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VERY new to this - please offer advice

Discussion in 'Introductions and Greetings' started by younggm, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. younggm

    younggm New Member

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    Hello all. I never thought in a million years that I would join a forum website! About a year ago I became addicted to aquariums and since then have established 3 of my own. I have always wanted to create an aquascape in my 50g corner tank, but I don;t even know where to start!!

    I currently have my 50g corner tank filled with blue gravel, fake bamboo leaves, and real driftwood. Although I like my tank, I would LOVE to make an aquascape out of it.

    Can someone please tell me WHERE TO START? What do I need to learn and what will I need that I wouldnt t have already for my freshwater "fake" setup?

    This is a picture of my tank as it stands right now. IMG_8779.JPG
     
  2. Flo

    Flo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Welcome to ASW.

    First of all you should decide what kind of layout you want to do.
    As you are a beginner to planted tanks i would recommend you a jungle style aquascape or an iwagumi. If you dont want to move this skalar into an other tank i would go for a jungle. Corner tanks aren t easy to scape. A iwagumi should be the best and easy choice.

    Anyway, remove this blue gravel. Try to get some naturesoil at your LFS.
    Get some nice rocks as well.

    Plants for the beginning can be ferns, glossostigma, stem plants f.e.
    If you want to have a quick, lush growth you ll need Co2... recommend pressurized Co2.

    Cheers
    Flo
     

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