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lorax84 03-26-2012 01:42 PM

Finally planted my 55gal
 
I got a 55g and stand for about 2 months ago and had a grand plan for planting it. unfortunately I didn't really have the money to do what I wanted so it has sat like this for a couple of months.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/IMG_0384.jpg

I was starting to get a little annoyed with it so I decided to forgo my grand plan and plant the tanks with some plants that I already had. It's just Cryptocoryne Wendtii, Cryptocoryne Balansae, and Java Fern windelov, although I may add one or two plants. I also want to make a background.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/m...is/full2-1.jpg

Geomancer 03-26-2012 01:46 PM

Looking much better!

Another small (and cheap) thing you can do to really make it stand out is to tape some black poster board onto the back. You would be surprised how much that helps, and can make it look like there is more depth than there really is.

lorax84 03-26-2012 02:04 PM

I plan on making a background like the one on my 20g for it. Here is a pic of the 20 before I ripped all the plants out and put them in the 55g. I plan on doing something similar.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/IMG_0274.jpg

Jayy 03-26-2012 09:35 PM

Good progress and your 20gal looks amazing! Well done!! :)

lorax84 04-03-2012 01:28 PM

I ended up getting some giant hairgrass this weekend, as well as moving over all the inhabitants from my 20g. Here is a full tank shot.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/IMG_0424.jpg

Boredomb 04-03-2012 01:33 PM

Its looking good Lorax.

lorax84 06-18-2012 02:12 PM

Here is a little update on this tank. It's still not where I want it to be. I used the bulbs that came with the light fixture and I really didn't like the results. I added another 6700k light and it seems to be doing much better.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/m...alb6-11-12.jpg

KPainter 06-18-2012 02:28 PM

Looks great! What are the plants in front? Java fern?

lorax84 06-18-2012 02:32 PM

That is Cryptocoryne wendtii "red" in the front.

KPainter 06-18-2012 02:41 PM

It's a great looking plant!


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