Hi All, After browsing on the forum for the past couple of years I decided to take the plunge and set up an account, and thought what better way to start than to create a journal for a new scape! The aim is to try and create a steep mountain creek inspired by recent travelling, thus I thought some seiryu stone (mini landscaping stone) would be a suitable candidate for the job. For the planting I was thinking Micranthemum 'Monte-Carlo', Pogostemon Helferi, Dwarf Hairgrass with some Phoenix Moss 'Fissidens Fox' although I am open to suggestions at this point. Livestock will consist of maybe a couple of CRS shrimp or cherry shrimp. Possibly keeping this as a shrimp tank, although again, I am open to suggestions! The Hardscape Stage 1 I wanted to attempt something different and create a fairly symmetrical scape, which I thought would give the a sense of individual perspective of looking directly up a gorge. I heavily banked up the substrate (JBL Scapers Soil) and started to position the main 4 stones to hold the substrate in position. Added small fragments to make it look more natural and aid a sense of scale. The final shot: Please feel free to give me any criticisms and or advice, it would be greatly appreciated!