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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Critique my 140 aquascape !

Well folks have at it,

Here are a few views of my 140, I had to drop a piece of blood worm in the corner to get the discus to get outa my way.

otherwise they crowd infront of the camera food begging

foreground is UG, its taking its sweet time growing, hopefully in a month or 2 I would have more






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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 05:45 PM
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Can't wait for the UG to fill in the foreground.

On the first pic the back right corner feels empty compared bushyness of the other 2/3rds of the tank.

Looks great though.

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Yes I agree,

Theres actually supposed to be a bush of Crypt Wendtii green gecko there, but apparently its not growing as quickly as I want it to be growing.

I dont think warm water affects crypts but its not doing its job, I may replace this plant with something else that has a roundish leaves

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Wow, great looking tank.
Btw, on the first pic, what are those bushy plants right below the discus?
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 09:00 PM
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The only thing I notice is the large clump of blyxa? on the left side in the first photo is very overpowering. If possible you might wanna thin it out a bit.

I really like the rocky hollow right in the middle.

Wabi Kusa is just an Aquascape Katamari
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-19-2008, 11:02 PM
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hahaha yes you right

actually I will be trimming tomorrow

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hahaha yes you right

actually I will be trimming tomorrow
Thats a good thing!

I was thinking if you pulled some of your red stems towards the foreground and making a "street" per say between your balyxa you could really add some pop to that area, then again you would have to move your tonias somewhere else or lessen their amount. (those are tonias right? I'm terrible at stem IDs)

But the tank looks wonderful regardless.

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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-22-2008, 01:10 AM
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I like it. I like the bare foreground. To me that seems to add a ton of depth vs. a planted foreground. Nice work on the back corner I need to show the wifey this when she gets home. We're working on plans for a 180g. Yours will be an example!!! kudos!
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I like it too. I like that it is not the same on both sides. 140=*sigh*
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-20-2009, 06:07 AM
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How many filters do you use and what kind are they? Love your tank and your fish by the way!

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post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-20-2009, 11:13 AM
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I like it too. I like that it is not the same on both sides.
Agreed, beautiful tank.
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thanks for the comment folks

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How many filters do you use and what kind are they? Love your tank and your fish by the way!
There are 2 filters on this tank, a micron filter magnum 350 and a regular canister filter.

As far as update goes, theres really not much to update other than things grew in more, sorry

but heres a pic of it as well


a night shot


and the top tier of the tank

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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-23-2009, 10:03 PM
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Personal preference really, but with Discus I would kind of expect some swords or longer, leafy plants. Otherwise, good job.

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