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90 gal hodgepodge to aquascape angel tank...update WOOT.

Here is my 90 gallon tank that i started about 4 months ago when i was out of work. (long story) Anyways, i had a 55 gallon in my fish room that i was propagating plants in and i thought, why dont i just put these plants in the empty 90 i have upstairs. With no layout or scheme i blindly planted and here is what i came up with.



This was after a 4 month span and it had close to 18 diffrent species in one tank. ( mostly trimmings from legomaniac)

Here is the rescaped tank after i reset it.



Very cloudy but the design is there. Lots of driftwood and a nice sloping hill down to a small area of Blyxa aubertii. In between the driftwood we have an assortment of crypt that are going to grow in and fill the spaces. Cryptocoryne wendtii var florida sunset, green gecko, tropica, affinis, and undulata. Behind the driftwood is cryptocoryne cordata var blassii and crypt balansae with the lotus being used to shade them from too much light. Among the rock work there are Anubias barteri, barteri nana, barteri nana petite, pogostemon helferi, and blyxa japonica. Attached to the driftwood is microsorium pteropus 'trident', and microsorum pteropus 'red' (i think), and peacock moss. I used my own soil mix for the nutrient layer and use 2-9235k and 2-10k/6700 power compact bulbs.



pic taken about an hour ago. Nice and clear .

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That's a nice aquascape. I've rescaped my tank like a million times. Check out my aquarium journal.


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That's a nice aquascape. I've rescaped my tank like a million times. Check out my aquarium journal.
dude you should stop that whole check out my aquarium journal thing, it's annoying.

Ugh, back on topic: Tanks like yours reeeeeaallly make me want angels, they're gorgeous.
I liked your first scape alot more though, It's a little undersized for the tank but it was nice.

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Yeah i like it but i like going more for the dramatic. The whole wow factor ya know.

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Duuuuuuuudde niiiiice! That Blyxa really is turning red under those lights. Just one suggestion....get a background to hide the cords.

This'll look so sweet in a couple of months

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I like the cords i think it gives it an industrial, Gary Indiana feel lol. Do we have black background for 48 X 25?

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Lol that is true.

I think so...I know we have a 24" black/blue background for sure.

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When that lotus and the crypt balansae fill in, it'll look sweet. Good luck with it, and keep bringing trimmings to the meetings...they're great for my college kid budget

(BTW Lego...your stuff seems to be taking hold pretty well in my tanks, the bonsai has started notably growing already. And the polygonum I got from sean has grown 2-3 inches since sunday night.)
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I think the colors of the plants and fish would really pop if you had a black background


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Really nice rescape. Not crazy about the flat stones but they work for the natural tarace effect, I'd stuff HC or moss between them and allow it to overgrow and hide the rough edges, making it appear to be a more unified mountainside rather than stacked stones.


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My 90g has a lot more plants but it does not look half as good as this one!!
I like the way the driftwood looks and seriously I'm trying not to run to the LFS and get some angels.
A black background and some more time!


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Really nice rescape. Not crazy about the flat stones but they work for the natural tarace effect, I'd stuff HC or moss between them and allow it to overgrow and hide the rough edges, making it appear to be a more unified mountainside rather than stacked stones.
Yeah! Something like Weeping Moss would look so BA growing out between the slate and around the Anubias.

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