I will be setting up my tank as soon as I get my Tax check. All the equipment listed for my 15 gallon will be used on the 20 except I will be switching
to Eco(40 Lbs). The background has been painted Black. This will be the First and last time I try to paint a background using Brushes or rollers.
I was not going to use more Eco considering I paid $29.99 for it. I could've gotten it for Five bucks cheeper at another LFS but they didn't have it in stock and would've been a week or two before they got more in. The only plant I know for sure that I'm going to use is HC for ground cover. Any plant suggestions are welcome. The frame of the stand is all two by fours the rest is trim and paneling I had laying around in the garage.
The tank has been running since Friday afternoon. The Aquascaping is not set in "Stone" so to speak. Some of you suggested Larger Rocks and less of them but for now I will leave it alone and see how things develop. I will be adding more plants tomorrow.
That's a really sharp stand and canopy. Nice work!
Looks like you have a nice start. I also agree with everyone else on the rocks. I would consider keeping an odd number of them, as well. Or, bunching three together and the fourth on its own to the other side.
Sorry to be so dim, but what plant is in the foreground? On the right side the plants look too much lined up...knida like an orchard. You might want to try to offset them a little to obtain a more "natural" look. I love the progression and planting scheme though. I might think about a small rock in the right side as well...kind of a cascade effect to what you started, although once the foreground is filled in nobody would know how many rocks you have anyway. Sometimes I think the "rules" people are accoustomed to just don't work once a tank grows in. I have seen many that look cool when first started but once moss and other plants grow in you wouldn't know they even had driftwood or rocks...maybe thats the point and I just missed it . I really like the tank though. Looks very natural stream to me. All the streams/rivers I've been in, there is a progression of rocks/plants and yours has that. Great job. :thumbsup: