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I've posted a few forum posts already, and some of you may know me and how I love to rearrange my aquarium decor. So basically all I'm asking are tips on basic aquascaping and what decor I should get. I'm trying to go for a more natural feel. If you have any ideas on fake plants, decor and other things, please let me know. Thanks everyone!
Hello Everyone! I'm about to go to bed up here in cold New Hampshire and I thought before I do, that I would post pictures of my new "Aquascape". I would love it too see what your tanks look like! Sorry if I posted in wrong forum section, still trying to find my way around! I also tried to make it like they were living in a "grassland" kind of place.
So finally I am going to be able to start my aquascaping! I have a ton of plants that need to be planted. Here is what I am working with: 24+ Stems of Cardamine Lyrata 4 Stems of Crypt. Spiralis (some are melting) 4-5 Java Fern Windelov 1 marimo moss ball 1 tori gate decoration 1 smaller piece of driftwood Sand My question is, i have a bucket of old sand from my 20 gallon I had previously, can I use this in my aquascape? After being rinsed of course. I prefer the white sand with my oak trim anyways, and Eco-Complete only comes in black \: I will also be documenting the progress with my tank here, through pictures... etc.... Wish me luck!
So tonight I got home from work and started planting. I had pulled some of the swords from the Betta tank this morning, and I pulled the rest of the plants out of the old tank this evening. I have done some reading and looking at pictures of other planted tanks to get some ideas. I had decided that I wanted a couple of islands of plants surrounded by bare space. I had also read about putting the focal point a bit off center in the tank. This is known as the golden ratio. I measured 18.334 inches from each end. The idea is to place the focal point at one of those 2 places in the tank. So that's where I put the plant island as the focal point. I had a bit of gravel left from the betta tank, so I used that in a clay saucer to make my plant island. I planted some swords, the onion plant, and a baby amazon fern in the saucer and placed it at the sweet spot. I arranged a couple of rocks and some other plants around the tank. And here it is: What do you think? Please let me know your comments and suggestions, cuz I sure don't know what I'm doing! I assume that once the plants grow in, it will look more like I envisaged it. I think I will add some more anubias on rocks over by the tunnel. I definitely need to replace the canister filter intake - I need a black one, cuz the clear one sticks out like a sore thumb. The bad news is that I broke the light fixture - it was not actually big enough, but I was going to make do with it. Now I'll have to buy a new light. The ammonia is still at 2.0 this evening. I am going away for the weekend, so I hope the bb's will kick in before Monday when I get back. I'd like to move Fluffy over on Monday and get new fish on Tuesday. Thanks for watching! mj