The name: Variance: 1. the state, quality, or fact of being variable, divergent, different, or anomalous. 2. an instance of varying; difference; discrepancy. 3. a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions; "a growing divergence of opinion" 4. the quality of being subject to variation [syn: variability] [ant: invariability] 5. Change. Hi all, Its about time I got back into doing a decant sized aquascape. Its been nearly 4 years since I messed with a tank above 45cm's. But here it is, a MASSIVE 90x30x45 tank. Im regularly ribbed about my aquascapes being no bigger than a pint glass at every founders and Ukaps meet The lighting is via an Arcadia I bar x2 39W Arcadia tubes ( Thanks Green Machine)im not a huge fan of the horrible pink hue they arcadia tubes have. Filtration is a Fluvel 205 External. All the hardscape materials in this scape are Unipac products. So the wood is Sumatran Drift wood. Rocks are called Dark Textured.They have a unique pattern with a reddish color with light whitish flecks mixed with other slate type tones. Ive had to smash the odd rock up to fit the scape. The gravel is called Zambezi sand, its around 2mm, perfect for planting and looks very muck like ADA's brighty sand, but a little darker and very natural. Im not going to plant this up just yet. Im still in need of a few bits of gear, but hopefully ill be making a trip to the very local Green Machine this weekend, were I will have no problems getting all the rest of the sundries and any Tropica plants i could wish for, marvelous! I layered a 2cm layer of Tropica plant substrate on the base, then mixed some more with some Unipac black fine gravel to raise the mound and to make it a little more accessible to the plants first reaching roots before they get to the main substrate fertilizer. Then built up the rocks wood and gravel gradually. Heres the hard-scape. Cheers.