Nothing is simple.
Well I got my new box of manzy wood today from Tom......
Here are my first shots at the hardscape...The tree is larger than I thought so will not go with the cliff idea..
I see my using stauro 049 as the carpet plant and use some anubias (if I can get it to grow) under the tree. A bit of ferns to dress up the stump and provide breeding and fry cover, and am all set.
I see either kribs or SA dwarf cichlids of some type in here...Not sure what to do for schooler...Perhaps back to cardinals for this scape..
Thanks in advance.
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Last edited by Gerryd; 02-01-2012 at 08:10 PM.
I think it may well be something like this:
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Provides a few more areas to plant groups and plenty of visible roots and such...I want the wood to be a haven so will not cover it much.
The plants may require some experimentation but a few mosses will look nice for sure...
I may well trim a few of the rightmost branches including the larger one pointing to the back right corner. That will have a better flow I think and will allow a bit more room to position it. One or two tiny branches towards the front and that will be it..
I can see this tank growing into something decent if I left it as is..
Need to slate the big tree of course and then go from there, but this is close I think.
I know it is similar in some respects to the 220, but I like this tree a lot.. I really want to go low light here if I can and make it a darker portion of the forest...
I would like to dress up the cave mouth under the tree with a bit of fern/moss and then get something that will make that their home....I know kribs will love it as will many dwarf cichlids...
You might use some of the extras to have them lean up against the tree and slope down and out/away from the tree.
More curved gradually slope to make the base appear even thicker.
You can also trim the base off with a rip saw and then this will lower the piece about 1-3".
No it was under construction... That's why I advise people to stay away
Nothing is simple.
Gerry you know what I already think about it! It's a very nice setup. The wood is laid out very nicely and you will have all kinds of possibilities. Till next time my friend.
Plants give me peace!