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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-30-2004, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
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any suggestions? rocks should have some space in between?

i plan to have a glosso carpet and 1 other kind of plant.
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I like it but a few opinions:

1) Space the smaller 3 rocks a bit apart to creat some paths between them. It will allow a place for the glosso to grow through and add some depth.

2) I know you are using the larger rock to hide the filter intake, but to me, it's too jarring. I'm not sure you should remove it, however I don't have any suggestions :lol:

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I would also create some more room between the rocks and I would tilt the largest roch a litle so that it sits diagonal <= that's how Amano uses it the most in his tanks.
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I already told you in your last thread on the subject!

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I have rocks (petrified wood?) that look just like that in my terrarium. Mine were reacting to vinegar indicating that they'll probably change the water hardness. You may want to check your rocks if you are concerned about this.
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I would space the rocks out (like everyone suggests), and them plant a background of hairgrass or similar short/medium grassy plant and then a glosso foreground. With the gras in tufts intermixed with the rocks. I just saw a tank like that and it looking phenomial!
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Regarding rocks and small plants, or just rocks in general, I kind of like the "rubble pile" effect as shown at the link below. Freaquently, this means breaking-out the old sledge hammer (and eye protection), LOL.

Setting up a glosso-tank:
http://www.aquabotanic.com/glossostigmaarticle.htm

This example also illustrates the well-understood principle of using (just) one type of rock exclusively.

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Well I think that you need to remove one rock only. Perhaps the one on the right foreground. Or you need to add one more. Rock placement always looks better with odd numbers, even numbers tend to give it too much of an un-natural look. Beside if you are into Feng Shui then you should use odd numbers.

On top of this I would be inclined to move the whole thing over more to the left, giving a nice triangle in the tank.

Anyway best of luck with your arrangement.

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