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11-21-2012 11:28 AM
jshaffer740 I moved the intake to the right and it definitely improved the scape. It opened it up and flows much better. I'll try and get a photo up later.
11-20-2012 08:23 PM
ramen lover looks good! you said you arent happy with the intake tube placement? have you thought about moving the intake/output piping to the other side? that way the intake tubing will be more hidden behind the taller plants/driftwood? and just move the powerhead to the right side of the tank?
11-20-2012 04:56 PM
bikinibottom Really like the balance between along the colors. And the dw is very well positioned. I'm sure it would be a pain in the A at this point, but have you considered creating a slope with the substrate? Might add a sense of depth/perspective to the tank.
11-20-2012 04:08 PM
iadubber That is a big upgrade!
11-20-2012 03:23 PM
jshaffer740 Thanks! Sometimes I'm not sure if it was a good idea or not, as it limits my flexibility (i.e. suction cups don't stick) with equipment placement. But overall, it definitely lends a more "natural" feeling than other sorts of backgrounds, especially, as you say, in this style of scape.

I do want to start an Iwagumi style tank at some point, in which I think this type of background would not work.

Anyway, thanks for the comments - I enjoy reading them.
11-20-2012 03:13 PM
GMYukonon24s That's nice I like the different background. You don't see that rock style background that much.
11-20-2012 03:13 PM
tinkerpuppet Looks great! I like the new dw addition.
11-20-2012 03:11 PM
RobMc Huge improvement - looks organized now with a clear sense of flow
11-20-2012 02:54 PM
tiggity That background is awesome! It just fits perfectly with the scape.
11-20-2012 02:38 PM
jshaffer740 Well I added some DW to the right, and some limnophilia repens around the front of the larger dw, and a bit behind the smaller. I also did a prune last Sunday - I'm attempting to get some branching from the stem plants and get them to begin to fill in more thickly. I also changed my filter setup - not sure I'm 100% happy with the placement of the intake tube, but I think once the cambomba fills in with some height it should hide it.

Let me know what you think!

11-15-2012 12:44 PM
jshaffer740 Thanks everyone. I think I will try a piece of DW on the right. It's just a matter of finding the right piece...
11-15-2012 03:42 AM
Meganne much better, and it was nice to start with!
11-15-2012 03:20 AM
Algae Beater huge improvement

if you could add a second smaller piece of wood to the right foreground it would enhance the overall effect
11-15-2012 03:09 AM
mitchfish9 Definitely an improvement in my opinion
11-15-2012 01:23 AM
02redz28 I like it.
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