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46 gallon, its been awhile!! Take a look--BETTER PICTURES ADDED...

Hi everyone, it's been awhile since I have posted this tank, and I just shuffled a few things around.

Let me know what you think
Sorry about the pictures...I can't figure out how to get my camera to like my tank, the bowfront makes it hard.



Substrate is turface,
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Willow hygro, sunset hygro, hygro 'bold', rotala indica, echino. vesuvius, crinum calamistratum, melon sword, anubias, crypt. retrospiralis, dwarf lily, rotala walichii, rotala macranda, crypt. rosanervig,

I'm missing some...

Fish, mostly harlequin rasboras, hatchets, GBRs, and CPDs

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It's a little small to see it all, but I think it will gonna be nice. The left side needs to grow up some. I would like to see a bigger px.

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Yeah it is really small...I will have to get a bigger picture on tomorrow, thanks though!
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OK, hopefully a better picture!!
I am still trying to learn the ways of my camera, I took a couple with higher and lower ISO and shutter speeds...I always try and take pics when the water is a little cloudy from me moving stuff around so that doesn't help....




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I'm definitely open to criticism, comments, whatever
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What is the crypt in the background center? I like it. The stem in the center bunched together is a little strange to me. My eye wants to focus solely on that bunch for some reason. If it wasn't for that I would give you a 10/10. Right now it's a 9 for sure.

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That's a sword, I think a Red Rubin?

I think the foreground looks a little empty.

I think the background will look really nice once the Rotala fill in.





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I agree with Laura, the front looks a little empty. Some small rocks up front may look nice and break it up a bit...I looks great though!


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It would help so much if you would take your "bunch" plants and separate the stems. Plant them apart from each other about 1/2". That will keep it from looking overpacked in those areas and will help the stems grow much better and get more light.

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Thanks everyone SO much for the feedback--

I agree, the foreground is empty...the shorter plants I have tried to grow in tend to either get eaten by the Siamese algae eater, or don't grow very well. Maybe I will try some rocks

The big plant in the back middle is indeed a red rubin sword. I struggle with it a lot because it requires so much pruning and is really a little big for the tank, but I like it quite a bit too...and since I am upgrading soon to a 75 I decided to keep it.

Tex Gal--thanks a lot for the comments, I agree the bunched plants need to be spread out. The rotala macranda is in the front center of the tank, and I had just received it and stuck it in the substrate before I took the picture. I am not sure I like where it is at, but I don't know where to put it...any ideas? I could also always move it into my 20 long....

Thanks a lot for the comments everyone!
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I think a good place for your R. Macrandra would be on the right in front of your big green plant (Hygrophila corymbosa 'angustifolia'?). Looks like you have the space and it would give you some color on that side.

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