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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-27-2013, 04:51 AM Thread Starter
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125 hardscape , opinions, suggestions

Opinions or suggestions on hardscape.

Setting up a 125 thats going to be dirted capped with black sand and Heavily planted. We will be merging 2-20g & a 30g into one.

Plants will consist of
*Dwarf sag
*tons of Jungle Val
*various types of Amazon swords
*15ish Red Tiger Lotus
*Anubias nana & petite attached to the driftwood
*Wisteria
*Crypt Balansae
*Asian Ambulia
*Willow Hygro









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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-27-2013, 05:31 AM
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that is one wicked place of wood. looks really nice
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Wood indeed is rather nice - you can do a lot with it. See if you can angle the large one on the right steeper up - might balance the look a bit more. With large pieces like that hoovering above a lot of substrate I start to worry about the flow. In any case, plecos, corys, and loaches will love all the hiding places.

I personally would not OD on red tiger: 3 will be plenty and once they start to reproduce you will be giving them away.

You could also try dwarf Lilly: good for tall tanks and they will give you nice delicate pinks and reds, softens the look a bit. For green guys, a small stand of Taiwanese lilies can be rather attractive also.

Once you add amazon swords and, say, Hygrophilia corymbosa, you will find that even a 125 will not have that much room left for other plants

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Wood indeed is rather nice - you can do a lot with it. See if you can angle the large one on the right steeper up - might balance the look a bit more.
Glad you pointed that out, after looking at it more they both do stop at around the same height. Angling the larger piece on the right higher up would balance it more and give it a more natural look. Excellent suggestion

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Took OVTs advice, stood the driftwood on the right up higher. I really like it, looks more natural.

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This is the NEW placement, I really like it.


This was my first idea.

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That piece of driftwood is absolutely terrible, send it to me for recycling ( in the process of redoing a 125g myself )....LOL. Seriously, I like it, did you find the wood locally?

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definitely liking the second position!
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What fish are you going to have in there?
Where on earth did you find those pieces of wood?
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-09-2013, 08:18 PM
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I like the piece on the right pointing more vertically, but I would move it to the left hand side so it is pointing up and toward the middle. Let the movement of the piece pass through the 1/3 from left edge mark just before its peak. Play with rotating toward/away from viewing pane.

The piece on the left I would move toward the center, but lay it down and tilt it so that it is at an angle from back to front, left to right, with the opening being at the 1/3 from right edge mark or just shy of it. When you put some substrate in you can work on exposing the broad side to the viewing pane.

Your driftwood lends itself to a sense of movement.

.02 worth what you paid for it.
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