Tank pictures during setup - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-08-2004, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
TeeItUp's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Mount Vernon, Ohio
Posts: 493
I am having such a hard time placing driftwood in my 55 gallon tank. (layout is not my forte) Tanks always look so much nicer after the plants are in. Are there any good online pictures of setups where you can see the tank before the plants go in?

I have one large piece 12x12x12 (root like) and two branch type 3 dia x 15 long. Is that too much?
TeeItUp is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-08-2004, 02:54 PM
Algae Grower
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: San Antonio Texas
Posts: 69
dont know of any picture links but maybe you could arrange the
three pieces so they fit together and form on giant fallen log.
or you could place pieces in the corners to give a banked look.

i like to place focal points in the tank a little bit off center to give the tank the illusion of more depth. also areas that arent planted or sparesly planted give this appearance too. when youre placing the wood remember what plants you want in which areas and how they will look against and/or in front of the wood. try to keep the wood visible as it breaks up the landscape.

good luck with your tank. looking forward to some finished photos.
tanganyikandoug is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-09-2004, 02:57 AM
Planted Tank Guru
m.lemay's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Naugatuck, CT.
Posts: 2,647
In the photo section there's a lot of pics of tanks as they progress. Unfortunately I can't couldn't tell you which posts have those pis, so poke around in the photo section.

Here's a few pointers.
Stay awy from trying to make the tank look symetrical. If that larger piece is going to be your focal point don't put it in dead center, put it off center. The magic ratio is 1.6 to 1. So if you take that 4 ft tank and put that large piece somewhere between 2 feet and 1 foot from one side you'll be getting warmer. Experiment with it. Avoid symetry. Make it look natural. Thats about all I can tell ya. The rest is up to your own creativity.



75 gal heavily planted,50/50 Black beauty,Eco-complete substrate, Pressurised CO2 with solenoid, ph controller, AB Reactor 1000, 330 watts 9325K GE PC lighting,Ehiem Liquidoser, 2-Filstar xp3 canisters.
m.lemay is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-10-2004, 01:42 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
rumples riot's Avatar
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Blackwood South Australia
Posts: 644
The early set up of my tnak had wood, so you might want to llok at my tank in the photo album section.


Eheim Pimp Club member #3: Scribe to the Eheim Pimp Club

90 gallon, CO2 dupla injection, Dupla substrate heating, Dupla Laterite with iron stone substrate, Aquastarlight future 3 x 150 metal Halides, Eheim 2026 pro2's and heavily planted with Discus
rumples riot is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FREE 25gal Hex Tank! Salvagable?? (Many Pictures) cich General Planted Tank Discussion 37 05-05-2004 12:27 AM
The Potential Importance of Tank Depth on Light Attenuation Splash Lighting 25 03-26-2004 07:41 PM
Newly setup 90 gal planted tank fatalities Aquaman General Planted Tank Discussion 10 02-23-2004 01:19 PM
Need advice on tank setup Sonic General Planted Tank Discussion 6 01-24-2004 01:54 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome