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    I prefer horizontal on bottom where I can hide it behind the rocks.
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    Well, you still have the electrical cord coming up. lol I guess that's not as bad as the heater, but the heater I have is kinda camo anyway....
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    I bred fish for years and let me tell you live plants is key to truely happy fish. It makes for a perfect ecosystem and I've seen over crowded tanks without filters and just live plants do well for years.

    I use to breed Betas, Guppies, Mollies, Loaches, Discus, Angels, Cichlids and so many more. I was a member of a few local fish societies for awhile also. That's where I got tons of my fish knowledge.

    I had a basement completely setup and packed. When I moved everything had to go. I had a kid so my time for the fish dwindled.

    Either way just wanted to say good luck and I hope it turns out excellent. Keep us posted!

    Well enough of my ranting lol sorry all

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    Quote Originally Posted by adnedarn View Post
    Suggestions on heater placement? vertical in corner? vertical by filter intake tube? horizontal on bottom? I pick up the plants and the other stuff listed above tomorrow
    I prefer vertical in a back corner..next to the filter intake.
    can be hidden by taller plants.

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    I already have the ugly filter intake tube running down in the corner (WHY does Rena make that dang thing blue??). I have the heater cord running alongside it. The tubes for the UGF are also tucked into the corners. I try to mask all of that stuff as best as possible with tall plants and rocks. My heater is actually all black and masks very well against the black background, but behind the piles of rock you cant see it at all. I have enough exposed equipment in the tank as it is.



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    Ok! as promised, here are a few recent pics..taken mere minutes ago:








    Im just letting the plants fill in any way they like..so its a bit messy at the moment..
    although "messy" could also be considered "natural"..so messy isnt necessarily a bad thing..
    I usually prefer a little more controlled design though..

    Scot

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    The new animals (minus the snails)




    And the tank... I admit, I just kinda tossed it together, the only "hard" part was getting the sword in the back left to stay planted. They kept wanting to float up. But I think it looks good





    it's amazing how much more active those few ghost shrimps were that I tossed in there a few days ago once the plants went in! amazing!

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    Andrew,
    looks great!

    IMO you probably could/should add more plants..
    but maybe once they start growing and filling in they will be enough..

    Scot

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