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Old 10-20-2013, 07:11 AM   #1
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1ft cube ohko rock


Got a start on a new scape today heavy on ohko rock.



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Old 10-20-2013, 07:45 AM   #2
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Looking good. Those back 3-4 rocks look a little too unnaturally straight though IMO. What plants are you putting in? I also like the Cade light. I saw that a few years ago and wish they would sell it in USA or Taiwan.
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:49 AM   #3
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I like it.
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:31 AM   #4
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I haven't decided on plants yet, depends what's available. mini pellia, hc, fiss perhaps.
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:44 AM   #5
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It's a beauty. Hairgrass would go along nicely too.

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Old 10-20-2013, 09:45 AM   #6
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Willow moss, marsilea for a carpet?
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Willow moss, marsilea for a carpet?
Thanks for the suggestions.

Do you mean willow moss at ground level? foreground/sides carpet? I've never scaped with willow moss, where can you imagine placing it? Thanks.
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:43 AM   #8
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I really like this. I would think belem would look great in this tank personally. That light looks great, what is it?
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:58 AM   #9
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I really like this. I would think belem would look great in this tank personally. That light looks great, what is it?
Thanks. Dwarf hg would be nice and I have a lot in another tank I could use. Migt plant it up the felt hand side, front to back.

The setup consists of a stand, tank and light. It's a CADE Mini. The light is 2x24w PL.
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:20 AM   #10
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wow that tank setup is perfect.. the tank/light stand looks perfect together. i would think 2x24w is plenty for that tank also!


the rocks look insane. the back few look too straight for me though.
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:25 AM   #11
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wow that tank setup is perfect.. the tank/light stand looks perfect together. i would think 2x24w is plenty for that tank also!


the rocks look insane. the back few look too straight for me though.
Thanks, I'll tilt some of the back rocks a bit next time I drain to plant. They're all locked in like a jigsaw puzzle, so I might only be able to move one or two.
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I disagree with the comments about the rocks in the back looking too vertical.
I think this scape is going to look AMAZING once it's all planted, and those rocks in the back will add a great sense of depth! However, i would go light on the planting--maybe a small carpeting plant like HC or E. hydropiper-- and moss to fill in some of the spots between the rocks to really let the hardscape stand out.
Great start, really look forward to seeing this tank progress!
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Thanks. Dwarf hg would be nice and I have a lot in another tank I could use. Migt plant it up the felt hand side, front to back.

The setup consists of a stand, tank and light. It's a CADE Mini. The light is 2x24w PL.
Thanks for the info on the light. One reason I like the idea of belem is that it will be tall for that size tank but the rocks will make that look "dynamic". I think it will exaggerate the vertical aspect of this tank but I could be wrong, it could do the opposite. HC is always a go to but I would not envy you having to trim that with tall rocks in a small place.
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:43 AM   #14
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Thanks again for the feedback.

Actually I put some hc on the terrace today. I'll post a pic later. In the meantime this is what the tank used to look like (at it's best a few months ago). One extreme to the other.



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Old 10-21-2013, 04:27 PM   #15
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That hardscape looks amazing! I wouldn't touch a thing. I agree with keeping the planting light, but I would use a hair grass. JMO
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