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TangoTank 06-03-2012 03:59 PM

Height w/ decos & plants in a column
 
Anybody have any tricks, tips, ideas or products they recommend for creating decorative height in a 15 gallon column? I'd like to possibly include plants in the future, so I'd like it to have accommodations for that. I have gravel now but I will probably switch to sand shortly--of course, I didn't find this site til AFTER I bought & set up my fishtank! Thanks in advance!!

Austin.b 06-03-2012 04:18 PM

You could do manzanita wood as the main centerpiece, then have a bunch of swords in the background. You could also attach some java ferns and Anubias to the manzanita. Along the sides you could maybe have some crypts like Wendtii red and green:)

TangoTank 06-03-2012 10:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Austin.b
You could do manzanita wood as the main centerpiece, then have a bunch of swords in the background. You could also attach some java ferns and Anubias to the manzanita. Along the sides you could maybe have some crypts like Wendtii red and green:)

Wow... Neat stuff, thanks!! I like the look, reminds me of the bio-spheres you see w/ shrimp in them at Sharper Image/Brookstone, etc. Although I'm not so sure how I feel about those now that I know all this stuff about aquariums! HA!!

Austin.b 06-03-2012 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by TangoTank (Post 1968913)
Wow... Neat stuff, thanks!! I like the look, reminds me of the bio-spheres you see w/ shrimp in them at Sharper Image/Brookstone, etc. Although I'm not so sure how I feel about those now that I know all this stuff about aquariums! HA!!

no problem! if you want/need anymore help feel free to PM me. Honestly, dont get me started on those mini torture chambers lol what kind of lighting will you have on top of this tank?

TangoTank 06-03-2012 10:50 PM

Well, right now there's a 12" T5 full spectrum 8w. So I'm dealing w/ low light but my tank location, I could make sure it gets quite a bit of light if I opened my shades a bit.

Austin.b 06-03-2012 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by TangoTank (Post 1968929)
Well, right now there's a 12" T5 full spectrum 8w. So I'm dealing w/ low light but my tank location, I could make sure it gets quite a bit of light if I opened my shades a bit.

oh ok, just be careful of any algea that may occur with natural sunlight.


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