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  1. Lysine

    Lysine Active Member

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    Hi all

    Putting up some picks from where I started with my tank 2 meter by 1 meter and 500 mm wide to now.

    I changed lights and fake plants to living ones etc.

    Changed lights

    I think my question is is it looking better.

    Your opinions would be appreciated even if negative.

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    You just can't beat natural plants and a good looking tank. Nice.
     
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    Lysine

    Lysine Active Member

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    Thanks see on right side need something higher up like the trunk on the left . Dragon rock ?
     
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    original setup was tastefully done, but i agree, live plants just add multiple layers of fun - not only provides a stunning visual effect, but also add so much more satisfaction in the attempt to emulate & showcase nature in our living rooms. How old is the set-up?
     
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    Very beautiful tank!
     
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    Lysine

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    Thank you

    Running 3 and a half months
     
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    Nice setup !!! What lighting you using now ?
     
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    Your tank is gorgoeus. Do you mind me asking: what brand + model it is?
    Also, what is that small reddish plant in the foregrond on the left - hand side?
     
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    Lysine

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    Morning 4 39 watt dual oddyssea T5
    4 6500 k white light and 4 plantgrow lights
     
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    Looks really good now
     
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    Thank you

    The plants are
    Rotala macandra

    I got the tank second hand it was build specifically for the previous owner
     
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    Pezulu Fishaholic

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    Very nice setup, and really like the way the planted tank has come to life.
     
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    A real beaut you have there.
     
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    Yet another beautiful tank, very nicely done! Really admire the imagination and artistry that goes into so many tanks I've seen here. Just can beat a planted tank IMHO
     
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    Looking very very nice!!!

    Well done
     
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    Love the tradition to a natural planted tank. In my opinion, a more open area at the golden mean(roughly a third from left or right), would improve the design. As has already been mentioned, variations in height add to perspective. Try to make a single focal point with the driftwood, rather than 2 points which compete with each other.
     
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    nice looking tank. I love how live plants and a little wood changes the whole feel.
     
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    Looks superb, it's true. You really can't beat live plants
     
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    Looks good. Very neat tank you got there.
     
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