|03-18-2013 01:43 AM|
|Neatfish||Hey thanks for all the info guys. I'll post new updates in my other thread.|
|03-17-2013 12:28 PM|
go get yourself a low tech plant pack to really kick off and populate the tank. If you need some plants, i can probably pull a package for you. What other tank inhabitants are there?
Starting a tank off with higher plant density mitigates problems with algae while providing a buffer for making minor environmental adjustments. Its like this... with a low population in town, its hard to plot trends based on limited demographics. same concept in our tanks. There are plants used to determine various indicators such as low co2, low ferts, insufficient light, etc... while algae could often indicate an imbalance or excess of one of the forementioned. Also use things that help properly scale the tank to create the perception of a much larger tank. Part of the experience in this hobby is also feeling your way through these factors as well as stylizing. I think there's been some pretty pointed and helpful posts to date on your thread. I would only increase the photo period if you see the plants having issues such as melting, leaves dropping or turning yellow. Otherwise having a longer period may bring you into fighting algae which is a larger challenge.
|03-17-2013 11:02 AM|
|Alaskan Fishface||I agree, needs a focal point. That looks like a nice piece of DW. Soak it for a week or so till it sinks and maybe stick in the gravel at an angle, put your taller plant behind it and slightly off center. It is all a matter of taste.|
|03-17-2013 06:24 AM|
here is the piece of wood
|03-17-2013 06:17 AM|
|Neatfish||Didn't like it so I pulled out the twig. I have a big piece of driftwood but it don't sink. It's floating in the tank right now.|
|03-17-2013 06:13 AM|
|Mattymo92||looks like its just missing a hardscape... everything else looks nice though|
|03-17-2013 06:10 AM|
you need some rocks, or some driftwood. a few twigs isnt much of a focal point.
just look around this section of the forum and get ideas from others that post pics around here.
|03-17-2013 05:38 AM|
what you think now?
|03-02-2013 08:34 PM|
|Neatfish||Nice now I want a tank like that.|
|03-02-2013 03:51 PM|
|03-02-2013 06:08 AM|
|Neatfish||What focal point?|
|02-22-2013 07:33 PM|
|karce87||Your tank only needs a focal point to look good. That is what's missing from the picture that you can't seem to figure out.|
|02-22-2013 06:15 AM|
|Neatfish||I'm still not happy with it. I'm going to mess with it this weekend again.|
|02-10-2013 05:23 AM|
|Neatfish||Not sure if I could find any rocks.|
|02-10-2013 05:18 AM|
|Dx3Bash||Needs a piece of driftwood or a few large rocks. Something to create texture and a focal point. Plants are very random.|
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