Trying Aquascape

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I recently decided to try my hands on aquascaping. Looking for someof you feed back if it looks good or if i should tweak a few things! The picture i attached is still pretty new so plants are still growing in :)
 

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Looks good! Is that fluorite black? Stands out nicely against the white fluval.
 

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Id add a small rock in the left front cormer.
Id also add a tall piece of driftwood in the back left corner.

Nice scape tho!
 

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Welcome to the world of aquascaping. You can go as far with it as you like and best advice is to always keep investigating new ideas. Interwebs are great for inspiration.

I'm about a year into the hobby and have found design and scaping to be my favorite aspect of it. Strategic advice is that with planted tanks you're not going to fully know how it looks until it grows in, and that will sometimes create disappointments or pleasant surprises.

If interested in further pursuing buceplant site is great to research different hardscape choices if you go further with it. I'm looking to put together a desert aquascape for a 40 gallon I'm looking to install at work and their rock choices are bonzer. That said, keeping options on hand can get expensive so I'm going slow in building up stock of stone and wood.

As to your tank specifically you're off to a good start. I'd look into decor or plants that fill in a bit more of the vertical area of the tank. I have 2 ft of vertical space to work with in my 120 gallon and spent 2 hours with 30 odd lbs of tsingy rock fitting it together then affixing it with silicone based adhesive to get it to come up over the mid-point of the tank.

Hope that helps and happy to answer any specific question but good start, good luck and don't be afraid to try things and change them up if they don't work out.
 

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Hi that's a good looking tank & once the plants grow in & spread it's going to be impressive, the only thing I'd change would be to take the moss ball out, to me it just looks out of place & detracts from the overall effect but that's just my taste.
 

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Looks good, right now I wouldn’t change a thing. I think once everything grows in, you will be glad the left side of the tank is open for swimming
 

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What’s your co2 rate in that tank?
 
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Addictedtobettas said:
What’s your co2 rate in that tank?
I’m not sure what u mean by rate since I'm new to the aquascape, but I'm assuming u want to know my bubble per second?

I do 1 bubble per second every morning for 2-3 hrs, to 1 bubble every 2-3 second for the rest of the day (i turn off the co2 1 hr before i turn off the lights at night)
 
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1 month update:

After a few trimming and adding lights, my stem plants are starting to grow fuller. My rotala macrandra became more noticeably redder.

My carpeting plant has not yet fully carpeted because i decided to replace my Monte carlo with HC Cuba (dwarf baby tears) 15 days ago.

I also added Alternanthera reinicki mini in the middle. And some floating plants to suck up excess nutrients in my water
 

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Neat how fast it changes!
 
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