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Hello Aquascaping Gurus,

It's been 3-4 months since I setup my 72 bow front aquarium. Please take a look at it and let me know how to make the scape prettier.

I'm thinking of getting rid of the Hygro Polysperma in the right by manzanitas. Suggest me that would work well among the driftwood in the background.

Let me know what you think and ways to improve the layout. Thanks for your help.
 

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It's very pretty! I like it very much the way it is right now, as far as I can tell from the pics. In those pics the bowfront is making it hard to see the full scape properly... do you have any straight-on pics?
 

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Wow I like the soft colors of the rocks/plants. I'm sure once everything fills in, with some trimming of the middle bottom plant and you got yourself a work of art.

May I ask what the plant with the pinkish tip is? (The one mixed in with the manzanita wood)
 

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I am no expert, but, I think shorter forground plants in the middle and some pruning and you've got yourself a winner!

JMHO

Can you tell us what equipment you are using?

What substrate, stones and ferts?

Thanks,

Steven
First of all, thank you.

Here are the equipments:
- Catalina 2x65W 10K (Actually its a 4X65W fixture but I broke 2 bulbs while handling..Ooops)
- Pressurized Co2
- Eheim 2217

Substrate: Flourite topped with Natural Pool Filter sand
Ferts: I use Pfertz N,P,K,M once a week
Stones: I picked it up from a landscaping yard. I was worried if it was calcite based (so i soaked it 2 weeks..luckily no ph change)
Manzanita branches

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks.
 

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It's very pretty! I like it very much the way it is right now, as far as I can tell from the pics. In those pics the bowfront is making it hard to see the full scape properly... do you have any straight-on pics?
Thank you. I'll try to take some pics tomorrow.

I'm with Church. It looks good the way you have it. Unique to you. Great looking tank. If anything, you could try Limnophilia Aromaticas in the rear left, to replace the Rotalas. I think that would look awesome.
Thank you. Switching Rotalas with Aromaticas is what I was thinking.

Wow I like the soft colors of the rocks/plants. I'm sure once everything fills in, with some trimming of the middle bottom plant and you got yourself a work of art.

Thanks

May I ask what the plant with the pinkish tip is? (The one mixed in with the manzanita wood)
- Its Hygro Polysperma (planning to sell these if you're interested)
 

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I know what you're saying Orlando. I'm really digging the right side... actually all sides. Scorpio the Hygro Polysperma fits really well in the tank you shouldn't get rid of it.
 

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all done ...dont do none to it , sit back enjoy and watch it grown . just my 0.2cent

question: how much flrourite did you put in there. ? i got about 3" on the front and 6" on the back , ( just test cap with 3M ) the more i plants and messing around with it the more 3M end up to be in the bottom ..you got the same problem with sand ?
 

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I think it looks really good but agree with others here that a main foreground would make it look that much better.

It looks like you have some hairgrass in there? that would look real nice as the main foreground, it looks like the glosso isn't staying down or else I would vote for that.

Try trimming that rotala and keep trimming it short to make it bushy, nothin like a nice bushy rotala. L.aromatica would look nice too other than that it's good to go for me.
 

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all done ...dont do none to it , sit back enjoy and watch it grown . just my 0.2cent

question: how much flrourite did you put in there. ? i got about 3" on the front and 6" on the back , ( just test cap with 3M ) the more i plants and messing around with it the more 3M end up to be in the bottom ..you got the same problem with sand ?
I think I put in 3 bags of Flourite. You're right, whenever i uproot some plants flourite comes out on top. I push it in, cover it with sand. It's tricky business but not too bad though.
 

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I know what you're saying Orlando. I'm really digging the right side... actually all sides. Scorpio the Hygro Polysperma fits really well in the tank you shouldn't get rid of it.
It looks like spring! Nice. A black background would make it pop.
Gorgeous tank!! Personally, I wouldn't change a thing. Honestly.
I think I put in 3 bags of Flourite. You're right, whenever i uproot some plants flourite comes out on top. I push it in, cover it with sand. It's tricky business but not too bad though.
Thank you all
 

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I think it looks really good but agree with others here that a main foreground would make it look that much better.

It looks like you have some hairgrass in there? that would look real nice as the main foreground, it looks like the glosso isn't staying down or else I would vote for that.

Try trimming that rotala and keep trimming it short to make it bushy, nothin like a nice bushy rotala. L.aromatica would look nice too other than that it's good to go for me.
Thanks. I've been wanting to have a nice foreground..tried HC, didn't work. Dwarf hairgrass seems to grow really slow. I have Marsilea Minuta in the foreground by the rocks but since I moved it a week back from my other tank, it doesnt quite look nice. Also I'm trying to get some L Aromatica, I'll have to find a spot for it.
 

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I love that you took H. polysperma and did something completely new and fresh with it !!!

I'm not sure you can maintain the current look you created, because Hp grows so quickly, but it looks good.

I would shorten the rotundafolia behind the rocks so it just comes above the rocks, and work on the foreground in front of the rocks.

You have a good eye for this, trust your instincts !
 
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