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Penny for a landscaping thought

I'm torn between two options with this wood. It's a 10G half moon tank I'm starting and there are really only two options for placement and they are below.

I did a picture with and without flash so you can see the detail and depth of the wood better. Because of how wide the base of the wood is, I can't really turn it one way or the other, so pretty much what you see is all I can get.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 04:45 AM
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I would go with the first photo, That angle drags your eyes nicely :p What are your plans for it, are you adding any plants that will grow on the wood?
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photobucket is blocked where I work - can't see - sorry
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This is one tank that would work if you wanted to center the wood. Have a symmetrical focal point.

I also like the first location.

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First option, I think.. Seems nicer in terms of drawing interest. Just my opinion, though
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I'm with Diana on this one. Symmetrical is okay in columns and half-moons.

Do you have access to any other driftwood? What plants do you plan to use?
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I like the first pose best too but consider rotating the left leg out into the tank more.

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This is one tank that would work if you wanted to center the wood. Have a symmetrical focal point.

I also like the first location.

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I was only offering one penny. Haha

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I like the first pose best too but consider rotating the left leg out into the tank more.
I'll see what room I have doing that.

Thanks everybody for the thoughts

Tank plans:
This is the wife's tank. After setting up a 4th tank this year, she said she gets one before I get another, so, whatever, ha.

She chooses fish (with my approval), I do everything else. Since it has a basic LED fixture, I'm keeping it simple.

Plants:
Java Fern attached to the wood
Anubias nana and coffeeolia (sp?)
dwarf sag
Corkscrew Val (want to see how this will do)
green crypt

I want to keep it simple and open. I will note that this is actually in our entry way so it's the first thing visitors will see. I'm very excited about this one.

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I like the first setup because you can put plants behind the wood. It seems the other ones the wood will get complete lost.
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