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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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ada mini m critique please

Im really looking for some honest opinion because I just re did my fluval chi to an ada mini but not really happy with how it looks. If Im not happy id rather not let the hair grass grow like mad cause rescaping would be tougher. I want to know your thoughts and please be honest you wont hurt my feelings lol. Im just looking to imrpove and I really want to make a stunning scape.

Was using a salt water light with 12k whites

Now switched to fw water light with 6.5k.will have to tke more pics ltr

What do you think or my my clutter on the back left? I tried to make height with that area but failed to get my soil with rock line so that I could plant on top of my rocks. Any thoughts? Im ready to take the tank down again just looking for some tips.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 07:26 PM
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I thought the rock placement was pretty good, since you're starting over, I'd recommend adding something under the substrate to help gain height and hold it there. There are several ways if you search around you'll get more ideas but you can use eggcrate to build up certain areas, what I've done is fill some pantyhose with lava rock, that works too

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 10:53 PM
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I think it is pretty decent. The only thing I see, and it may just be the pictures, is that the rocks look like they were just set on top of the substrate, instead of buried in it like they would be in real life.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 11:18 PM
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Too much equipment. At least move it to the side, less in view.


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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-10-2013, 01:39 AM
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I second relocating equipment. I think I like this a lot, but I am easily distracted by shiny things, so I can't really tell.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-13-2013, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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Excuse the equipment being everywhere im def gonna be hiding it. Also hoping to get some glass lilly pipes soon.

Thanks for the feedback. I think my grass are greener and looking healthy so I think I may keep things the way they are now...
Also, do you guys think its do able to get a moss tree over the carpet?
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