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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-08-2013, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by FishTankExpert View Post
You seem to be very focused on your plants. Just don't forget to keep an eye on your ammonia and nitrite levels!
I haven't flooded the tank yet, so I don't have to worry about that yet. I'd like to have everything scaped how I want it before adding any water, so I don't have to worry about making a mess if I move plants around.

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post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-14-2013, 04:19 AM
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I made a 'hill' by filling pantyhose kneehighs with expanded clay balls and Eheim filter media balls and arranging them on the base of the tank - then laying in substrate. They can't be compressed.
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I like D!

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post #19 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-17-2013, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by VJM View Post
I like E. It has the most movement, and draws the eye upward. C is cool, but once my mind registered it as looking like a dinosaur I couldn't unsee that.

And +1 on offcenter. Then again, maybe you will want to go with manzanita. I haven't seen any scapes that mix manzanita and mopani that I like, but I am sure it is possible.
OMG. I thought the same thing. Photo "C" looks like Godzilla. And I'm a big fan.

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In my opinion, D is the way to go.
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post #21 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-17-2013, 11:25 PM
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maybe turn the Mananzita around where the branchy pieces are reaching up the hill instead of going down it. I think that would look great, then you could plant between the branches and have anchor spots if you need it for the plants on that side of the hill. Also will break up the central focus of the tank and make it not so uniform from the middle
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