critique needed on my tank!

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  1. aaronnorth

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    Hi all, i need some advice on my tank, what do you think lets it down and what are the good points about it. I am not sure about the riccia on the right, although i feel as though it will look bare if i take it away. Should i perhaps move it more to the left rather than spread it along the back of the tank? I need your advice!

    Thanks, Aaron

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  2. aaronnorth

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    Re: critique needed!

    please excuse the gravel, i will sort that 1 day!
     
  3. Garuf

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    I personally think this could be turned into a nice lil Iwagumi if you added a foreground of hc instead of the sand foreground.
     
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    forgot about that, Mark is sending me some, i dont know whether to have a path or cover the whole substrate.
     
  5. Garuf

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    Have a path, going from the downoi nearest the right hand side to the right hand corner.
     
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    still unsure on the riccia,
     
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    I'd get rid, it's my personal least favourite plant.
     
  9. Steve Smith

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    Maybe try netting the riccia to some smooth rounded stones to make nice undulations? I like the first option with the path by the way :)

    I also think the larger rock on the right needs some work. It seems to mirror the one on the left.
     
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    i hear you, amano does it a lot and it produces a nice effect. :)
     
  11. Mark Evans

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    nah, you dont want to do that. look into my eyes not around my eyes...now, you want to send it to me :wideyed:
     
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    I considered posting something along those lines too, but I still think riccia is the spawn of the devil :lol:
     
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    theres alot of riccia haters here. i love it.
     
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    The riccia has gone to Mark, and i am going ahead with the sand path. But i am unsure how it will look, do you think i need a plant to mingle in with it on the right? Maybe E.Acicularis?

    Opinions wanted please :D

    thanks.
     
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    that would work, it does grow tall though. trimming would keep on top of that.
     
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    it will be ok, i have kept parvulus before which is similar. not so bad seen as it can be trimmed right down :D
     
  17. Steve Smith

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    I'm after Acicularis for one of my tanks. I usually buy it from garden centres. Normally you can get a 2" x 2" pot for around £3.50! There is enough to do a 4ft easily, if you seperate it out into plantlets (takes time and patience though!)
     
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    the HC arrived today (thanks Mark) i never realised how small the leaves were!!! I knew they were smaller than glosso but i never knew they were that small. It took me 2 hours to plant it all (ouch, my back & neck :( ) it looks good though and i think it will compliment the scape well. He also sent me some E.Tennulus which i positioned behind the microsorum pteropus narrow. Excuse the pics, i really couldnt be bothered lol

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    comments & critique welcome :)
     
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    do you think i should get some blyxa japonica for behind the 'narrow' instead of the e.tennulus as it grows taller. Not sure how it would look?
     
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    My two cents... stick with the teneluus for a while and see how it looks once grown in.
     

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