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Old 12-18-2008, 03:41 PM   #16
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I like the plant list, but Im not sure how the stem plants will work in the scape. With mini pellia and dwarf riccia and moss maybe hairgrass would be the way to go?

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Where would you put the hair grass or do you think just UG weould be cool? Thinking more and more about using just UG and some ricca/ pellia

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Old 12-18-2008, 03:49 PM   #17
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Im not to familiar with the dimensions of this tank, but maybe E. vivipara would work well for the back corners of the tank.

I think stem plants would take over the tank of this size and take the focus off of the pellia and moss plants. I think a minimalist approach would work well for this tank..

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Old 12-18-2008, 03:52 PM   #18
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Thanks, tank is 14 long, 8.5 deep and 10 tall in inches...
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:50 PM   #19
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Well after some playing and refilling I really like the feeling. It feels/ looks liek it was ot once all together and due to natural causes has slipped apart.

The large rock on the right went slightly to the right about 3/4" but I tilted and sunk it in abit so it wasn't so tall.

The rock on the left went about 1/2" to the left, 3/8" forward and rotated counter clockwise about 1/2" or so.

The rock in the middle I pulled out of the substrate on the right side a touch so it wasn't so low lying.

Pics are crap but well the camera isn't playing nice today.






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Old 12-19-2008, 04:59 AM   #20
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once everything fills in, it going to be a whole different tank. its going to be hard but i think if u can keep only one plant, u will have more of a dinamic effect at the end because ur rocks wont be covered by all the plants. nice tank n good luck.
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Old 12-19-2008, 05:02 AM   #21
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once everything fills in, it going to be a whole different tank. its going to be hard but i think if u can keep only one plant, u will have more of a dinamic effect at the end because ur rocks wont be covered by all the plants. nice tank n good luck.

Thanks I've narrowed my list down to the following:

UG
Eleocharis 'Belem'
Fissidens Splachnobryoides
Mini Pellia
Dwarf Ricca

I have a couple of small rocks I will cover in Dwarf Ricca and want to attach abit of pellia around the edges.

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Old 12-19-2008, 05:03 AM   #22
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also, i cant tell from the pictures but do you have a slope? i would say a slope from the back right corner would also help add directional movements to the rocks.
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I do have slope. Back righ is ~4" deep and the front left is ~1.5" deep. Doesn't show aswell in the pictures
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sweet, subscribed for the out-come. im looking at the pics on my phone, so its hard to tell.
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Hi Craig,

I was just curious as to why you had the AS so deep towards the front?

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not as deep as it looks in the picks. the front left corner is just under 1.5" with the layer of AS powder and the front right is around 2.25" with the powder going uphill to the back right hand side.

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Im looking forward to seing your UG fill in

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Old 12-20-2008, 05:17 PM   #28
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I'd still go more drastically w/ the slope. When you think it's way too much, keep adding even a bit more. By the time things grow in, you'll lose some of it anyway.

Also +1 on maybe turning the rocks all in one direction, downslope. That middle rock still bugs me for some reason.

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Old 12-20-2008, 05:26 PM   #29
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I can easily move the slope up higher in the back as I wait on my plants to arrive for there. How much more should I go? another inch would put me at 3.75" in the back right corner, 2.5" front right corner, 1.5" front left corner and 2.25" in the back left corner. I really like the rocks this way and have tweeked them abit more just haven't taken any pics. I will be doing a water change later today so I can easily draing hte tank down and add more depth to the back right corner. May make the rocks flow better aswell with more hill there. I think until it all grows in it will look a touch off. I also need to play with the camera some more Olympus Stylus 720SW series.

Until the UG grows in Idon't want to pull up 100 small pieces to do much with the front even though I may as I have nothing better to do today and I could use the fill further up hill.

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Old 12-20-2008, 05:42 PM   #30
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I'd try to add a good 2" to the back right, or as much as possible, and still holding its slope. Get to the point of thinking to yourself, "this now looks ridiculous". You'll absolutely love it a few days later.
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