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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
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How's this basic hardscape??

This is a very preliminary hardscape of my newly started 90 gallon (48" L X 18" W X 24" H)...I will be adding a black? or blue? background, and I have a basic idea of around 200 individual plants to start (only 4 species)!

It will be a low light, low tech setup - no Co2, 4 x fluorescent 32W 6500K GE daylight bulbs mounted in white reflective shoplights.

Plants I have in mind are Corkscrew Val, Giant Val, Java Fern, and Bacopa (sp.)

Back to the hardscape! This is a trial run. Whad'ya think? Appreciate everyone's opinions.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 02:49 AM
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IMO - i think you should raise the soil in the back more to give it more depth. and instead of placing 2 pieces of wood side by side, have them intertwined into the middle, with the plants coming out from the middle.
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Hardscape - Less is better.

I think with those pieces I would use the larger one on right group with the ones on the left and arrange them vertically to create a stump. In the position area the left group is now.

Maybe one of the smaller pc. set like a root coming from the stump.?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you chou, thank you DogFish., you are both basically saying to make one larger piece instead of two?

Ok, will try that. I will be adding more substrate soon too. Thanks again for the help!
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