now scape it. put down a foreground midground and background. its easiest with tanks seen only from one side, you can make the foreground shaped like an "n" from the front corners, the midground like a belt behind the foreground (rocks + wood go here or a bit behind), and fill up the remaining areas with tall plants for a background.
Well I would love to do some aqua scaping and really want to but I was going to grow what you see there and try to spread it around but i have seen some of the tanks on this site and really want to pull something beautiful like that out of the hat and into the tank so any help is greatly appreciated.
Great job. I like the pine trim around it. That gives balance and draws attention to the tank.
My husband doesn't like me putting holes in the wall to hang pictures so I imagine a hole as big as an aquarium would be out. lol
LOL, well I told my wife about my idea and she loved the idea. I guess because she also wanted a tank in our disabled daughter's rooms so she can watch the fish at night and well, with this tank I nocked out two birds with one stone. We have a large tank that is viewable from the livingroom without taking up a bunch of space and a tank in our daughter's bedroom that she can watch while laying in bed and as a bonus the blue light from the tank during the night time phase has a calming effect on our daughter.
That's a pretty impressive setup!
The electrical cords all over the place scare me a bit (some bad experiences and I HATE getting shocked...)
I agree some 'scaping with some tall background plants will make a world of difference; maybe something simple like some Vallisnerias that the cichlids would be less likely to munch on?
Yea, the electrical is still a bit under constuction. I'm still changing out pumps, trying to find the right pump setup and connecting equipment. So here shortly it will all be mounted and zip tied. Unfortunately I don't think I have a pic on there of the electrical that crosses the tank that is zip tied and almost completely out of view.
Vals, Swards, Anubias, and Java Ferns would be great for those fish.
Thank you for the suggestions. I will look those up and see where I can get them from. I really do want to have some awesome aqua scaping, it does do wonders for the algae, lol.
Yea, I didn't want to connect each canister directly together just in case I needed to separate them for one reason or another so I glued them with PVC and put a threaded coupler between them.
It makes for easy separation when I need to take one out for some reason.