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Old 06-29-2012, 06:03 AM   #1
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ADA 60F, Pointy Leaves


Sups!

This is going to be my first journal post at planted tank.
Here is a picture below



As you can see i'm doing DSM.
I've always had fail planted aquarium for the last few years. After trials and errors, and research... i'm hoping that i'm going to do this one good.

I am still lacking skills in Iwagumi layout, but i'll have plenty of practice! I'm hoping once the plants fill in, they will make up the horrible stone placements.

If you want to, you can take a look at the video of me scaping the 60F!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oqzjGqxV_g

any comments are welcome. enjoy!
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:52 PM   #2
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Great start, Your stone placements are very good for a beginner. There is a focal point (right) something that provides tension (middle) and the other stuff on the left completes the scape.

One comment about your DSM, take out all the excess water in the front. All you need to do is keep the tank moist. There is no need to have standing water in the tank.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:54 PM   #3
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Great start, Your stone placements are very good for a beginner. There is a focal point (right) something that provides tension (middle) and the other stuff on the left completes the scape.

One comment about your DSM, take out all the excess water in the front. All you need to do is keep the tank moist. There is no need to have standing water in the tank.

thanks for the comment! about the water.. yea it somehow went up as i put stones in there, so weird. i'm eventually going to get them out

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Old 06-30-2012, 04:28 AM   #4
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nice layout. If i were you, I'd try and raise that big stone just a tiny bit so it looks a little more dominant. What's that plant in the foreground? I hope it's not riccia... if it is, then i hope it's tied down to something.

Are you planning something for the background/midground sections?
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:07 AM   #5
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nice layout. If i were you, I'd try and raise that big stone just a tiny bit so it looks a little more dominant. What's that plant in the foreground? I hope it's not riccia... if it is, then i hope it's tied down to something.

Are you planning something for the background/midground sections?
thanks for the suggestion. i actually went ahead and made that slight change. good eye there. the foreground is UG. i don't plan to add any more plant species for this aquarium; i want to keep it simple as possible. if you havn't watched, check out the youtube video that i posted, you can see me where i planted the stauro sp at the back.

for your convenience, here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oqzjGqxV_g

again thanks for the suggestion!
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