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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
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Aquascapes using rounded rocks?

Has anyone seen/have pictures of any good aquascapes that use rounded/smooth rocks?

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 03:23 AM
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stack em up and have plants coming out in between the spaces. i saw one in the tank gallery here in the 5-10 gallon section. or was it the 0-5? either way yeah ill see if i can find the link.
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just use rounder rocks. might look nice. well use this as an inspiration.
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Look at approximately minute 1:16 on the below video, the text says "2006 Oliver Knott"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uafmR...eature=related

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Here's another Oliver Knott layout using rounded rocks.

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Look at approximately minute 1:16 on the below video, the text says "2006 Oliver Knott"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uafmR...eature=related

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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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Keep em coming, guys, those Oliver Knott ones are pretty much exactly what I was looking for. I hadn't seen them on pervious adventures through those galleries.

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Im no oliver but here is my stab at round rock aquascaping.




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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-31-2008, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
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Im no oliver but here is my stab at round rock aquascaping.
Are those the lava rocks from that guy here in the S&S? If so, how smooth are they?

Thanks alot, Left C, but I'm looking for scapes without driftwood, actually. I'm trying to get an idea how to plan a 'kid proof' tank that can't have any sharp edges cause of a fish I'm looking to keep.

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They have some dimples on the surface but other than that theyre pretty smooth.

Yes they are from Steven Leeds. I actually have mine for sale if your interested.
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No, i'm good, they're a little to dark and round, I'm thinking i'll go for somthing flatter.

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I use rounded rocks in my scape check it out in the Nano section. The last pictures posted have all rounded rocks with no sharp edges. Several are really low in the scape also.

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I went with smooth rocks in one of my 10g tanks. Just a few river rocks I found here and there.

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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-02-2009, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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I really like the flat rock right in the center, It's got such a great shape. Thanks for sharing.

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