It can always be better.... !

Discussion in 'Journals' started by JamieH, 5 Jul 2008.

  1. JamieH

    JamieH Member

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    So... I woke today with that itch... that itch which says 'I can make this aquarium look much better'

    I scratched the itch and... Well, the results are below. I've tried to balance the brown wood with crypts on the other side... and the Tennellus needs to thicked up somewhat...

    (apologies... i'm no photographer... and the water is still a touch cloudy)

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    and finally..., the bunch of tarts begging for food:

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    Got rid of the soil substrate... new substrate is 1 bag of argos play sand mixed with 1.4kg of JBL floropol, topped with another bag of sand. The light substrate is really making the most of my 'old fashioned' T8 lighting! :rolleyes: 8)

    For comparison... the old scape:

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    Your thoughts?
     
  2. TDI-line

    TDI-line Member

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    I like the overall look, and as you said, will just need thickening up more.
     
  3. spaldingaquatics

    spaldingaquatics Member

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    I think the pics look good. Tank looks much brighter, the new set up works well with the angels, not bad for a days work!!
     
  4. jay

    jay Member

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    Harrow, Middlesex
    I like the open space, but... just seem like that lovely branchy wood is tucked out the way too much now.
    It was a good focal point to begin with IMO. I suppose once the plants fill out then it'll get a focal point back.
     
  5. donalo

    donalo Newly Registered

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    Beautiful tank mate :)

    What is your exact setup, tank size, substrate and maintenance schedule for the plants?

    I saw a tank very similar to yours in the flesch recently and have to have one myself one day.

    The sand looks so much better than the gravel. Well done :)
     
  6. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Aston, Oxfordshire
    Nice :) I always enjoy a good rescape, takes my mind of things in the 'real' world.

    Sam
     

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