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|Jeff's ADA Mini Fissidens Mini S| Stock suggestions?

So I managed to find time to setup my first ADA tank, a Mini S that I snagged off CL for a pretty good price.

What do you guys think? Just threw this scape together in a few mins, critiques please


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Jeez Jeff, finally!

Great start but the stones are on the small side, and the scape is too symmetrical; don't rush it man, come up with something you'll really enjoy.

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+1 to what Kiran said. They are too small and are all the same size. Great stones, but you definitely need some larger ones (as well as some medium-sized ones) to finish it off. Good start.


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Upon second thought they may lend themselves well to a rock pile type scape.

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Jeez Jeff, finally!

Great start but the stones are on the small side, and the scape is too symmetrical; don't rush it man, come up with something you'll really enjoy.
Lol yup, I was the one who pulled that "Mini M" off CL, turns out its a mini S, gotta change the title!

I kinda wanted them to be on the small side as I'll only be covering them in moss but I see your points

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+1 to what Kiran said. They are too small and are all the same size. Great stones, but you definitely need some larger ones (as well as some medium-sized ones) to finish it off. Good start.
How do you think of the idea with a larger rock as a focal point with smaller rocks accenting in and same with the right side but the focal point being smaller?

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Upon second thought they may lend themselves well to a rock pile type scape.
I was primarily aiming for two slopes that had small rocks sticking out on both sides to have tiny patches of moss but I see where your both coming from, we shall see what I come up with tomorrow after track practice
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How do you think of the idea with a larger rock as a focal point with smaller rocks accenting in and same with the right side but the focal point being smaller?
I suppose you mean something like this, but with each side reversed (focal on left side) and perhaps the stones pointing towards each other instead of away?

I think that would be a really cool scape, assuming that you can get ahold of some nice focal-point stones.


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I suppose you mean something like this, but with each side reversed (focal on left side) and perhaps the stones pointing towards each other instead of away?

I think that would be a really cool scape, assuming that you can get ahold of some nice focal-point stones.
I like that idea, couldn't see the pic since I'm on my schools wifi but will take a look at it once I get home.

I have around 20 pound total so I should have a few nice pieces. Ill see what I can find when I get home
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Here's another scape I put together after dinner:



Still not where I want it to be though. I think I should space out the rocks a bit more? Suggestions?
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I like it better with the bigger rocks but something still seems to be off. I'm never good at scaping so don't take what I say to seriously.
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If you want some manzanita I have some you can come get. I bought some small stuff from Tom.
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Yeah Jeff! Finally! Lol who am I to talk? I don't have a nice tank. Lol. I think the larger stones you have would lend themselves nicely to a mountainy slopey scape. Like a nice big slope that is build around the rocks with tips poking out of the substrate and moss around the rocks. I did something similar in my 4g evolve.
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I think the two groups you're trying to get at with this scape will work but not if you do it that symmetrically -- off center man, off center!

Keep trying until you get something amazing, the best you can; even if it takes two weeks. Besides, we typically don't get to see a dry tank for more than a few days --- enjoy it while it lasts!

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Put a few more scapes together just now







The last two look pretty bad now that I see them on my comp but thought I'd post them anyway...

I like the right side of the first one but feel the left side if missing something, suggestions?
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bigger rocks.
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If you asks me, stop trying to scape with such high vertical elements. In a small tank like this, it's much easier to scape in a horizontal, slopey manner.

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