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Old 06-23-2018, 05:57 PM   #1
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rockscape/driftwood help

so my aquarium addiction just got worse... i just went and bought a 20g long and more seiryu stone. ive been playing with scaping it for the last hour and a half and ive gotten it to where i somewhat like it but feel there is still something off with the layout. i was hoping to get some of your input to maybe make this look better. here it is.

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Old 06-24-2018, 12:48 AM   #2
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I think the left side of the tank is an A+. Wouldn't change a thing. IMO, the right side needs one
more good sized rock, with a lot of contours and character. The smaller stones positioned in a random manner at the base of the larger rocks.
I'm 100% certain that you can pull this hardscape off by yourself. Great choice of materials.
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Old 06-24-2018, 11:56 AM   #3
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I think the left side of the tank is an A+. Wouldn't change a thing. IMO, the right side needs one
more good sized rock, with a lot of contours and character. The smaller stones positioned in a random manner at the base of the larger rocks.
I'm 100% certain that you can pull this hardscape off by yourself. Great choice of materials.

thank you. i was thinking the right side was looking a bit empty. glad the left side looks fine to you. now im off to try and fix the right side.
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Old 06-24-2018, 01:17 PM   #4
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ok i think ive got. here is where im at now.




i have also dirted the tank, filled it with water, heater, filter and put some rotala rotundifolia in the back left. i also added the first and maybe the only inhabitant to the tank.





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You've achieved aquascaping greatness. I'd like to see a school of Rummynose swimming through those branches. I don't think your Betta would mind.
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You've achieved aquascaping greatness. I'd like to see a school of Rummynose swimming through those branches. I don't think your Betta would mind.

thank you for your very kind words. this is the second most favorite aquascape of mine and im glad i finally managed to do a rockscape that i think looks really good. now when you say rummynose what type of fish are you talking about? i looked up rummynose and found several fish called rummynose. there are tetras, rasboras and guppies. i like the rasboras but they max out at 72 degrees temp where as the betta is better at like 76 degrees. now the tetras would work. they fall right in line with what the betta needs and sorry i really dont like guppies.


now if i were to put more fish in i was kind of thinking some of these celestial pearl danios. ive always wanted to get some and they also fall right in line with the parameters for the betta. also i think they are amazingly beautiful.

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I was suggesting Rummynose Tetras. They are tetras that are somewhat uncommon, but not rare. RN swim in a tight school and their Red noses and flag pattern tail add a lot of pop to a tank. For such a relatively small Tetra, RN are fairly durable too.
I've never kept CP Danios, but I'll agree that they are a beautifully patterned fish. Either fish would be a winner.
If the CP Danios are like most varieties of Danios then the school will likely be very active and busy. Rummynose school at a slower pace.
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I was suggesting Rummynose Tetras. They are tetras that are somewhat uncommon, but not rare. RN swim in a tight school and their Red noses and flag pattern tail add a lot of pop to a tank. For such a relatively small Tetra, RN are fairly durable too.
I've never kept CP Danios, but I'll agree that they are a beautifully patterned fish. Either fish would be a winner.
If the CP Danios are like most varieties of Danios then the school will likely be very active and busy. Rummynose school at a slower pace.

i will definitely keep the rummynose in mind. they do look great and they seem to be cheap whereas the CPD's are about 3 times more expensive. i added a few more plants but now im trying to think of some plants to use that i havent already used before. i added some ammannia gracillis and anubias nana petite but i want something new. it was recommended on another of my threads to give monte carlo a try and im kind of leaning towards that for the forground carpet. anyone have any other recommended plants to try? fore,mid or background?


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Great job, my only comment is .. Can you hide the heather in some way?
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Great job, my only comment is .. Can you hide the heather in some way?
Oh yes it will be hidden. It is going behind the filter.
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