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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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These are a few scapes I've been playing around with. Help?









In # 1, 2, & 3 The slope will be much more prominent
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 01:18 AM
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I'm not big on wood/stone setups, but #3 looks pretty cool. I would take the larger one in the front and replace it with one from the back, though.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
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I could do that but it looks like 1 large rock because the tank isnt filled it's actually 2
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Oh, ok. Either way it looks great...
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 01:44 AM
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2 and 4 are my favorites, maybe get a larger rock that will stand out amongst the smaller ones?
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 03:48 AM
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3 looks good
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any plants going in?
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-09-2010, 03:19 AM
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You need a scape before it can get rated.

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55 gallon 2 wpg planted dosing excel with guppies, and shrimp
90 gallon mixed reef with clowns, gobies, and cardinals
150 gallon african cichlid tank with clown loaches
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-09-2010, 04:16 AM
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You should create a poll.

I like scape #3 out of all of them. The wood and rock look very harmonized, with neither one stealing the spotlight from the other.

Scape #1 also has potential, but the rock pile looks odd and there's no main focal point to draw my eye to. I'm left wandering around searching for something to stare at.

As for scape #2 and and #4, they aren't bad, but Iwagumis can get dull after a while. (For me anyways) Plus, why waste such good looking driftwoods?
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If your just looking for a place to start, I don't like any of the ones you have. I don't like the use of driftwood covering the rocks in 3 and the whole thing looks to centered and boring.

I would go more with your first idea. Get the driftwood off center and create some height but the height should not be toward the center of the rest of the driftwood. You have to do more with the rocks than put them in a pile though. They should form a visual path that connects with the driftwood.

What makes it so hard to comment is that plant placement can change the whole thing, thats why I don't think there is really a scape yet to really comment on.

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90 gallon mixed reef with clowns, gobies, and cardinals
150 gallon african cichlid tank with clown loaches
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-09-2010, 03:42 PM
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i like 3
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