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Meeting of Rivers

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Hi people
Recently I became part of this great community, and I would like to be able to exchange ideas, criticisms and all the information needed for my new project. Currently, the aquarium will be emptied and retired to a new planted for this final year (31/12 to 01/01 are the only days off that I have) ... And as you can see is a mess, with poor layout done and many without care ... Only the first messes this aquarium was good, with beautiful plants such as cabomba furcada red.
After much work, saving and sacrificing my youth without amusement hope to reap a beautiful fruit, and I would like you could guide me.

Name: Meeting of Rivers
Date of assembly: 31/12/2007
Dimensions: 180X50X60 (cm) - 560 liters (146 gallons approximately).
Mobile and luminária: ADA Style
Lighting: 3 KIT HQI 150W - 6500k of Venture + 2 T5 54W - 8000k Osram
Filtering: Canister Azzo 1500l / h with the return distributed back with total system Heiem and filter of sand fluidizada.
Substrate: Elos Terra Medium (30L) and Small (30L) + two boxes of AquaUno
Fertilization: Kit Elos phase1, phase 2 e K40
System of Co2: Cylinder of 4kg + Diffuser / Reactor Boyu + Indicator of Co2 Red Sea
Hardscap: Stones in the far right and center style layout Iwagumi, trees on the left edge style layout U two rivers. The layout on the left side was inspired in Across the River, in general, want to recreate a landscape of the region of the Araguaia River (border between the Amazon forest and open field typical of the region north and center-west Brazil).

Herminiatus cuba (far right)
Eleocharis párvula (the left corner and edge of rivers)
Byxa japónica
Herestezantela foristrifolia
Rotala green
Rotala rotundifolia
Ludvigia inclinata var cuba
Ludvigia sp pantanal
Cabomba furcada (???)
Musgo of Java (???)
Top secret... hehehe :cool:

Thank user FAAO (Felipe de Oliveira) for help and the ideas that have given to this project.
I apologize for the low level of English.

That hug


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Can't...........quite...............see.........the picture!~
I cannot help you too much, Jack. It looks nicely done to me. Maybe a few accent plants for here and there, but "river" inspired tanks IMO should be mostly green anyways with sandy bottoms that have limited ground cover. I really like it. :) Sorry! The extreme right and left sides of the tank are a tad barren and could use a clump of plants, but I would even be hesitant to do that because it would detract attention from the center of the tank.

So, you can't use what I say to re-scape your tank! :D
Interesting, both hardscape and the music playing in the background. I am anticipating something interesting coming out of this!!!
It's promising, Jack, but it is hard to get an idea of the scale. Could you place it inside the tank and take a picture from several feet away so I could see what it looks like?? It would be easier for me to give you the feedback that you are requesting.
:D Umm.....whatever you say, buddy! I will let you know what I think then in about a week!
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