Opinions on my 45 gallon?

  1. Harlebleondora

    Harlebleondora Well Known Member Member

    Hey everyone!

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    This is my 45 gallon breeder dimensions.
    (3'x1.5'x1.5')

    I have had it setup since last october and I am constantly messing around with the look.

    I have two questions:

    1. When you look at the photo what do your eyes settle on first?

    2. Any suggestions on what to do with it?

    Btw the black box in the top corner is my floating hatchery where I am keeping my c. sterbai fry, it's not permanent.

    Thank you!
     
  2. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Plants
     
  3. Mattfinn

    Mattfinn Valued Member Member

    The swords around the centre


    Feeling fishy
     
  4. Marie1

    Marie1 Well Known Member Member

    First thing I saw was the sword. It's an over grown jungle in there! Not a bad thing by any means. The only thing I would do is to thin out the java moss. One reason is I'm just not a fan of it. The other is it seems to be getting a bit out of control.

    Nice looking tank. The swords and vals are amazing!
     
  5. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    The moss, I'd agree with Marie it looks a bit unruly & could do with a trim, apart from that I think the tank looks great.
     
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    Harlebleondora

    Harlebleondora Well Known Member Member

    Thanks for the replies! I'll have to do something to shift the focus point. I'll give that moss a good trim!
     
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    Harlebleondora

    Harlebleondora Well Known Member Member

    Did a bit of trimming.
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  8. Micaela13

    Micaela13 Well Known Member Member

    Love love love this!! Looks great :D

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  9. Amzwiz87

    Amzwiz87 Valued Member Member

    Your tank is amazing! I have questions for you! Where did u get your driftwood? What kind of pipes are in there for your tank?! I want to do that for my puffers!


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  10. Adam55

    Adam55 Well Known Member Member

    That really does look great. Your plants are taking off.
     
  11. M

    MalibuMafiaV Valued Member Member

    I hope when I do my first planted tank my plants are healthy and grow like yours! .
     
  12. psalm18.2

    psalm18.2 Fishlore Legend Member

    First thing I see is that white pipe. Can you hide it in the plants?

    Otherwise looks lush.
     
  13. M

    MalibuMafiaV Valued Member Member

    I'll have to agree. That white pipe is rather annoying.
     
  14. Mattfinn

    Mattfinn Valued Member Member

    You can hide the white pipe by either painting it black or taking some form of glue and covering it in gravel or sand


    Feeling fishy
     
  15. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Hey mattfinn (btw sorry that this is off-topic) just a tip- you may want to put 'feeling fishy' as your signature. You can edit your signature by clicking my settings then scrolling down and clicking edit signature on the left.
    Also I second that the pipe is sort of 'in the picture' too much.
     
  16. Mattfinn

    Mattfinn Valued Member Member

    Anders it is my signature...


    Feeling fishy
     
  17. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    It is? I don't see the line over it.
     
  18. 100976770

    100976770 Valued Member Member

    Looks heavily planted