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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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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-27-2020, 02:10 PM
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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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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.
Thank you for your feedback, it is much appreciated! I agree with you, I'm not really in love with the right side and I've been struggling to figure out how to scape it with the materials I have. I bought a bulk pack of stones online so I'm kinda stuck trying to make whatever random stones I got work. This is what I'm working with on the right.
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I think your work so far looks really great. I'm looking to redo my 24g long and this was a really good source of inspiration. The left part is especially nice, but would agree with your thoughts already that the right side could benefit from some more tweaking. Again it's really good, it's just to really bring it up another 2%. You're more talented in scaping than I am, but I think what bothers me a little bit with the right side is that the lower 4 stones are horizontal whilst the other stones (including left side) is vertically oriented. Just sharing my thoughts in case you find it helpful in locating where to focus.

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I think your work so far looks really great. I'm looking to redo my 24g long and this was a really good source of inspiration. The left part is especially nice, but would agree with your thoughts already that the right side could benefit from some more tweaking. Again it's really good, it's just to really bring it up another 2%. You're more talented in scaping than I am, but I think what bothers me a little bit with the right side is that the lower 4 stones are horizontal whilst the other stones (including left side) is vertically oriented. Just sharing my thoughts in case you find it helpful in locating where to focus.
I appreciate the kind words and your honest critique! You and Asteroid both helped reaffirm that the right side didn't quite look right.

I toyed around a bit more and came up with what I think will be the final hardscape for now...
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I am debating on a 6 gallon long or a 12 gallon long.
I just love the panoramic view! Interested to see how this goes!
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