Thank you Lilibeth_Seasong
Thank you GamerThis is like....the neatest, most coolest, most original setup I've seen in, since I can't remember. Seriously good job man. I'm in awe of how it's come along in the last few months!
Thank you shaylaYour tank, the Madagascar lace, and oh wow, just EVERYTHING is absolutely incredible!!! I love the layout! Was showing my husband, I'm so jealous! I want a tank that looks like yours! Incredible job with the layout, the aquascaping and congrats with the Angels breeding for you!
Thank you LucyI just love this tank!
My tanks always look like a 5 year old designed it.
(No offence meant to 5 year old with creativity! lol)
You are not crazy. There is a very real effort at illusion in this tank. I incorporate the discipline of photography, and the rules of art into my aquascaping. The main viewing panel sits in the middle of the expanse of the tank. So to use this to my advantage I wrapped the interior around this. You will notice that the plants and drift wood, and rocks go right up to the glass on the left and the right but at the main viewing panel there is a large open space. This tricks the mind in to seeing greater volume than is really there. Also using the rule of thirds the dragon (the most promanent fixture) fills the left third of the picture, and then leads into the middle third drawing your eye into a large open area. This makes the mind happy with the proportions. I used background paper that is dark on the front sides but light in the back because it draws the eye through the drift wood and the large Anubis. The effect is even greater when you see it in personStill looks beautiful! I love your betta just going and inspecting all the new things.
There seems to be something about the tank that makes it look so much bigger than my 45g. Obviously since yours is a 44g, this is an optical illusion. But what causes that? Is it the angle at which you shoot your pics? Is it the hexagonal shape? Is it your choice of plants? Or am I just crazy?
Thank you FishLoverYour tank is just beautiful! I love your dragon. Kudos! How long did it take you to make this setup?
Thank you Lilibeth_SeasongThis is absolutely one of the MOST beautiful tanks I have ever seen! I am in love with your betta. I do believe I might try a betta in a community tank sometime (with back up plans of course). I love the splash of color they add.
That rule of thirds (I just recently learned about it) really comes into play a lot more than I realized.