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Old 03-18-2013, 11:42 PM   #16
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I was caught off-guard by this pic, at first glance my brain could not figure out what the heck was coming out of that cave. Wild conclusions were drawn before I realized it was only a reflection of your arm, haha.

Looks good though! I bet it'll grow out to look pretty rad.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:53 PM   #17
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ok got cho but wouldnt it leave the center right side empty? wouldnt that kinda looks weird?
Zlookup is spot on with his post. The rule of thirds is to make things look more natural. Is it something mandatory to follow? Absolutely not. You did an amazing job with the hardscape and I actually like how it looks as is. However, it will give a look of more natural following the rule is all. Again, it looks great! And if you love how it looks and so does your gf, then that is all that matters!
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:01 AM   #18
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I was caught off-guard by this pic, at first glance my brain could not figure out what the heck was coming out of that cave. Wild conclusions were drawn before I realized it was only a reflection of your arm, haha.

Looks good though! I bet it'll grow out to look pretty rad.
I also saw his arm. I thought it was a mutant slug or something till I went to the next pic. Lol



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Did your gf know you were selling all her cichlids?!? Maybe I missed you saying that but if I came home and my bf had sold all mine even in just one tank, I would freak out!


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Old 03-19-2013, 12:43 AM   #19
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I agree, move the tallest rock off center towards the left.
Looks nice otherwise. Nice choice of going with the dark sand.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:08 AM   #20
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The rock is pretty center but i still like it. It looks pretty darn good.

I'm also wondering the same thing Msheresy is wondering about the fish lol.

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Old 03-19-2013, 01:17 AM   #21
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They are just saying to scooch the tall rock over a few inches and fill the gap it left with other rock[s].
You don't have to move it, dead center is fine, nothing wrong with it.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:18 AM   #22
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I was caught off-guard by this pic, at first glance my brain could not figure out what the heck was coming out of that cave. Wild conclusions were drawn before I realized it was only a reflection of your arm, haha.

Looks good though! I bet it'll grow out to look pretty rad.

Hahaha, yea, I thought it was a fish or something.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:08 AM   #23
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I was caught off-guard by this pic, at first glance my brain could not figure out what the heck was coming out of that cave. Wild conclusions were drawn before I realized it was only a reflection of your arm, haha.

Looks good though! I bet it'll grow out to look pretty rad.
Never did figure out what it was until you pointed it out haha.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:44 AM   #24
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ok so you guys said the rock was to center so i moved it left a bit and most of the rocks dont fit in together any more lol so i ended up with something new... check it out let me know what u think...


P.S. GF was smart and added aquarium salt to the tank and killed move of the planted -.- newbies but its all good i saved what i could lol






P.S. she wasnt mad but more sad then mad as we talked about it but more like i convenience her to get rid of the fish for something else lol she had big cichlids and they crap every where and the tank just looks like crap so i though i sell and use the money to start her a "REAL" display tank lol we had the ciclids when they were babys as i breed them then through them into her tank cause i didnt want them any more xD
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I think the peak needs to be 6" more to the left.

Take your dimensions and do this...
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:05 AM   #26
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i see what u mean... i'm not going to tear it down again lol my gf is happy and i'm happy not having to stick my hand in water again xD... got the floor soaked lol oh well =P getting some vals in tomorrow and into the tank it goes... should give it a little more of a plant like in the tank
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i see what u mean... i'm not going to tear it down again lol my gf is happy and i'm happy not having to stick my hand in water again xD... got the floor soaked lol oh well =P getting some vals in tomorrow and into the tank it goes... should give it a little more of a plant like in the tank
The new layout is so much better. I agree that it could still go further left. But it is so much better than it was.

My only other comment is that the stones on the side are all in a line. It spoils the fantastic looking peak you have. Try putting them on more of an angle or lean one on another one. Don't be afraid to have a gap especially near your peak. Your tank is big enough to have two peaks, one smaller than you have now but on the right. I'm sure you both like it, and that is what matters, but who's to say you won't like it more if you change it?


Hardscape can be quick or take months to get 'right' lol.

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ok so you guys said the rock was to center so i moved it left a bit and most of the rocks dont fit in together any more lol so i ended up with something new... check it out let me know what u think...


P.S. GF was smart and added aquarium salt to the tank and killed move of the planted -.- newbies but its all good i saved what i could lol






P.S. she wasnt mad but more sad then mad as we talked about it but more like i convenience her to get rid of the fish for something else lol she had big cichlids and they crap every where and the tank just looks like crap so i though i sell and use the money to start her a "REAL" display tank lol we had the ciclids when they were babys as i breed them then through them into her tank cause i didnt want them any more xD
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i see what u mean... i'm not going to tear it down again lol my gf is happy and i'm happy not having to stick my hand in water again xD... got the floor soaked lol oh well =P getting some vals in tomorrow and into the tank it goes... should give it a little more of a plant like in the tank
Could it go over more? Yea but all that maters is that you two are happy with it! Can't wait to see all of that Jungle Val in there!
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You'll get your arms wet when you end up putting in the plants. Consider leaving it half drained while you figure out your scape to allow for easier rescaping. If you are happy with it though, then leave it, but you will probably want to lower the water anyway for easier planting. Easier to move rocks when plants aren't in already then after so just be sure you are definitely satisfied with it. Changing your mind can cause a lot more work for yourself.

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so true... lol
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