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hotshotdevil32 06-13-2012 05:00 PM

Aquascaping suggestions
 
Alright guys so after weeks of researching and planning I am just a few days away from changing my old overstocked community aquarium to a planted endlers livebearers species tank. Tomorrow I will be switching out the gravel for black fluorite same and this weekend I will be giving back the fish I have to a LFS and buying my first plants. :welldone: So far the shopping list is
- 3 pieces of Pygmy chain sword
- a cutting of Java Moss
- a Brazilian Pennywort
- 2 pieces of Corkscrew Vallisneria
I was just hoping you guys could give me some ideas on how to move the hardscape around for now and give me an idea of where I should plant everything so I have a general idea of where to put the plants when I buy them. I can tinker with their placement after that. So anyway here is a pic of the tank right now.

http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/...r/9d1c00d8.jpg

Thanks for all the help! :-D

Molinious 06-15-2012 07:50 PM

A good idea for aquascaping is looking at some of the how to and other videos on you tube, there quite good for inspiration

Adamson 06-15-2012 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Molinious (Post 1117781)
A good idea for aquascaping is looking at some of the how to and other videos on you tube, there quite good for inspiration

This. Just type it in on YouTube and you will find your inspiration.

hotshotdevil32 06-16-2012 09:01 AM

Yeah I was doing that last night and I think I have some ideas I wanna try now. one think that really jumped out at me was growing the java moss on the driftwood. from what I have seen it creates a very cool tropical effect. also I added the flourite to the tank yesterday and while it was originally very cloudy it has started to clear up nicely. pics below! I will taking a trip to the LFS this afternoon to give back the fish I have now and to pick up the plants. I will post some pics as soon as the plants are in the aquarium.

http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/...2/DSC02664.jpg

http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/...2/DSC02662.jpg

http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/...2/DSC02661.jpg

http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/...2/DSC02659.jpg

hotshotdevil32 06-17-2012 10:52 AM

well the plants are in the tank but I didn't have the chance to change the fish out yet. anyway here are some pictures. the tank got clouded up again when I planted them so maybe on monday or tuesday I will be able to post pictures of the tank when it's clear so you can really see my aquascaping.

http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/...2/DSC02666.jpg

http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/...2/DSC02667.jpg

http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/...2/DSC02668.jpg

http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/...2/DSC02669.jpg

http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/...2/DSC02670.jpg

http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/...2/DSC02672.jpg


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