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Old 04-21-2012, 12:30 PM   #11
 
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Thanks Byron for the explanation of the 1-3-5... I tried to post a reply to explain it and the whole site froze on me and I had to leave for awhile. Agree with you about something with height.
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:16 PM   #12
 
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Some thoughts here. What do you think about 3 small pieces of lace rock around the front middle, kinda in between the two set of 3 small plants. I would love to find a taller driftwood, malaysian is what i do have, for the right side. And I was thinking 2 swords in the corner where the heater is? Or should I do 3 swords there? Because stick with 3 there, or would I count my center one and only do 2 new swords.
Lace rock can work, I have a couple tanks with some of this. Still think two more wood chunks needed, not just one (resulting in 2, you need 3). You can find the Malaysian wood in long pieces that can be ploaced vertically to create tree trunks and such, i have several of these in my 70g and 115g and 33g if you want to check the photos ["Aquarims" tab under my name on the left].

Swords depends upon the species.

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About the floating plants, I think they are water sprites, at least thats what I ordered and they were different than the Wisteria that I placed on the left side of the tank.
Even better and better. WS is a superb floating plant. And your neons need shade.
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:46 PM   #13
 
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Lace rock can work, I have a couple tanks with some of this. Still think two more wood chunks needed, not just one (resulting in 2, you need 3). You can find the Malaysian wood in long pieces that can be ploaced vertically to create tree trunks and such, i have several of these in my 70g and 115g and 33g if you want to check the photos ["Aquarims" tab under my name on the left].
I would prefer just some wood and not rocks, just to keep the look the same. I'll search around for some driftwood pieces, it's just hard to find a site that lets you see the actual piece you are buying. I would like a vertical one on the right side and maybe a smaller curved one for the middle part. Hopefully after getting some more plants and letting everything here grow out it'll end up being a nice full tank. I'm going to try to get this tank set up so there will tons of plants. I love the look of a full bushy tank.
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Old 04-21-2012, 03:35 PM   #14
 
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I think this is going to look fantastic once it all grows in! I agree with several of the other posters about adding some driftwood and/or rock. . . I'd go with something tall and off-center to break up the symmetry a bit. . .

Once the plants have grown in and filled out - and the taller plants reach the water line, you'll be much happier with it, and it will look very nice! It's just going to take a bit of time and patience - get those plants where you want 'em, based on their needs and eventual height, and leave them to do their thing! I honestly wouldn't' even bother with buying more swords - if treated with care, they'll spread on their own, so save your money and let them do the work for you!

the MAIN thing to consider in ALL of this is the creatures that live inside of the tank - both fish and plants - and their continued health. It isn't good to constantly be re-arranging things - so get it where you want it and just leave it alone!

I can't wait to see what this tank looks like in a couple of months! Please keep us posted - good luck!
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