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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-24-2007, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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new scape ideas

here we go multiple tank syndrome claims another victim and I'm about to set up another tank.
here are my 2 initial idea's both based roughly on mbuna's but with a planted tilt
what do you reckon?


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i like the hardscape on bottom one.


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i like the top one
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haha, thanks guys
any improvements I could do to either scape?
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The hardscape on top is way nicer in my opinion, it's not as squared off as the second one. The top one looks really nice and smooth! I think it's stated in Amano's notes that you should go with a somewhat smooth, rounded-off hardscape... I like the top one 100X better. Good luck
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first one looks more natural.
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The first one looks more natural, but I prefer the second one. Round rocks get a bit overused, and the rectangular rocks in that shape look almost like a natural bridge.
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top one wins my choice.

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The bottom one gets my pick. It reminds me a bit of the June TOTM over on APC, a very beautiful tank IMO.


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i like the first. but i like the second also as it reminds me of a nice tank i saw on aquabotanic a long time ago.

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garuf, it's the same
"and a river runs thru it"
design we've seen 1000 times before.
but whatever floats your boat...
you got some great mouse painting skills


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thanks people, spypet now you've said it I'd tend to agree I wanted something a bit different but there seems to be little that can be done that hasn't been done before, if I did a branches scape I'd get a very similar response.
I'd really like more hardscape in the first one but haven't a clue how to go about doing it, more rocks = a mess
adding wood = too many things going on.
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Solution: Set up 2 tanks one of each design!!
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since you're in the uk, try a stone henge or cliff of dover inspired setup. Try something that inspires you. That's always the best ones.


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The bottom one looks better to me. I agree that the top one looks a bit more natural, but my eyes are drawn to #2 more. Maybe it has something to do with more open swimming space or the rigidness of the rocks.

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