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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-20-2012, 03:21 AM Thread Starter
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What do you think of my tank

Please take a quick peak at my photos. I need some criticism. I am looking for some advice that could improve it. It is a 150 g discus tank with 12 discus 20 Cory cats, 6 basmati rainbows, and a school of 25 cardinal tetras. Ph is at 6.8. Temperature at 84 F. CO2 injected. Need some advice on how to make it stand out.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-20-2012, 04:33 AM
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You have a very nice looking tank. And it's a great size to do a lot of things with.

As for advice on improving it, that's a ticklish question, since aquascaping, suitable discus tankmates, etc., are really just a matter of personal preference.
What do you feel it might need to change/improve it, in your view ?

Just as an observation, and not being critical in any way, it seems to me that your camera &/or photographic skills do not show your tank to best advantage, and probably doesn't do justice to the way it actually looks in person.

Also, it seems your tank may have a yellow/greenish tinge to it, but that may be just the lighting, &/or camera settings.

Everyone has their own way of looking at aquascaping, and who's to say, really, that one is better than another. You've probably seen & looked up many large discus tanks, and seen some that you'd like to emulate. I have too, but I don't seem to have the inclination nor the patience to do it.

I have a much smaller, low-tech planted discus tank than yours, that I'm not particularly proud of, but it suits me at the moment, and just for the hell of it, here it is, if you care to have a gander at it:

Forgive my rambling on, but I wouldn't mind discussing this a bit further with you if you have any thoughts regarding my comments.
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Your tank is awesome! I think you might be happier with it if the background is more filled in. That will make your foreground/midground pop more. Just trim your existing stems and fill in the background with thick bunches so it looks fuller. You could also, if you want, take that large bright green leafy plant on the very right and move it so it's at either 1/3 or 2/3rds of the tank and it becomes a natural focal point... that way it could spread its leaves out more. Maybe between the two pieces of driftwood. Just my thoughts. Gorgeous tank! Wish I had space for a 150 (:
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