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my 99th attempt on aquascaping

Discussion in 'Critique My Aquascape' started by Dimitar Yanev, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. Glomeridae

    Glomeridae Active Aquascaper

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    Dimitar, the first tank is really beautiful and I wouldn't add another plant, just like Keith and Roy said it! :)
     
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  2. keithgh

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    Dimitar

    All we can do is give you advice but its up to you what you do, I suggest you think very hard about adding more plants.

    Keith:):)
     
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  3. Dimitar Yanev

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    Here's the changes... what you think? should I remove the althernatera?

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    Dimitar Yanev

    Yes
    The reasons being it stands out like a search light and my eye keeps going back to it.

    You are breaking one very big design rule "Less is best and more is just more"

    Your Aquascape was a very good example of "Less is best" as some of us are always saying KIS Keep It Simple you tank was far from boring and uninteresting but now in my opinion you have lost all of that appeal.

    Keith:):)
     
  5. Glomeridae

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    Hello,

    just my opinion but I prefer without the two high plants you've added.

    Have you also add some red plants next the left little rock? I find it nice at this place!
     
  6. Dimitar Yanev

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    All red plants have been removed from this tank, now they are in my other tank. However, Keithgh you were right!!! I will undo my changes :D I will keep only the additional staurogyne repens which I added recently. That's for now I will keep you up to date :cool:
     
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    A feature might look all OK but if you take a few photos then study the photos you can see very quickly what works and what does not.

    You also must visualise what the finish product will look like and that is a lot harder to do than you think.

    All you have to remember those two basics rules of design and KIS.

    Keith:):)
     
  8. Dimitar Yanev

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    Here's the betta tank with some extra alternanthera reineckii 'mini' in the right

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    In this situation the red leaves help to highlight those rocks making it a very good choice.

    Nice rock shapes and placement.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Really beautiful tank, your fish is lucky to have a nice tank as this one! =)
     
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    Hi Dimitar I like what I saw, the first tank not put any plant, leave it if you could pick up little stones would be perfect.;)
     
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    small basin That would be the ideal height for plants should only get thicker rear. should you add light and CO2 otherwise Marsilea will overgrow.

    Best Regards
    Rodoselada
     
  13. Dimitar Yanev

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    I already increased the light of the small tank. Now it's 22w and it's 10cm above the tank, but i don't think to add co2 for now. I'm just adding glutaraldehyde (which is the main ingredient of easy carbo) daily :)

    Here is the bigger tank with a fresh picture from today.
    I added a little riccia. :)

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    Hi Dimitar,
    Wonderful :love::love:
     
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    keep so it, is very nice.

    Glutaldehida? used in combination with other compounds as sterilizing, or simple but kill any cell.

    Glutaldehida cause burns to the skin, irritate airways, irritated eyes. That even in a concentration lower, as it is easy carbo. Focus is even more dangerous. It was and is used for sterilization. No survivors remain after disinfection with glutaldehida.

    How do you use, what amounts dispense
     
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    I use 3 or 5 (i'm not sure) percent solution of glutaraldehyde. I dose 0.5ml of solution per 20l of aquarium water. The glutaraldehyde is the best black beard algea killer, if injected directly to the affected area. :sneaky:
     
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    Roy there is a lot of information there a great post.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Beautiful aquascape! =D
     
  20. Dimitar Yanev

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    Thank you guys! Today i shoot some shrimps :)

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