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Old 01-27-2014, 06:11 AM   #1
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Alright guys, I've been a long-time lurker and am finally taking a second leap into the serious planted tank world (my first attempt resulted in so so results). I have the supplies and passion for this endeavor but lack artistic vision as I am a more analytical type of person. So here are some pictures of some of the hardscape materials I have. Which pieces would you all use and how would you place them? I will be using ADA Amazonia and the tank will be an ADA 45p (the pieces are pictured in a Mr. Aqua 18"x12"x12" so 1.5" wider than the 45p) I would like to plant it with various rotala species of different colors, DHG, HC, and some undiscovered others.

P.S. If I get some good help I will be sure to reward with a lengthy and detailed build thread

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Old 01-27-2014, 06:18 AM   #2
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:22 AM   #3
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:23 AM   #4
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:25 AM   #5
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:42 AM   #6
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I think you have some good hard scape to choose from. I really like the driftwood myself, I'm new to this so I can't offer much advice. I just wanted to say I like what you have to choose from so far and it seems like your off to a great start!
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You have a few nice pieces. I would use the wood like you have in pic 4 but turn the one on the right around to 'flow' in the same direction as the other one. And making sure to set them off-center. Then set rocks from pic 2 around the wood as supporting visual elements. But not actually structurally supporting the wood. If you get what I mean.
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:35 PM   #8
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I like pic 4 the most. I love the wood on the left, maybe you could replace the wood on the right wit stones or surround the wood with stones.
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:16 AM   #9
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Thanks guys! You don't think that both pieces of wood would be too much in the tank? Is there a reason why most tanks I see have only rocks or rocks with a tiny bit of wood?
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Have you seen this? Its been very helpful for me in getting some direction on what to do with a scape. I'm not very artistic so I usually end up failing, but its a start
http://www.thegreenmachineonline.com...s-introduction
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