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Old 03-04-2004, 07:46 PM   #16
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Looks great, I also really like your rock layout. Now that you have taken the sword out what are the plans for the middle? Are you going to keep it low with the sides high? I liked the sword in the middle, but I agree that it may have become overpowering.

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Old 03-04-2004, 08:05 PM   #17
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Tony, i really don'y know what im planning on in the middle. I think i'll let the baby tears to grow out in the middle and right sides. I think i'd like to see a red plant somewhere but i really don't know where.
I plnted the wisteria in there only to help combat hair algae. Now that the algae has cleared up I might replace it.
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Old 03-09-2004, 01:09 AM   #18
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Well for now i planted a Dwarf Lily bulb in the middle. I didn't like the way it looked in another tank. We'll see how it grows out in this layout. I really like the way the Rotala rotundafolia is growing in this tank. I added another small rock in the middle portion of the tank. It shouldn't take long for it to look like the others. What do you all think?
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Old 03-09-2004, 01:37 AM   #19
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Interesting thing about this layout is that the rocks form a natural shield/wall over which the plants can't grow. VERY effective visually. Keeping the plants in front nice and low is a great idea, and when the plants in the back grow into curtains, it'll just get better.

Great job!
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Old 03-09-2004, 03:03 PM   #20
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Those left over rocks will be just right for another tank!
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Old 03-09-2004, 03:12 PM   #21
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I really like that rock layout
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Old 03-09-2004, 04:10 PM   #22
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Awesome layout! I really like this tank, I would just add some tall background plants to fill the middle area. Maybe Rotala 'green' or Myrio. matt. 'green'...
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Old 03-09-2004, 04:20 PM   #23
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I REALLY like the tank, although with that lily planted smack dab in the middle, it makes the tank look very symmetrical to me (like a mirror image. Is there another spot for the lily? Maybe on the far righthand side just behind that small green bunch?
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Old 03-09-2004, 08:25 PM   #24
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Awesome layout! I really like this tank, I would just add some tall background plants to fill the middle area. Maybe Rotala 'green' or Myrio. matt. 'green'
Thanks Raul, I was thinking about nothing in the middle area.



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I REALLY like the tank, although with that lily planted smack dab in the middle, it makes the tank look very symmetrical to me (like a mirror image. Is there another spot for the lily? Maybe on the far righthand side just behind that small green bunch?
Thanks Sky, someone on another forum suggested the same thing.
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Old 03-09-2004, 10:54 PM   #25
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I think the lily might work well once it grows in a little to break up the background some. I don't think you would want a solid wall of stems all across the back. I agree that adding something different in one of the corners might help break up the mirror effect. Overall I think it looks really good.

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Old 03-10-2004, 03:54 AM   #26
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What do you think of this look?
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Old 03-10-2004, 04:15 AM   #27
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Your tank looks great! but the ladder is an eyesore IMO
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Old 03-10-2004, 04:54 AM   #28
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Your tank looks great! but the ladder is an eyesore IMO
Where do you suggest i place it? When i do take photots for a contest it will be removed, but for the sake of this forum just pretend it not there.
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Old 03-13-2004, 12:50 AM   #29
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Here's an updated photo. I moved the Dwarf lily bulb to the right side of the tank and added a Crypt spiralis and 2 Crypt lucens.
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Old 03-13-2004, 02:16 AM   #30
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Nice looking tank. I like the rock work.
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