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doki 07-24-2012 06:46 PM

What do you think of this aquascape?
 
Just fishing for opinions if you don't mind.
I change my tank around a lot, I put a lot of thought into this one and a lot of time so I'm not changing anymore, Unless its adding more Cabombas to carpet and Wisteria.

Amazon Sword
Green Cabomba
Wisteria
Java Moss

20 Gallon High
Dirted Tank

12 Harlequin Rasboras
1 Male Betta
4 Bronz Corys

http://i47.tinypic.com/aov0h3.jpg

http://i48.tinypic.com/18n1pj.jpg

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Chesh 07-24-2012 06:52 PM

Good job, Doki! I like it. . . except that the Camboba is going to need constant trimming to stay low - I really like the bushy look of it, though! :) I'd add some floaters. . . but that's my preference! I know the fish would like it, too!

P.S. JUDGE JUDY ROCKS SOCKS! ;)

doki 07-24-2012 06:58 PM

Thank you :D

I would like some amazon frogbit but wouldn't they block off the light and harm some of the plants? If I ever get a German ram then I'd get some floaters ASAP. :P

I'm currently in the process of setting up a smaller tank for the betta with a mini-light I wanna make it a small planted tank so there will be room in the 20 for a german ram.

Chesh 07-24-2012 07:03 PM

German Blues need very specific needs to thrive, but I'm sure you'll be doing a lot of research into that one. . . The only thing that would probably suffer (that I know) under the lower lighting *might* be your wisteria. . . A quick way to solve that problem would be to let IT float, then it would be closer to the light :) If it's happy, the Camboba will shoot up, and you'll have TONS after trimming it back constantly to more than fill your other tank. Your Betta and your Rasbora will also really appreciate the floating plants and dimmer lighting - but that will change the scape a bit, lol!

Jayy 07-24-2012 07:05 PM

Very nice, but once again keeping that Cabomba short is going to be a battle. I think it would be easier in the long run to move it and the Wisteria to the background.

Chesh 07-24-2012 07:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jayy (Post 1170011)
Very nice, but once again keeping that Cabomba short is going to be a battle. I think it would be easier in the long run to move it and the Wisteria to the background.

*nods*
You'll seriously be trimming that stuff every 30 seconds if it grows for you like it does for me :shock:

doki 07-24-2012 07:08 PM

Yeah I've thought about that too perhaps when I get fish that require it I will do it, Also I heard Ludwigia can grow to the top of the tank and give a similar effect. I'm not to fond of floating plants just for the fact that they block light but there are alternatives :)

I've had duckweed and I'm one of those people that hates it with a passion although I didn't have any problems getting rid of it like some people do. I feel like the rasboras are so silly they will be happy no matter what haha, and The betta has a log to creep in if he wants some shade as well as a few other spots under the wood or in the bushes.

Chesh 07-24-2012 07:16 PM

Well. . . whatever you decide, it looks very nice right now :) Let me know if you find something that's a low/medium height and doesn't need insane amounts of light. . . I need something in-between, too!

wacky 07-24-2012 08:01 PM

aquascape ....
 
Very nice tank ..... just beautiful!!! What are you using for your substrate?

Varkolak 07-24-2012 10:22 PM

I like it, look into trying to find some dwarf water lettuce, it would compliment your plants and fish perfectly


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