I love it!
For practicalities sake however I agree that it would be far easier to essentially mirror that scape and slightly reduce the substrate level.
Very excited Amy! That is such an awesome start to this tank!
! I could feel that the design was impractical when doing it- but, kept right on adding more substrate.
Going to change direction of wood. I dont know why I didn't do that the first time around-- just didn't occur to me at the time like it is so obvious now.
The way I envisioned this design before doing it was that all these branches would, eventually, be covered in moss, There would be a steep decline ( made with rock) that would lead to an open area where I could view the shrimp. But, as you can see, this tank is too small to achieve this design and, at the same time, have it meet the practicalities of a shrimp tank.
Moss will be the main plant in this tank-- as I said. I want a type that is especially beautiful, unusual even. I would like it to be a type that hugs the branch, growing across the branch as opposed to up. But, of course, it needs to do well with a low-tech situation. Any suggestions for varieties could use?
I like it. sorta looks like a canyon. I would definitely have some java moss on the branches. It will really soften the hardscape. How much will it be filled up? Just the valley, or farther up?
The design didn't work out well for the scale of the tank and, more importantly, for the goal that this tank is supposed to serve-- shrimp.
So will be working on it again today.
Originally Posted by somewhatshocked
The blue light ends up being fine once you have a background on and water in the tank.
If it were me, I'd use a lot less substrate - maybe 1/3 of what you've got in there now. Having a substrate bed that deep with such a tiny tank is asking for trouble. You're also losing valuable water volume that will help with stable parameters. Consider turning the wood to face in the other direction so it moves with the flow of the tank. Will also make your open area easier to see if it's at the other end of the tank. Maybe have the wood just barely at the water's surface.
Thanks for the advice.
I will use these tips to do the rescape.