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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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Need help on aquascaping ideas!

Hey guys, I've registered here to ask for tips and advice on aquascaping.

I currently have a 15g tank that I have had for quite a while, however I've never really got around to making it look good. At the moment my tank just has things "thrown" in and there's to real design to it at all.

If anybody could help my scape my tank with what i have, you would be a great help.

Here are a few pics to show whats going on...

This is the tank layout as it is right now, I know its not very impressive

And here is some extra things i have lying about....

Dwarf Sag
Java Fern
Java Moss
Amazon Sword

11 Neon Tetras
3 Corydoras cat fish
2 Honey Gourami
4 Amano Shrimp

I also have:

Black 2-3mm grain sand
Fine grain silica sand
Med size pea gravel

Overall i don't have a lot as you can see.
This is a low light tank, dosing ferts and liquid carbon, i also use root tabs.

Thanks for any help
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 01:25 PM
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I kind of like it, although you should probably get a few more cories.
I suggest you stack some rocks in the back right corner to hide the filter tube, then move the plants in the foreground back a little and put a few largeish swords in the left side behind the rocks.
My adventures in keeping Indostomus crocodilus, the crocodile toothpick fish. AKA armored stickleback, paradox fish, and freshwater pipefish. Care is (to the best of my knowledge) exactly the same as Indostomus paradoxus.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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hey betta, sounds good, but i was thinking of a new scape all together. making it more natural looking.

I was thinking of having the left and right as black sand/gravel wish the wood on each side, creating a river/ravine style? i just need to figure out how to do it?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 01:20 AM
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double the load

I think you should get more of what you already have and fill
in a little more to make clumps of a plant variety.Plants that are
established are fuller in appearance. Take a look at the Sale and
Trade section and get some more specimens.

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