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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-05-2014, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Hi my first attempt Aquascape

Hi i am having a go at aquascaping my Juwel trigon 190 corner tank. I have had fish for 10 years but never had much thought of aquascaping until a month ago i saw some beautiful aquascaped tanks which got me thinking. I want a aquascape/planted aquarium if possible.

At the moment i am hardscaping my tank but i driving me insane. i could do with a second opinion if it even resembles a aquascape. All these golden ratio etc are confusing me a little and with it being a corner tank i think its making it difficult.

This is my tank currently after today scaping.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-05-2014, 09:53 PM
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I like your hardscape placement.
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Looks pretty good Seems it just needs some time to grow in. Maybe a few smaller rocks/driftwood at the edges of the tank? Might help break it up a little.
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Yeah middle looks a little bare but over time with some plant growth that will look amazing!!!




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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-06-2014, 12:29 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the comments, i am planning on getting more plants soon. Its a low tech tank no Co2 so was think anabuis nana for some of the rocks, more moss maybe the flame type already got weeping moss on the redmoor. Elatine hydropiper ( unsure if it will grow in my tank ) and some vallisneria for the background and hopefully some more plants.

Black background also, i did have black bin liners as a temp but the reflection was really bad, will it do the same with the normal vinyl stuff?

I am think of also graveling all of it but for a sand path down the middle front to back.

Pity the photos dont do the Rocks any justice. they have great texture. Maple leaf rock if anyone interested
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I like it also! I think it will look better when then plants have grown in!
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-07-2014, 02:29 AM
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Good placement. That tank will give you a lot of options to fill in with greenery.

What do you have for light? Filters?

Time for more plants!
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Hi the tank is bob standard from when i bought it. The filter is - bioflow 3.0 with a 600 pump. The lights are 2x28 watt T5 lights so i think it comes under the low tech bracket. I was think of trying some reflectors for the lights do they make a big difference?

I have ordered some more weeping moss and 2 anubias nana for now.
I did a bit more yesterday, made like a path up the middle and added some gravel bottom left, but i am a bit unsure about the colour dont know if i should of tryed a dark brown or black.

ignore the floating anubias and java fern i dont know what to do with them yet.
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Not being critical, just wondering because that water looks yellow-ish. Could be the white setting on your camera.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-07-2014, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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Not being critical, just wondering because that water looks yellow-ish. Could be the white setting on your camera.
Its the camera it ancient now, and the back of the tank on the outside needs cleaning again
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The hardscape is excellent!
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-22-2014, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Update

I added more plants now . painted the background just needs patching up.

Just waiting for some Java fern Trident for the rocks and probably one more plant which i not quite decided on yet. Then wait for it to grow

Might get some cherry shrimp as well getting more algae growth every since a took my plec back.
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Nice hardscape! Love how branchy that tree is. Some moss on that would look nice
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-26-2014, 10:12 PM
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thats a great piece of driftwood
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-26-2014, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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thats a great piece of driftwood
Thanks the wood is called Redmoor it was bigger piece but i been cut bits off and glued ( aquarium safe glue ) some of it back onto the wood, most of the section on the left is all glued on. Cost be a fair bit as well 65 which is about $110.

It took months for it to sink and it tainted my water brown even after submerging and boiling it for ages .

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