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20L Scape idea

Hey all so I have a 20L (My first largest tank I know it's not that big.. for me that's huge) so I'm slowly building up.

Tank: 20L
Sub: Aquasoil + pool filter sand (once I get that in)
Hardscape: Spiderwood + Rocks (looking for small stones) + Malaysian diftwood










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maybe it's just me but, you have way too much substrate considering you haven't even capped it yet.
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Yes, keep going.
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I agree, with cowmilk about the substrate.

If this was my project, I'd do a 1 inch to 2 inch slope of aquasoil front to back. then around a 5/8 to 1 inch pool filter sand over top.

Careful though, if you breach the sand cap, when filling the tank or replanting and get that soil up to the top the contrasting colours may look messy.


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So this is the new Idea for the scape any comments?



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Hey Ivan,

I like the wood layout the rocks in front look a little to structured to me I would try pulling that 3rd rock (left to right looking at it) Back toward the stump and placing the smaller middle rock in front of that. Rocks look best generally when in threes and 5's unless it is a centerpiece rock. In Japan they almost always do threes and 5s as it has a more tranquil natural feel to it. I would play around with doing groupings like that and see what feels the best for you after all it is an art just for you =)
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Hey Ivan,

I like the wood layout the rocks in front look a little to structured to me I would try pulling that 3rd rock (left to right looking at it) Back toward the stump and placing the smaller middle rock in front of that. Rocks look best generally when in threes and 5's unless it is a centerpiece rock. In Japan they almost always do threes and 5s as it has a more tranquil natural feel to it. I would play around with doing groupings like that and see what feels the best for you after all it is an art just for you =)
Thank you. I'll def work on it a bit more
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