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04-10-2013 12:27 PM
Farmer
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Originally Posted by Chris.d514 View Post
I need some help picking plants other than the DHG. Any ideas? I'm dosing excel daily, flourish weekly, co2 injected, and 26w light(only 4.5g tank).
Isn't Excel for CO2?

Lindsay
04-09-2013 05:25 AM
Chris.d514
Need help creating a scape

I need some help picking plants other than the DHG. Any ideas? I'm dosing excel daily, flourish weekly, co2 injected, and 26w light(only 4.5g tank).
03-23-2013 05:13 PM
Chris.d514
Need help creating a scape

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Only plants in are DHG and dwarf sag.
03-23-2013 07:08 AM
Farmer have a look at the tank you posted a pic of too. See if you can 'copy' it. That will give you a start that you can work on.

Lindsay
03-23-2013 06:59 AM
Farmer Ok, now you have the idea of the box working. I agree with lub that the largest rock needs to sit upright, maybe on an angle. It's easier to do with some sort of soil/gravel in the box. but what you are doing is ok.

Notice how all the scapes you have tried are squeezed into the corner of your tank? Usually this is avoided because it tends to give the impression of less depth/space. Weird as it sounds if you bring the rocks out from the edge and take up more of your tank space it will give you more depth to your tank.

Try placing the large rock around about 1/3 of the way from one side of the tank and just over half way back.

Search Iwagumi in google images and have a look at the ones you like. notice how they all tend to have a larger rock to one side then other rocks arranged around them?

I love your stones too. Keep trying, you will find something that works sooner or later.

Lindsay
03-22-2013 09:31 PM
thelub Looks like you're on a good start. Have you seen this? You might get some more ideas from it.

http://www.thegreenmachineonline.com...s-introduction
03-22-2013 08:43 PM
Chris.d514
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03-22-2013 08:38 PM
thelub The line is cool. If you plan on keeping the plants at a minimum it might not go away, otherwise, the line might be lost after its covered with water and plants.

I would try seeing what it looks like with the biggest rock sitting up and tall.

maybe something like this?
03-22-2013 08:26 PM
Chris.d514
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I kind of like this one with the line continuing through the rubble.
03-22-2013 08:18 PM
Chris.d514
Need help creating a scape

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03-22-2013 07:49 PM
thelub The grouping of rocks will get lost once you have plants and things in there. Try making less of a pile. That big one looks nice and might work better if it is sitting tall instead of laying down.

Might try to make it look more like a rubble pile that fell so the big one is on one side and the smaller ones "flow" away from it. Those are nice rocks and I think you should be able to come up with something pretty nice with them.
03-22-2013 07:43 PM
Chris.d514
Need help creating a scape

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How's this?
03-21-2013 12:17 PM
Farmer
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Originally Posted by Chris.d514 View Post
I can definately add some more aquasoil to the backand slope it. I asked on my local forums if any knows of a good place to get rocks and will go look when I find a place.
Good boy, that will be a great start.

Linds
03-20-2013 03:57 PM
Chris.d514 I can definately add some more aquasoil to the backand slope it. I asked on my local forums if any knows of a good place to get rocks and will go look when I find a place.
03-20-2013 05:07 AM
Farmer Hi Chris,

If you want a tank similar to the one's above there are a few things you should look at. First notice how the substrate in nearly all the tanks you look at is higher at the back than at the front? This is to create the illusion of greater depth. This is one thing your tank needs.

Secondly it is best if you have a lot of options when you are choosing which rocks to use. That means if you intend on using say 3 rocks in your tank than have maybe 10 to choose from. I agree with thelub about where to get rocks. But depending on where you live you might be easily able to find rocks for free that you like. Have a look around, go out of town, have a look on the side of roads etc. I have never bought a rock for a tank in my life.

When you have your rocks it would be a good idea to get a cardboard box as close to the size of your tank as possible, you can even make one considering your tank is so small. The reason for this is you can cut the top and most of the front out of the box, just leave say an inch or a bit more of a lip on the lower front edge. So you have a replica of your tank in which you can fiddle with your placement without having to work in underwater etc. Just put some other gravel or potting mix or something in as substrate .

That way you can take a photo of what you like and ask for suggestions/help and it is easy to change it. Once you are happy then you transfer that hardscape to your tank in one move.

Linds
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