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post #16 of 62 (permalink) Old 07-24-2013, 09:49 AM
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Thank you all for help and recommendations.
Part of my design challenge is that the tank is viewable front and back. I played a bit with black lava rock but nothing grabs me.

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You could some how pin some substrate in the middle with the lava rock and use some red plants to make it sortta look like a volcano with lots of lush green plants towards the bottom for a forest look.....just a thought..
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You could some how pin some substrate in the middle with the lava rock and use some red plants to make it sortta look like a volcano with lots of lush green plants towards the bottom for a forest look.....just a thought..
Thank you. Funny, as it was my initial idea for this tank. The problem I run into is that taller lava rocks are pretty thick for the 24"*24" footprint and cutting them proved to be rather impractical.

I finally came up with a layout that I personally like a lot. I plan on starting the scapping tomorrow, with pictures to follow.

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Thank you. Funny, as it was my initial idea for this tank. The problem I run into is that taller lava rocks are pretty thick for the 24"*24" footprint and cutting them proved to be rather impractical.

I finally came up with a layout that I personally like a lot. I plan on starting the scapping tomorrow, with pictures to follow.

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I'm looking forward to seeing this and reading your journals is rather amusing to say the least. I really like the footprint of these tanks so I'm curious to see how you do the hardscape.

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I have 9L of AS in soon to be de-comissioned 60-P. That AS will raise the bed level an 1" or so.

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love that, will the white remain unplanted?

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love that, will the white remain unplanted?
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Thinking of maybe just couple of plants at the edges. The lonely rock has a larger clamp of java fern assigned to it.

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That is an awesome scape!
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1/4 full of water. Taking bets at what water level the tank bursts.

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This tank will be proving grounds for me on multiple levels.

Fauna wise, I want to prove/disprove Dwarf Puffers' suitability for a community tank. The 7 of mine will be sharing the tank with my group of Panda Corys, a shoal of ~30 Harley rasboras, and, possibly, 5 of my Pearl Gouramies. Possibly joined by my 3 twig cats.

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