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Old 03-22-2013, 06:46 PM   #16
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I think your right side is lacking balance. You should station the rocks so there's something over there.

The DW is in an ideal location.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:18 PM   #18
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I think it looks perfect. Once you get plants you can use them to fill in any empty spaces. Besides the more hardscape you have the less options you have for plants, unless you attach the plants to the wood and rocks, and then when they grow in it covers them. I'm a noob myself so this is just my opinion. Good luck and can't wait to see your progress.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:59 PM   #19
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I think your right side is lacking balance. You should station the rocks so there's something over there.

The DW is in an ideal location.
So I should add more rocks to the right side? Not sure what you mean, thanks for the feedback, next update should be tomorrow.
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I think it looks perfect. Once you get plants you can use them to fill in any empty spaces. Besides the more hardscape you have the less options you have for plants, unless you attach the plants to the wood and rocks, and then when they grow in it covers them. I'm a noob myself so this is just my opinion. Good luck and can't wait to see your progress.
I might cover some of the rocks with fissidens fontanus or the crevasses between them. Thanks for the feedback!
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:44 PM   #21
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:16 PM   #22
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I primarily focused on changing the rock structure on the right side, I think everything looks perfect now. Time to order and buy Blyxa Japonica and HC, but does anyone have a background plant that could go well this aquascape? Thanks for all the responses.

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Old 03-23-2013, 12:25 AM   #23
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Your driftwood is a real nice piece and would be perfect for attaching 3-4 Anubias. The right hand side would nicely accommodate a medium-sized Sword variety.
2-3 Vals or Sags would look good in the left rear corner, or a Hygrophila.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:03 AM   #24
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If you're doing low lying or carpeting plants, the right side could use some rocks in the back. If you're going for stems, I think its perfect as is.
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The pic in #23 is perfect. Don't put anymore rock in there. Plant it up.

I think I would only use staurogyne repens. I'd keep it low in the front and right side allow it a bit more height in the left rear to give a back drop to the driftwood.

It's a simple yet strong hardscape. I would not complicate it with a lot of different sp. of plants.
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I think your right side is lacking balance. You should station the rocks so there's something over there.

The DW is in an ideal location.
I agree. It looks better than the first go. I think the RHS needs something, but I don't know what to tell you to do..


The wood is perfect.

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I agree. It looks better than the first go. I think the RHS needs something, but I don't know what to tell you to do..


The wood is perfect.

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I see what you mean, I'm trying to figure this out atm. If anyone has any suggestions, please speak freely! Thanks.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:36 AM   #28
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The pic in #23 is perfect. Don't put anymore rock in there. Plant it up.

I think I would only use staurogyne repens. I'd keep it low in the front and right side allow it a bit more height in the left rear to give a back drop to the driftwood.

It's a simple yet strong hardscape. I would not complicate it with a lot of different sp. of plants.
Some people think the right side is lacking. I feel the same. I'm trying to add more rocks in different positions.
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Your last scape is perfect. As I read through the thread I thought, Ehhh, Nice piece of wood but the rocks need work. Then, OK good more rocks, looks nice but the front right rock is a bit overpowering and could be buried a bit. Third scape, BOOM! perfect exactly as I pictured it. You could use some low lying rocks on the right side to tie it all together, but depending on your selection of plants it could make all the difference. We are looking at it with no flora, and we don't really know what plants you intend to keep, so it's hard to comment other than saying the right looks a bit bare. Awesome work so far.
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Some people think the right side is lacking. I feel the same. I'm trying to add more rocks in different positions.
The last attempt was GREAT!

I fancy myself to have an eye for a good scape, and I think this is wonderful.

Do you have a zoomed back shot?
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