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09-26-2012 05:46 AM
Pink_Hat I like this picture as a jumping off point.
09-25-2012 09:43 PM
Pink_Hat I have been looking at inspiration pictures and feeling very disgruntled. I didn't think my huge castle was going to fit with the plants. Then I had an idea.

I am going to make it an Enchanted Forest. Now I am excited.
09-25-2012 05:08 PM
I need a plan

I think I will start planning with the Castle on the right. That way I have more room to work with plants.
09-25-2012 03:14 AM
Originally Posted by Knotyoureality View Post
That's a great piece. The only thing I'd recommend is moving it more off center to give better visual flow to tank. Think of all the best movie shots of castles; the ones that grab are where you have a long view *ending* with the castle. Open areas on both sides diminishes the impact.
YES! like this!!!
09-25-2012 01:20 AM
Originally Posted by Unkillable Cat View Post
I love the perfect dream feel to it. The colours blend perfectly for the kind of thing you would expect to see in some kind of fantasy utopia.
Thank you. I have a daycare, so I wanted a fantasy sort of feel. Something to spark imagination.
09-25-2012 01:19 AM
Originally Posted by stevenjohn21 View Post
Great castle ! I agree with the above poster .... You could make a "hill" at the back right corner and place it on top and have a carpet plant coming down the hill .
Love that idea. Might have to move the heater.
09-25-2012 01:18 AM

She is seriously beautiful. She was should have been short finned, but is a sailfin. She is midnight black and so healthy now that she is getting closer to full size.

I am so hoping for lovely Midnight Black babies from her

Did I mention how hard it is to photograph moving black fish with a point and shoot camera?
09-25-2012 01:15 AM
Forgot the photo

Sorry I meant to add this.
09-25-2012 01:14 AM
The Male

Such a show off. He swims REALLY fast and is impossible to photograph with my camera.
09-25-2012 01:12 AM
The Middle sized Female

I have a soft spot for this one. She was sick and I nursed her back to life. She tends to get constipated, so I feed her lots of veg. It is very amusing to see how excited she gets about peas. If I look at the glass she comes up and greats me.
09-25-2012 01:10 AM

Our little 1cm baby has really grown. She is about 3cm now.
09-24-2012 11:15 PM
Unkillable Cat I love the perfect dream feel to it. The colours blend perfectly for the kind of thing you would expect to see in some kind of fantasy utopia.
09-24-2012 11:03 PM
End September

I LOVE having an aquarium. I am enjoying the fish and the live plants. I am not finding the aquarium to be a bother at all. In fact, I find caring for the tank relaxing.

The problem is that now I have discovered this forum. Aquascaping is amazing and you are all very inspiring. The question is now what?

Yup, I am that person that just put the live plants in gravel.

I really like the idea of a hill on the right hand side. I also think plants growing on driftwood add so much to the overall look. Even if it's just a smaller driftwood piece. (Next tank will have a root for sure )

The castle is comes in two parts, so it's easier to move. It can be turned around, so the back faces outwards as well. I will try to add more current photos tonight.
09-24-2012 10:51 PM
Then we added Black Mollys

We bought 1 male and 2 female Mollys. We ended up having a 1 cm baby female tag along as well.

It turned out that the one female is much older than the others. She has grown beautifully, but is a bit of a bully.

We have had a lot of fun raising the baby and she is now in the safely in the main tank.

This is about the same time I discovered that our plants had brought snails into the tank.
09-24-2012 10:44 PM
Our first 3 fish

These poor little guys were so small in the big tank. They must have liked it, because they exhibited mating behaviour on Day 1. On Day 2 they spawned.

I had no idea what to do. I managed to hatch some eggs and they lived for a few days. Next time hopefully I have more knowledge to help them survive.
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