Wow really nice tank and stand. The carpet looks nice but the scape is not really attractive. I think you should try and play around with the wood to create a focal point! I curious about exactly what type of Rasboras do you have in the tank? I'm looking for some nice fish like that and I like how small they are.
Thanks for all the compliments guys, it really helps to keep me motivated!
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Hey Thief, I wouldn't go so far as to call the scape unattractive, but I certainly think it is lacking a little something and could use some extra drama. Honestly, when I set up the tank I thought the scape was a little too simple, and I looked for an additional piece of driftwood at the local aquarium shop, but I couldn't find anything small enough. Perhaps I will make a trip back to the swamp when the snow melts around here. At the moment I'm not really wanting to move things around in there too much because the plants are growing so well, but I'm sure in a couple weeks I'll want a new look.
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I curious about exactly what type of Rasboras do you have in the tank? I'm looking for some nice fish like that and I like how small they are.
Those are Exclamation Point Rasboras (boraras urophthalmoides). Great little fish for a nano tank, they stay super small and eat practically nil. I only really feed the shrimp and don't do anything for the rasboras but they're doing great!
I'm gonna have to disagree with Thief, I don't think the scape is unattractive, I really like it a lot, however, I do agree with you that maybe it needs a little something....I'm thinking maybe something with some character between the two "trees"? Another piece of DW perhaps, maybe a cool stone (though that might ruin the look of an ancient forest if it's not exactly the right stone) or maybe a nice bright red plant?
Perhaps even simply adding a black background would do the trick?
Thanks for letting me know I will go look around where I can get some. Also well as people seem disagree maybe my words were to strong. I think the tank just needed more frosting and pazaz to it! Anyways I think it would be a good idea to try and get some would that would maybe going the the middle of the tank.
New update 1-11, and the HC and dwarf Sag have really filled in a lot. I got a batch of 20 RCS about a month ago, and I'd estimate there are only about a dozen left. I get the feeling they are getting sucked into the filter - think I should put a sponge on the intake, or is that likely to cut down the water flow too much?
So I'm liking the aquascape a lot more now that the plants are nicely filled in - what do you all think? Should I still consider adding another branch or something in the middle or just leave it be?