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post #1 of 11 Old 09-30-2011, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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finally worth showing off

I've decided my tank finally looks good enough to show off. note: there are usually two more chunks of slate in the middle back like the ones along the rest of the back. they are currently serving as hiding places in my hospital tank. also, please ignore any plant pieces floating around, i just did a water change and am hoping that my filter will get most of them. i removed any bigger pieces i could find.
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post #2 of 11 Old 09-30-2011, 03:31 PM
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One thing I would suggest that will make a huge difference is to paint/cover the back and sides...at least the back. Black is a really good color as is a dark blue. That is unless you have the tank so it can be viewed from either side. It will hide the filter and wires and offer some security to the fish and give the tank a look of depth and help plants and fish standout. Otherwise looks like your doing good.
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post #3 of 11 Old 09-30-2011, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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yeah, that is probably a good idea. i'll probably go with the black paper method, making it easier to change in the future.

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post #4 of 11 Old 09-30-2011, 03:40 PM
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Love the tiger barb school! They're gonna dominate that tank when they get big.

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post #5 of 11 Old 09-30-2011, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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Love the tiger barb school! They're gonna dominate that tank when they get big.
when they do the tank will be for them and some cories, which shouldn't be a problem i've been told. i'm going to be redoing the tank before then (sand substate for one thing) but i'm looking forward to it.

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post #6 of 11 Old 09-30-2011, 03:53 PM
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Looking good Kendra Adding a black background will really help make everything pop.
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post #8 of 11 Old 10-01-2011, 03:57 PM
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That is a good aquascape for the Tiger Barb. A black background (black consturction paper is very cheap and works fine, I have it on my smaller tanks) will do wonders as mentioned. And a few more plants. It is not accidental that in the photos the Tigers are remaining close to/under the plants.

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post #9 of 11 Old 10-01-2011, 07:50 PM
yeah, never paint the back of a tank when inexpensive construction paper does the trick nicely.

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post #10 of 11 Old 10-03-2011, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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so, black background and more plants. i can do that. i am thinking that i will try to get more wisteria and plant it (rather than leaving it floating) near the other ones once i get a timer for my light (which i will be doing sometime this week). hopefully the java ferns i tied to my driftwood will attach themselves and start growing more soon.

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