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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-16-2012, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
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Need input on this hardscape layout please!

Need some input on this layout. There are 4 rocks on the left and 3 on the right. Fire away!
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post #2 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-16-2012, 01:59 AM
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They seem a bit low for the tank
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post #3 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-16-2012, 03:30 AM Thread Starter
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really? nothing else from anyone.....perhaps I will mound the substrate higher then to fix the height issue?
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The pointy rock closer to the middle on the left side looks unnatural. Maybe swap the two big ones on the left side?
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you mean swap the two left ones? and point it the same way?
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post #6 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-16-2012, 04:12 AM Thread Starter
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how about this?
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that looks way better imo. Are you doing a dry start or? What plants do you plan to use?

Edit: maybe move the right hand side further right, create more of a plain between it and the center rocks.
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ultimatley, this will be a HC tank only.....however, it will house Stem plants for a little while, until I can get a ghood established carpet of HC
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that looks way better imo. Are you doing a dry start or? What plants do you plan to use?

Edit: maybe move the right hand side further right, create more of a plain between it and the center rocks.

Do you mean move all the rocks on the right further to the right?
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That will look great!

Yes, rocks on the right further right
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ok changed it up a bit....let me know what you think of this....i raised the right pointer rock up a bit and added a tiny rock to the bottom right.
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That looks good. I like that you changed it so that the left and right side rocks are at different elevations. There's a nice flow that takes your eye from the center, to the right, and then across to the left.
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a little change here....let me know what people think (these two pics are the same layout just diff angles)
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ok...perhaps the final layout....what do you think....would be nice to get some input
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post #15 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-16-2012, 08:22 AM
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The large stone in the front right is really distracting
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