06-08-2010, 07:52 PM
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The black is to offset the ferns and grasses that I'm planting back there. And the shape reminded me of some cliffs I saw when flying into Iverness. So much of the landscape had shape and texture I thought it was appropriate. I know what you mean though. My kids said the same thing.
The Asia tank has the black up front to contrast the colors that are going in the tank, reds, blues, yellows, greens. and is significant of the "land of the rising sun".
Scotland is most likely getting black neon tetra, since my son is in a "everything black" stage. I honestly thought I would get a few more years before he went all doom and gloom. I'd also like to put some bottom fish and a betta in there. I saw a betta at the store the other day. Blue and white and I swear the tail resembled the St. Andrews cross. Had I the room I would have snatched him up. Maybe he'll still be there when we're ready. I'm all about waiting for the perfect fish, so if not, we'll wait. I was hoping the LFS had small oriental dragons that I could modify and paint to look like nessy, but alas they only had huge ones. We settled for a small green dragon.
I'm looking at the various "Asiatic" plants right now. I'm not sure what I want to place in there other than bamboo. That tank will most likely have Blue neon tetra, some bottom fish, and another Betta.
I am open to non-aggressive stocking suggestions. Since my big tank will undoubtedly become home if something should befall one of their tanks I'd like to keep it simple and compatible.
one decent size school of small schoaling fish.
Something ornate and size appropriate that will compliment the theme and colors,
and a bottom fish(es) that can withstand the lighting, will utilize the built in shade, and will be effective in reducing algae.