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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-14-2009, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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75 gallon hardscape (opinions please)

well this is my first attempt at a decent looking planted tank...

basics: 75 gal, Pres CO2, high light, etc..
fore ground: eco complete
back ground: flourite mixed with gravel
Rocks: Local Lava rock

Plans: HC fore ground, Misc fast growers in the back... anubias and java ferns

I was worried about height... I wanted the drift wood higher but didnt want the substrate to be to thick...

Also, is one inch to thin for the foreground?







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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-14-2009, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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ALSO, I have two bags of eco complete left over... should I cover over the flourite to make it all black? would the eco just eventually sink to the bottom?

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Looks good, nice rocks you have there. Eco will sink to the bottom, but you will be mixing it constantly by planting and stuff, so if I was you, I would go with black only substrate. 1 inch on the front is not enough, you'll need at least 2"

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everything i've read says to put fluorite on the bottom as a starting layer..

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The subs will mix over time as was already posted. Although, I started two tanks at the same time one w/Flourite original and the other with Eco complete black. After a few months I decided I liked the clay color of the fluorite better. On a cleaning and minor rescape I added about - 1 of Flourite right over the Eco. That was about this time last year and the Flourite is still on top.

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the rocks look to placed or perfect, they look like there exactly 2" apart , i would move them around some, there so much alike in size that it would look better with smaller pieces around one of the bigger ones to. or maybe pile the 3 on the right together and leave a gap near the middle of the tank.
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ill try it thanks
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-14-2009, 08:24 PM
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you could take that middle rock and slide it under the wood so the wood is taller.
and move the rock on the far right closer the the one on its left, then it would be good.
but this is my opnion and your tank!
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