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I just filled my 30 Gallon that I have been working on for about a month (DIY everything...stand, canopy, background, lighting). What does everyone think? I know it's a little cloudy, but that is the sand settling.



The inhabitants are going to be 15 WC C. Afra "Cobue", 4m/11f.[/img]
 

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Excellant :thumb: The rounded background and round river stone blend nicely. I know it's kind of hard to put a finger on looking at a 2 dimensional picture but I would either make the stone in the center smaller or move it closer to the shorter pile. Imo it distracts the eye from wandering over the whole picture of a well made tank.

Once again, great job. :)
 

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I think it looks pretty well set up.Just IMO, the rock in the middle should be moved to the smaller rockpile, and then it would be sweet. Even if you added some plants, but it looks good without them.

But, you're tank, you're opinion, set it up the way you like it. :thumb:
 

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Common plecos can get huge. I personaly like the Synodontis.
 

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Brian,

I hate to go against a crowd, but I personally like your initial set up. To me, the only thing it is missing is transition. If you had 8- 10 small pebbles (1-2 inch diameter) scattered throughout the tank, it would look more natural. IMO :D
 

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your tank looks great. I do agree with Floridagirl- initial set up looks very natural, and with a few smaller stones scattered, it could be a stunning tank. Either way, the most important person to please is yourself.
 

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how did you do your background? i love the way it looks. i think the tank looks awesome with the rock in the middle or not. eithr way, good job. i think you should stay away from plants in this one if you were even thinking of adding them. sometimes less is more and in your case its great how it is.
 

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HONDO said:
how did you do your background?
The background is actually the top of a styrofoam cooler I picked up on the side of the road. I then used a heat gun to melt my initial "rock lines", then turned a box knife on it's side to dig out the rocks. Then I applied QuickCrete masonry cement, kind of painted it with QuickCrete concrete pigment, and now it's curing.

Thanks for all of the comments guys :popcorn: , I actually like it the best with the big open center, it'll give my Cynos a safe place to dig without any fear of a cave in. I know how they fear cave ins. Not really.
 

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Looks good, similar to my rescape I've finally got round to beginning. Look forward to seeing the little inhabitants in it too. :thumb:
 

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hey man tanks looks really good. i was wondering though where did you get all the rocks from? i live in maitland and i can never find any rocks!
 

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hey man tanks looks really good. i was wondering though where did you get all the rocks from? i live in maitland and i can never find any rocks!
Pebble Junction in Sanford has any rock you could ever possibly need. After you go there, you will never buy rocks from a FLS again. It's located on 702 S. French Ave. in Sanford.
 
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