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Old 08-16-2012, 05:40 AM   #1
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aquascaping ideas


I have these two pieces of manzanita wood and was wondering what people think. should i use both or only 1. also i have a bunch of rocks that i picked up from the kern river that i can use in the tank.



i like the one on the right but am not 100 percent sure about the one of the left. the substrate is tahitian moon sand btw.
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:54 AM   #2
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if you use them, which I think you should, flip them upside down (so the trunk rests on the substrate)....otherwise the part that has the most character wont be shown...imo
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i actually like them the way they are. BUT, if i was you, i would mound up the substrate and rocks under them so that you dont actually see then new flush cut on the top. So that just a bit of them is sticking out of the top of the water.

and make a valley between them
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:48 PM   #4
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i actually like them the way they are. BUT, if i was you, i would mound up the substrate and rocks under them so that you dont actually see then new flush cut on the top. So that just a bit of them is sticking out of the top of the water.

and make a valley between them
Yes - this! That would look awesome.

And try to arrange it so most the roots are disappearing into the substrate (or are hidden behind rocks) so it looks like the trees actually grew there.
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:50 PM   #5
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Two nice pcs. lots of possibilities. No replays are wrong, just different ideas.

I think I'd just use the lager pc on the right. I would move it out a bit from the corner and tilt it back at an angle with will hit the cut off top as Chad pointed out.

I'd cluster stems plants around the back & sides, maybe some crypts taking hold around the roots. I'd leave the left 1/3 unplanted to give hue contrast to the heavily planted stump side 2/3s. Basicly making a fresh water 'reef' around he stump.

Cool pics of Driftwood, looking forward to seeing were you go with this.
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:02 AM   #6
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i might end up giving the small left piece of wood to my brother, i have a 36 bow front that im not going to use and im sure he would like to use it in that tank.
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