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Old 10-20-2012, 09:20 PM   #1
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Hey guys I just redid my ten gallon with plants and I was just wanting to get suggestions for improvement, I will be getting a rock for the center but I'm not sure what I should get for the right side! Any suggestions are helpful even if its a whole new design. Sorry in advance for the picture quality I'm on my iphone.
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:22 PM   #2
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Hey guys I just redid my ten gallon with plants and I was just wanting to get suggestions for improvement, I will be getting a rock for the center but I'm not sure what I should get for the right side! Any suggestions are helpful even if its a whole new design. Sorry in advance for the picture quality I'm on my iphone.
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:47 PM   #3
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Hey guys I just redid my ten gallon with plants and I was just wanting to get suggestions for improvement, I will be getting a rock for the center but I'm not sure what I should get for the right side! Any suggestions are helpful even if its a whole new design. Sorry in advance for the picture quality I'm on my iphone.
Nice. I like my plants a little more spread out & mixed in with each other but its all about personal preference since you're the one looking at it.
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:52 PM   #4
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Tank looks awesome! Remember though, you don't really want anything in the center. It usually looks more natural when it's off center or more towards one side. I shouldn't say it like that because it is more personal preference than anything. A nice piece of driftwood is always a nice touch!
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:37 AM   #5
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I like it, the way the plants are all together towards the left rear corner has a nice effect, like a flowerbed almost.

if you leave the plants as they are you could add driftwood as a focal point towards the right-front or anywhere depending on the shape of the wood.

I suppose my one suggestion might be to re-plant the reddish plant that is getting lost behind the other plants, only because it is so pretty and contrasts nicely with the greens. Maybe it is the tallest growing and it belongs in the back, so it depends.

I just added the plant you have on the right side of the bunch, not wisteria but the other one that looks like thyme almost.

WHAT IS IT CALLED? My lfs guy forgot the name when I bought it. thanks!!
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:02 AM   #6
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I would add a pice of driftwood in the right front corner,
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:53 AM   #7
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Just a suggestion but you have all the plants tightly bunched together which won't allow water flow and especially light to penetrate to the lower leaves in the stem plants which can cause lower leaf loss and possibly stem rotting. The plants have no place to grow and expand. Also by spacing the plants you will be able to appreciate each type of plant. JMO
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:38 AM   #8
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^Agreed. Try some varied asymmetry with the plants and maybe a nice piece of driftwood too.
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:11 AM   #9
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Get some foreground plants.
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If you're open to it I would change up the substrate to something more natural and paint the background black. It would really make the colors of your plants and fish pop.

I also like to split/space plants out. Like lump same plants together in an area and spread out the different types of plants into different sections.
I'd move the plant you have in the second picture more to the front, off to a side. The taller big leafed one you have in pic 3 in a back corner. If I'm seeing it right it looks like you have 2 or maybe 3 other plants lumped together in that big bunch. I'd personally split those up into types and place them about too. Take the tallest bunch in the other back corner for sure and then mess around with the other to see where it fits in nicely.

Maybe a nice hunk of drift wood or an interesting stone feature off centered on one side away from the shorter plant upfront.
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