critique needed on my tank!

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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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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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Garuf said:
I personally think this could be turned into a nice lil Iwagumi if you added a foreground of hc instead of the sand foreground.

forgot about that, Mark is sending me some, i dont know whether to have a path or cover the whole substrate.
 

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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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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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SteveUK said:
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.


i hear you, amano does it a lot and it produces a nice effect. :)
 

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saintly said:
nah, you dont want to do that. look into my eyes not around my eyes...now, you want to send it to me :wideyed:

I considered posting something along those lines too, but I still think riccia is the spawn of the devil :lol:
 

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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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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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aaronnorth said:
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?

My two cents... stick with the teneluus for a while and see how it looks once grown in.
 
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