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Old 07-11-2009, 01:51 AM   #16
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mmmmm, yeah.
Let's get back on track


I would swap out the substrate too if you can to something finer.
The larger course gravel makes your tank look small. Watch the size of your rocks and plants too. Too big and it looks crowed and makes you tank look small even though it's relatively small.
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:44 PM   #17
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Getting a load of matching rocks through the week to play around with this weekend. I don't know about swapping substrate out though, I don't have another tank I can put the fish in.

Plus at the end of the day, I'm not looking to enter AGA or anything. I've not got the ability to grow a stunning tank like most of the forum seem to have.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:49 PM   #18
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maybe its me and my crappy city water but i think planted tanks either fail or flourish. if you want to go low tech the skill required to balance everything takes time to learn, which is usually picked up on through fighting algae, trimming plants, etc. and again, this is probably me being wishful, but i'm hoping the high tech quality looking tank is actually easier to achieve once all the pricey equipment has been brought in. i'd like to hear others opinion on that.
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Old 07-18-2009, 05:05 PM   #19
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Well this is the 3rd look of the tank. Personally I'm quite pleased, plants can be moved depending on their growth etc, but for the time being I like it.

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yea looks good for now. let the plants grow in and get a feel for it. if its me, i'd add a weave of drift wood in the center. the way those guppies swim would look cool in the branches. in open water they look lost.
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yea looks good for now. let the plants grow in and get a feel for it. if its me, i'd add a weave of drift wood in the center. the way those guppies swim would look cool in the branches. in open water they look lost.
A few people have mentioned driftwood, I just don't feel it ATM. Maybe I'll change my mind in the future when it grows out.
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