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jsuereth
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PostPosted: 2010.11.02(Tue)0:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not too great at knowing what will happen after a few months, but It seems like the island would look great with something to "fill in the gaps", as one more color variant, perhaps something to accent the fish. This makes me wish I had usable rocks and branches at my apartment so I could toy with an island as well!

I really enjoy seeing your tanks unissuh, keep up the good work.
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unissuh
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Location: Melbourne, Australia

PostPosted: 2010.11.03(Wed)7:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks jsuereth; I agree with the color variant - thats why I was thinking of a few bunches of C. albida. The original plan was to go completely unplanted, but I don't think this piece of wood suits that very well, really need twisty rootwood to get that look right. I have enough tanks that are completely drowned with plants already Laughing, trying something that is only minimally planted.
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PostPosted: 2010.11.04(Thu)8:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about a few well placed rose quartz pieces? We have a ton of it near me and the color variant would be interesting. I'm not sure what you have in your neck of the woods.
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unissuh
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PostPosted: 2010.11.04(Thu)19:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might look interesting but I'm not sure it suits my tastes. I think I might just wait and see how it looks when I set it up before I commit to any plants. I've been eyeing some very dark blackwater unplanted 'scapes recently, they look surprisingly good even though they're all brown and black.

Managed to find some Cyperus helferi for the first tank - not sure whether it's for the better overall but I sure like the look of the plant.

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unissuh
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PostPosted: 2010.11.19(Fri)18:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got my replacement tank, so filled it up yesterday:







So, needs some planting, or looks okay?
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PostPosted: 2010.11.19(Fri)19:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whats on top of the gravel (I am sure you knew that was coming...)

Is it gravel?


I think it looks good, Needs plants though
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PostPosted: 2010.11.19(Fri)19:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it without plants
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PostPosted: 2010.11.19(Fri)19:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ground up peat; I'll be adding in some dried leaves too eventually - probably oak as thats what grows outside my house.

Caton wrote:
I think it looks good, Needs plants though


Brown plants, or green?
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rales12
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PostPosted: 2010.11.19(Fri)22:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it! But if you do add plants, I'd add brown ones. Smile
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PostPosted: 2010.11.20(Sat)0:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

unissuh wrote:
Ground up peat; I'll be adding in some dried leaves too eventually - probably oak as thats what grows outside my house.

Caton wrote:
I think it looks good, Needs plants though


Brown plants, or green?


Just a few, maybe some moss, S
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