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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-21-2020, 05:42 AM Thread Starter
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12 Gallon Long Aquascape

This is my first attempt at seriously trying to create a really nice aquascape and I'm looking for some feedback/suggestions on how to improve on what I have so far. This tank is so narrow (Dimensions: 35.4" x 8.3" x 9.4") it's been challenging trying to create a sense of depth in it. I'm going for an Iwagumi style and will try to carpet it with HC or Monte Carlo. Please let me know what you think.
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I love it just the way it is ! Carpeted with Monte Carlo that's going to look AWESOME !!
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I love it just the way it is ! Carpeted with Monte Carlo that's going to look AWESOME !!
Appreciate the feedback! It's been sitting like this for about a week and I haven't had the urge to tweak it yet...
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Actually I think that looks pretty good as-is. No matter what you change you're always going to think of something you could have done different. Commit and enjoy.
I had never even heard of a 12 gallon long until just now.
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Made a few minor tweaks and tried to increase the slope on the left a little bit more. Not totally confident it'll hold up during planting and flooding but we shall see.

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Actually I think that looks pretty good as-is. No matter what you change you're always going to think of something you could have done different. Commit and enjoy.
I had never even heard of a 12 gallon long until just now.
I appreciate the feedback and sound advice! You are so right, at some point I have to just commit and enjoy!
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I think you did a nice job. I have the same tank. If your looking for feedback one thing I noticed (kinda a nitpick) depending on how into this you are, that the main rock on the right is not angular like the ones on the left. It looks more like a dome shape (unless it's the pic). You also have smaller rocks around it's base and on the left all rocks are blended better with the substrate. The arrangement looks more natural on the left.

I would move the main rock on the right into the substrate more and have a more angular side pointed toward the group on the left without the smaller rocks right up against it. Just the way I see it, otherwise very nice.


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