Originally Posted by trennamw
I suggest learning a bit about proportion, there are lots of threads out there on aquascaping. You have lots of good components but the placement is pretty random!
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+1. The Search feature will help you find appropriate threads.
Outside of the forum...Here is a link to an article describing the principles, essentials, fundamental rules, ratios, and styles when it comes to aquascaping: Getting Started with Aquascaping
One of the biggest challenges is upkeep. Plants grow (or die). Keeping up with the changes can be tough if you are trying to maintain a certain look. I've used hardscape only to watch it get buried in a jungle. Then I say "Oh, it's Dutch" in response to that. I also use that excuse when can't get around to mowing the lawn outside.
Good luck and happy scaping.
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