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First attempt at aquascaping

not what I was going for but it works
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Very nice! Looks -way- better than my first planted looked.
What size is it?

My only suggestion is to burry the huge rock into the substrate a little, it looks like it's just sitting on the top. Maybe put some small plants in front of it also?

Other than that, looks great!
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Looks fine to me. Some closer pictures would be nice. LOL.


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I like it too, more than I like my own!
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Very nice arrangement! My tank is not nearly as nice, but I'm working on it.
The location where you have placed the tank is another story. It just just screams "bigger tank, please"
But I don't want to be a bad influence here.
It looks very nice!
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The tank is a 33g long, I had a 144g and a 220g but after finding mold on my wall my wife maid me sell them. The 33g was a sump for the 144g LOL I went to the whole seller today and bought every thing in the tank. All I had this morning in it was 15 tetras. This is my first attempt at planted so we will see how it goes. If it dont work out I will set up another reef.
Today I bought
green wendth
dwarf hair grass
baby tears
dwarf baby tears
lutea
micro sword
cardinal plant
rangeri
gaint hair grass
and 6 plants marked assorted
and a moss ball
I also picked up more 30 neon tetras, I only wanted a few but I had to buy at lease 30 to get them for 50 cent.


the old 144g
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Looks good! A lot better than my first attempt, that's for sure. It will look even better when your foreground plants fill in. I like the tank.., nice and long and low; good for planting! I have never seen a 33G long before. The Dracaenea/Corn Plant beside it looks pretty good too, must be pretty old!

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Looks very nice!

I'm assuming some of the plants you bought like the hairgrass and babytears came in pots. From the pictures it looks like you either kept them in the pots or kept them in the rock wool when you planted them. Just looks that way from the way they are bunched. It is best if you remove plants from the pots and with most from the rock wool also. You might want to consider replanting them. Use a pair of tweezers and plant the individual plantlets. It will spread much, much faster this way. Here is a great vid from Tropica on this.

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Looks good!
I have one question though, and from your posts I assume you used to a reef aquarium.
did you change the bulbs in your fixture from reef bulbs to plant bulbs?
Wow... I look at that 144 and...nvm!
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thanks, and yes, I have always reefed. I Had the PC lights left over from a old refugium filter. I put 4 10ks in it. I didn't want to buy anything for this tank so I'm just using stuff I had in the garage. LOL One day I might buy the 65ks
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Yes I know its bad when a sump become a display tank but Im not messing around with mold in my house. No more large tanks for me.
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