Nicks first ever scape (40L)

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  1. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    right, il keep this brief.

    tank: 40L 50cm (dont know the name, just an old tank :lol: )
    lighting: 2x 11w clip ons
    filtration: (havent decided yet, will update this, still after an external of about 500-1000lph)
    substrate: powdered Akadama on the very bottom with a sprinkiling of osmocote. then jbl aqua basis topped off with some akadama (not powdered) but sived so the lumps are smaller.

    right, this is my first ever aquascape and will be my forst ever planted tank, apart from the odd sword shoved in the gravel in my main tank!

    can i have your opinions on this: (sorry about the poor pictures)

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  2. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    You have spread the rocks out too much, try placing them more like this:

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    Also have a look at some other pieces of work and you will see there is the main stone, and a sub-stone, you have some nice rocks there.
     
  3. Thomas McMillan

    Thomas McMillan Member

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    Cool! I'm not that good with rock positioning, but it seems to me that the outer two are pointing inwards towards the middle one... which doesn't quite look right. They're also too spaced out like aaron said.
     
  4. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    The largest rock has a funny shape! try turning if around to see if it looks better on the other side.
    Looks promising.
     
  5. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    the other side is flat so, i will try
     
  6. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    more pictures. they are in two's

    first two:

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    2nd.jpg

    second two

    3rd-1.jpg
    3rd.jpg

    what do you guys think? btter worse (probably worse)
     
  7. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

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    the middle stone....theres a face in it! freaky!!!!
     
  8. Simon D

    Simon D Member

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    Didn't notice at first look but you're right. Maybe it's fossil, looks like it was a happy face though!
     
  9. mr. luke

    mr. luke Member

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    confusing time now :)
    For the laef stone, the standing up position in the first 2 is best, just more the rock up close to it, but try lyeing the right rock down so it is nice and low, i think that may work :)
     
  10. hellohefalump

    hellohefalump Member

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    3rd-1.jpg
    I like this one the best
     
  11. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    thats the one i went for when i filled it.
    hoping to have the following plants

    i want to try growing some so they may seen odd.

    dwarf sag
    blyxa
    vallis torta
    moss of some kinds (probably spiky)
    staurogyne
    c.parva
     
  12. hellohefalump

    hellohefalump Member

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    good idea, that's how you will learn and get better at things.
     

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