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That's a beautiful tank. The photography is excellent, too -- giving the tank a dramatic look. From a more critical perspective I think the aquascape is unbalanced to the left and might be improved by adding something on the right. The weakness on the right may be in part an effect from the lighting used for the photograph. Lighter green plants in the right background and/or a slope up to the back on the right (possibly helped with a little more stone work) might help add weight there.


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Magnus said:
Maybe I could add lighter colored stones, but wouldn't that ruin the triangle effect?
I tend away from light stones. Their looks often change pretty radically after a while in the aquarium. Possibly the first thing I would try is to even out the light, then look to see what else is needed.
If possible, could you (or anyone) show me some balanced triangle scapes.
Here are two example that I liked out of the recent AB contest results The first is Harry Planter's 10 gallon.

http://www.aquabotanic.com/contest2004/tank_32/resized/2004-new-shade-tank-n.jpg

In this case I think the weight of the left triangle is balanced on the right by the white sand and the prominent bit of driftwood. I would say the focus here is on the right, while the plant mass is on the left.

The second is Roland's 50 gallon entry:

http://www.aquabotanic.com/contest2004/tank_51/resized/1.jpg

which is one of my favorite tanks in the contest. In this case the triangle is in the midground. The prominent stand of C. balansae in the background centers the composition and helps with the balance.

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