems, the bushier they get. if you trim them in say a mound shape, the new growth will follow that shape. ect.
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post #37 of 61 (permalink) Old 02-19-2012, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
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As you might have already found out, there is dwarf baby tears on the right hand side of the tank. They seem to be growing but kinda slowly...How long do I have to wait until they finally form a nice carpet?
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post #38 of 61 (permalink) Old 02-20-2012, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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It's sometimes disappointing, when people do not know how to appreciate art works. To some, it's just a fish tank with some stones and plants. They know nothing about composition of the stones and plants, choice of stones, plants and fish. They don't know how important imagination is in art: they can get why a few pieces of stones symbolize an epic landscape.

Well, it's definitely not a masterpiece; it can only be loosely classified as a piece of art (because of the little effort and time spent on placing the stones in a less casual way); I am an ameteur but it's not a fish tank with a few pieces of stones.
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post #39 of 61 (permalink) Old 02-20-2012, 02:34 PM
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post #40 of 61 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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I would love to stick with iwagumi style. To me, it doesn't look like it now. I kinda think that the problem is the bush on the left. It kinda attract our attention away from the stones.

I want to replace the bush with dwarf hair grass so that viewers can focus more on the placement of the stones. What do you guys think?
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post #41 of 61 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 10:34 PM
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I think that would be fine. Anything that won't grow to bush and full would be ideal. I think that the bushiness of the stems on the left is what is dragging your eye away from the stones

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post #42 of 61 (permalink) Old 02-25-2012, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know how i am supposed to deal with the background of the tank? Someone paints it but I don't think that it's going to look good coz I can't paint professionally.

What color should I use? Where can I get that?
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post #43 of 61 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 03:16 AM
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Nice, looks bigger than it actually is. If it were me though, I would've picked slightly smaller rocks to exaggerate the scale even more. Plus I'd use a little less substrate; you need all the real estate you can get and you don't have any heavy stem plants that need that much, technically.
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post #44 of 61 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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New Photos with the bush removed.
And now I should really wait...there were too much constructions in the past month...





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great aquarium setup =) nice work on the scape as well!
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