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Waters 01-22-2013 05:03 PM

My planted 26g bowfront
 
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Please post suggestions or comments...always looking to improve.

CoffeeLove 01-22-2013 05:05 PM

Very well done!

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A.D.D.i.c.t. 01-22-2013 05:19 PM

Looking good!

the addiction continues...

Waters 01-22-2013 09:14 PM

Thanks guys.....it is hard to believe there are 9 fish in there...everybody is hiding lol.

Hurley427 01-22-2013 09:27 PM

Beautiful

blue1delta 01-27-2013 01:05 AM

looks really nice!

plantedtankfan 01-27-2013 01:34 AM

You should add a red specie of plant as the center piece.

Waters 01-27-2013 11:56 PM

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Originally Posted by plantedtankfan (Post 2362058)
You should add a red specie of plant as the center piece.

I would like to but I don't think my lighting is strong enough to sustain one. The plants in the front (Lobelia cardinalis) were actually partially red when I planted them....due to the lack of sufficient lighting they all turned green. Are there any red plants that don't need high intensity lighting?

Chrisinator 01-27-2013 11:58 PM

Very clean!

A tiger lotus doesn't really need light more than nutrients, and it woudl ook awesome!

mitchfish9 01-28-2013 12:50 AM

I have the same tank, kind of difficult to aquascape... but you did a great job!!

bluestems 01-28-2013 03:27 AM

It looks really nice! I agree that a dwarf Tiger Lotus would be a nice addition, maybe in the little cove created by the stump on the right side of the tank? The extra lobelia there could be moved to the far left side. :)

Waters 01-28-2013 12:48 PM

Again, thanks for the compliments and suggestions. I will look into the Dwarf Tiger Lotus.....I haven't seen them at my LFS so I may have to purchase online.

I3raven 01-30-2013 11:02 PM

Really love it, but if I had to change something, I would add something like Flame Moss to the piece of wood. I would also add more of a diversity of plants. You should try cryptocoryne species and something slightly red like Rotala Indica. I think that would make your tank "pop". But, really it's fine as it is.

LopezTheHero 01-31-2013 01:03 AM

Really good looking tank. Love the plants. I had a 16G bowfront, but have upgraded to a 20G High. What's your opinion on the bowfront?

Waters 01-31-2013 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by LopezTheHero (Post 2402538)
Really good looking tank. Love the plants. I had a 16G bowfront, but have upgraded to a 20G High. What's your opinion on the bowfront?

Actually I am on the fence regarding the bowfront. I custom built the canopy which ended up being more difficult then it should have been due to the curve. It is also much harder to fit multiple lighting units due to the bow. That being said, I think they look good when everything is finally set up. I had a smaller cylinder tank that I absolutely hated due to the viewing distortion. I was worried about that with the bowfront but it is pretty clear looking through the front.


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