|06-26-2015 02:23 PM|
|AquaAurora||Above water view of the emersed plant growth on the driftwood please?|
|06-26-2015 03:11 AM|
|exv152||Very nice, you're aquascaping skills have come a long way if you look back on page one on this thread. Difference is night and day.|
|06-26-2015 02:32 AM|
So here it is, my rimless tank one month later.
What do we think of the background?
I kind of like the one without the background. I just have to find a way to lighten it up from the back side to eliminate that gradient effect.
|06-15-2015 12:38 AM|
I suspended the light from the ceiling and now I'm using three bulbs instead of two.
Here is full frontal.
|06-10-2015 02:19 AM|
I'm going to remove the background for now.
|06-08-2015 08:19 PM|
|AquaAurora||I personally like the black background on the 40g breeder.|
|06-08-2015 10:59 AM|
|Freemananana||I like black on the 40! As for the main tank, sad to see the algae issues. I found my moss had issues like that when it was under too high of light. My solution was moving it down, deeper, in the tank. I know that isn't plausible for you. Not really sure what to suggest aside from treating it or trimming.|
|06-08-2015 02:17 AM|
Here is my new 40b1
What do we think of the background?
Plain - no background or green wall
|06-01-2015 03:25 AM|
Well this is one of those updates where the after pic looks worse than the before pic. But, I can explain
Tank was coming down with BBA and moss needed a trim so I did what I do every ~6 months and that is a complete shave down to the bone. Some of you may have heard that once you put moss in the tank its very hard or next to impossible to get rid of. It's certainly the case in this tank.
Here are some of the before pics
Side view with Monte carlo carpet
You can see the BBA forming on the moss
Monte carlo closeup
My apistos are going at it again. NO eggs or free swimmers have been spotted - ever!!!!
Over the top view- Looks like one of the bulbs burned out.
Close up of moss and BBA
Full frontal before the trim
Here is the tank during the trim and right after marsilea removal on the right side.
And here is after.
Everything stripped down to the bone.
Looks pretty bad doesn't it. After few weeks its going to look brand spanking new and fresh. Sometimes you just have to hack the hell out of it in order to get consistent dense growth and that's what i'm doing here. All buces and stems plants (with an exception of one) have been moved over to my 40B1 tank. That tank is beginning to look pretty good too. The goal is to limit the plant variety and to maintain that uniform look across entire tank.
Tank will look awesome in few weeks, you will see!
|09-04-2014 11:50 PM|
Look at the first pic, one of the pushpins is holding the black wallpaper to the wall. I used the plastic ones with metal needle. They are easier to handle than the metal ones. It takes about two weeks for plants to attach themselves to a wood so after two weeks i remove the pins and throw them out as they will rust otherwise.
|09-04-2014 04:34 AM|
|Jalopy||This is a great idea!! Thanks for sharing.|
|09-04-2014 03:24 AM|
Fantastic looking tanks!
Push pins, huh? Just the little flat stainless steel ones?
I assume it roots into the wood and attaches itself so you can remove the pins?
...Excuse me while I go tack some hydro on my driftwood...
|09-04-2014 01:52 AM|
No problem lol. Now the vanity in me is forcing me to ask if you got the pushpin idea from? I did it a few years back to attach some fissidens and havent seen anyone else use them until now. A good alternative for those who dont want to use super glue
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|09-04-2014 12:12 AM|
|09-03-2014 06:51 PM|
|kwheeler91||Looks good! The OCD in me just wants to point out that that isnt hygro (hygrophila), but hydro (hydrocotyle) it is indeed.|
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