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Old 06-22-2009, 06:22 AM   #1
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remove/replace wood? What next....?


Well my tank has come a long way (journal) now im thinking about tanking this piece of driftwood out? I think it looks a little out of place. Maybe you guys can give me some advise to help me tank the tank to the next level. Give me some ideas, thanks!

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Old 06-22-2009, 07:57 AM   #2
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Personally, i like how the two pieces of driftwood are facing opposite directions.

I'm interested in seeing what others have to say.
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Old 06-22-2009, 12:22 PM   #3
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Its a bit too centered and its also a very straight "V" shape with the piece to the left. A bit unnatural if you ask me (but this is a personal perference).

I have more comments in your journal.
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Old 06-22-2009, 02:24 PM   #4
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I think it looks great just the way it is. It's a perfect off-centerpiece, and it adds a lot of visual interest.
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Old 06-22-2009, 02:38 PM   #5
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it looks a little centered, but gives the tank great depth IMO.
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Old 06-22-2009, 04:39 PM   #6
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well sounds like for the most part people like it, i kind of like the "valley" it makes just wasnt sure about it.? maybe i can try and angle it to the front or back a bit.....? Well feel free to keep the ideas coming.... thanks for all the input so far!
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:30 AM   #7
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I like it. I think the way things are positioned as well as the plants gives it a good junglish look but still very organized and clean. You could always mask the obvious cut with moss but it looks great to me as is. Or find a similar piece that isn't cut and put it in the same spot.
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:36 AM   #8
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well took my chances and popped it out. let me know what you guys think?



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Old 06-25-2009, 03:39 AM   #9
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Better without. You can now see the other piece better.
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:43 AM   #10
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yeah that piece back there was kind of cool looking. think i might need some more HC to fill that front in with.
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:17 PM   #11
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justmy 2cents : i still like the old set-up
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I liked it before, but actually I think I like it better without - gives the tank a more open feel...
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:36 PM   #13
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I've never really cared for large tree size stumps, but in your first post I like how you staggered the depth with them, rather than simply adding one to each side wherever they settle, it created a hidden path that sorta springs the imagination.

HOWEVER, I think you really created depth in the tank when you pulled it, it draws most of the tank to one spot now, and uncovering the horizontal part of the small piece only helps there. So it's one more vote for #2.
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:40 PM   #14
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thanks for all the input, i think i will be happier with it when i get some more HC up there in the front right, and when those plants fill in a little more in the back. thanks again....
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:42 PM   #15
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I would personally fill the two dark spots on each lower end with something like E. tenellus (regular green) to carry the eye back out to the center. For now, the dark spots are like a vacuum pulling me into two other parts of the scape. I think that would really tighten the feel up here, like fixing the collar on a tux.
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