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Hey guys, most of you have seen my tank, well here it is

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My question is I'm god awful as decorating and everyone's tank I see on here is always so beautiful and I have no clue what I'm doing, so any advice on what I could change or what may be better would be great! Where does everyone get their drift wood? I wish I could change the backing but trying to move the tank is literally impossible. I just feel like there's something else I could be doing, I would love plants but forget it, my oscars pull them out and trying to touch the bottom of my tank is literally impossible, it's too damn tall

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Your tank looks okay to me. If it is my tank however, I think I would do something with that piece of wood at the front, it sort of looks like it's been put there, rather than looking natural. Maybe bury it in the substrate slightly, put it in a different position, but it's too much in the middle of the tank.

Other than that, I don't think you really need much help, you've done a nice job. I understand how you feel, it's easy to look at your own tank and compare it to others. Rather than comparing your still others, you should just spend a little bit of time making it look natural

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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: Would appreciate some advice!

I would get rid of the fake coral. That's SW.

Get some fake Vallisneria & hide the filter intake, put the stump on top of the plant base to hold. I wouldn't add too many other things, need as much swimming room as possible.

I would recommend that down the line you consider getting a 6-foot tank.....more swimming room, & these guys are only going to get bigger.

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mishka replied the topic: Would appreciate some advice!

I would much rather have a long tank, my 125g was longer, but I was stoked to upgrade to a 150g, I couldn't find any 150g tanks that were long, what about a 180g? could I find a long one?

And thanks for the advice cause I totally agree that I don't like the piece sitting in the middle, I have also been looking for some things to hide my filter intake but never knew, I'll google vallisneria, and by looking at it I almost feel like the tank isn't big enough for my tiger O, he will be 5 this year and he just keeps getting bigger and bigger! I would say he is almost 12 inches if not bigger, my albino however is growing very slow, he isn't as big as my tiger but he is also only 2, will be 3 this year.
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Noddy replied the topic: Would appreciate some advice!

mishka wrote: I would much rather have a long tank, my 125g was longer, but I was stoked to upgrade to a 150g, I couldn't find any 150g tanks that were long, what about a 180g? could I find a long one?

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Yes, i went for a long tank, while i could get a 150 very high one.
A 180 wouldt give you the opp the add some wood.
Plus I like drift wood attached to the ceiling. Looks cool.


once you have room, get some rocks and evry time you do a WC you can move them around and have a different look. ;)
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mishka replied the topic: Would appreciate some advice!

Yes I would love something like that, I love the decor in that tank, I'm just so terrible at decorating my tank, thanks!
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Peeps replied the topic: Would appreciate some advice!

You could add some rocks in their. Thats what I have in my oscar tank. Put them against the back. A new plain background would be nice. I like blue but they even have 2 sides on black and blue on the other side. But I wouldn't add too much, the more swimming room the better. Thats why I like rocks, it leaves the top open.
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jmunroe replied the topic: Re:Would appreciate some advice!

Heres a good article explaining the "rule of thirds". This is why you don't see people putting the decor in the middle. I'm with Darth as well to get rid of the coral and get a piece of driftwood. Add a few good sized rocks and suddenly your in river or lake. :) Good luck, remember to have fun with it.
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Goranothos replied the topic: Would appreciate some advice!

I'm not very good at decorating, but I agree that you should move that big resin piece out of the center, get rid of the fake coral (looks out of place in a freshwater tank), and get a piece of driftwood. Dr Foster & Smith sell mopani driftwood. Get at least a "medium" piece, preferably a "large" piece.

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Rocksor replied the topic: Would appreciate some advice!

Never order driftwood online unless you can see the actual picture of what you are ordering

Here's a buy 2 get one free deal online, and he labels them! Shipping is slow since he uses the cheapest one possible from California.

www.manzanita-driftwood.com/Manzanita.html

The time it takes for it to sink varies from wood to wood.
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