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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-19-2011, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Driftwood Placement

Any feedback on this driftwood placement? Should I move it further to the right? Should i cut off the piece that is sticking straight up in the front? This is a 40B. I have more driftwood but it seemed to crowded with more than one piece. Thanks.



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Oh, that's nice. I want to do something similar in my 56 column!

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I think you should flip it over personally. I will kinda create a claw that would look awesome with some flame moss attached


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I like the wood and the position. Would look good with plants between all the branches. Is that the only hardscape you are going to use? Can't wait to see it planted, good job.


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Just IMO, but kind of looks like a stiff dead cat with claws to the sky. and there's something about the single branch along the substrate. Post some more pics with all branches on ground or different orientations
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Thank you for the replies.

Here's another alternative



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Here is the 29G that this 40B will replace

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I didn't see the 'dead cat' in the first photo but the second one I do like a lot more.
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I like the first of the new pics best. Will look great when fully planted


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Thanks for the feedback... will be adding some rock to hold the driftwood down till it stops floating...
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I didn't see the 'dead cat' in the first photo but the second one I do like a lot more.
I should have said hairless anorexic dead cat(or chihuahua)...Anyhow the second set of pictures are much better IMO. Now looks like a Siberain Tiger about to pounce with all its open claws.

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I liked the first option myself. Somehow it accentuates the height of the tank better IMO. I can envision a finished product in the first layout with a stem forest in the left corner, progressing forward and to the right with your shorter carpet plants.

Either way though, nice piece of driftwood you selected. It fills the 40B nicely.


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The alternative looks way better to me. The first one seems to be pointing away from the viewer and is more off center and the the wood is thinner.
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the second one is much better!


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Nice update there. However I like the position of your very first post. Its not centered and doesn't make the tank look balanced. Too balanced makes the setup unrealistic to most. I like the plants that are the lil spike bushes. Is that eriocaulon. I hear they are a pain to maintain. I'd like to add some in my new build I am designing for. How are they working out for you. Any pros/cons. Overall I like the fill in growth. The driftwood is nice and patchy and not crowded. Only thing I would do differently with your tank is black or cover the back. It would make everything in your tank stand out.

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