04-28-2020, 03:09 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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| | Re: Second pair of eyes needed.
I would suggest maybe having the floor of your valley running just a little off center, from the back left corner to the right front corner.
Lay the driftwood dead center of this valley floor with the more branching end facing the front but still following the diagonal.
Build up the back right portion of substrate to an extreme slope.
Then the left side only slightly sloping from the back, eventually grading level from the center of the tank and into a plain as you get closer to the front.
Keep the really big rock about where it is, maybe consider laying it more flat but still show off that beautiful texture.
Finally, arrange the smaller stones in a cairn or sacred grove on the right bank, think like a sacred circle. Alternatively, from back to front, following the valley floor, arrange them from tallest to shortest.
That's what I would do.