I would go as close as possible and have a 10-5mm gap this would stop any vibrations coming via the wall.
Your presentation is very good no bits and pieces laying around which is always very distracting.
The wall paper makes an interesting...
Great, the more plants the more natural Algae for them. In the mean time see if you can get any Algae food tabs depending on their size break...
Looking very good, any chance of a full tank photo please.
There are several points I think will help the Shrimps
There are some excellent articles here.
That makes it a lot easier the 4 Point vanishing point works perfectly for a tank that is viewed from the two basically front sides....
Is this the tank we are referring to?
Is this the tank "below" we are referring to?
aqueon power 30 HOB filter
Stage 2 – Activated carbon removes toxins, odors and discoloration.
Do you have the Carbon in the filter if so...
This is a 4 point vanishing point, is this what you are thinking it can be viewed from 4 sides of your tank. It is possibly more suited...
Nilocg thrive twice a week. What quantities?
Have you done a full water test if so how was it done?
Filtration type and medium used plus how...
I think I might have miss read Johnny's post
The cabinet is a few cm's short. I read that as the length of the cabinet.
Then Johnny asks...
It can be done by adding Styrene Foam sheets very easily.
I am not saying it cannot be done. In all my years of design work and Aquascaping Forums I have seen a few tanks viewed from both sides...
Even though I taught the Cabinet Making trade for 26 years I have been retired for 30 years now and many things have changed my suggestion...
I agree with Tim 110% you can have whatever you want in an Aquascape it's in your home and as long as you like it all's OK.
You have a very interesting shallow Aquascape. I think the Java moss is a very good choice. Will you be able to take the wood out to...
This an excellent site to help you.
I photoshopped it a little for you.
Looking good keep up all the good work.
It's not only the new fish it's feeding reduce it by half the next day and let the fish settle in first.
There is one very old saying re adhesives if it does not say Aquarium Safe "Don't use it"
Here are a few for you.
As long as it's improving that is the main point. 1% improvement per day is far better than no improvement at all....
That is a massive tank and it deserves far better than a pile of what looks like excellent DW one end and a big unnatural pathway...
This is where I would start looking. There is a mix of excellent to shocker aquascapes here.
My first impression is it looks very neat and, tidy. Then comes the BUT
1. It's over balanced/central at the rear of your...
Here are a few simple suggestions for you to consider.
Note the 4 red dots they are approximately the 4 focal points.
The back LH...
You have two very good Aquascapes divided by a very light coloured pathway that appears to be the same with from front to back....
Without actually seeing the tank it can be rather difficult. Only thing for sure your plants are dying and something should have been done...
I have just ordered these Daffodils all on a Pre Order that means a lot cheaper.
Daffodil Double mixed
When I was in the trade all the Cabinet Makers had several of these. I have probably forgotten more than I can remember these days....
A few of my Jonquils
A Double Golden Jonquil
Here are a few photos of the Jebo Fronted.
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All the plants are naturally common indoor plants. Watering (as required) is done...
Have you contacted Eheim direct?
I like everything about your tank it's looking healthy and extremely colourful.
I had a similar situation only difference it happened while I was standing in front of it. Every thing was covered by insurance as I have a...
I had no choice age 80+ and general health I had stop all my Aquarium work. I changed to Terrascape the maintenance is a very little...
This might help you.
Its coming along great only a few minor changes left to do.
Your planted tank is a pleasure to view and admire.
Wow you are extremely close now.
Here are a few my suggestions to try
Tall rock back LH corner can you lift it about another 10cm?
Have a read of this it might explain a few things for you.
Here are a few simple moves I would like you to consider.
Adjust the pathway so it has more shape tapers off to give you a vanishing...
I am positive you have being the maker they will sort it all out for you.
LH corner looking good now. The DW No2 I would remove it completely for some reason (possibly it's thickness) it has become very dominate....
That is a massive improvement. My concern at the moment is the DW No1 I would position it behind the tall rock at the moment it's...
Its as simple as add more substrate to the back corner.
It's fantastic watching it grow and the changes you have made along the way.
I am a fully qualified Cabinet Maker plus taught the trade for a total of 36 years.
Ikea is made for a price to do a specific job and,...
Excellent rocks and DW.
I can see several points that could be improved the tall rock back LH corner too low it would look a lot better if...
What ferts are you using? They can be massive feeders I would suggest a quality Eheim Fert Tab.
Are any other plants showing signs of fert...
I think I had the same model and it leaked. I contacted Eheim and the top motor unit was replaced FREE reason being a seal in the motor...
There is a massive pressure once it working. Regardless I would remove all the hoses and pipes and clean them.
Is the filter in the...
Take the filter to the support center and see what they say.
The seals can look perfectly good but it is very possible they have aged and could have very fine cracks.
Contact the Eheim for more...
My question to you is why use it? I assume being a Discus it will also be a planted tank.
I would then suggest a 1-3mm natural...
The more fiddling around the better now rather than when it's all set up and planted. I am not referring to a little tweaking here and...
Yes keep attempting.
Why have you divided your tank into sections by placing a wall practically in a straight line and two different...
Possibly yes if it's permitted and you wash and clean it (you might even have to boil it to kill any nasties) and dry it in the sun for a...
It's your tank in our home and as long as you a happy it's perfectly OK with me. A few points for you to think about. The...
You are off to a great start the RH back when low plants use in the front and tall plants behind the DW it will look great.
Back LH all...
I like the layout except the front RH corner. Reasons being no matter where you want to look at your eyes are...
The only concern could be on how its collected and stored eg metal or old cement tiled roof and in an old rain water tank.
Its rather difficult to Critique on what you have done as all I can see is a few piles of rocks/wood with plenty of twiggy pieces of...
This would be the biggest mistake by many beginners make in the beginning and in the long run it can take more time to improve...
You should have had a few days break and then have a fresh rethink.
If it's going to be heavily planted and the rocks will be hidden. If not removed this will restrict the water movement which is most...
I would prefer the Substrate to be higher another 10cm in the back RH corner at the moment everything is looking rather flat. Make sure...
Sorry for the late reply i was hoping to post this yesterday.
My first comments are I would have prefered you to start offwith a...
That is a very informative article presented extremely well.
I have seen this several times at the LFS its reflection. Do a Google search "Betta attacking reflection" I think you will find...
It's the perfect size and shape for your 35Lt Nano tank.
Trimming it's not that easy as you must keep it looking natural as...
Tannins are in many timbers and when immersed in water they are realised. Presoaking does remove most in many timbers but there...
You have a very nice and healthy looking tank. My suggestions would be the heavy piece of DW on the RH end even though it looks good it...
I did a Dr Google from your photo and, I found this
I used and still do in my Terrariums and house windows. Non scratch scourer (Available supermarkets) one trap with the magnet...
I think you might find as the Siamese Algae eaters get older they become very lazy and prefer fish food rather than their natural food...
That is a massive improvement. The rocks LH side will even look better as they age.
I am very pleased to assist you when you see the...
The only advice I can give you would be keep on top of the water management and maintenance also by letting all the foreground plants to...
I am far from a plant expert. I would be thinking of a mix of all the low plants you have already if done correctly it would bring both...
The Scaper’s Scene
The very first thing I saw was the front RH corner its not required plus its a massive distraction.
Next was every rock...
I fully agree only use a high quality Marine grade SS
What you will be doing many times will be tweaking it and pruning as it ages, sometimes the smallest change can make a big improvement....
That is looking better already now just fill the space in with plants. NO pathway please as it would be too central and could divide...
I moved two rocks reason being it looked like you had very carefully planted them in a very neat row.
The smaller rock being placed in...
I am far from a plant experts in my view your tank looks very colorful and healthy. My only concern with the Aquascape is the pieces of...
This is not what I was looking some where I have a photo of men walking over small jars bare footed....
Start looking for another LFS, if that is how they treat their stock what else is happening you do not see.
That would start a few bells ringing beware of this type of sales talk.
Those two rocks look completely out of place (not the size or...
Another little tip I let them float for a few weeks until I saw the new shoots and for some reason I very seldom had any dieback why ???...
Have you contacted Eheim about your concern.
That is what I have also done plus feed with Seachem Flourish tabs as per instructions.
What part of Melb are you I am on the Mornington Peninsula?
I would leave it empty a few days will make no difference at all....
Here are a few ideas I have PM to Andrew
All of these walls are supposed to be in the UK
This is a drawing from a wall in Vic...
Overall it appears to look as if everything was carefully selected and planted. I can honestly it looks far better than some well...
Heading says it all.
Fire hardening' spear wood does slightly harden it, but makes it much weaker and more brittle.
On average I think it's quality life span is around the 18-24 months.
The old brain is not as good as it used to be as I stopped teaching TimberTechnology about 45 years ago.
The good old soaking takes a bit...
I would place a rock on the wood just as an added precaution if it lifted and floated think of the mess you would have to fix. Remember...
Unless I am mistaken by burning the wood you will remove a layer of the woods hardness and expose the softer layers which means...
It's been a pleasure assisting you. It's going to look even better as it develops and, ages especially the rocks. When you start...
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