Alright guys, I've been a long-time lurker and am finally taking a second leap into the serious planted tank world (my first attempt resulted in so so results). I have the supplies and passion for this endeavor but lack artistic vision as I am a more analytical type of person. So here are some pictures of some of the hardscape materials I have. Which pieces would you all use and how would you place them? I will be using ADA Amazonia and the tank will be an ADA 45p (the pieces are pictured in a Mr. Aqua 18"x12"x12" so 1.5" wider than the 45p) I would like to plant it with various rotala species of different colors, DHG, HC, and some undiscovered others.
P.S. If I get some good help I will be sure to reward with a lengthy and detailed build thread
Also, any idea why it is only allowing 1 pic per post?
I think you have some good hard scape to choose from. I really like the driftwood myself, I'm new to this so I can't offer much advice. I just wanted to say I like what you have to choose from so far and it seems like your off to a great start!
You have a few nice pieces. I would use the wood like you have in pic 4 but turn the one on the right around to 'flow' in the same direction as the other one. And making sure to set them off-center. Then set rocks from pic 2 around the wood as supporting visual elements. But not actually structurally supporting the wood. If you get what I mean.