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Old 08-20-2004, 05:15 AM   #1
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Office show tank....


Photos of the office tank.... Feedback is welcomed! Thanks for looking

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Opal (front, bottom, center):





More photos of tank in gallery: http://www.goldfishparadise.com/album/gallery/album104
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Old 08-20-2004, 07:12 PM   #2
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Good start with some healthy plants :-)

What poeple will most likely do is tell you to put more selections of plants in there. Your existing plants make god background plants, but you'll need some foreground ones that don't grow as high to help break things up, and lead your eye into the tank, instead of having a wall of them up front.
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Old 08-20-2004, 08:59 PM   #3
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told you my opinons on your tank so many times(other site ppl).... those plants shouldn't be in the foreground at all... you should get better lights, lsoe the deco in the back, and lose the UGF too..
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Old 08-20-2004, 10:22 PM   #4
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Not interested in multi species plant tank... These plants do well and achieve the effect I'm looking for. They're also not in the foreground.... This tank has specific requirements due to the residents housed in it. I don't want a rainbow salad look, nor is it in the best interest of the residents and especially not most plants.

There is no reason to lose the UGF and the lighting is ~2 watts per gallon. If the plants are doing well -- doubling in size weekly -- I don't understand why you'd suggest such changes The plants aren't root feeders at all so the UGF wouldn't get in the way (even root feeders in my other tank do extremely well with a UGF), not to mention they are low - medium light plants. I guess some just suggest change for the sake of change?

Anyway... Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 08-20-2004, 10:22 PM   #5
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Only one thing to say "Aqua Jungle". Where's the aquascape!!! But on the other side of things the plants seem to be growing very well!!!
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Old 08-20-2004, 11:08 PM   #6
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EXACTLY^^^^^^^^^

the people on GFP (golfgish forum) think her tank's great and go gaga over it

"Mess of plants tangled into eachother" " needs a SEVER trimming" "looks like a hunk of plant that you can't see anythign past it" " why does she even call those things "show tanks ". All of this was said there in PM's because of they'd say it in the forum she'd bite their heads off like she always does. Those were all said by members... (all diferent people said each comment)

Sure her plants grow bu whats the point ... you can't see half of them.
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Old 08-20-2004, 11:54 PM   #7
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Plants look they're growing well

Since you asked for opinions, my two cents would be to at least get rid of that "bridge" thing and get some natural looking gravel.

I guess it all depends on the type of look you're after...
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Old 08-21-2004, 12:25 AM   #8
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nice plant growth, but how could you like a tank thats just green? I mean come one theres no good feeling about this tank, it don't even look good. What kind of effect was you looking to acheive?
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Old 08-21-2004, 12:27 AM   #9
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Also in my 55 gallon I am doing a photo journal, I dont like tanks wtih 80 differnt plant species either, i have now only 2 differnt species, but waiting to get better lights before I get the 3rd and final species of plant.
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Old 08-21-2004, 08:47 AM   #10
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I don't get it.

The plants look healthy.
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Old 08-21-2004, 01:26 PM   #11
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plants are nice and healthy, no algae problems that I can see....if that's the look you're going for looks great! I wouldn't change a thing regarding setup.

Keep in mind the members on this forum tend to be into aquascaping, with a goal of mixing several types of plants in a pleasing, artistic way. Opinions and suggestions will be skewed towards that. Trying to keep in mind that you're looking for a different effect, I think you're doing well with what you're trying to accomplish.

When people say you've got plants in the foreground - look at the front of your tank. You have a bunch of plants that are planted right in front that grow all the way to the top. No way of seeing anything behind them. If you want to keep the same plants in the tank, have you considered trimming the plants in the front so that they stay lower, allowing a viewer to see what's in the back? That bottom picture, all I can see looking from the front is the first few plants.

At the very least it's worth a try. With the way your plants are doubling, if you don't like it in a couple of weeks you'll have your old look right back
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Just a suggestion, if you really like those plants and stuff, since the plants will grow back, what you can try to do is, cut the first 1/3 of the plants down to about 5" long, then the middle 1/3 of the tank cut them at about 10" long and then leave the back 1/3 alone....it will still look cool but have some depth to it.....try it out will ya?? Also if you dont like it, just let the plants grow and you will have your tank back to normal!
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