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Before or after?

Whitch one's better? One is before and the other is after. I wan't to know if I screwed up or not.

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I like after.....I might move the two plants in the center to the corners, or chop them to a shorter height. I would put the red on the left side amongst the green, and the other to the far back right corner.
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I agree with Jason the second picture is better. Your plants look very health. I thinkthe right side needs some help though. IMHO I would thin out the middle with maybe some short/foregroud plants and biuld up the right side. I am new at this so take my opinions with a grain of salt. What are your aquarium stats? - light, co2, size, ect...
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Me agrees too Just what the others said. The first one is plagued by too similar leaf shapes. The second one looks better but I would get rid of the Hygro (if that's what it is) right of the center and perhaps build up the Crypts towards the back.


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I like after because the center open area is more defined.
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I like after except for the plant right in the center, it draws my attention too much.. hth

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I've done small changes now. Any better? What next. I still need something to right side, to the middle of hydro and rotala? Something darker? What plant could be suitable?



As you can see I moved crypts in the middle to left side. And I moved Micranthemum micranthemoides nearer center so it can get light better. I cut some Alternanthera reinickii and put it to right side. Hopefully it will grow in future. It's so new that I'm not shure yet if it likes to be in my tank or not. There also small hottonia in front. It will not stay, I just let it grow there for a while.

So thanks for the tips. I think it looks better already. Any more tips?
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I'd give the mass on the left side another look. To me it looks a bit on the large size in the aquascape and I'd considering removing it all together.

As for the rest of the tank, I'd let it fill in a bit more and at the same time introduce a foreground plant. Glosso, HC, or Elantine would look really nice as foregrounds.

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Hi Thapsus,

It looks like it's missing something in the middle. In my opinion, one or two short plants infront of the driftwood (middle) wouldn't hurt.
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I really like the sandy beach look in front. The shrimpsies seem to dig it too. There are so many glosso covered tanks... almost nice to see one that isn't all carpeted

I would rip out the sunset hygro on the right and maybe move the spikey plant a little back, and then put another larger crypt in between them.

I would not put various red spots into the tank, it might be overwhelming.

On the other hand... it looks pretty good as it is now!


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