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Old 09-27-2013, 03:59 AM   #1
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Rescaping octagon tank- opinions?

My octo tank has been looking a little boring to say the least, and it's hard to fit much in!

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I added some rocks I found to give it a little more height and to build a small cave, then added a black "background" (spray painted newspaper)

What do you think, and what else can I do to improve the look of the tank?

I would love to add some driftwood, but don't know if I have the room?


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Old 09-27-2013, 05:35 AM   #2
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You could add a small branch of Manzanita wood for height.
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:39 AM   #3
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I looked it up and I like that kind of driftwood! I will try looking around for a tall piece

Where do you think I could place the driftwood in the tank?
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I would place it off center and the branches pointed up. And maybe tie some jave moss on some of the branches.
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Adding something like Jungle Val or Balansae Crypt that will grow to the top of the tank will make a big difference. Also since it's leaves are thin and upright it won't take up too much space in your tank but will really help with filling in the upper level.
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