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Old 01-07-2017, 06:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Both of the last two versions look really good. Regarding the most recent, keep in mind that any foreground planting can quickly overwhelm stones that are set very low to the substrate. You will need to keep foreground plants very short if you want to see the stones. I've spent a lot of time getting the stonework just right, only to have it hidden by planting as the tank developed.
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I think you've done a great job tweaking it. What a difference the substrate sloping made.

I hear Michael's concern about the stones, but those are still pretty large so you don't want them to compete against the wood just complement it. Any low growing foreground HC, etc will work quite nicely. You can always just trim anything growing over the stone, so I really don't see that as much of an issue.
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This looks great! The 12g long proportions have always intrigued me. I am eager to see how you develop it.
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Here is my 12 gallon long rearranged.


nice nice nice. now the wood looks like it flows with the dragon stone rock.
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Thanks all,

I will post pics of the progress as it goes. I plan to take it slow so there may be some time between posts.
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