Tank pictures during setup - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-08-2004, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 493
I am having such a hard time placing driftwood in my 55 gallon tank. (layout is not my forte) Tanks always look so much nicer after the plants are in. Are there any good online pictures of setups where you can see the tank before the plants go in?

I have one large piece 12x12x12 (root like) and two branch type 3 dia x 15 long. Is that too much?
TeeItUp is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-08-2004, 02:54 PM
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 69
dont know of any picture links but maybe you could arrange the
three pieces so they fit together and form on giant fallen log.
or you could place pieces in the corners to give a banked look.

i like to place focal points in the tank a little bit off center to give the tank the illusion of more depth. also areas that arent planted or sparesly planted give this appearance too. when youre placing the wood remember what plants you want in which areas and how they will look against and/or in front of the wood. try to keep the wood visible as it breaks up the landscape.

good luck with your tank. looking forward to some finished photos.
tanganyikandoug is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-09-2004, 02:57 AM
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 2,647
In the photo section there's a lot of pics of tanks as they progress. Unfortunately I can't couldn't tell you which posts have those pis, so poke around in the photo section.

Here's a few pointers.
Stay awy from trying to make the tank look symetrical. If that larger piece is going to be your focal point don't put it in dead center, put it off center. The magic ratio is 1.6 to 1. So if you take that 4 ft tank and put that large piece somewhere between 2 feet and 1 foot from one side you'll be getting warmer. Experiment with it. Avoid symetry. Make it look natural. Thats about all I can tell ya. The rest is up to your own creativity.

m.lemay is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-10-2004, 01:42 AM
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 644
The early set up of my tnak had wood, so you might want to llok at my tank in the photo album section.

rumples riot is offline  


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FREE 25gal Hex Tank! Salvagable?? (Many Pictures) cich General Planted Tank Discussion 37 05-05-2004 12:27 AM
The Potential Importance of Tank Depth on Light Attenuation Splash Lighting 25 03-26-2004 07:41 PM
Newly setup 90 gal planted tank fatalities Aquaman General Planted Tank Discussion 10 02-23-2004 01:19 PM
Need advice on tank setup Sonic General Planted Tank Discussion 6 01-24-2004 01:54 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome