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I did some rescaping. The grass is from a local lake as well as some of the stem plants. The angels are home-grown. Please let me know what you think.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-15-2006, 02:49 PM
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Nice! I really like your layout and the open water above the grass. Your green lotus is also growing a lot better than I've ever managed to get mine to!
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Looks great, very nice layout. I really like the native species, that's always better than importing plants from 1/2 way around the world!

A few comments:
-when taking photos, try doing it when there is NO other light sources in the room (ie at night, lights off ). Also try setting the camera on something. Tripod is best, but I will use chairs/tables/boxes, whatever to keep it absolutely steady.
-I think the right side is cool, but it needs a sense of depth (front to back). I would try to leave 4-5 inches of room to let the grass grow in front of the lotus, wood, and stems.
-not sure what the oval thing is laying in the grass, but not sure that I like it. maybe try to find some native rocks to stick up out of the grass, but not lay flat on it.
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Nice! I really like your layout and the open water above the grass. Your green lotus is also growing a lot better than I've ever managed to get mine to!
I probably should know this, but which one is the lotus you are referring to? A lot of these, but not all, were just picked out of a local lake.

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Looks great, very nice layout. I really like the native species, that's always better than importing plants from 1/2 way around the world!

A few comments:
-when taking photos, try doing it when there is NO other light sources in the room (ie at night, lights off ). Also try setting the camera on something. Tripod is best, but I will use chairs/tables/boxes, whatever to keep it absolutely steady.
-I think the right side is cool, but it needs a sense of depth (front to back). I would try to leave 4-5 inches of room to let the grass grow in front of the lotus, wood, and stems.
-not sure what the oval thing is laying in the grass, but not sure that I like it. maybe try to find some native rocks to stick up out of the grass, but not lay flat on it.
That is a rock lying in the grass. That is a very good idea about putting grass in front of the(now I know what it is) lotus. I will move all of that back and put some grass in there. Thanks!

Scott

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The lay out is very nice. When the grass fills up its going to look pretty sweet.

Those angels are very nice, I always wanted to get that color type of angel. How big are they?
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can we get a real good close up of that native grass? I like the look of it.
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whoa that is awesome. love that grass
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can we get a real good close up of that native grass? I like the look of it.
Here is a close-up of the grass. I have had it in there about two weeks now. It is really starting to grow. This is my third attempt with this grass. The first two times it melted away within two days. That was planting it into the gravel and adding ferts right afterward.. This time I used mud from the lake bottom, yes, it made a huge mess, but finally got it all in and did not fertilize afterwards. Not sure which made it work or the combination, but it has really taken off now.

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The lay out is very nice. When the grass fills up its going to look pretty sweet.

Those angels are very nice, I always wanted to get that color type of angel. How big are they?
There 8 Angels total. The two bigger ones are the parents, they are bigger than a half-dollar. The rest are the offspring. Thay are slightly smaller than half-dollar size now. Some people have said the tank is to small for that many, but I have had them for over a year now with no problems. It took me several tries to finally raise the babies. But, it finally worked.
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too bad it isn't more hardy because i would really like to get ahold of some. Looks like i am going to have to settle for dwarf hairgrass in the pots and planting it little by little.
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Very cool, Scott! Trial and error and keeping at it. I rather like the small open alchove to the right - quite creative IMO. The fish ever spend any time in there?

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Very cool, Scott! Trial and error and keeping at it. I rather like the small open alchove to the right - quite creative IMO. The fish ever spend any time in there?

Yes they do actually. And thanks for the compliment. I think that is one of the most fun parts is trying to make things work.

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love the tank beautiful angels to.
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I really like the layout--sort of dramatic. And I like the flat stone. I don't know why, but I do.
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