I like your idea, a few critiques...
The front rock alignment is very linear in style which results in a lack of depth of the scape. Plus, you lose a focal point. Staggering that "alignment" a little would have done wonders... PLUS it would have looked alot more natural.
MORE driftwood on the left! ... It looks very hollow with just the one branch and even when fully planted, I don't think it would give the proper feel. The one piece of DW is just so "independent" from the power of the rock hardscape.
What is the final plant list?
i totally agree with you, when the tank was landscaped at first i made a little curve on the right side of the tank but as the time progresses the hill slid toward the front and more rocks needed to be added, hence the massive rock blockage. I will try to pull it back a little more but i highly doubt it will look right again, i was thinking along the line of added some kind of moss or liverwort on some of the rocks.
As for the tree, It actually HC growing on it right now. So you cold imagine it's going to be very sparsely growing and won't have the full effect of a luscious tree. I plant on getting the HC to stick to the wood first the have a small amount of weeping moss attach to it.
I don't have a final fuana or a plant list yet. Suggestion is open, but this is only a 60p, so the scale has to be put in consideration.
Originally Posted by 314mpDaddy
I agree with Gm in that having a very defined line to it that is not as good as it could be by soften the right edge, or center a bit.
But if I'm not mistaken that's a moss "tree" and is eventually going to be the prize in that tank making that hardscape (as well done as it is) a mere accent of the whole. And I think it's just fine
As mentioned, i will try to work on the rock line. I do agree it very linear but it might be too late to push the rocks back.
You are right on the tree. The plan was to make it so the tank can be very simple and the focal point will be on the tree once it grows in.