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Old 11-15-2012, 01:09 AM   #1
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37g Rescape - Critiques


I finished a re-scape of my 37g last week. Please feel free to give critiques. This tank has only been planted for a few weeks. I just recently trimmed the stems and replanted. So things are a little short.

Let me know what you think!

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Old 11-15-2012, 02:23 AM   #2
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I like it.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:09 AM   #3
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Definitely an improvement in my opinion
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:20 AM   #4
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huge improvement

if you could add a second smaller piece of wood to the right foreground it would enhance the overall effect
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:42 AM   #5
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much better, and it was nice to start with!
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:44 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone. I think I will try a piece of DW on the right. It's just a matter of finding the right piece...
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:38 PM   #7
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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!


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Old 11-20-2012, 03:54 PM   #8
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That background is awesome! It just fits perfectly with the scape.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:11 PM   #9
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Huge improvement - looks organized now with a clear sense of flow
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:13 PM   #10
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Looks great! I like the new dw addition.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:13 PM   #11
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That's nice I like the different background. You don't see that rock style background that much.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:23 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:08 PM   #13
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That is a big upgrade!
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:56 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:23 PM   #15
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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?
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