Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Contra Costa CA
Sure is! Even easier:
Lay out a towel, or tape on the table or any similar concept so you have the footprint of the tank without the sides. Then you can reach 'into' the 'tank' to move things around.
Use any sort of object to prop up the wood and rocks so they stay where you want them.
Then take a few pictures, and try another lay out.
Post the pictures here of the ones you think have the right feel, and you will get input on ways to move things around.
Once you get the design ideas narrowed down you can set up the tank and work it dry. Not so many ways to change things around makes it easier. Especially if you are using heavy rock. I am always afraid of dropping them, and cracking the bottom of the tank. I like to rough out the ideas without that danger.