I do plan on making changes to the back-round, lighting and filtration but would like some opinions while I get everything settled. I am hoping to have an Iwagumi type layout for the hardscape with a bit of a jungle plant-scape. Any pointers are much appreciated, this is my first attempt at an Iwagumi layout. Thanks!
I don't know much about it but from what I gather with Iwagumi the stones (which I think should be an odd number) Should have a natural form to their arrangement, sort of flowing from one to the other. You start by always placing the biggest one, the master/primary/Oyaishi rock, then smaller ones follow. I found this article to be good when I was looking into the subject. I'm unsure of how much you already know so sorry if you knew all this already :P
I think at the moment you have that nice V shape going on and could perhaps add a few rocks to each side.
If you do turn it round I would probably put it as the second from the left as it is the second largest.
But I am no Iwagumi expert lol
I do kind of like the V shape. I may add another " sacrificial" stone that is mostly buried on he right side. I also plan on using a canister filter instead of the hob filter, which I think will allow for a cleaner overall look. I also have external plans for this tank that should be great.
External plans include a light upgrade from the clamp-ons to three architect lamps. Adding a canister filter, and the last plan is the biggest. I noticed after setting up the tank that the top board on the dresser that the tank is on is laminate..... So to keep water off the surface, I will be building a solid wood half box (poly/stained) for the bottom and back of the tank to add strength and to distribute the weight as well. In addition it will give me a place to screw in mount the lamps.