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Old 07-07-2013, 04:23 PM   #1
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Critique my scape


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Old 07-07-2013, 04:39 PM   #2
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Looks like you need one more rock on the right to finish the wall?
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:44 PM   #3
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IMO I think your tank would look better if it had more depth...or by adding some foreground and mid ground plants.

My personal preference is to have more plants and less rocks, but it all depends what kind of look you are going for. The best advice I can give is to go to a natural water area and observe how the rocks are layer out in a natural habitat (assuming you're going for a natural look)

Other than those things I think you're headed in the right direction. It looks like you have a good variety of plants already.


P.S. I think a black background would help a lot, but that's up to you!
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:25 PM   #4
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IMO I think your tank would look better if it had more depth...or by adding some foreground and mid ground plants.

My personal preference is to have more plants and less rocks, but it all depends what kind of look you are going for. The best advice I can give is to go to a natural water area and observe how the rocks are layer out in a natural habitat (assuming you're going for a natural look)

Other than those things I think you're headed in the right direction. It looks like you have a good variety of plants already.


P.S. I think a black background would help a lot, but that's up to you!
Could you give me a picture as to what you mean and also how would I distinguish between a mid ground and fore ground plant with the plants I already have in the tank? Do you know what I mean?

By the way thank you guys for your input I'm going for a natural look.
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:33 PM   #5
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Could you give me a picture as to what you mean and also how would I distinguish between a mid ground and fore ground plant with the plants I already have in the tank? Do you know what I mean?

By the way thank you guys for your input I'm going for a natural look.
If you check out plant profiles on TPT, often times they will have a category that suggests placement location in your tank.

Mid ground and foreground plants do not grow as tall as your background plants, which gives your tank a look that adds depth.
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Would you buy some more fore ground plants or try and use the plants I have already?
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:21 PM   #7
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I would buy some...it's hard to tell what species of plants you have in the picture (I'm on my phone), but they appear to be taller stem plants.

Like I mentioned, it may be beneficial to check out some plant profiles and decide on some plants that fit your tanks attributes (light, substrate, ferts, CO2, etc.)
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:44 PM   #8
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I like the tumbled down rock wall. I do see the other posters point though. As the rocks are about the same size maybe there ought to be enough rocks to finish the wall in the tank whether they are in a wall or fallen down.

I can see some small Anubias or even Buces tucked into the crevices of the rocks along with trimmed moss to make this look like an old rock wall at the edge of the forest that is getting grown over. I would want to see a bright green foreground plant that can stay low, not sure what would work for you here. Staurogyne repens? Elantine? Marsilea is dark. Riccia stones? Mosses are dark. Hydrocotyle sibthorpiodes?
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:24 PM   #9
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I appreciate all of your input guys, I will move the plants on the right hand side back to make room for some mid ground plants there and some fore ground plants in the front of the rocks, would you add some smaller rocks to finish the rock off ( have the smaller rock continue from where it stops and make it touch the front right corner) or would you leave it be and grow in the mid ground and fore ground plants?

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Old 07-08-2013, 10:53 AM   #10
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dont be in too big a rush, give it a while, see how the plants are growing, some may do really well and you could us them to fill your scape in. There is no right answer, have a play but i do think you lose the rocks, best of luck
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:46 PM   #11
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Lose the rocks?
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