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PC1's GLA 91-B 12 Gallon (1st "Real" Planted tank and journal )

Got this cool little Green Leaf Aquarium 91-B today. It's 12g basically 36"x8"x9" I was just messing with a couple pieces of Manzanita that I wanted to put in it and decided on these 2. I got impatient so threw in a couple bags of Fluval shrimp stratum just to have a substrate in there for now. I will be using AS in this when I actually set it up soon. Will be making a stand for it hopefully next week. I will add all the goodies in once I get the stand built What do you think of these 2 pieces?







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cool pieces! and nice tank!

the only thing bugging me is the different colors. looks unnatural, and the two pieces are so different it doesnt seem to flow

cant wait to see where this goes!


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Nice looking tank. I like the left wood better. I agree with orchidman they don't match. Will this be planted tank or scrimpy time?

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After a few weeks the pieces will darken up and be similar in color.
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I'm going to go planted with this one. Too many shrimp tanks now lol. I'm sure when I run out of shrimp tanks this one will eventually get taken over. I will see what other stumpy style pieces I have to play with. Tanks thin so it's harder to get pieces for.
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besides color, i think the pieces are still fundamentally different enough that its still off.


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I have to agree I mean I say get rid of that piece on the left stick it in a priority mail box and write my address on it then take it to the post office.

In all seriousness though I think what orchidman said is right you have gotta have some killer pieces to pick from I say find one with more character for the right side to match the left piece as that piece is SICK!


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Ok grabbed a couple new pieces
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Beautiful setup by the way love those 12 gallon long tanks. They look so much bigger in pictures then they really are.


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I can't decide I love the one with two pieces. However if you rework the one with three pieces a bit I think it would win hands down. I like where you are going with this either way. Should look awesome with some plants in it. Any idea what your plant selections are going to be?


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In all seriousness though I think what orchidman said is right you have gotta have some killer pieces to pick from I say find one with more character for the right side to match the left piece as that piece is SICK!
Agreed, you have so many to choose from =).

They both have good qualities. That being said, choosing something that better suites the simplicity of the left side will leave so much room for more foreground/midground plants in the middle. Keeping it simple with a nature style aquarium, would make an absolutely stunning aquascape.

If you choose to match the right side of the third pic, I can see a lot of anubias petite and NL fern which i could send your way. this would be amazing as well but in the long run somewhat problematic having to trim back with a 12g.


just my 2 cents.

EDIT: missed the last two pics.

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Thanks dj, Peoples 2 cents is whats great about the forum I welcome thoughts as this is really my first scaped tank. My shrimp tanks are just put together not really set up for beauty more functionality.

I'm liking 1 or 3 so far
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I like 1. With two wood on the sides leaves you lots of options in the middle to plant. The three wood one looks crowded. That original one on the left is so sick. I'd just use that one if I was scaping this and put it about at the golden ratio position.

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I'm leaning towards #1, maybe bring each piece an inch or so off the corners to give some planting room. I think just the one piece would leave too much open area. It's not that big of a piece for a 36" floor.
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especially if you can find a piece that hugs the rights corner more. Leaves so much open space
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