I’m not going to put fish in my tank for month. At present I have no fish so I’m in no rush. Just been testing some hardscspe layouts today with a cardboard box some potting compost and 20kg if rock. I am going to let tank cycle properly, then add a clean up crew - followed by a small Shoal of fish.
I am no expert but from reading this forum.
Start with 6 hours light.
Do dose the tank.
Change at least 50 percent everyday for first week.
50 percent every other day week 2
Every 3 days week 3
Then once a week there after.
The simple answer is if you leave them like that and fill the tank with water, needless to say it won’t be very interesting. However if you add two mounds of soil. Add a carpet at the front and say a Dutch style behind, then you have a nice tank! So the question is - what is your ambition? maybe...
Yup many thanks Keith good shout. I have loads of wood and a bag of cat litter.
Do you think I should break up the rock into smaller bits?
Do you think I should have more space at the front?
I personally love the scape and my first looks the same. Cliche path down the middle But the people I Impress are my friends and not aquascapers. I do agree you should smash up some rocks and had some content into the parth in the small episodes. Add features and textures and deaf plants and...
The main problem you have is hard light. Simple you’re shining a torch beam in a tank you are always going to get turbo shadows. First step, soften your light then follow other steps to increase coverage. If you want more tips I can go into depth
Hi Guys, This is my first attempt at a nature aquascape. So be kind.
I have 80 x 35 x 45cm Tank 125L 27.5Gal
I was thinking 2 separate planted areas with a the cliche path down the middle.
I bought 20Kg of rock blind from AG - some nice pieces some a bit smooth for my liking. But it was a...
Hi everyone, newbie to the planted tank world. I have been keeping fish on and off for many years and now I am settled into a family home I’m setting up a planted tank. It’s a Roma 125 led - with a 2000lph canister filter. I plan to try an aquascape. I’ve been doing loads of research and...