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Postby 13razorbackfan » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:39 pm

cichlid85 wrote:
13razorbackfan wrote:That looks very natural. I like it. Good job! The rough looking texture looks very natural. Are you going to add some bright green plants? Some green plants that grow tall will add some length and really set it off!


Thanks! I have alot of live plants I will place back in the tank. I like the look without them but havnt put the plants in with the new BG yet to see :)
The plants will add height but maybe more importantly it will add some contrast. The green along with the white and the dark brownish/red background will look awesome.

What type of fish?
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Postby 123vb123 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:05 pm

Unfortunately their service in english is terrible. If you can use google translate or similar, it might work.

http://www.makemake.dk/default.asp?menu=100

I beleive they ship overseas at fair prices :-)

Make make does some of the best terrain/landscaping in europe, most if it with their own products. Premade concrete with natural-color for example :-)
If the fish had not opened its mouth, it would not have been caught.
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Postby DanniGirl » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:13 am

cichlid85 wrote:
Dannigirl,

Thanks so,much for the extra help. It paid off for me! Finally done and in the tank. I really like this one. I will try and post another thread with the correct products to use, step by step but it takes longer because i am basically texting from my phone lol. Here it is. Thanks everyone


You're welcome.

Your new background looks so much better than the previous two. Great job! =D>
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Postby cichlid85 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:16 am

13razorbackfan wrote:
cichlid85 wrote:
13razorbackfan wrote:That looks very natural. I like it. Good job! The rough looking texture looks very natural. Are you going to add some bright green plants? Some green plants that grow tall will add some length and really set it off!


Thanks! I have alot of live plants I will place back in the tank. I like the look without them but havnt put the plants in with the new BG yet to see :)
The plants will add height but maybe more importantly it will add some contrast. The green along with the white and the dark brownish/red background will look awesome.

What type of fish?


Hi Razorbackfan,

So I went ahead and decided to put the live plants back in, and you were right, it looks very nice! I will try to get some pics with the plants on here.

I was thinking more of what i want to do and I think i want to add some rocks that match the new BG and some more driftwood or sticks too.

Oh, and at this time I have some flame tetra in there with one juvie firemouth. They do really well together but I know he needs more room and Im planning a CA biotype 55 gal or larger in a few months 8)
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Postby 13razorbackfan » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:21 am

cichlid85 wrote:
13razorbackfan wrote:
cichlid85 wrote:
13razorbackfan wrote:That looks very natural. I like it. Good job! The rough looking texture looks very natural. Are you going to add some bright green plants? Some green plants that grow tall will add some length and really set it off!


Thanks! I have alot of live plants I will place back in the tank. I like the look without them but havnt put the plants in with the new BG yet to see :)
The plants will add height but maybe more importantly it will add some contrast. The green along with the white and the dark brownish/red background will look awesome.

What type of fish?


Hi Razorbackfan,

So I went ahead and decided to put the live plants back in, and you were right, it looks very nice! I will try to get some pics with the plants on here.

I was thinking more of what i want to do and I think i want to add some rocks that match the new BG and some more driftwood or sticks too.

Oh, and at this time I have some flame tetra in there with one juvie firemouth. They do really well together but I know he needs more room and Im planning a CA biotype 55 gal or larger in a few months 8)
Good...glad the plants worked out.

This may sound crazy but you can always use the same process to cover a couple rocks to make it match the background. That solves that issue. Sticks and driftwood would look nice as well.
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Postby cichlid85 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:12 pm

I thought about that. I guess I could add a base to the rocks if i make them so they dont float...

Um, I did a water change before i put the plants in and I am now missing a tetra! I just noticed. I looked everywhere even thought he might have jumped out while the top was off the tank. I looked on the ground..maybe be got sucked into the syphon hose when i did the water change? :oops: Its weird...
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Postby 13razorbackfan » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:26 pm

cichlid85 wrote:I thought about that. I guess I could add a base to the rocks if i make them so they dont float...

Um, I did a water change before i put the plants in and I am now missing a tetra! I just noticed. I looked everywhere even thought he might have jumped out while the top was off the tank. I looked on the ground..maybe be got sucked into the syphon hose when i did the water change? :oops: Its weird...
You sure he is not hidden somewhere else in the tank?

Also...I mean as far as the rocks are concerned...find a rock that generally matches the shape, clean it then add the drylok to the rock.
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Postby cichlid85 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:39 am

Well, hes still missing. I dont know where he is. I looked for him everywhere. The only thing i can think is that after i put the plants in i did a water change and then used my fishnet to catch the extra debrise floating in the water. I must have scooped him on accident or something.

I even looked behind the BG to see if he got stuck but nothing...poor guy.
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