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Old 05-26-2013, 12:38 PM   #16
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Bravo! This scape is much better. I think it is excellent.

Keep in mind you can always change a rock's shape by burying it or dropping it from a high up window.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:23 PM   #17
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I would slope the gravel in the back left corner higher to create more of a slope towards that back portion; you also want to leave space between all rocks placed and the glass; otherwise I think you have a good scape there now.
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:51 PM   #18
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Yeah the substrate was the last part I was going to tweak.

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I was actually thinking less substrate in general. But that other idea might work.
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Looking back, I was going to use the same volume of substrate that I'm using now, but push it back to make a slope.

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Looking back, I was going to use the same volume of substrate that I'm using now, but push it back to make a slope.
Give it the old college try.
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I was actually thinking less substrate in general. But that other idea might work.
I would agree on height overall, but there needs to be better sloping towards the back given the way the rocks are arranged to give depth and perspective. It is kind of hard to tell how deep the substrate is from the pictures.
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Okay. Messed around with substrate and finalized the rock placement. Sorry for the phone pics. They really don't do the scape justice



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Old 05-27-2013, 02:43 AM   #24
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I think you're getting somewhere. Don't quote me on this, but I think with Iwagumi, the 2 largest rocks should be next to each other, but pointing in opposite directions, with the larger one closer to the center of the tank. I also think a smaller 5th rock could help balance things out.

As for the substrate, have you though about adding some finer sand on top? Having the substrate finer, should make the rocks appear a little larger.

Good Luck! I've always loved pico tanks, but the can be a real PITA
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I have to say - I like this rock placement a lot better then the first one. I didn't see anything wrong persay with the first one...but when I saw the second it made me catch my breath a bit. Just something about it makes me feel all happy inside. ;a;

Sorry it's not advice, I just had to comment because the second scape tugged at my heart so!~
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Ive thought about the sand but I'd have to do the substrate again! We'll see...
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I think you're getting somewhere. Don't quote me on this, but I think with Iwagumi, the 2 largest rocks should be next to each other, but pointing in opposite directions, with the larger one closer to the center of the tank. I also think a smaller 5th rock could help balance things out.

As for the substrate, have you though about adding some finer sand on top? Having the substrate finer, should make the rocks appear a little larger.

Good Luck! I've always loved pico tanks, but the can be a real PITA
Thanks so much ^^

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I have to say - I like this rock placement a lot better then the first one. I didn't see anything wrong persay with the first one...but when I saw the second it made me catch my breath a bit. Just something about it makes me feel all happy inside. ;a;

Sorry it's not advice, I just had to comment because the second scape tugged at my heart so!~
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Flood it. Phooey on conforming lol
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:13 AM   #28
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Yeah I'm gonna start cutting HC from my other tank and start planting. No sense putting a finer substrate to make the rocks look bigger when the whole thing will be a green HC carpet anyways haha.
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Its looking much better now but now a little bit too symmetrical for me. I would add one or three more stones, trying to keep them odd numbers
EDIT: woops looking at it I see you have five rocks. In that case I would space out those two on the lower left a little bit. They look really good but its a little too symmetrical like I said. Space it out a little bit, give yourself a little room to put some HC in there if you want, etc. I think it'll have a little better flow
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Oh I actually didn't notice the fifth either.

The fifth should be placed on the other side closer to the glass and inwards slightly more I believe.

Play with that thought.
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