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post #1 of 85 (permalink) Old 08-19-2008, 04:26 AM Thread Starter
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55 gal rescape

This is were I started from when I was just buying plants and placing them into my tank. I call it having a tank with plants in it vs. a Planted Tank.

This Pic was last year some time.



I have been selling of some things and buying even more over the past few weeks for a major rescape.

My list included:
4x Eco - Complete
2x Tahitian Moon Sand
Rena XP3
Manzanita Wood
EI Ferts from Orlando
Flourish and Flourish Iron
10 LB CO2 tank w/ Milwaukee regulator, needle valve, selenoid, and bubble counter.
Hydor CO2 Diffuser
JEBO ODYSSEA 48" BLACK QUAD w/ moon lights


Plants:
Wisteria
Sunset Hygro
E. Tenellus
Pellia
Riccia
Erios
Creeping Jenny
Stargrass
HM
Phillipine Java fern
"Low Grow" Hygro
Blayxa
Downoi
Crypt Balanase
Four leaf clover


Fish :
Mickey Mouse Platys (gold, Blue, and Silver)
Sunset Platys
Two Bar Platys ( about 35 Platys total and counting. All but 6 born in this tank).
8 Ottos
10 Amano Shrimp
11 Tetras (Took them out of my 10 Gal and didnt have anywhere else to put them).

This is my setup as of 08/18/08.

Full shot


Left side

Right Side

Angle Shot


I am looking for any suggestions It has only been set up for about 2 weeks now. But I have been adding plants over the last week also.

All criticism is welcome.

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A little off subject does anyone know how to upload pics into the "your tanks" section at the top of the page. It keeps saing my pic is too large, and I dont know how to make it smaller.

I know the pics are a little blurry, I am lookng into a tripod and better lenses for my wifes camera now. I can buy them as an early christmas present for her and use it myself.

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I like the rescape, are you thinking of covering the wood with moss? I think that would look good.

Is the e tennelus on the left side foreground?
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Yes I have 2 baseball size portions of christmas moss coming in tomorrow. I will let some water out and tie the moss to the tips of the wood maybe this week end.

Yes it is e.tennelus. I also have some other rocks coming in today. It is Ryuoh Stone, similar to Seiryu Stone but not as expensive. I will then change afew things around again.

My only dilemma is I dont know what I what to do with the Erios because they are very hard to fit into most scapes. I want to eventally go with a Glosso foreground and I think they would get lost in this foreground.

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Looks good and wow do you have a ton of fish.

My planted tank. 55 gallon fluorite substrate over soil, 64 watts of light, excel twice a week. Weekly water changes. Angelfish pair, guppies, BN plecos and otos. Redone 11/13/2012
One non planted tanks. 75 gallon.
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Looks good and wow do you have a ton of fish.

Yeah. Platys, they just cant get enough of each other.

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Ok Just got my wife new lenses for her camera. New lenses mean new pics, since the others are terrible I hope these are a little better.

I have HC on the way for the foreground, and I also added a few rocks to the scape. I covered the Manzinita with CHristmas moss too. How does it look.

FTS



A few close ups. ( I love the macro lens)
Black Rabbit Snail



Big line Zebra Snail hiding in the low gro hygro


Center Shot

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A couple more.

Left Side


Right Side

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What do I need to make this more interesting. Any suggestions

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some glosso...jk lol, maybe some bigger rocks and adjust some of the saturation lower on you camera
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some glosso...jk lol,
HAHA, Thats whats up.

Bigger rocks really, I thought that when plants start to fill in a little bit more I thought my rocks would look just right. I'll need to look into it. I never really thought about it.

As for the camera I no the pics look like ish. I have no photography skills at all, I dont even know what is or how to adjust the saturation. I am use to disposibles and poloroid instamatics. lol.

I am trying to read up on a little photograpy tips, if anyone has any suggestions on websites or books lemme know.

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should be a setting on your camera, or on your computer whenever you upload the pics, there is some way to edit pics...the saturation should be able to adjust. Also try to use a tripod or some level surface to take the pictures...they are much clearer if the camera is perfectly steady.
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Just a quick update, I am still learning how to take pics besides just pointing and clicking. So excuse the crappy pics.

Still any comments are welcome.

FTS



Right Side


Left Side


Center a bit blurry.



Like I said excuse the pics, I am using a tripod, new lenses and everything. IDK I will just keep reading the photography thread.

I also removed some plants and added some plants so the list may not be up to date.

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I think the tank looks awesome.

I'm definitely not one to give "expert" photo advice, but my pics do turn out better when I take them at night and make sure that the tank glass is freshly cleaned and there's no other lights on to reflect off the tank (so the camera doesn't focus on the glass).





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Yeah I thought of that but I go to work at 6p. I may try when daylight savings is over. I think it will make a difference.

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