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Old 12-23-2012, 03:29 AM   #106
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Planted more plants tonight and I have a nice big piece of driftwood soaking in a bucket.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:05 PM   #107
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Changed the water in the bucket it was very brown I'm glad I soaked this first.

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Old 12-23-2012, 08:51 PM   #108
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Oh okay I'll get a nice piece of drift wood and grow moss on it. Give me some ideas please?
Did you decide on which moss to use? I'm a huge fan of flame or mini rose moss.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:59 PM   #109
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I'm not sure yet oh wait I have a little flame moss in my tank I'll use that.
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:12 AM   #110
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Last week


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More plants tonight driftwood is going in that big area on the left side
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:47 AM   #111
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:49 AM   #112
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It's coming along nicely! The betta is beautiful!
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:55 AM   #113
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Hey thanks. I'm going to put that big piece of driftwood on the right side if I can get it to sink.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:14 AM   #114
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I'm going to re scape my tank tomorrow. Any Ideas on moving stuff around?
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I could not get the driftwood to sink or look good in my tank so I'm not going to use it. Moved plants and stuff around also wife picked me up this magazine looks like a good read.









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Old 12-30-2012, 05:25 AM   #116
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That is a big piece of driftwood so I'd soak it for another couple weeks. Or you could anchor it down somehow ( attach a rock on teh bottom or something). Try to get the scape look more natural is my 2 cents
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Thanks. I been soaking it for 2 weeks now.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:28 AM   #118
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IMO, I would remove the figurine thing you have going, and add the piece of wood. Sporadically lay out the small stone pieces, not in a fashion that looks like layed cobble stone. - It will help with gettinng your scene a little more natural.

Also, get a few more plants, like a fair few more, as I didnt really notice much difference in the over all scheme of things. A few more chnages and I think you will be wqell underway!

Good luck.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:22 PM   #119
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I'm still not happy with the scape of my tank. I'm going to move stuff around again maybe I can figure something out to keep the piece of wood down.
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I kind of moved some stuff around but not too much. I'm still not happy with it yet. That magazine is pretty good it has tons of info if your just starting out with this hobby. uploading a small video of my tank now.



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