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12-23-2008 11:08 PM
Green Leaf Aquariums Very well executed Time and diligent care will reveal a nice tank Craig.


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12-23-2008 11:01 PM
Craigthor Well I changed out the left rock. After staring at it all day I jsut wasn't felling it. the shape was wrong compared to the rest of hte rocks. Everything else was flowing and this was just too pointed and jagged and ruined the feel. Also made the tank feel crowded IMO. I replace it with a shorter round rock but still kept my depth may have to touch up with a bit of AS Powder but I will let it all settle and see what I think. I also added a fourth rock to the group in the back left corner. Very small and covered it in Fissidens to let it grow out. I will replace it with a different Fissidens if it make it to my place alive from overseas. The middle rock is now home to a portion of Mini Pellia that I received I have some more coming but may not need all of it. Will also add another patch of UG to it tomorrow to fill in the now bare spots from playing rock go round.

Sorry the pics are horrible, and the water is cloudy from moving the rocks around.

12-23-2008 03:45 PM
imeridian It's really coming together. I much prefer the rock placement as you have it now.
12-23-2008 03:42 PM
Craigthor Some fresh pics with the Eleocharis 'Belem' added to the back right corner. I think I will add some more around the big rock maybe.

12-23-2008 11:37 AM
Gatekeeper I like this setup alot. You made some nice movement with those rocks. I really hope the UG works out.
12-23-2008 12:54 AM
Originally Posted by fish-aholic View Post
I really like your scape but can i ask what kind of lights those are?
They are 13 watt OTT lights. I found them one sale at a fabric store but they can also be found online. I have 2 of them. I may sell them in a couple of months and get the Mini M light but these work for now.

12-23-2008 12:32 AM
fish-aholic I really like your scape but can i ask what kind of lights those are?
12-22-2008 05:28 PM
GulfCoastAquarian I like it! Much more natural.
12-20-2008 10:30 PM
Craigthor Well here are a few pics. Subtrate depth is as follows:

Front Left- 1.5"
Front right- 2.25"
Back left- 2"
Back Right 4.5"

Rock got changed so they are all pointing downhill. Replanted all the UG. Water is still a touch cloudy. I have some extra plants coming that I may sell/ trade for more UG if I don't like the looks of the UG and Eleocharis 'Belem' combo that I will be using.

Sorry pics are crap...

12-20-2008 06:37 PM
Craigthor Well out came all the UG, Rocks on the left and center got turned to face down hil and added about 2" more to the back right corner. Just got the UG replanted (was starting to show root growth already). I really like the way it looks.

Thanks for the help. Pics as soon as its done filling and the AS Powder sinks as some of it wants to float.

12-20-2008 05:42 PM
brohawk I'd try to add a good 2" to the back right, or as much as possible, and still holding its slope. Get to the point of thinking to yourself, "this now looks ridiculous". You'll absolutely love it a few days later.
12-20-2008 05:26 PM
Craigthor I can easily move the slope up higher in the back as I wait on my plants to arrive for there. How much more should I go? another inch would put me at 3.75" in the back right corner, 2.5" front right corner, 1.5" front left corner and 2.25" in the back left corner. I really like the rocks this way and have tweeked them abit more just haven't taken any pics. I will be doing a water change later today so I can easily draing hte tank down and add more depth to the back right corner. May make the rocks flow better aswell with more hill there. I think until it all grows in it will look a touch off. I also need to play with the camera some more Olympus Stylus 720SW series.

Until the UG grows in Idon't want to pull up 100 small pieces to do much with the front even though I may as I have nothing better to do today and I could use the fill further up hill.

12-20-2008 05:17 PM
brohawk I'd still go more drastically w/ the slope. When you think it's way too much, keep adding even a bit more. By the time things grow in, you'll lose some of it anyway.

Also +1 on maybe turning the rocks all in one direction, downslope. That middle rock still bugs me for some reason.

Just my $.02
12-20-2008 03:58 PM
Green Leaf Aquariums Im looking forward to seing your UG fill in

12-19-2008 11:06 PM
Craigthor not as deep as it looks in the picks. the front left corner is just under 1.5" with the layer of AS powder and the front right is around 2.25" with the powder going uphill to the back right hand side.

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