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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-05-2013, 01:07 AM
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I would add plants and water!

Looks pretty good, though I am betting that some of those rocks disappear when plants get added. What kind you thinking of planting?

Plus, I would kill the TV.

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I'd move some of the rocks between the trees, and I'd try o make them taller.

This scape looks great.

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I like it. Are the branches attached to slate or something?
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What would you do differently?...
Well that depends on a lot of things, including tastes and your end aim...

If you were going for that artistic "nature scene dipiction" of a forrest, which I've seen before, then you're golden...

But if you're going for a natural recreation of an underwater habitat, I wouldnt stand the branches like that - I'd lay them down.


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really don't plan on any plants... I originally was going to go with just a carpet/groundcover but I just don't have the time and don't wanna spend the money on high dollar lights and co2 and what not.


inhabitants will more than likely be Cardinal shrimp and Bororas brigittae.

The seiryu stone is left over from another build, unfortunately I used all the tall pieces in my other tank. And the manzanita wood is not attached to slate, it will eventually sink, I've used it in several different builds.
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-05-2013, 01:48 PM
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I think it is great but I, too, would add some plants. You really don't need expensive lights and co2. All of my tanks are planted and none of them have either one.
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Mosses at least. Some weeping moss would be neat from the trees.

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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-06-2013, 10:43 PM
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Looks great, but if you're not adding plants, then the rocks are a little too symmetrical for my taste. I'd stack a few and maybe move the ones in the front right between the trees like MABJ suggested.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-07-2013, 05:35 PM
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Re: Opinions on my scaping

Definitely need some plant life to make it pop, MABJ suggestion of some mosses would be stellar

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Add a black background and I think it looks great as is if you dont' plan to add any greenery.

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I would put a rock in front of the nearest branch, fill the tank, plant some vals in the back, turn off the TV and add fish once it's cycled.

I have similar branches and was wondering what to do with them. You're giving me some ideas.
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If no plants, at least do moss with that, cause it would look sick even with just moss.

In fact, it might look even better if you only just had moss growing in here. Maybe just some xmass and fissden to make an aged look.

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I'm one of those who doesn't like moss on all the wood. I would just put in some nice low plants and leave it at that.
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-22-2013, 04:36 PM
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Looking at what you got and starring at it, I think
the key to this scape would be what you do on top of
the substrate. I think a two level planting technique
could be considered. For instance some HC with
stauroygne repens. Or some anubias with glossostigma.
I think the rocks should be paired up instead a spread out.
And definitely some Vals or Hairgrass in the background.
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