Hello again, after learning many lessons (some of them harsh) from the 1 year 'Dragons Crypt' journal, ive started a new scape and thought id share it with you all again. Although my first planted venture has been a great learning experience i still feel there is much to learn, so will be hoping for more advice along the way whilst also trying to put into practice the knowledge i have gained. This new scape will be using the same tank, lighting, filter and pressurised C02 set up, but will have a few alterations. The layout will be more open, so in an attempt to reduce in tank equipment ill be using an inline Hydor 300w heater, C02 will be through the same Boyu inline diffuser but this time on the filter inlet and returned via a glass lily pipe. I'm hoping that this single point return will offer a better and more even flow pattern than the previous split return nozzles and negate the need for the extra in tank Hydor nano circulation pump (although time will tell with this). I feel distribution was one of the biggest obstacles to success in the Dragons Crypt journal. Although a spraybar configuration is seen by many as the most effective way of distributing co2 and fertilisers to the plants, in this scape due to the hard scape layout I feel that this wont offer the best overall circulation and therefore a single point return is the next best option in creating an even flow pattern. Specs: Tank: 90cm x 45cm x 45cm, Fluval Studio 900 Filter: Fluval G6 Heater: Hydor 300w inline (filter outlet) Lighting: 2x T5 HO 39w CO2: 2kg pressurised TGM kit, Boyu inline diffuser (filter inlet) Substrate: Used ada powersand s medium mixed with used ada aquasoil amazonia topped off with a new 9l bag of Amazonia powder. Unipac Zambezi sand mixed with ADA Nile sand. Hardscape: TGM/ADA Seiryu stone. Fertiliser: EI method As the name suggests, inspiration for this scape came from the coast, and in particular the very distinct archways, stacks, stumps and Tombolo's formed by sea erosion (inspiration was also drawn from several excellent UKAPS journals, namely Mark Evans 'By the Seaside' and Andy h's 'Green Beach'). Although not process specific, I've tried to use these formations in a way aesthetically suited to an aquascape. The scape will use rock exclusively as the hardscape and although not technically Iwagumi layout correct, its about the closest way to categorise it. The process of erosion: Here are some examples of these formations: One of the most famous, and the one i remebered from GCSE Geography! Durdle Door in Dorset: ...and also erosion at Flamborough Head in Yorkshire not too far from me: ...and a few other examples: Anyway, thats the inspiration, ill upload progress later. Cheerio, Ady.