Funny that you would say to add the mini tree... I wanted one of those too, but I really thought I was going to make the tank look like an overcrowded thrift store with so many different things in there. I was reading about the rule of thirds, which I did not accomplish, but what stuck in my head was only 1 focal point for a tank this size.
But I'm really liking your idea about moving the floaters and adding the tree. I like my rocks and I like my path, but the floaters? Ehhh. I love them in other tanks, lol... Maybe it IS the placement that I dont like.
Moving them would be no easy task. I made them myself (with much trial and error) from styrofoam and they are SO buoyant. They took a pretty decent size rock to hold each of them down which takes away from the illusion. So I sewed them to a piece of plastic mesh that I placed under the substrate.
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I also sewed 2 walls to the plastic mesh to get my path right and I don't want to mess with that.
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But thinking about it now that I have my rockwork in... I could just cut the line holding each floater, tie each to a weight rock and have a better chance of hiding the weight rock in the brickwork.
This would also solve the problem (that I see anyway) of the floaters not all looking straight up and down. Some look kind of turned sideways, which I'm also obsessing about. I had little control over this while sewing all 5 to the same piece of mesh. It was just to hard to adjust them because the whole sheet of them floated everytime I tried to check my placement. I could manipulate them better if they were individually secured.
And then I would have room for a mini tree... oh my, why did I even ask for suggestions!!! :surprise:
Beautiful tank or overcrowded thrift store... HERE I COME!