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12-04-2007 04:28 AM
Oqsy Ok, been really busy but have added quite a bit of wood to the tank, angels and discus are best friends, and i have about 80 billion baby platies. will post pic of progress soon
06-22-2007 05:57 AM
new pic

new pic
10-06-2006 03:44 PM
fresh_lynny Ogsy...looking good!!!
I love the color contrast and composition. Very artistic. How happy are those kribs!
10-06-2006 02:20 PM
Lil Pun Wow, that looks better than the previous pics I have seen. Hopefully when I set my new tank up it can look this good.
10-06-2006 09:18 AM
Y0uH0 I simple love the right side of the tank, as well as how the blue in the fishes actually compliment the scape.
10-06-2006 05:09 AM
Oqsy two more pics, neither of them spectacular, but the glosso is finally starting to grow... (a little) I wish I could get a good macro of a keyhole. Beautiful fish, but hard to capture on film.

09-24-2006 05:42 PM
Oqsy yeah, i'm still working on that one... it's actually 2 pieces, one lying flat on its side in front of the other which is standing up. the one on its side is being used to help make a "terrace" for the lobeliaso that maintaining the triangle is easier and more seamless. I've considered just taking out the other driftwood, but I'm going to try a few more configurations first. that piece is totally hollow and I hate to evict my plecos that consider it home. i'll keep working on it.

09-24-2006 12:28 PM
scolley Hmm... maybe that's why I like it. But I really DO like the piece on the right, and how you are working the plants in. The piece on the left though is going to present some challenges, at least in that vertical orientation.
09-24-2006 05:14 AM
Oqsy oh yeah... i picked up that piece of driftwood simply because it reminded me of the weight and proportions of your cypress tank (RIP Alien Buddha)
09-24-2006 05:09 AM

kribs cruising around for snacks...

steve: thanks for your input now you can see what I was talking about in my "nature aquarium vs. dutch" thread. i've got some great wood, but I keep leaning towards dutch ordered plantings... i think i'll let this one grow in a while and then see what lessons I can learn from it. I've never had what I considered a "successful" aquascape, but this one might get me there with some more time and work (even if it isn't the style I'm most interested in).

09-23-2006 11:51 PM
Originally Posted by Oqsy View Post
i know this scape isn't anything new or dramatic, but I thought it was worth an update.
I've got to disagree Oqsy. I've not seen pics of your tank with this new driftwood arrangement, and IMO it IS pretty dramatic! I really like how you are incorporating the plants in with the piece on the right. And I'm anxious to see how you are going to fully incorporate the piece on the left. Or will it remain a dramatic vertical visual element, as it is now?
09-23-2006 06:48 AM
Y0uH0 The shot isn't that clear but from what i can make out,it looks good=). great job on the triangular layout as well.
09-23-2006 05:17 AM

here's an updated shot with at least the new direction of the tank visible.. a simple triangle with l. cuba, l. brevipes, driftwood, ammania bonsai, and l. cardinalis making the outline. other plants include glosso (filling in), hottonia palustris, and some ferns on coconut shells on far left (for krib breeding, will be removed eventually as they totally ruin the flow of the scape). this pic WAS retouched using photoshop to remove glare from lights, edges of tank, and equipment, but all aspects of the scape are as they appear. a school of 25 neons now inhabit the tank, which is a vast improvement over the mish-mash of schooling tetras that were in the first lineup for this tank. the goal is for the lobelia cardinalis to fill in around the driftwood on the left, glosso to cover all visible substrate, the l. brevipes to fill in better on the left side of the big dw, and the ammania bonsai to go nuts. we'll see how it all works out. oh, if you look closely, you can see the edge of a brick used to anchor the big driftwood. once the bonsai and brevipes get full, that should no longer be visible. i know this scape isn't anything new or dramatic, but I thought it was worth an update.

07-23-2006 07:09 AM
Oqsy thanks a lot
07-23-2006 05:59 AM
agdavis great tank
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