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Old 12-31-2016, 07:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Mr Aqua 12 gallon long low iron Christmas present

Hey all,

My wife bought me a new tank for Christmas and I was trying to lay out the hardscape. Any suggestions?
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Old 12-31-2016, 10:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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http://plantednanotanks.com/cryptkee...photo-gallery/
maybe just rocks. here a big list of 12g long tank journals to give you ideals.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/12...-see-here.html
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That looks pretty good, but I would move the wood (main focal) to the left so it' off-center and use the rocks as 'support' hardscape by working them more into the substrate. Generally you don't want rocks and wood to compete.
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Default Re: Mr Aqua 12 gallon long low iron Christmas present

Thanks for the input, I will try both of your suggestions and re-post a picture. The wood was the main reason I wanted the 12 gallon long so I want to keep that if I can make it work. This will be a shrimp only tank and I like that the wood extends out of the tank.
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Here is my 12 gallon long rearranged.
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I like the wood. What kind is it?
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Wonderful!
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Thanks,
These are 2 pieces of manzanita that I bought from Rich V at one of the club meetings this summer. they fit together perfectly.
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I think that positioning looks much better. I think the substrate would look better high in the area around the base of the wood and sloping down to the rocks partly buried. The rock on the right is pretty large, but with a foreground growing and the rock more covered in substrate I think it could look good.
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A little more tweaking after some friendly advice
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