Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Just re-scaped all three planted tanks... This time, I tried to allow for more stems to be planted when they arrive, rather than creating elaborate structures out of driftwood, haha.
Things still look nice in all of them, it's just a lot more simple. Two of the tanks no longer have tunnel-like or cave structures in them, which some might criticise, but Feyd never used his cave, preferring to swim through leaves and stems, so the new setup will suit him perfectly!
As for the uninhabited tank, I've basically just tried to work with what I have to create something that suits the plants. I'm sure Gandalf/Saruman (name will be chosen depending on personality, hehe) will love it regardless of the lack of cave when he arrives, as it'll be chockers full of stems and leaves for him to swim through!
I couldn't let go of Weehawk's tunnel though. He adores it, so it stayed. I quite like it too, the two pieces of wood it's made out of just fit so well together, I'd likely have kept it whether or not he used it! I managed to make another little gap for him to swim through as well while I was at it. Double awesomeness for him!
Falkor's tail has almost grown back fully, so it's almost time for us to see whether he bites because he doesn't like a lot of decor (that is, almost nothing, we've tried with a fairly small amount, but kept his cave in, and he still bit) or if he just bites because he wants to and tends to have "I do what I want!" moments. After we see what he needs, it'll be time for us to pretty up his tank. I've felt so guilty while waiting for his tail to grow back, since his tank looks fairly dull with only two silk plants in it and nothing else, but I thought it best we see once and for all if that's what he needs. If not, he can have all of the pretty things!
The one downside to the new layouts of the planted tanks is that I'm not sure there will be enough cover for shrimp should I choose to get some. I suppose I can just wait until the subwassertang grows out a bit, and when I get my pearl grass, see if that grows leggy or bushy (though I suspect it'll be leggy in all likelihood) and assess the situation then. There's certainly not enough moss anymore to give them cover. I guess I'll have to play it by ear, keep a watch on the plants, see how they're growing, all that stuff. Which I'd do anyway, hahaha.