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Old 08-01-2014, 05:59 AM   #16
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It has a nice shape now with the support structure (the rock).
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Old 08-01-2014, 02:00 PM   #17
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It has a nice shape now with the support structure (the rock).
I'm going to try and work in your other recommendations. .. we'll see how it evolves... simple is beautiful is what im going for... rotala, moss and s. Repens and maybe some h. Tripartita for accents... I'm looking for low maintenance with another baby on the way
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rescape looks awesome! rock formation reminds me of pride rock or whatever from lion king lmao
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Old 08-07-2014, 01:08 AM   #19
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So given that the back left and middle will be rotala and the new shape of the hardscape, would it look more balanced if the left side was built up with more ryuoh stone?

Would a greater slope form right to left give a more dramatic effect?
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The background doesn't matter so much since it's covered with plants. The foreground matters greatly. It should be perfectly level.
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Old 08-07-2014, 12:54 PM   #21
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I like it. I'd also like to see a rock back right.

I'll watch your progress closely. I'm about to scape the same tank with similar rock.
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Old 08-07-2014, 01:27 PM   #22
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The background doesn't matter so much since it's covered with plants. The foreground matters greatly. It should be perfectly level.

If the back slopes up from right to left, won't the front look to odd if it's straight across? Why must it be level?
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Do you really mean right-left or left-right? If right-left, that will look odd. EDIT: NVM, slopes UP from r-l. Since there are plants there, it wouldn't matter.

The front line must be level like a picture frame b/c it frames what's inside the tank. Anything else causes the eye to focus on it.
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I guess i should start a tank journal for this one... but in the meantime...

I have added 60 to 70 stems of rotala rotundifolia. .. some with more healthy submersed growth than others... also random floaters, pothos vines and a bunch of horwort to combat new tank syndrome....

Eventually the rotala forest will be cut back to behind the main rock structure, but for now I need more stems to get this tank going with as little algae as possible

I'm still waiting on the stauragene repens and I'm testing methods of attaching xmas moss to small objects to spread out to make a carpet... I also have a lot of fissidens that I could use...
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