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100 gallons tank UPDATED 2/7/2006

I finally moved and decided to redo my 100 gallons tank. I redid this last night: the tank is one week old and the other fishes are still waiting to be inside this tank. I just put the other fish in there last night to help with the cycling process. Comments and advises are welcome with open arms
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post #2 of 64 (permalink) Old 02-22-2005, 06:51 PM
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Looks great, you have a nice selection of plants. The only thing I would do is fill the tank to the frame.
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What kind of ground cover do you have started there in the front center to left.

Where did you get that nice piece of driftwood?

Tank looks really good.
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I really like it....it's gonna look really good when it grows out!
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Thanks everyone for your comments:

the driftwood I got it from a local fish store for $13... that's a great deal. the foreground plants are: elatine triandre, some chainswords and dwarf sags on the left and right corners of the tank. Also some Blyxa, small strains of glosso and marisela.

Here is a picture of the tank before the aquascape: I just put plants here and there so that it would cycle the tank.
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actually, i kinda like it better before the aquascape

looking good! that is a huge anubias you got there. What kind is it? how big exactly is it? looks like it has a massive rhizome. If you could plant smaller anubias, like nanas, in between and even on the rhizome, i bet it would look really sweet.

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looking good! I also like it before the aquascape.
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more picturessssssssssss!
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slowly putting fish in. still missing roseline sharks and 4 altums
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left side of the tank: putting stem plants
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Looking good so far.

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Nice tank!
Although it's completely not organised, the freshness of your thank is very appealing.

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Nice tank!
Although it's completely not organised, the freshness of your thank is very appealing.

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I agree. I had been trying to organized my tank for a very long time. please advise!

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The best advice I can give about organizing a planted tank is to keep the number of species low and grow them in large(r) bunches. If that were my tank I would take the opportunity to grow those gorgeous plants out into big bunches and pick out 10-12 of my favorites and rescape with them when I had enough.

Moving the wood will help give a more organized/focused feel as well. Placing the wood all the way in the back works against any feeling of depth and focus in the aquarium. Try pulling it forward directly abutting the open area of the foreground and planting all the stems behind it. That should make it easier on the eye which will reduce the visual tension that often leads to the feeling of disorganization.

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