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Old 12-31-2011, 06:04 PM   #1
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What do you guys think?

This is my first pass on my new set up. I wanted a clean look with a lot of depth. I'm not entirely satisfied with creating a good sense of depth of field.



Tank: Finnex 4 Gallon
Filter: PX360
Light: Finnex 26W
Substrate: AS New
Rocks: pagoda rocks

Probably using some h.c. and glosso initially for DSM.

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Last edited by gnod; 03-18-2013 at 12:11 AM.. Reason: new scape
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Old 12-31-2011, 06:42 PM   #2
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I love the rocks where did you get them? I wouldn't change a thing. Can you provide another picture with the tank showing? It's hard to tell the depth.
All you need now is some nice green carpet.
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:11 PM   #3
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How about the "freakin gorgeous tank that's not even planted yet!" but really, the layout looks clean and it'll look great planted and grown.
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:23 PM   #4
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i like it, except for the rock on the left.
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:39 PM   #5
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That's hot. I agree that one on the left kind of sticks out...you can probably get the same perspective with some mid-height plants. Looks sweet though...kinda evil without the plants...mountains of Mordor!
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:32 PM   #6
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I would move the rock on the left. besides that looks like you're off to a great start!
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:34 PM   #7
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I love the rocks where did you get them? I wouldn't change a thing. Can you provide another picture with the tank showing? It's hard to tell the depth.
All you need now is some nice green carpet.
haha I got the rocks from a LFS - they were labeled pagoda rocks. I'll post another photo up soon!

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How about the "freakin gorgeous tank that's not even planted yet!" but really, the layout looks clean and it'll look great planted and grown.
haha, wow thanks man! I appreciate it.

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i like it, except for the rock on the left.
dah, i thought the rock on the left would give it a nice depth of field view - i wanted it to look as if the left rock was closer to the viewer, and the right side further away. i think i may need to re do this!

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That's hot. I agree that one on the left kind of sticks out...you can probably get the same perspective with some mid-height plants. Looks sweet though...kinda evil without the plants...mountains of Mordor!
LOL - MT. OF MORDOR ... i like it. has a nice ring to it!

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I would move the rock on the left. besides that looks like you're off to a great start!
thanks ben!


thanks everyone for such great feedback!
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:36 PM   #8
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LOL - MT. OF MORDOR ... i like it. has a nice ring to it!
lol, a nice "ring" to it? Get it?


Anyways, that hardscape looks dang sweet
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:47 PM   #9
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Nice hardscape, I would stick to the rule of odds though, the three rocks looks awesome, the 4th sticks out, even numbers tend to do that according to Amano.... maybe even another tiny rock in from the left corner rock would help the scape flow... or just the "mountains" on one side and the flowing field at the front and left... really nice rocks though... gonna look great
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:50 PM   #10
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I love the crater feel to it, are you going to plant HC inside it too?
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:51 PM   #11
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ok i just realized that i have a great rock for the left front corner!

it's this:


i think it creates its own mountain look..

and here it is:

i think i like this much better!
after the comments i think i was leaning towards empty space in the front left but i feel like this rock adds to the scape. what do ya'll think?

oh and closer photos of the other rocks:
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:52 PM   #12
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I love the crater feel to it, are you going to plant HC inside it too?
i think im def going to plant some hc - i don't have much left at the moment, i'd be stealing from my other tanks. haha

i think ill be mixing it up with parts of glosso and hc. i feel like glosso tends to be taller so i think in the right corner ill plant it with glosso, and in the left front corner it'll be mostly hc.
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:03 PM   #13
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much better flow! the two steps of the rock helps a ton
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Old 12-31-2011, 11:58 PM   #14
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I like it!
Those rocks are great! How much were they?
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:12 AM   #15
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I have a Finnex 4g and I think you've done well on perspective. Not the easiest thing to do in that small of a footprint.

The 'new' front left rock looks good. Maybe, tilt it toward the big rock in back? That might really direct the view deeper into the picture.
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