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Tom

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Right, I've got another photo today post-trim and rock re-positioning

Which would you use?

Yesterday's?
gumi3.jpg


Or Today's?
gumi7.jpg


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PM

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First pic looks a lot more natural/established to me, but the rock looks a little nicer in the second :)

BTW, how big is this tank??
 

jay

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Like the naturalness of the first, but theres something about the second... like the compact look of the moss. Looks like its just had a trim?
But I guess natural is what we're all aiming for :p
That is Pagoda stone, awesome for Iwagumi.... for anything.
 

Jeremy

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I don't think its Pagoda stone Tom.

It looks more like the stuff I have at home, which is called Elephant skin, and comes from South Africa from Savannah Marketing.
 

jay

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They're very similar but I don't think the elephant skin has the burnt orange, copper type veining that pagoda stone has.
Also, the cracks in elephant skin are usually deeper and a little more uniform.

I could be wrong though... A MA store I go to keeps them both in the same basket. Nightmare trying to get pieces the same. :mad:
 
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