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Hi, I've been lurking for forever and have had my current 29g tank up and running for about a year now. It used to be planted a lot heavier with various stems, but I've had the CO2 off for the last few months with lower lighting while i try to decide how to rescape it.

The tank currently looks like this:



My plans are a medium tech tank, since it's set up with the following:

Eheim 2213
Coralife dual T5NO fixture in addition to a single T8 fixture
DIY CO2, soon to be a paintball CO2 system.
Florite substrate.

For the new layout, I'm thinking I may not reuse the driftwood piece, singe I think its a little big for the tank. It actually looks smaller than it is in the picture for some reason.

Here's a quick hardscape layout I tried in a spare 29G tank with some stone I have. I have tons of these rocks so I can add mroe if needed or look for different sizes/shapes.



I was originally thinking of a hardscape similar to what I did above, with tall stems in each back corner, smaller midground plants in the middle and in front of both rock formations, and then a low carpeting plant in the center open space. I'm just not sure how the black ricks will look with the brownish colored flourite substrate.

Possibly something similar to this layout:




I really have no idea what would work best and I may still use the driftwood if I can come up with a better layout. I think part of the problem right now is the plants I'm using are too large and have leaves to large/broad for the tank size so tehre's no depth to the layout.

Anyway, I'm open to just about any suggestions, so any advice would really be appreciated.

Thanks,
Rob
 

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I can be pretty critical, and I like where you are going with it.

One thing to note with 29 gallon. Its a bit small so the leaf size of your inspiration wont translate as well as you would hope. But maybe it will work :) I'm personally finding it hard to deal with this myself. I'm working with the same dimensions.
 

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Thanks, I agree completely about the leaf size. That is one of the main problems with the current scape. The large sword and anubias are to big for the tank. I'm planning to use mostly small/fine leaved plants in the new scape. I just can't decide if the black rocks blend well with my current substrate.

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Thanks for the advice. I was able to pick up some bags of eco-complete for $12 each so I went with a black substrate.

Here's a few poor cell phone pics of the progress. The color is way off in the second picture too.

The plants are only there temporarily and will be replaced with different stems and some other plants this week.



 
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