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My first planted tank(125) Opinions welcome

Well I feel pretty good about my first planted setup, it cost a lot more than I meant to spend but you all know that, now if I can just keep it looking good!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-26-2007, 05:59 PM
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Not bad, but your piranha needs to be put back in the water.

IMO it looks good with 1 possible exception. IMO the large amazon sword that is sitting dead in the center needs to be shifted to one side or the other.
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Pretty tank. I agree with moving the center sword, maybe a group of 3 swords the the left and leave the one on the right. That's really all I would do. Nice school of cardinals too

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I think that you're going to find that most folks are going to have something to say about that center sword . Why don't you try moving it over next to one of the others? Generally speaking most planted tanks are aiming toward reproducing some sort of a natural feel to them, when you put an object dead center like that it tends to say "artificial." Especially when it's a nice, largish, attention drawing sword like that.

I like your hardscape and the way you've got the vertically linear plants (sag?) grouped around the one to the right. Also the way you've broken up that grouping with the finer leafed plants.

All in all a start to be proud of I think !

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I agree that you are off to a great start. Just keep playing with the setup and taking everyone's suggestions into consideration. Good luck!
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you need some carpet plants, something like tenellus or crypt parva. the fish statue there looks good


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Nice job! You have a good eye..this will come easy to you.

I agree with the others on the center sword, though. Small detail. ;-)

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Thanks for the input, I'll give some thought to moving the sword.
125 gal tank
substrate is seachem flourite and regular sand
co2 system from Rex
nova extreme t5 HO lights-312 watts total
3 emperor hob filters(doing a decent job)
angels,cardinals, albino bristlenose plecos(long and short fin), albino cories, otos, 1 clown loach because I hate snails

running half of lights for 12 hours, all lights for 8 hours, filters for 22 hours, co2 for 12 hours with lights.Not using any ferts at this time but I might start looking at that soon. I've got a bit more algae than I want but it is a fairly new setup so I'll give it a couple months to settle.
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