I think I'm going to remove a bunch of that substrate and leave it open in the center, maybe throw some sand in there for the cory cats to bash around in.What's going to be planted in the empty space now?
Thanks! I think you are probably right, the black would be too much. I'll try moving the cords or maybe put a piece of poster board back there and see.Your tank makes me want to chill out. Which is a good thing IMO a "blackground" would take away that open feel this thing has going on. If you could hide the cables or maybe one of the frosted glass looking backgrounds with the light would look cool. Personally I like it the way it is and cords dont bother me but if you want people to stop hounding you then by all means, because there isnt anything else to nit pick lol.
Thanks! I yanked the AR mostly because it grows so fast (stupid stems!), and I thought the reds were kind of "taking away" from the color pop the fish add to the tank. I do have some H. pinnatifida that is growing on the rear of the left trunk and just planted some on the right trunk in the area where the crypts were, so that will redden things up a little bit.Great tank. I thought the reineckii added some nice contrast, any particular reason for removing it?
Thanks! I agree, it is a bit dark/stark now, hoping that as it fills back in this will change. In the last update picture the water was a little cloudy, and I have just been using a phone on all the pics (tough to get the exposure compensation just right). Hopefully next week I'll be motivated enough to drag out my "real" camera.i have to say that I much more liked your tank on 4/18 with the altelanthera and the riccia. it is starting to look a little dark and depressing to me. Please don't take offense, its still beautiful by all means, I just liked it a little more with the brighter colors and varied plants. i think your first scape with all the plants in the middle foreground in front of the wood was better.
Nope, it's the same light, I think it just comes out lighter/darker depending on which spot in the tank I "tell" the iphone to compensate for. Yep, it should lighten up once things fill in a bit. I'm working on expanding the sandy areas too, which should also brighten it up a bit.Do you change the lighting before taking pictures? Out does seen really dark. Maybe more light will be reflected once everything grows in? Still looks good though.
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Haha! Troll door, I can see it now.I think you should stick a round wooden door in that opening. I keep looking for one, anyways! :fish:
Can't do a troll door, but a nice colored crypt may be a good fit. What species would you suggest?oh la la - I love that your tank is dark and mysterious. I agree with LauraLee, you should add a wooden door. You can make it out of styrofoam or tie a bunch of sticks together to make a rustic looking door.
Have you considered planting a Cryptocoryne species in the dark area?
Keeping with a dark tone here are my suggestions:Haha! Troll door, I can see it now.
Can't do a troll door, but a nice colored crypt may be a good fit. What species would you suggest?