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Old 12-05-2012, 05:43 AM   #1
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Critique my layout.


Ignore the net, breeder box, etc. I have 2 manzanita branches. I have already cut them down quite a bit, not sure if I should cut them down more. This is what I am sort of thinking.. not sure. Going to have anubias and java on the branches, and of course plants in the back and front of the branches. They are quite big. Not sure what to think. Oh, and the cloudiness is from substrate. It's normally clear. I know, bad pic.


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Old 12-05-2012, 05:54 AM   #2
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your layout feels very symmetrical. If that is what you were going for, then well done.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:35 PM   #3
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Well right now theres a few things your could do since you have two pieces of driftwood.
You could place them both at opposing ends of your tank with plants around them like this:

You could combine them and place them at either the left or right side of your aquarium like this:

Or you could place them both in the middle creating some kind of island with plants around them like this:

Or you can do whatever you find as artistically pleasing to yourself as possible. Agreeably there are some methods that are more pleasing to the eye than others, but ultimately you should do what you like best.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:35 AM   #4
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Ignore the net, breeder box, etc. I have 2 manzanita branches. I have already cut them down quite a bit, not sure if I should cut them down more. This is what I am sort of thinking.. not sure. Going to have anubias and java on the branches, and of course plants in the back and front of the branches. They are quite big. Not sure what to think. Oh, and the cloudiness is from substrate. It's normally clear. I know, bad pic.


I like it. When your water clears, and you do your number with Anubias, etc., It'll likely look just great !
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:31 AM   #5
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I would place the DW in one large mass on one side or the other.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:53 AM   #6
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I like the way it is set up now. I think it will look really good when you have it planted.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:44 PM   #7
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I would do something interesting with the substrate. Add some rocks, mound the substrate.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:43 PM   #8
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I would do something interesting with the substrate. Add some rocks, mound the substrate.
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placing the mound directly below the twigs and lining up the mound with rocks will do wonders for the hardscape
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