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Old 01-11-2011, 11:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default EvoZ's 422 planted tank.

hey guys, its been a year since i do planted tanks.. decided to come back with a larger tank.. 4x2x2ft planted. it should be pretty much of a high tech tank.. running on 4x54watt T5HO and will have co2 tank + EI dosing of fert...

total noob when it comes to scaping.. bought 2 pretty huge driftwood just now and this should be the "backbone" of the scape.. planning to add a few more branches and might have a pretty big slope, some granite rocks to support the wood as well. i guess 4 packs of soil wont be enough.

*apologies for the dirty tank*

Please advice on the scape guys..
thanks..
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The tank dimensions are awesome. I"m not much for aquascaping advice, but I'd suggest a smaller grouping of wood on the right side to compliment the large piece on the left.
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The tank dimensions are awesome. I"m not much for aquascaping advice, but I'd suggest a smaller grouping of wood on the right side to compliment the large piece on the left.
awesome but very challanging!.. hmm true.. thanks for the great advise.. i guess having some wood on the right will balance up the empty space on the right too.. thanks!
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I wish I had that tank...
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just go ahead with it bro.
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LOVE that wood. Looking forward to this.
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I think the addition of partially burried stones around your left-of-center driftwood will create a perfect triangle layout (see below). You may think about adjusting the wood sligtly. Right now the wood creates a hard line that points to the lower left corner and upper right corner, you may think about placing the wood so that it points towards the center of the tank (or anywhere else you want to draw the viewer's attention).

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http://www.aquajournal.net/na/basics/basics_03.html

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here is my $0.02
I think the addition of partially burried stones around your left-of-center driftwood will create a perfect triangle layout (see below). You may think about adjusting the wood sligtly. Right now the wood creates a hard line that points to the lower left corner and upper right corner, you may think about placing the wood so that it points towards the center of the tank (or anywhere else you want to draw the viewer's attention).

Here is my reference.
http://www.aquajournal.net/na/basics/basics_03.html

yes, i have been playing around with the woods, and i agree with your stones part.. your .02 cents greatly appreciated.
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updates!

my list of equipments :

tank : 120x60x60
filtration : Hagen Fluval Fx5(2300l/hr) + SunSun 3000l/hr wavemaker.
Lighting : Aquazonic 54x4 T5HO
Substrate : 45L of AquaticStyle Concept soil
Co2 system : 5L tank + Solenoid via Glass diffuser(placed under wavemaker)
Fertilizer : LUSHgro AQUA macro and micro.

Since LUSHgro aqua macro dosn't contain PO4, bought my own dry form of KH2PO4.


This 2 pics should be my final placement, need some advice.

This placement with the left wood included


This placement without the left wood, feels abit empty.. hmm...
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updates... tiring day today..

5 packs of 9KG/L each of Concept soil arrived this morning..


was drooling all over when i read this book!


some plants i bought from LFS, still lack of quite alot though..


soil in and wood partially tied with taiwan moss.


woah.. super tiring after planting roughly 10 pots of HC and 3 pots of HG.


5 pots green and 5 pots red stem plants.. any ID?


my FTS.. tank is cloudy cause my filter spew out lots of dirt and planting stir some soil as well.. what's worst i accidentally broke my Fx5 fastener.. hope i can get a spare part for it.. so right now no filtration yet.. got to wait till tomorrow at least..


Shall update again.. will be adding E.tenellus to plant inbetween HC and DW, some short narrow leaf javafern and bolbitis to place in between DW, and more stem plants..
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