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My first EVER planted tank. Journal of a 20 long, South American biotope

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by fishman9809, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. fishman9809

    fishman9809 New Member

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    I got driftwood!!!
     

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    phantom tetras are sweet! do it.
     
  3. fishman9809

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    I want them, but I am unsure if they school nicely, which schools nicer, x-ray tetras or red phantoms?
     
  4. fishman9809

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    all the stuff is here, except my fluval 204. Here is an update hardscape, no plants yet, will probably get some pygmy chain sword on monday or tuesday.

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    tank is very dirty, I will clean it when filled up
     
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    Very nice. it will look great when it's filled up.
     
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    Looks good im about to do the same kind of set up. Get that thing cleaned and filled up with some water and plants!!!
     
  7. fishman9809

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    cant wait for plants!!!! and the canister, lol. Fillin it up as I speak.
     
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    How long did you have to soak your wood?
     
  9. fishman9809

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    well, O have had this tank for a while and have been experimenting a LOT of hardscapes, and the wood was soaked before for about 5 days, and it sinks. Would you like to see the other scapes I have made?
     
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    let me gather them all.
     
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    this is the order I made them:

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  13. trenac

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    I really like the look of the second one... Are these 3 current setups? or just experiments?
     
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    experiments. A lot of people liked the 2nd one, but I didn;t like it too much. I found it had a lot of flow, but not much balance, so I tried to move it to have both flow and balance.
     
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    i like the second one too
     
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    I really like the first and 2nd one
    I do like all three, but I like either one whole side open, or the middle open with the sides wooded, but I don't care for the one with the wood right in the middle.
     
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    I should add that I like how you have it above like the mountain in the middle, but offset more, that is good also.
     
  18. fishman9809

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    yea, tried to model it after Roy Dekis 50 gallon was it?
     
  19. fishman9809

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    LOOOOOOOOOOONG time update:

    FTS, i need better skills :-":

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    i need to either get elantine triandra or the pygmy chain sword, cuz this is too tall!!!:

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    Looking good! ;)
     

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