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I have these two pieces of wood



or just the one


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post #17 of 54 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 03:16 AM
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The first pic in that last post is the best you've done yet! Good job.

I think you could still tweak things, but it definitely looks better now.


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Tweaked a bit



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I like it. But because the first two big rocks are kind of.. Both vertical, they don't wok as well as they could with one another.

I really like how you made the substrate higher on the left.

Now maybe bring the left most rock up.

Try tallest on the left or right, smallest in the middle, second smallest on the opposite side of the largest.

You can work the DW in wherever it works after you get the large pieces situated.


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Tweaked a bit


Much better. Depending on how you are going to plant it, maybe the rock work on the right should go. An important part of aquascaping is negative space.
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I like it. But because the first two big rocks are kind of.. Both vertical, they don't wok as well as they could with one another.

I really like how you made the substrate higher on the left.

Now maybe bring the left most rock up.

Try tallest on the left or right, smallest in the middle, second smallest on the opposite side of the largest.

You can work the DW in wherever it works after you get the large pieces situated.


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K let me see what I can come up and lesson learned don't do this after you fill a tank. lol.

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Lol I'm so sorry!

You're really doing well. Took me a long time and a lot of reading to get things looking better for me.

What DogFish said is really true too. You'll get it perfect tho.

When I scape, I do plants around my scape, not the other way around.

Many people advise you do things the opposite.


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Drained the tank to make it easier. lol.


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I LOVE IT. WOW. V E R Y N I C E.

My one suggestion is perhaps moving the piece of wood from the left, tilting it the other way, then positioning it behind the leftmost rock. It'll preserve some empty space.


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There, I think I like this.




Now of my jumble of plants, what to add. lol.

I have dwarf hairgrass which I want planted around this, most of the wood have bits of moss on them already, so that will in over time.

java fern
petite anubis
hydro sunset

the bushy one on the left here and if look at the right behind the fern in front of the hydro is some jagged leaf purple plant.




Thanks for all your help by the way

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Drained the tank to make it easier. lol.

stick with this one! this looks the best of all..

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Going to bed, this is what I came up with. lol. Tried to use smaller pieces to make it look like crumbed from the big pieces. I even put the pieces on the big rock and let it roll where it landed, so it gave it the true effect of what would happened. Planted my DHG around, move d the DW.





I think I'm leaving it like this and now have to figure out plants from my list above. I think something behind the big rock on the left and I do have the java fern and petite nano anubis I could die to the DW in a few different spots if anyone has a suggest of from the plants in my tank above I posted. I just can't afford to buy any more plants and would like to work with what I have, not to mention LFS prices, are well LFS prices. 20% over the holidays helped

I might take out some of the smaller pieces, seems like a lot but if the DHG fills in, you won't see them as much as they will just peek through the top of the grass.

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I lied, I played with some plants. Figured it would be easy to figure out what looks good in the scape. Only thing I don't want are the vals in there, they run like crazy in my other tank, so much so, I'm going to make that a val only jungle and take out the other plants and just the vals go. I only have platys in there, so they'll have fun breeding and chasing each other through them. That's tomorrows job though. lol.


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newer scape is much better. i also am doing my frst scape so how timely is your thread

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newer scape is much better. i also am doing my frst scape so how timely is your thread
Lol, ya setting a shrimp tank, I never cared about that and my other tanks are just whatever plants but I want to start actually scaping some tanks and having a nice look to them for my fish tanks anyways and learning the tricks, ideas, what makes a tank look good vs not good, etc and I've learned a lot in this thread.

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