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post #1 of 11 Old 06-07-2012, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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New setup

Iv been cycling for the last 6 weeks and all th spikes have been and gone, still water changing every second day tho! The aquarium is still awaiting to be planted but i couldnt sit herea stare at it empty!

I dcided to add a few of my CRS from my other aquarium and there loving it!

iv added apic so any fedback would be great

Also thakyou to Byron for the suggestions of plant types my LFS has got my order list and im awaiting for them to arrive
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post #2 of 11 Old 06-07-2012, 05:12 PM
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nice tank, those are some nice pieces of driftwood. you might wanna put a black backround in your tank it makes everything pop out more.
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post #3 of 11 Old 06-07-2012, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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Thats the intentions, iv got a few days off work next week so gonna do it then. The larg piece ofmopani rotcame withh double 55 gal seups and the stand. Lucky!

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Agree on the background, a sheet or two of regular black construction paper works fine for a couple dollars.

I would re-arrange the two large wood chunks, the right side looks "heavy." With the two large pieces, try them further apart, but neither at the ends or in the middle. I might also suggest the largest piece be turned differently...hard to put in words and not seeing the entire chunk, but placing it with the "legs" at the bottom might work, or the reverse? If this makes sense.

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post #5 of 11 Old 06-08-2012, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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The idea around the wood arrangment as it is was for the planting to be in the 2 dark areas but the wood to left of the larger 1 to havejava moss and the right of the largest also to be mossed up with Brazilian Pennywort hopefully rooting onto it.
To the right of the pennywort was going to have Watersprite. As the inlet of the filter being on the left the pennywort being a broader leaf would shelter and contain the watersprite
On the left side where the rocks are il be having a couple of amazon swords and large leaf amazon sword inside the rock boundry as the substrate is purposely deeper there to allow for the roots. There would also be amazon sword and large leaf amazon sword inside the rocked area to the right for the same depth of substrate reason as the left.
These serve the purpose of hiding the tubes of the under gravel filter and the heater, also the intake for the cannister filter.
In front of the rocks on both sides there will be pigmy chain swords and wisteria(left only)

Il experiment with the wood but its growing on me the way it looks already, those who have already seen it can see the shae of a dragon! Strange family i have!!! Also when looking at it from the front i can see little tunnels and arches in the patern.
It may look a little heavy on the right but isnt it said that the human eye is caught more by objects just off centre?
I sm trying to upload pictures of the woods at different angles but its on a go slow for me

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Oh i forgot there is 1 more piece of wood i am tempted to put in, or swap with another. I will decide on the hardscape layout........ promise..............

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post #7 of 11 Old 06-08-2012, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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As you can see iv tried to get as many different angles as possible
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See what you mean. Now that I've seen the wood better, I might try to move the far right piece over to the left side, and slide the large piece a tad to the right to balance. It is good to try all sorts of different configurations, then sit in a chair and observe for a few minutes.

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Il have a day playing with it on sunday, good use for a day id sayThanks for your input as usual. While im at it and i know iv asked before but would you say a species of cory would go well with congo tetra and rummynose tetra and also not bother crs to much? If so what species would do well to contrast the colours?

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Il have a day playing with it on sunday, good use for a day id sayThanks for your input as usual. While im at it and i know iv asked before but would you say a species of cory would go well with congo tetra and rummynose tetra and also not bother crs to much? If so what species would do well to contrast the colours?
Almost any cory wil be fine, or a mix of species with 3-5 of each species; I have more than 30 in my 115g, representing about 12 species. There are several in our profiles. Corys by and large are not particularly colourful, most are some mix of black/tan, some with green, with the spotted (black/silver) being prevalent. The Corydoras duplicareus is one of my personal favourites with its orange post orbital "V" mark, and the Corydoras sterbai is quite popular.

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