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Old 04-10-2013, 03:28 AM   #16
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I do truly love all the crevasse and caves in the left hand pieces but to try it with out...

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Old 04-10-2013, 03:31 AM   #17
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i think #9 with substrate built up a bit to the sides and behind would be striking.
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:42 AM   #18
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7 or 9 depending which option you want to go for. You could do an island in the middle with the darker as the base, and lighters as branching out. Depends on plants you are wanting to keep. Grasses or carpets would be recommended with bigger plants in the background for that setup. Overall great potential with this setup and goodluck
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:34 AM   #19
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Its amazing how many different looks you can get with a few chunks of wood.. the only hard part is picking one!

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Old 04-10-2013, 12:01 PM   #20
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Default Glad I don't have to decide.....

I usually let the lady decide on matters like this.

Also I'm wondering how you would trim your plants when the time comes?

I think the wood has a lot of nice characteristics, but would create problems when you're reaching inside the tank for maintenance.

Look forward to see how it comes together.

I personally like the different color variations in the wood.
  • BTW, how much is each of those pieces of DW?
  • There was a local person selling that complete tank for $400, minus a few pieces of equipment. However they used it for saltwater I believe.

Bigger tanks are not ALWAYS better because you have MORE options. Makes it harder to decide.. haha...

Are you planning to add any ROCKS?
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:07 PM   #21
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I personally like #9 and I also think when there is more substrate for depth, it would look wonderful. There are also a lot of ways you can use that hardscape, very versatile indeed.

One more VERY important thing: Whatever hardscape you choose, make sure the wood is STABLE on the substrate. It may look good now but once water comes in, everything changes (at least for me). I learned this the hard way and it was a disaster. So WARNING!!!
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:46 PM   #22
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No rocks at the moment. Just 3 more bags of substrate to come. It was about 130$ for the 3 chunks.

As for plants I have been stoking them I'm my other tanks.. So hopefully I will have lots to steal and work with. It will be semi low tech with medium lighting. Looking at chart I'm guessing it will be 90-95 par


On a I get the rest of the Eco complete ill be side to partially Burry the wood to make it nice and solid. I just need to figure out which layout to do!
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:39 PM   #23
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You paid 130 for wood!! Holy... I could've found those in my back yard lol.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:41 PM   #24
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I hiked tons of rivers an couldn't find anything good
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I like #10. I also think $130 is a good price for what you've got.
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I like #10. I also think $130 is a good price for what you've got.
Agreed, those are very nice chunks
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:20 AM   #27
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Thank ya!


My Vote Tally so far

Pic.... Votes
2...... 2
3...... 1
4...... 4
6...... 1
7...... 4
9...... 3
10.... 2

Not sure if plant pics will help but.... here are some pics of my stock pile/things i can pull from
A

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C

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Just a random idea: If you use maybe about 3 species of stems behind the wood in #9 (without mixing the species, i.e. make sure they are in separate groups) would make a really striking layout. As for the rest of the tank, you can do too much with it
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:04 AM   #29
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iiter - I like how you think... that was one of my thoughts tonight ... well #9 with tall stems behind it.. I have the taller big leaf ones in second last pic, the (taller java fern?) in C and the skinny long leaf ones (Hygro Corymbosa) in E/F

It would probably be more than 3 do the the large # of diff types of plants i have and how many i will need to fill it in.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:39 AM   #30
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Since I plan on planting it fairly heavy and decided to keep it simple and go with just the 2 chunks of wood.



Now to keep or see if i can still return the other awesome chunk! .. I cant wait for the rest of the substrate to arrive so i can start planting this baby and fill it up!


Does anyone know what the plant in the second last pic (E) on the left is called?
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