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Old 09-20-2006, 09:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Heres my tank. I want to rescape and I think Im gonna take everything out and start again. I am having trouble with flowing from one plant to the next to the next and tying everything together smoothly. Any suggestions?

The magnet and the thermometers will be taken back out.
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You know I suck at layouts and aquascaping, but trim up the L. brevipes and R. rotundifolia. If you stagger it -- stems close to the front at, say 2" and near the back at, say, 8" -- you can branch them and blend the stem groupings with one another. All your stems bounce back and branch well with trimming. Then you may like the transitions better.

Its a nice tank though Ed. Fill in the foreground and let the crypts get big and it'll be more attractive.
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Maybe add some hardscape and give all the background plants a trim to make it look bushier/fuller? Not sure if that is your style though? The plants look healthy though, nice job.
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Build the midground, perhaps.
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Maybe Ill pull everything to start with. Put the dwrf sag along the very front. Then the crypts and then the stems in the back. I may try trimming the stems upwards toward the back to fill in a little bit and to make it flow better. I have 4 or 5 books on scaped aquariums and I look at them but it doesnt help me much making my own other than concepts that I cant materialize.

I may try to do something with the driftwood. Ive had that piece for 6 or 7 years and Id like to keep it. Maybe Ill add two smaller pieces if I can find my bucket o driftwood.
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I pulled everything out and redid it. The back left needs some time to grow out a bit but it looks better I htink. The next time it will get better and so on I guess.
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