Joined: May 29, 2007 Posts: 2181 Location: Hyderabad
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:13 pm Post subject: Re: My uncompleted 2 footer planted Tank
A wonderful little tank
It has got a great potential, the wood arrangement is very nice, but the wood seems to be tanning the water.
If I were you, I would have done the following things...
1-Replace the styrofoam background with sky blue background paper easily available at LFS.
2-Use a few pebbles/small rocks at the base of wood(on the left), it'll give firm look.
3-I dont think its a proper place for anubias nana, near the surface under intense lighting, instead it can be effectively used below coffeefolia, just before the base of the wood. They enjoy dark areas.Anubias doesnt need a wood/rocks to cling on, they can be placed on gravel with rhisome above the sand.
4-Use bunch of needleleaf or windelov ferns at the place where nana is presently kept.
5-Dont use any tall plants in right background, instead go for blyaxa japonica or e.tenellus.
Joined: Jan 12, 2006 Posts: 979 Location: Bangalore
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:28 pm Post subject: Re: My uncompleted 2 footer planted Tank
A couple of pointers apart from what has already been mentioned...use green gain and brighty step 1 along with brighty k. Do check for ammonia levels in your tank. Areate the aquarium at night. The plants will look a lot more healthy when you increase the light into the tank.
The driftwood placement is good! I agree with hamza about the plant placement at the right corner.
Joined: May 04, 2008 Posts: 81 Location: Bangalore
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:17 pm Post subject: Re: My uncompleted 2 footer planted Tank
Hi Hamza / Harshal,
Thanks a ton for the inputs, i will move anubius nana to the front side, it was in my other wild discus tank, just moved it today, I was trying real hard to get some blyxa japonica for quite sometime, but hard luck still could not get it, i would clear the right area and place only blyxas once i get it. I would change the background to blue, which would add a great look. I also failed find out needleleaf or windelov ferns in bangalore. i would do it, once i get them as well..
i will have to start with brighty step 1 along with brighty k. first will Step up light and provide some aereation at night.
Any ideas of where these plants may be available in bangalore....
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