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  1. I like everything you put in the design. I believe that it's a brilliant idea to use silk plants and that you just have to soak them for a couple hours, thank you so much for the tip!!!!

  2. I have to agree with others, I think the wood looks amazing! It fits in perfectly with the background and makes the fish pop. I would like to see the Fern go. With all the effort, maybe some grass, moss on the wood, or some live plants they won't eat. Keep of the great work. I don't catch every view right away, but enjoy binge watching. It also helps my marriage. Watching you build tanks slows down the rate that I mess with mine or build my own… in turn keeping the wife happy 🙂

  3. I get your point about the fern, my thought is if you use the grass plant you may want to increase the lighting due to its darker color. Which by the way is what I would do. ☺
    The tank is beautiful either way.

  4. I like the ferns Joey. Stick with them mate. Most the peeps on here dont know their ass from elbow, with aquatic foliage anyhow. Love the refurbished gallery too fella, keep up the good work.

  5. Joey— Love your knowledge, passion, and dedication — your game is spot on bro…
    You don't need me to tell you that tho— you know! 😎
    Fwiw—- yeah, kill the fern — too bunchy in the back left there — the grassy silk would do well in a weee spot in the middle of that gorgeous wood.
    ya got allll the 'weight' on that left side— the heavy portion of the log n two big ol ferns overwhelm the joint…
    You're a minimal kinda guy, which is awesome—- the draw is the FISH, so, yeah, take it down a bit on that side — just mho…
    Stay well Joey—- ya got lots to teach, and we got lots to learn…

  6. I usually agree and love everything you do joe but yes I do think you should switch the ferns out for the other plants. But I have to say thank you for the idea of using craft plant bushels I never thought of that.

  7. I would switch out the ferns. As it is it looks like an area that gets seasonal flooding, and that's the reason that ferns are underwater.


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