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11-30-2012 09:31 PM
Senior Shrimpo
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Keep the stump! Just lower your substrate a ton, as others have suggested.

Fissidens will be a nice size for the tank, as well.

Perfect tank for shrimp.
Yeah, the stump is perfect for a shrimp tank... but not for this tank- it's too big. The substrate looks super high, but the driftwood can only go that far down into the tank- it's too big to fit at the top and couldn't fit any other way.

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I like them both a lot. The second is done often, but it is also more attractive overall.


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Thanks! Yea the second one was kind of fun, I have a lot of time before the Unzan comes so this is my backup scape.
11-30-2012 04:23 AM
MABJ I like them both a lot. The second is done often, but it is also more attractive overall.


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11-30-2012 03:16 AM
sayurasem The first one is unique!
11-30-2012 03:12 AM
Senior Shrimpo Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I realize there's way too much soil in there haha. Before the tank had been home to some hermit crabs my niece surrendered to me and I had a big slope and branches so they had more floor space.

I decided I'm gonna go with Unzan stone. But in the mean time I can have a little fun and do Seiryu scapes like this:



Note: this is just an exercise in scaping and visualization. I gave myself 15 random rocks and 10 minutes to make something cool. I did take out a lot of substrate. I kind of like it but I still definitely want the Unzan lol
11-29-2012 04:45 AM
marioman72 love the size of the stump! looks a lot like the base of a tree, there could be less soil, but i agree with some of the other comments, try arranging the slope in a different angle maybe at a 45? But love the look and scale of the layout, i can imagine a glosso carpet with lots of Anubis in this tank.
11-28-2012 11:50 PM
MABJ
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Originally Posted by Betta Maniac View Post
I like the stump too. It would be great with some kind of emergent plants coming off it.
+1 I like this idea.
11-28-2012 11:22 PM
Betta Maniac I like the stump too. It would be great with some kind of emergent plants coming off it.
11-28-2012 11:02 PM
somewhatshocked Keep the stump! Just lower your substrate a ton, as others have suggested.

Fissidens will be a nice size for the tank, as well.

Perfect tank for shrimp.
11-28-2012 11:00 PM
houseofcards I think that could definitely work. I like big pieces in small tanks, but it can't be touching or almost touching the side (which it appears it is from the pic anyway) and there might not be enough distance between the ADA light and the wood to fully appreciate it. Just my 2 cents.
11-28-2012 10:30 PM
Green_Flash I would go with some nice Unzan.
11-28-2012 02:20 PM
MABJ I love the stump, even if others dislike it!

I think it could be positioned differently, but I do like it.


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11-28-2012 05:40 AM
Erirku i agree with the others:
1) That DW is too BIG!!!
2) Too much substrate!!!
11-28-2012 05:31 AM
ADAtank That stump is too big and there is too much soil. Try some branch wood that will fit
11-28-2012 03:05 AM
MABJ I'm with freph. I love it!

Some things you might consider trying..

Instead of a front to back slope, a side to side slope might look more dynamic in a tank with little horizontal play space.

Otherwise I love it. We approach aquascaping the same way

I'm definitely following along, as I LOVE small tanks. I keep them myself lol.


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11-28-2012 02:51 AM
freph I feel like there's too much soil in there. Otherwise, I like it. Very natural looking. Maybe you could tinker with the rocks a little more to make it look more a tiny bit more natural but for now it looks pretty darn good.
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