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02-12-2013 10:19 PM
CPDzeke Update...
02-02-2013 12:56 AM
Switch Thanks Pug!! Hope the HC carpets nicely...
01-31-2013 02:47 AM
Pugman I think it looks good
01-31-2013 01:51 AM
CPDzeke Actually not a bad idea... (aquascaping noobish)(referring to me)
01-25-2013 03:13 AM
blue1delta could you take away the three smaller rocks?
01-25-2013 02:37 AM
CPDzeke Why you no angle big rock?
There, I broke the silence.
What about cycling?
01-24-2013 11:56 PM
Switch Is it so bad that people don't even want to say anything, so I don't get my feelings hurt?? Or just so boring that nobody even wants to bother??
Would prefer the harsh comment then the silence... C'mon guys... Few honest opinions please...Only way to improve right??
01-24-2013 02:44 AM
Switch Ok guys!!!!!

Finally received my plants and kind got them the way i initially planned. There were supposed to be some Tenellus, but they never arrived. Was informed later that they didnt have in stock and I was going to get refunded...Not happy At least they could have informed me before they pack the rest of them...Anyway... Got started with the HC and the Hairgrass. Really want to get something a little taller close to the back, except in the middle path. Also added a small rock on the left side as planned/suggested. As you can see, I also got some new friends... (the tank is cycled cause filter and half substrate came from previous pico...). No Microdevario kubotai in my LFS, but the Rummy noses seem like a good alternative... Let me know what u think guys...

01-21-2013 03:00 AM
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Originally Posted by fishboy199413 View Post
Microdevario kubotai?
The cutest little things!!! If I can find them they are since now my first choice!!!. Thanks dude!!
01-21-2013 02:50 AM
fishboy199413 If you have not decided on fish yet why not Microdevario kubotai? They look great and are some of the tightest schoolers around. I really like the tank but the left side like you said needs some tweaking. Keep up the good work.
01-21-2013 01:50 AM
Switch Hello m8!!
Thanks for stopping by...I'm kind of happy the way it looks on the right, but have to mess around with the left... Just not sure what to do really... I'm also quite happy with the "path" in the middle...My plants should arrive tomorrow, so before planting going to drain as much as possible and see if i can find a better way... Suggestions can't hurt, so feel free... Cheers
01-21-2013 01:38 AM
koumchev Hi, mate
you can bury some of the rocks if it too big in the substrate. The classical iwagumi has odd number of stones each has some name. For good balance and depth of the skape use the rule of thirds or the golden proportion. Where the biggest rock should be off the center and the second big rock it is "counterweight" in the scape is on the opposite side. the third supporting visually the first and s.o. http://www.thegreenmachineonline.com...s-introduction
Looking forward for update
Kind Regards
01-21-2013 12:14 AM
Switch Anyone with other species i should consider that will complement this kind of layout??
01-20-2013 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by CPDzeke View Post
It looks to be a low light tank, so a moss carpet.
Its a 60w, 40h and 35d in cm. The light is a 60cm dual bulb T5HO fixture, so i assume its in the medium to high light. The pictures are a bit modified... I'm really hoping its going to be good enough for HC, but time will tell!!

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Originally Posted by CPDzeke View Post
If it is nano, then use chili rasboras. I think the red looks good against a black background. If it is a bigger tank then you could use harlequins. I do prefer chilies.
I'm really inclined to go with the rasboras... Keep hearing how good and tight they school, and how active they are. Hope they have some in my LFS, which I'm planning to visit as soon as my tank is planted... (The plants should arrive tomorrow.) Never bought any fish online and to be honest I'm a bit worried about doing it... Any words?? Favour or against??
01-20-2013 10:25 PM
CPDzeke It looks to be a low light tank, so a moss carpet. Then maybe blyxa in the mid or background. If it is nano, then use chili rasboras. I think the red looks good against a black background. If it is a bigger tank then you could use harlequins. I do prefer chilies.
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