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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-12-2015, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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New ADA 45p tank

Brand new tank about to be set up.

Tell me what you think about initial scape so far. Open to suggestions.

I'm thinking about doing a hc carpet along the middle right and some larger plants in the back right. Might start off with a dry start to get the carpet going.

Overall I'm excited about the potential here.





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Nice set,like the Aquasky moon.Here is what I would change,substrate in the front ( you have to much there),the stone in the left corner needs to be more in the center, as a mainstone,next to him the second big stone,the little rocks in the front,play with the layout. Regards


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Thanks for the suggestions. Thoughts on this?

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Looks better, try to lean them in one direction for more natural flow. At the end you need to look at the tank every day that's why the hardscape is important . Regards


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Decided to continue with current scape as it's to my liking. Planted baby tears today and will begin dsm. The plan is get a nice carpet going and then add a couple of stems in the back right around the main rocks.




Also could a mod move this to tank journals?

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I think it looks fine, although bigger rocks that lets say reach the top of the tank, will make the lower grounds look better ...
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How is the Ikea stand holding up? Did it bend? I am thinking of using the same stand.
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Nice setup! personally i would put the main stone about 2/3 of the tank. I think it is a little bit to much to the right side now.
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I really like the look. Any plans for different plants?

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Decided to continue with current scape as it's to my liking. Planted baby tears today and will begin dsm. The plan is get a nice carpet going and then add a couple of stems in the back right around the main rocks.




Also could a mod move this to tank journals?

Thanks for looking guys
i have the same tank as you. somethings to keep in mind:

-after months goes by, the ADA soil will start to soften and mush down. your hills will become slightly flatter and the front will have a higher build up. Plan your scape a little steeper or higher than you intend your final outcome to be like. it will change like 5-10%

-your MC will spread out to become a carpet, but it will also grow thick. very thick. keep your stones high because it will soon look like they are sinking into a sea of green carpet. or you can trimming them low.
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