I am fasinated with raised scapes

Discussion in 'Aquascaping' started by FishBeast, 9 Dec 2009.

  1. FishBeast

    FishBeast Member

    27 May 2009
    I have been facsinated by the sort of scape where there are rocks in the mid ground which raise up to another level like this scape from this years AGA.

    http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/2 ... ol=2&id=57

    And I havent seen any instructionals regarding this sort of layout and would love to hear any advice or see some links you guys may have.

  2. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

    19 Feb 2008
    worksop, nottinghamshire
    First off, take note of the depth.
    The deeper the tank the better chance you have of proucing a good scape. Most say it is just as important to have the same depth as it is heigth of the tank.

    Also, you need lots of substrate, and gradually slope it up to the back. Dont be afraid of going to deep, as some people (in larger tanks) go up to 12" in some cases.
    Look at the start of journals on here and you will soon see.

    On my tank, 120 x 45 x 40 I have 2" at the front up to 6" at the back.

    Finally there is rocks, as you move through the for, mid & background you want an increase in height, while still mainting the depth. Dont just have 3 clear "grounds" otherwise the scape will look flat.

    thanks, Aaron
  3. plantbrain

    plantbrain Expert

    2 Aug 2007
    Rocks and moss, ferns etc growing on the rocks or wood:


    Same type of thing here, different shape of the tank
    Reef folks do a similar thing also.

    Tom Barr

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