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04-25-2015 02:28 PM
andrewss ^ sounds like you have MTS :P
04-25-2015 02:06 PM
sadchevy There haven't been any changes on this tank lately. I'm still kicking around the idea of making it a built in. On other fronts, my kitchen tank is doing great. I also picked up a "FREE" 150g tall last week. I'm in the process of resealing it. It's going to be a challenge working with it's 30 inch height. My angels are going to love the extra height. I have an idea in my head to make a 12 foot long display setup with it flanked on each side by my 2 75g's, should be interesting if I can get it done. Also picked up a 30g long, not sure what to do with it yet, but it was another freebie.
02-09-2015 10:06 PM
sadchevy Thanks to all of you. My inspiration comes from watching your tanks evolve.
02-08-2015 11:26 PM
Jessica Looking great as it fills in! I love the addition of the driftwood.

I would consider adding more mid-level plants to break the wall of stems from the low foreground. That will add more dimension
02-01-2015 03:30 PM
sadchevy Thanks guys, I really appreciate the support. It's been a long slow journey getting to this point. Last pic is pretty much how it stands at the moment, will be doing some maintenance today, so hopefully will get a few better pics up later. Here in a month or so I am planning on pushing this tank back into the wall behind it, making it a built in. When that happens, I am planning to change the scape and lighting. I want more wood, probably go with more of a riverbank type look, branches hanging down in the water. Lower light plants like anubias, java fern, crypts with a overall subdued light with spotlighted areas as accents. That way I can still keep some of my higher light plants like S.repens. Any thoughts or additional suggestions/ideas would be appreciated as this is going to basically set me back to square one.
01-31-2015 08:07 PM
tylergvolk The plants in your tank are really filling in nicely. I'd love to see more pictures of the tank as it stands today. keep up the good work.
01-26-2015 11:30 PM
rustbucket oh pretty! I like how the plants come across the back and around both sides tall, and the middle is nicely filled in. I can't seem to get that look right myself.

Your pleco is a beauty, I have a couple females which I love, but now I am growing out a few of their babies and really hoping to get a male.
01-25-2015 08:53 PM
sadchevy Didn't realize it's been so long since I updated this. The tank is chugging along great. Lost a couple rams to old age, added a Bristlenose. Plants are growing at a steady rate.
04-19-2014 02:32 PM
sadchevy Still chugging along. I need to fill in the background with some more stems. Probably should start dosing some ferts, my rotala hasn't been growing as fast or as full since trimming. This tank over the summer is going to get pushed back into the wall behind it. Well at least that is the plan.
04-14-2014 01:02 AM
Getcusome looks great!! other half's wood was awesome, just maybe shifted away from center. or chop it up and stack. just throwing out ideas. or i'll take the wood! otherwise the growth and plant placement is really well done.
04-13-2014 08:36 AM
lamiskool peninsula esk scapes are fairly easy to do and make it great at viewing from three angles!
04-13-2014 02:29 AM
sadchevy I got wood!!!!!!!!! I also trimmed and replanted, added 3 pearl gouramis. In addition to the work on the 125g, I setup a new 75g in the kitchen as sort of a room divider. It's going to be a challenge to come up with a pleasing scape viewable from three sides.
02-15-2014 03:37 PM
sadchevy The tanks community hasn't grown much. Last added was a chocolate BN.

as of now the list looks like this:
1-GBR male
4-Bolivian (males I think)
4-Phantom tetras all males (looking to get a dozen females)
4-peppered corys
2-bronze corys
12-14- cherry barbs (2 males 12 females)

As for the stem growth, it's been a trim and replant thing. I only have basically 2 stem types in there and both are easy to work with. I wish my cabomba would have done better as it made a good contrast with leaf shapes. The S.Repens has done exceptionally well, as has the A.Reineckii. My crypta are spreading slow but steady.
02-15-2014 03:32 PM
horsedude Looks really good! I think with more of a thicker background and middle ground it should look awesome!
good luck...
02-15-2014 03:30 PM
KatherineL It looks really nice. Love your curtain of stems there. Can't believe you got enough growth to cover the back of the entire 125 without co2!

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