My advice has not changed forget about the Aquascape for a while, learn all about plants and, growing then in the mean time do a lot of...
The only thing I like about your Aquascape are the two small pieces of DW. They are too small to give you any height at the rear of the...
If you decide to let the trident fern grow that tall it will cover that well sculptured rock and hide it.
You might find the Betta would...
Mistakes can be avoided if you do all the correct research first and listen to the plant experts.
Growing plants is easy providing you...
Looking good so far it will improve as it ages.
My only concern is the small piece of DW leaning on the rock front LH side, reason it's...
That is easy only buy low growing Crypts.
I had Shrimps in my tank and never stopped breeding and I did 2x30%-40% twice a weekly for many years.
If you are attempting to get the natural look at the moment the medium is too Aquascaping rather than the natural appeal which could give you...
The twiggy pieces on the rocks is very obvious, less fine pieces on the RH side of the trunk, a medium piece on the LH...
I have fished the mangroves many times at the top of Aust. In saying that the fish do live in the lower mangroves and grab a meal as it...
As far a Aquascaping the second photo has the best possibilities with careful planting. It appears to be very well balanced.
At the moment it looks like you are going backwards. My suggestion now would be strip it down and do a lot of research, then start...
If I was doing it I would wash the sand first and let it dry then pour it as required.
You have created an excellent tank that is very relaxing to sit back and enjoy you work.
Looks like you are getting plenty of help now.
I have also noticed these.
I gave up using a pinch as it varied too much I used a very...
To be perfectly honest and it is going to take a long while to fully cycle your tank. I have always used Seachem Stability (Never...
Any updates on that aquascape please?
It might help if you supply us with every detail about your tank and it's inhabitants. With the Water Parameters how was the test done....
I fully agree it just does not work it does not blend in together then there is the massive BUT if the BOSS likes it leave it alone or hunt the...
If you decide to plant a different tall plant it will look like you have two sections of your tank.
Why not use what is growing...
Looking good now all you have to do is select all the correct plants that will blend in with your hardscape.
Here is a lot of very useful information about Ich I strongly suggest you copy and print this out for future reference.
WHITE SPOT ICH
It's free and easy to make all you have to do is add a few shrimp pellets and they will go into the bottle. Another benefit is you do not...
A mock tank is one especially made from cardboard or wood etc.
This time only a very short reply reason it's all OK all I would do now would be add more twiggy bits and pieces over the front of the...
First congratulations for using a Mock Tank and recreating nature. At the moment I can only suggest one small move. The thin piece...
That would be an excellent idea. Instead of a full replacement remove all the substrate about 5cm back around the glass and top up with...
Seeing it's your first Shrimp tank this will be an excellent program for you....
Easily fixed a fine pre filter I used a piece of Styrene foam for many years i8t was never seen as it was hidden by plants....
I actually like that front rock it's only a suttle change (Like nature) and it gives your scape another interest. When it's fully...
Just heat the plastic up and bend it as required.
Sounds like it might be an air lock (the Eheim I used had a primer to remove this problem)
I am still saying this is the best LH side except for the large rock it's too overpowering.
Over all very sorry to say...
Go to as many LFS as you can and ask questions by doing that you will discover very quickly who will help you and who are only...
Good research is one of the best methods. Make a good Mock Tank and use cheap sand or even clean garden soil for the substrate and start having...
Yes that is correct I can do the PhotoShop but that is far as I can go at the moment. If lucky PB should be all OK later today....
You are off to a very good start by using a Mock Tank, Changes can be made very easy compared to the actual glass tank.
The LH side is...
I would only suggest a light trimming if not you could easily end up with an unistering bare looking tank.
Show him some photos of children starving in war torn countries.
I was born in 1937 I can assure you I would be lucky to get a few toys....
5ft tank the water movement at the opposite end would be limited and "might" cause a few concerns. I would also be considering a...
There are not many tanks & waterscapes done today it's a pity as all members can see it can be done.
When it's fully finished and...
Great idea you have created an extremely interesting Aquascape.
At first glance it looks over crowded and the smooth rocks are not interesting.
What can be done with what you have and possibly one...
At a rough guess overcrowded, wet and overgrown plus a very good chance of very little if at all no ventilation.
You will be surprised how much dirt and fines you will wash out. A kitchen seiv is the best way to remove all the fines and dirt before...
Using the information you have supplied. At a guess could you have several causes of your concerns.
Lighting, over feeding, filtration...
My advice would be strip it down and start afresh. This time have every thing planed down to the last detail. Then start be doing it...
To be perfectly honest it looks like it requires a good trimming and cleaning.
Same for me too.
This is all I have ever used for my Aquarium tanks and now for the Terrascapes
Arlec SURGE PROTECTED 24 HOUR TIMER PC723 Double Pole Switch...
The local LFS's in my general area stocks are basically standard. They have a mark up of 300% plus. A point of interest the average small...
If they are Limestone rocks unless I am mistaken you are going to have a very hard water tank.
Have you checked out the suitable...
I fully agree with but they are cheap extremely easily cleaned and, most important they work 110%.
They can be easily hidden by...
I would a sponge filter cut to size and cut a deep X from the top and pushed the inlet into the sponge. I would remove and clean it at...
I can tell all this much Nigel pays full attention to every detail until he gets it perfect. When photographing his tanks it's far more than a...
So far it looks very promising as its extremely difficult to see the full effect unless its in a tank with substrate.
At the moment my...
I had exactly the same concern its extremely easily fixed buy smaller containers I ended up using 15lt then finally 10ly containers.
In the end...
Those rocks inside the cave is certainly effective.
As a start I would do 2x 30-40 twice a week and no feeding that day.
If you have a concern it "could be in your water supply"...
The 5ft does not have a top and the Bow fronted is open back and front the glass top in only there to place the light on....
DuckWeed and that is what it is A Weed once established its like a blanket and can take ages to completely remove it.
Thank you Humidity ??? no idea there is no moisture visible in either tank.
Each tank is mist sprayed every morning and deep watered as...
Is this what you are asking for?
Both photos are several months old and Terrascapes have developed more
The Jebo Bow fronted tank.
A very basic and simple Aquascape very well done perfect for the Bedroom.
Are you going to add a basic floating plant eg Water Sprite for...
I would go as close as possible and have a 10-5mm gap this would stop any vibrations coming via the wall.
Your presentation is very good no bits and pieces laying around which is always very distracting.
The wall paper makes an interesting...
Great, the more plants the more natural Algae for them. In the mean time see if you can get any Algae food tabs depending on their size break...
Looking very good, any chance of a full tank photo please.
There are several points I think will help the Shrimps
There are some excellent articles here.
That makes it a lot easier the 4 Point vanishing point works perfectly for a tank that is viewed from the two basically front sides....
Is this the tank we are referring to?
Is this the tank "below" we are referring to?
aqueon power 30 HOB filter
Stage 2 – Activated carbon removes toxins, odors and discoloration.
Do you have the Carbon in the filter if so...
This is a 4 point vanishing point, is this what you are thinking it can be viewed from 4 sides of your tank. It is possibly more suited...
Nilocg thrive twice a week. What quantities?
Have you done a full water test if so how was it done?
Filtration type and medium used plus how...
I think I might have miss read Johnny's post
The cabinet is a few cm's short. I read that as the length of the cabinet.
Then Johnny asks...
It can be done by adding Styrene Foam sheets very easily.
I am not saying it cannot be done. In all my years of design work and Aquascaping Forums I have seen a few tanks viewed from both sides...
Even though I taught the Cabinet Making trade for 26 years I have been retired for 30 years now and many things have changed my suggestion...
I agree with Tim 110% you can have whatever you want in an Aquascape it's in your home and as long as you like it all's OK.
You have a very interesting shallow Aquascape. I think the Java moss is a very good choice. Will you be able to take the wood out to...
This an excellent site to help you.
I photoshopped it a little for you.
Looking good keep up all the good work.
It's not only the new fish it's feeding reduce it by half the next day and let the fish settle in first.
There is one very old saying re adhesives if it does not say Aquarium Safe "Don't use it"
Here are a few for you.
As long as it's improving that is the main point. 1% improvement per day is far better than no improvement at all....
That is a massive tank and it deserves far better than a pile of what looks like excellent DW one end and a big unnatural pathway...
This is where I would start looking. There is a mix of excellent to shocker aquascapes here.
My first impression is it looks very neat and, tidy. Then comes the BUT
1. It's over balanced/central at the rear of your...
Here are a few simple suggestions for you to consider.
Note the 4 red dots they are approximately the 4 focal points.
The back LH...
You have two very good Aquascapes divided by a very light coloured pathway that appears to be the same with from front to back....
Without actually seeing the tank it can be rather difficult. Only thing for sure your plants are dying and something should have been done...
I have just ordered these Daffodils all on a Pre Order that means a lot cheaper.
Daffodil Double mixed
When I was in the trade all the Cabinet Makers had several of these. I have probably forgotten more than I can remember these days....
A few of my Jonquils
A Double Golden Jonquil
Here are a few photos of the Jebo Fronted.
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All the plants are naturally common indoor plants. Watering (as required) is done...
Have you contacted Eheim direct?
I like everything about your tank it's looking healthy and extremely colourful.
I had a similar situation only difference it happened while I was standing in front of it. Every thing was covered by insurance as I have a...
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