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04-14-2012 06:17 AM
GoldenTetra Is it possible to establish good growth with a carpet plant without CO2? I like the idea of a carpet plant too because I don't like my substrate anymore. The rocks I'm leaning towards keeping, I really like the way they contrast with the anubias and my Kribs lay their eggs under them (not that they need to be laying anymore little floozies). Any suggestions for carpeting plants? Oh and I agree about the swords, I'm going to move the one closest to the left hand side of the tank to the back of the wood, but the filter is there, fingers crossed it doesn't take too much of a beating.
04-13-2012 03:50 PM
dasob85 Nice tank! its coming along well, and I know I'm a bit late to the party but good job getting rid of the nasty green rocks in the beginning.

Edit: I second the carpet plant idea
04-13-2012 02:58 PM
mattrt09 IMO you should just lose the rocks on the right and put plants in place, a plant that will fill the back wall all the way across or carpet like cable guy said
04-13-2012 02:06 PM
thesawguy I think the amazon swords shouldn't flank the Drift Wood, maybe one could go behind or on the other side. You now have a bunch of room for more plants, maybe some crypts. Would you consider trying a straight line in the substrate along the front?
04-13-2012 01:28 PM
cableguy69846 It needs a carpet plant of some sort.
04-13-2012 03:43 AM
GoldenTetra ?
04-12-2012 02:04 AM
GoldenTetra Anyone have any ideas as to what I can add to make it look a bit better? Its missing something!
04-11-2012 02:55 AM
GoldenTetra So, I did it! I moved the wood. I'm not completely sold on the scape now, maybe someone can tell me what its missing?
It went from this:

What a sloppy looking mess, the plant growth has been amazing and I've had to trim it back time and time again, but the execution of the scape before was piss poorly done... I just didn't want to admit to my design failure lol.

This is where its at now:

(Needed to be topped up at the time the picture was taken) Like I said its missing something, maybe two long and skinny sticks poking out from the driftwood? I'm not sure?... Also, I think it probably could use another anubia with the rocks. Opinions appreciated!
12-13-2011 07:39 PM
GoldenTetra Ok I HAVE to post an updated pic. We didn't move the wood and probably wont because the fish seem to be doing really well and so do the plants. We have a bit of an algae outbreak but have added some otos to take care of it and have cut back on the time that the lights are on. I can't believe the difference since my last post!!



We're still fighting the tannins. We're doing a water change tonight hence the reason it needs topping up, might as well kill two birds with one stone lol. I wanted to post this pic now though because we're going to be trimming the plants.

Also, as I mentioned, we've added 5 otos (plan to add 5 more) as well as two kribs which appear to be making a cave. They're a big part of the reason why I wont be moving the wood.
12-12-2011 09:29 PM
kamikazi your tank is looking great, I'd go with moving the wood as well.
11-07-2011 09:29 PM
GoldenTetra hhmmm i talked with my husband about it, and I think we may end up moving the wood lol, I'm REALLY not looking forward to it though :p
11-06-2011 07:38 PM
green_valley
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I agree w/green. rule of thirds
Yup.
11-06-2011 07:37 PM
green_valley
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Thx for the input guys I may move it one day, but the piece is so big that I don't know if I could move it to a place that will look good. I think the piece is too far back personnally. It might look good angled a bit to... when i get brave enough i'll play with it to see lol. Would've been a little easier if the plants weren't already in, plus i don't want to stress my fish, they really seem to enjoy the setup.
Don't listen to us aquascaping fanatics Specially me. Hahaha, I am picky about it. I am so picky that I would just get empty tank and play around with scaping for hours I am addicted to it. To me it's more like art

So back to your "Moving it" one day. That's why I said, I don't know how long have you had this. If it's not too long, I would move it soon. That way, the plants haven't been established and easier to move around if you're still in beginning stage.

It's just my opinion. It's all your decision.
11-06-2011 03:03 PM
cableguy69846
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Thx for the input guys I may move it one day, but the piece is so big that I don't know if I could move it to a place that will look good. I think the piece is too far back personnally. It might look good angled a bit to... when i get brave enough i'll play with it to see lol. Would've been a little easier if the plants weren't already in, plus i don't want to stress my fish, they really seem to enjoy the setup.
Maybe instead of moving the wood, you can put some taller plants on one side, and keep the other side short. That may accomplish the same thing as moving the DW.
11-06-2011 03:00 PM
GoldenTetra Thx for the input guys I may move it one day, but the piece is so big that I don't know if I could move it to a place that will look good. I think the piece is too far back personnally. It might look good angled a bit to... when i get brave enough i'll play with it to see lol. Would've been a little easier if the plants weren't already in, plus i don't want to stress my fish, they really seem to enjoy the setup.
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