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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-28-2016, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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New setup

Couple of pics of the new setup
Few things I might have to change already
Any feedback appreciated good or bad
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-28-2016, 09:10 PM
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looks great to me. Hopefully that front will fill in really nice. check out my thread please.
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The tank looks good, but I have one minor suggestion. Right now the rocks form a cone almost dead center in the tank. You might want to change this so the tank doesn't look so symmetrical.
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Thanks lads
DaveK thanks for the comment .
It looks more centred in the pics than reality
I have also used two totally different plants either side at the rear so hopefully this works
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I am usually more of a fan of random placement of rocks but I really like it....looks like a volcano :-) Once the carpet grows in and some of the plants in the rear grow I think it will look really nice.
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Place the rock on the left a bit lower than the right instead of leveling. Will give more weight to the right and not too symmetrical . Is that only progostemon only? Maybe you can replace some with carpeting plant such as hemianthus tweidei (Monte Carlo), hc Cuba to fully cover substrate ?

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Rock scraping is the part I hate most when it comes to starting a new tank ...
I might look into going at it again but am afraid I will make it worse LOL

John correct it is all pogostemon helferi to the foreground
I have seen this completely carpeting in tanks and am hoping to achieve this
Used Monte Carlo previously and just found it grew like a weed .. way too much maintenance
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Rock scraping is the part I hate most when it comes to starting a new tank ...
I might look into going at it again but am afraid I will make it worse LOL
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This is the great part about aquascaping. If you do think it looks worse, it's easy enough to redo it as many times as you need to and get the new aquascape looking a lot better. Long term, it's not possible to have a worse looking aquascape. If all else fails, you can always put it back the way you had it.
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I think some crushed up gravel sized pieces of rock around the base of the rock structure would look good. Also, agree with John, lower the left rock to make it look more natural.
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Ya, just remember to take pictures before moving anything. One of the way is to look away from your tank for few days to reset your mind. After that when you see your scape you may like:" oww, that part is a bit off!! May be I can just.... " just don't scare to try even that mean u need to scramble everything and start all over.

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I think some crushed up gravel sized pieces of rock around the base of the rock structure would look good. Also, agree with John, lower the left rock to make it look more natural.
Some small size will give a little bit more sense of scale and lessen a bit the impression of rocks pile. Just remember to get a bit bigger than desire as plants will eventually cover part of rocks

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Cheers lads
Going to have a go at redoing it
Now to find the time
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Look awesome mate! loving it!

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