When I first decided a couple of months ago to dive into the world of planted aquariums, my first priority was to do what I had to do to make sure my plants lived and get some experience under my belt. Now that it's been a couple of months and I see that my plants are growing (already made some cuttings of Wisteria which are also growing nicely!), I think it's time to try my hand at aquascaping. I've seen some of the tanks members post here and they're all breathtaking, but I haven't the slightest idea (or talent for knowing what looks good and where) of how to aquascape. So I turn to you, the gurus of plantedtank.net
I ask for your advice on how to make my tank not look so unkempt.
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46 gal (open top, no cover. took it off about a week ago hoping to get more light into the tank)
96w coral life fixture 6700k
EI dosing (have been moving away from standard doses to tailor my tank)
In the back are a bunch of Wisteria
On the sides are Ambulia or Cabomba, I forget which. Also Golden Lloydelia and Cardemine(sp?)
Foreground has Microswords which are dying (not enought light I suspect) and dwarf sag which at first looked pretty bad but are now growing pretty nicely.
There's also that huge piece of driftwood with anubias on it. I like the piece, I just don't know how to orient it in the tank, it takes up so much room! Also a clay pot for the heck of it.
So if anyone has any comments or suggestions, please I want to hear them! I'm pretty much a noob when it comes to scaping the tank, so any advice is appreciated. Thanks for reading my rediculously long post!