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08-06-2013 03:46 AM
Originally Posted by fishboy199413 View Post
Do you have any suggestions in mind for the scape? I never felt it looked natural either, but I didn't know what to do.
Well, what is the objective or the look you're looking for? I'm no expert in aquascaping, but I can give another perspective on a scape and I'll try to give constructive criticism. Keep us updated, I'll be happy to give feedback.
08-06-2013 03:01 AM
fishboy199413 Do you have any suggestions in mind for the scape? I never felt it looked natural either, but I didn't know what to do.
08-06-2013 02:51 AM
I3raven In my opinion, I think the scape is too symmetrical and centered. The driftwood and rocks seem to be pointing in every direction so it doesn't seem natural, and flow in the aquascape doesn't seem to exist. Try to position the driftwood in a certain direction, but not too tilted that it looks unatural. The rocks should be vary in very large to very small. They should also flow with the driftwood and "point" in a direction. Forming them in a circle shape around the driftwood seems unnatural and '"forced".
08-06-2013 02:05 AM
fishboy199413 Here are the pictures I promised.

The 55

I have been letting the microsword grow in so it looks empty plus the stem plants I have are not liking the non CO2 as my reg. is broken.

Now the 50 which I just rescaped but I need a little bit more substrate and some more plants to fill in the empty space. Also I need to tilt the piece of wood a bit forward.

Just after filling

Now after the water cleared up and with the fish added.

38 Gallon Tanganyikan

I also have some Sterbai cory fry I am currently raising.
08-05-2013 04:45 AM
fishboy199413 Wow thank you very much. I very much appreciate your comment and I am glad that you enjoy my threads. I promise to get some pics up soon. I do sort of change very quickly due to research, interests among other things. Thanks for you read.

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08-05-2013 01:34 AM
discuspaul Well, this thread has been going a long time - and it's still quite interesting.
fishboy, it seems you have moved along in the hobby in several different directions, at times, over the past 2 years, in a couple of different tanks, but you always seem to land very nicely on your feet, if I can put it that way, and you seem to succeed in doing it very well.

In any event, we're all interested in you continuing the flow of this thread by your showing us what the latest developments in your tanks are, with pics please.
So update us, as you said you would.
08-04-2013 11:12 PM
fishboy199413 Well the 55 is stocked and I will update it soon but,this post is about my 45 gallon which I just rescaped today. I cut the big piece of wood on the left in to three pieces. I will post pics soon. Also I changed some fish and I am getting some silver Angels to replace the one that were in tjere as I want them to look more wild. I wish I still had the large Angel which is my Avatar but it sadly choked on an Oto.

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03-22-2013 12:34 AM
10gallonplanted I like the tank! It will be like a jungle in the middle. Id suggest some vals to each side, but that is just me.
03-14-2013 10:16 PM
fishboy199413 Well I picked up 8 Otocinclus for the tank, but I may get more. I can't wait to get some Microdevario in here.
03-13-2013 11:43 PM
fishboy199413 Well I said I would update the thread with new pics and here they are. Also the new plants I got were Mayaca fluviatilis, Rotala sp. nanjenshan, and some more crypt balanese. I plan to stock the tank during the spring when I have a cance for a group order with a local club.

I plan to have more when the plants start to fill in and when I get my co2 setup. Thanks for looking.
03-13-2013 03:26 AM
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03-13-2013 02:03 AM
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03-12-2013 08:30 PM
fishboy199413 Well I received my plants yesterday and they look great.The tank is starting to look full except for the microsword. I will try and get some pictures up tomorrow as I have hockey practice tonight.
03-11-2013 01:50 AM
fishboy199413 Thank you. I am still waiting on some more plants and my co2 to be setup.
03-10-2013 07:53 PM
GMYukonon24s That's an interesting start up!
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