Are those mountains legit? This is going to be great when it's finished! I would add some more smaller stones that are different heights.
What lighting are you using?
Yup, they sure are. They're named the ''Qiankunzhu mountains'' located in Chinda. I've still got some spare rocks to play with and the rest of the day as well
The lighting is actually a cheap set of 2 T5 21W bulbs which I took off my other 3ft tank.
Wow Beautiful Stones! The 12g long is a challenge to create depth with hardscapes. I guess like some other people have mentioned another set of smaller stones will help. Where did you get these stones from? I usually have to hammer and chisel away to create nice mountain peaks. I'll definitely be following this.
Yeah, but its a challenge I think worth accepting haha! I got the rocks from a revered UK Aquatics store which I recently visited first hand called The Greenmachine. Previously I had purchased some of these rocks online from a different aquatics specialist store at some a good price, but the downside to this was that I don't get a first hand experience in selected the rocks that I wanted and had to hope for at least some common characteristics with them when they arrived in the post.
The same rocks at The Greenmachine were slightly more expensive however it gave me the opportunity to select my own rocks and with my own little area (somewhat like a sandpit) with a measured out perimeter of my tank to see how the rocks would look in the tank and in soil.It was such a worth while trip that I spent about 5 hours in the store talking to the owner (who was very friendly and resourceful)
In addition, so far I haven't had to hammer or chisel any of the rocks I bought myself yet which is great because I have done with some of the rocks i bought online, which ends up removing certain aspects I later want but cant have haha. Also, I've clustered some of the rocks together to give an impression of bigger rocks too.
Looks great man. Where did you get those rocks? Also what are the tank dimensions? I had a nightmare getting hold of the clearseal tank I'm using at the mo
Bought them from an Aquatics store called The Greenmachine over in Wrexham Wales. The dimensions are 35.4"x 8.4"x 9.4". I know what you mean, it seems nearly impossible to get a tank of these dimensions or similar here in the UK.