Today was one of those days where I should have stayed right in bed. First off, bad night, no real sleep. I got up thinking "oh, I have to go in to work early today" so I did. I foolishly got to work a half hour before I needed to be there. Oh well, 1/2 hour extra on the check won't kill me. Well, one patient after the other was grumpy. It was busy as all heck and it was just one of those days where the end of the work day couldn't get there fast enough.
I made it through the day by thinking, When I get home, I am going to move plants around in my tanks. I had some in the small tank I wanted to move out. Anyway, things were going alright with the aqua scaping when.... CRACK! I stepped down onto my glass top.
I could not believe I did it. I had even thought to myself, "It is safe here, I only have one thing left to do and I KNOW it is there so I won't step on it. I should have known I WOULD step on it after today. I can't help thinking of how much more I would have if I wasn't such a dip stick. When I first bought my tank, I was fooling around inside it and used a clamp light so I could see something in there. It melted the top of the aquarium shut!
I am sure you can see a pattern here with me. Makes you wonder why I am single, right?
Anyway, on to the HELP with Aquascaping part. The plants are coming along and with the additional few from the other tank, It is looking a little better. I would still like opinions for improvement. Since I cut the ugly shark log in half, I was hoping that planting behind it would hide that but nope, it sticks out like a sore thumb. I guess I will just hope as the plants grow it becomes less obvious. So, here is what I have so far.
How do you "show tank" people avoid this?
And does it look funny to have the driftwood sticking up and touching the glass like this?
What would you add? I am going by the theory that there is no such thing as too many plants. ha ha My swords still have like 7 babies on there so as they grow I will have those to stuff in there. Some of my stem plants are getting out of hand in the other tank too so I have those to put in, if needed.