The idea A couple of mountains with a mountain range in the background. Spaces for aquasoil in built into the rocks and lifted up to different levels of height, some right below the lamp, at the top of the mountains. So I hope to bring smaller foreground plants up into the mountains! The aquarium 128 liters Aqua stable, (80x40x40)cm Filtration HMF filter, 600 L per hour, Eheim compact. Powerhead for better cirkulation. Will be placed in the back left corner cave, with openings behind the high mountain and front left corner. Light Chihiros VIVID RGB Substrate From bottom and up in layers: Sphagnum, Rexolin(micro) and red clay granulat, 2 layers of each, at least in the back in this case! Topped with aquasoil mixed with black gravel 3 mabe 4/1 Hardscape Cement, sealing mixed with color pigment. (I used Makemake products, same method used bigscale i many zoo's and so on) The concrete done in 2 layers on a modeled support structure. In this case mountains shaped in flamingo, to scratch out after second layer of concrete cures. Painted with Color fix mixed with white and black color pigment. Glued in place with silicone. Livestock RSC Amano shrimp ? Picture journey Getting into aquascaping, building this scape and going high tech: Hardscape to be glued in place: With the original sketch on the table, the mesh can begin!!! A powerhead may need to be installed in the cave to ensure proper flow. The water will then hopefully be sucked from the back top left of the aquarium to the front opening of the cave. Maybe the bazooka Co2 atomizer could be placed down there with the powerhead blowing co2 over the carpet. Here I have tried to illustrate some of the areas that will be filled with aqua soil. Behind the mountain left is a decent amount of soil upbove the cave to grow f.eks. some red stems. With PU foam I glued in a curved 3mm acrylic plate on the top of the mountain on the right side, so it can hold a good solid amount of soil on/in top of the mountain straight up by HMF. The plate is covered in pu foam in the picture, allso I tried to shape the mountains giving sove ekstra volume here and there. Happy days!! All over... I mean really ALL OVER the place!! =) I am satisfied and am looking forward to getting started with concrete! The green plastic is simply to better visualise how it will look plantet. I made a little video showing this base structure from different angles: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IH4n1pnI6Apa1lOLDHOEp3Td1rNQEeIw/view The concrete First layer of concrete with fiber and no carving/detailing. Second layer no fiber and with detailing by carving and so on. First layer with fiber reinforcement First layer with fiber reinforcement First layer Second layer with carving, can be done after concrete has cures for about 2-4 h Second layer The paint job I used color fix and white and black color pigment. Ekstra stone to place around... dont ask me why I made them so similar in size and round!!