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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-13-2009, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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Help me aquascape! :-)

Hello everyone, I'm needing some input on my aquascaping. I just got some plants from fellow members. Thanks amp and nerdyjon!! So, heres some pics as of yesterday and my idea so far. Please pet me know what you all think, good and bad.
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edit: the pics aren't showing for me, so if they don't show for you, you can view them here,
http://s326.photobucket.com/albums/k409/candicelee356/

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-13-2009, 05:36 PM
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Looks great!

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Thanks Strick! No critiquing for me? lol.

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Looks good but probably removing the background will make it look better and make the real plants stand out... Either paint it with plain black or none... Just my 2 cents...
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I don't click on outside links... couldn't you just use the [IMG] tags and post it that way so we can see the pictures without leaving TPT?
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I don't click on outside links... couldn't you just use the [IMG] tags and post it that way so we can see the pictures without leaving TPT?
Well that's the way I tried to post them? I used this, [img]link[/img]

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Looks good but probably removing the background will make it look better and make the real plants stand out... Either paint it with plain black or none... Just my 2 cents...
Thanks for the advise! I'm with you on this one!

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Use the actual IMG code link on your photobucket home page. It's a different URL than what you use to view the photo from within photobucket. Here's a visual aid for you:



Basically, you just copy that link that I've pointed an arrow at, then paste it right into your post here at the forums. It already has the [img] tag for you, so it's literally a straight copy and paste.
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Thanks Church!!!! I've edited the my post!

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Glad I could help.

It would be easier to critique with a straight-on FTS, but I'll give a try. It looks like it's off to a good start, and things just need to fill in more, as it seems fairly sparse here and there. But I definitely like the floaters, and I think you should try to feature them more, by either moving them to another area, or replanting the tall plants underneath them to another area.

Also, try to make sure that the taller plants stay in the back and the shorter plants stay up front, which goes a long way to providing depth for your aquascape. I like the MS Paint rendering, and if you use that as a guideline, I think your scape will turn out fantastic. It just takes some time to let the plants fill in, and see how they look next to their neighbors, and stuff like that.

Now give us a straight-on full tank shot!
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Glad I could help.

It would be easier to critique with a straight-on FTS, but I'll give a try. It looks like it's off to a good start, and things just need to fill in more, as it seems fairly sparse here and there. But I definitely like the floaters, and I think you should try to feature them more, by either moving them to another area, or replanting the tall plants underneath them to another area.

Also, try to make sure that the taller plants stay in the back and the shorter plants stay up front, which goes a long way to providing depth for your aquascape. I like the MS Paint rendering, and if you use that as a guideline, I think your scape will turn out fantastic. It just takes some time to let the plants fill in, and see how they look next to their neighbors, and stuff like that.

Now give us a straight-on full tank shot!

Thanks Church, in the pictures everthing is just planted where ever I could fit it in lol. I'll get a full tank shot up tonight some time! and I'll also update this thread once I get the tank scaped. I am planning to use the MS paint as a guidline! Thanks again!

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FTS's

Here's the FTS I promised, the first one is with flash the second is without. These are the before shots. I plan to do my 'scaping this weekend!



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yea definitely get a solid color background. I got a role of the cheap black plastic like table cloth covering. Then just cut it to fit the tank glass and tape it. The role is enough to cover many many many tanks lol. The current one makes the tank look super cluttered. I like how you have the hanging roots though. Looks awesome.
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Thanks nismo tetra, I plan to eventully get a solid background.

Here's some pictures of my newly aquascaped tank! Woo Hoo!

Tell me what ya think!

Full tank shot with flash


Full tank shot with flash 2


Full tank shot with no flash


View from the left side

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more pictures

Left side of tank


Center of tank


Right side of tank


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