30 Gallon Aquascaping

Discussion in 'Aquarium Aquascaping' started by Discusluv, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    I received my petrified wood today for this tank and a few more plants, but not at all final in the way it will look. The amazon swords, obviously too big for this tank, will be going into my 60 gallon discus tank after I put down some Eco-complete.
    In place of the swords I will be placing:
    Blyxa Aubertii Aquarium Plant
    Potomogeton Gayi Bunched Aquarium Plant.
    10 corydorus duplicareus
    12 Hyphessobrycon sp. "Peru"

    What do you think of the wood placement?

    Any Suggestions IMG_0633.JPGIMG_0629.JPG@tommywantfishy ,@KinsKicks, or anyone else that would like to weigh in.
  2. KaderTheAnt

    KaderTheAntWell Known MemberMember

    I think it looks fine. When I do mine I usually try and make it uneven on both sides. With my newest aquascape , I added it to the slightly off centered (my OCD kills me with everyone of my fish tanks)
  3. -Mak-

    -Mak-Fishlore VIPMember

    Looks good to me!

  4. KinsKicks

    KinsKicksFishlore VIPMember

    I like it :)

    And I'm SO jealous of that amazon sword!

    And I think those plants would look really nifty in place of the swords; nice tall grass

  5. tommywantfishy

    tommywantfishyWell Known MemberMember

    Do you have any pics of the wood outside of the tank? The plants seem to overpower the petrified wood a bit.


    Cool, easy carpet plant.

    The sword could move back.
    Great sword, however.

    @discuslove are you trying to create a river effect in the center? Some sand down that portion or more river type stones could really pop.
  6. OP

    DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    I totally agree a
    I totally agree, the plants do overpower the wood. The swords are going to come out by the end of the week ... I think this is the primary problem- they are huge and out of proportion to the over-all scape.. The plants that will replace it are much more sparse and linear- to echo the strong lines of the wood.
    I will take the wood out and take a picture of it if will help with placement of the wood. That was primarily what I was asking... about the wood placement...
  7. OP

    DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    I was trying to create a river effect- you are correct.
  8. tommywantfishy

    tommywantfishyWell Known MemberMember

    Some pool filter sand or whatever it is called could be awesome in there. If you compact it enough plants will really struggle to pop through.
    And it is cheap!!

    Just have to wash the heck out of it.
  9. KinsKicks

    KinsKicksFishlore VIPMember

    Haha I feel like a lot of people are going river themed! Those are really fun to set up :)

    (And did you change your profile pic? I like it too!)
  10. OP

    DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    Smooth side of rock. 81d74d331da4c78045cc4312f44dea3d.jpg Rough side. 54a13b2e11da27b88c714885a2f4877b.jpgff11b8522dbedb7c36fc19932281ee7c.jpg7b0f76e2a2b37b916271a777a168f429.jpg
  11. OP

    DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    These are the fish going into this tank-12 Hyphessobrycon sp. "Peru" . A relatively rare fish that I picked up at Wetspot.
  12. OP

    DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    Ive seen the sagittaria subulata on many availability lists- Ill try it.
  13. JesusIsLove912

    JesusIsLove912Valued MemberMember

    What type of plants on the left
  14. OP

    DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    The tall broad-leaf plant is Echinodorus bleheri and the grassy plant is Eleocharis parvula ("Hairgrass").


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