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post #16 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 05:05 AM Thread Starter
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I see what you are saying, but I think I like it the way it is, thank you for taking the time to advise me and look at my tank!

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I see what you are saying, but I think I like it the way it is, thank you for taking the time to advise me and look at my tank!
Thats what matters!
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post #18 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 06:12 AM Thread Starter
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Added some crypts, java moss, and riccia. Any thoughts? Do not know if I should start a new thread or leave all my scaping questions in here...

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post #19 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 02:42 AM
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That actually looks good!

Paint that intake though lol.
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post #20 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 03:35 AM Thread Starter
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I was debating it, never got around to actually checking out the paint isle to see what they have in the way of safe to use underwater paint.

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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 04:49 AM
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krylon fusion has been approved by many aquatic hobbiest. Salt water guys use it and I have as well. Its made for plastic and will bond well.

None of the manufactuers will say that its safe for underwater use.
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post #22 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
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Pretty bad picture but there it is!


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post #23 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 01:17 AM
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Pile up the substrate in the one corner and than dig a peice of wood in a little. To creat substrate around the wood. Than try to put the other wood on top. Put a amazon and a few java ferns under the top one and around the bottom wood in the substrate. Low light stuff because they will eventually be shaded. But java I don't think are too picky which is great.

Lead off around wood and down the slope with rocks and edge the rocks with HC or a low cover plant. It would cap it off and make it look random yet scaped.

On the other side jeep things low with micro swords and low lush plants. And if you want place more rocks scattered around for the ground cover to wrap around it.


Rocks are in almost any natural environment and IMO belong in a tank. Look for petrified wood. Rear colours and shapes. Can also be broken up and used to accomplish different sizes
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post #24 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Planting is done!







Future Glosso carpet



Rotala Wallichii



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Tried to get a decent picture behind the wood

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Nice setup....Subscribed.....
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post #26 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 08:04 PM
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Painting them looks 10x better!

So why do you have a sponge filter? Is it for shrimp? Cause maybe those screen style ones will look better and less obvious =). But thats just me with OCD
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It is a prefilter for my canister filter (Rena xp3), the spray bar is mounted vertically in the left corner

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Really nice, I love the placement..
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