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Old 07-17-2015, 04:35 PM   #1
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The design plan ?!

I Struggle all the time deciding what I want my tank to look like. I tell myself white sand and an empty modern tank is what I'm going for. But it always ends up looking so packed lol so now I just cut all my plants a lot. Will leave it till it grows abit then I plan on adding white sand over everything then some medium height and carpeting plants. . Any suggestions?! I have low light I think and use fluval flourish Click image for larger version

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Old 07-17-2015, 04:40 PM   #2
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A little more about my tank.. I have about 8 Amano shrimp 12 priscela tetras 5 male platys and 1 white Molly it's a 26 g bow front with a fluval c3 filter. I tested my water yesterday it was 0amonia 0nitrites 5nitrate ph7
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It's looking so good now so happy about the plants!
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I suggest learning a bit about proportion, there are lots of threads out there on aquascaping. You have lots of good components but the placement is pretty random!


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I suggest learning a bit about proportion, there are lots of threads out there on aquascaping. You have lots of good components but the placement is pretty random!


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+1. The Search feature will help you find appropriate threads.
Outside of the forum...Here is a link to an article describing the principles, essentials, fundamental rules, ratios, and styles when it comes to aquascaping: Getting Started with Aquascaping
One of the biggest challenges is upkeep. Plants grow (or die). Keeping up with the changes can be tough if you are trying to maintain a certain look. I've used hardscape only to watch it get buried in a jungle. Then I say "Oh, it's Dutch" in response to that. I also use that excuse when can't get around to mowing the lawn outside.
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I suggest learning a bit about proportion, there are lots of threads out there on aquascaping. You have lots of good components but the placement is pretty random!


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Thanks. I made a few changes will post pics tomorrow
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+1. The Search feature will help you find appropriate threads.
Outside of the forum...Here is a link to an article describing the principles, essentials, fundamental rules, ratios, and styles when it comes to aquascaping: Getting Started with Aquascaping
One of the biggest challenges is upkeep. Plants grow (or die). Keeping up with the changes can be tough if you are trying to maintain a certain look. I've used hardscape only to watch it get buried in a jungle. Then I say "Oh, it's Dutch" in response to that. I also use that excuse when can't get around to mowing the lawn outside.
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Thanks ! over the past 6 months I've learned what type of plant does the best with my fish water and lighting so I have no problems anymore with dead plant leaves etc. the plants growing like wildfire. I will post pics tomorrow
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