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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-14-2008, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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Post pics of tanks viewed from multiple sides

I've taken on a project in the past 6 months. Restoring the fish tank at my local library.

They best way to describe it before would be "Dead for 3 years with a 1/2" layer of I don't want to know what... plus the water was near black" Yeah... it was THAT bad...

Anyways. Because of where it is placed, in the center of the room, it is viewable from all sides (well, one end has been blocked off by the filter/heater/other stuff... also a potted plant)

So, I need ideas for how to scape this thing! We have a 65w compact florescent (donated by a generous LFS who is sponsoring the tank ) and no CO2 (and no plan of getting it, for many reasons) so it's a basic tank. it has flourite/gravel mix; no ferts as of yet, but I might get on that. Oh, and it's a 20L. Right now it's just a bunch of random plants randomly placed! And everyone says "Oh, fish girl [my "official" title] that's the prettiest tank I've EVER seen!" and I show them pictures of my WIP tanks at home and their jaws drop... So, not too super hard to impress, but I want it to look better then it does now

So, anyone have pictures of tanks that are/can be viewed from both side (front and back) and maybe the end too (that's not as hard)

Thanks.

The tank as it currently stands, front, side, back. (It has grown a bit since thoes pictures, but you get the idea...)




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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-15-2008, 01:35 AM
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my 20L is just like that. it is veiwed from 3 sides. just see my rescape thread:
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ph...ling-like.html

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With a site like that, I wonder if you've considered a mini-scape. (Micro-scape? I'm sure they have a formal name...) That big rock could be a mountain peak, moss-cover here and there as the trees and bushes, paths/roads, driftwood/moss bonsai-type trees... Like those teensy-tiny tanks, but to the scale of the library tank. (Am I getting my point across, or blabbering?)

It would be quite a project, but could really show the library masses the possibilities...

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That sounds like a good idea. I'll think on that one a bit more. I like the idea of doing a sloping scape from the unviewed end to the other end.

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thats pretty much how mine goes. as far as i can tell, the two easiest ways to make a tank like that is to do it how i did, or do it iwagumi.

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Here is my tank setup as a room divider. Its grown in more since the picture. I've tried to hide my plumbing with the drift wood.
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Alright, well I JUST replanted it. It now is more sloping... I'll take pictures on Thursday. The front and back are rather similar, but some plants are different (I have wisteria on one side, water sprite on the other for example) The fish are having a blast exploring! They're also trying to eat everything... platies are NOT the smartest fish!

It was funny, as I was redoing the tank everyone kept stopping by "It's a really nice tank, what are you doing to it?"

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