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Old 01-10-2010, 12:34 AM   #1
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This is my 10 Gallon.
I'm trying to learn aquascaping.
I request anyone's ideas and comments.
I'll see how it goes in the coming months.
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Old 01-10-2010, 12:37 AM   #2
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Looks nice! Maybe try out a background and add tall plants?
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looks very nice I agree with HN1, a background would really make a difference. I like the way you have it laid out. Very nice
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That does look really nice. What kind of plants do you have in there?
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plants currently in tank are riccia, glosso, baby tears, dwarf baby tears, nymphea rubra, Anubias bateri. and some other stem plants I can't identify.
EDIT: maybe Red Cabomba and I think Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia)

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So for a backing, should I go with a plain color like white, black or blue?
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:35 AM   #7
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I would go with black because of the dark substrate. But that's JMO.
I think your tank looks FANTASTIC!!! I wish mine looked that good! What kind of fish do you have in there?
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I love the black side and the white side. Great idea. I agree with what others have said, some tall plants would look sweet.
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The white sand is actually a "river". There is ADA Aqua Soil on either side of it.
I planted a bunch of HC on the left side. The left portion of "land" is framed by a curved piece of drift wood which I have planted with Riccia.

The Fauna consists of:
3 Pygmy Rasbora (will add more once bioload is safe)
2 SAE
1 Oto

There are also some MTS in there
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It really looks nice. A black background will give it more depth. I don't think I would add any more tall plants, give these a chance to fill in and grow out.
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Black Background added.





Thanks for the recommendations. I like the black.
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Very nice IMO, leave it the way it is and let it grow out and fill in... Beautiful setup
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Very nice. I agree, let it grow for now.
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I love it. I am jealous!
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Watch the SAE some of them do go after plants.
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More Pics, Almost 2 weeks old. Riccia has taken off.


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Wow looks nice. Really like how the riccia has grown.
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I am still jealous. I can't get my plants to grow like that....*sigh*
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Thanks everyone for the kind remarks.
I'm not happy with the right half of the tank. I can't decide what to do on that half.
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Here are some more photos.
I cleaned up some of the mess in the far right corner. I hope consensus is that it looks better.
The stem plants should fill in quickly.
I have been trimming the Riccia almost daily. (please ignore the rock holding the cage down. I am hoping the Riccia will root onto the driftwood.)
I also added 6 more Pygmy Rasbora.
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