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CooKieS

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Those Big buces in the path on the midground could look better placed on the far right and left of the tank, that would increase depth. :)

I like your stones texture and placement, definitively an upgrade from the last scape!:thumbup:

Oh please, don't use riccia this time:D

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Kezzab

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Thanks @CooKieS i consciously tried to use some of the tips in that Josh Sim Green Aqua vid. Its quite challenging when the tank is so small, only 20cm front to back. I'll have a mess about with the buce.

No riccia! But i can still see bloody scraps floating about in the newscape, just waiting to infect!
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Moving the buce makes sense.
How about a little of the small leaf plant (in the top right) right at the back where the hole is? Not so it covers it up, just a little hint of it at the bottom.

Looks great!
 
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Thought it might have been a bit tight back there.
Have been staring at this for a little while now and there's something about the middle/right side of the tank that is working really well. I think it's because of the shadow. It leads you to the bright focal point at the back, where the left side is just as bright as the back. Maybe adding some plants to the bottom left would darken it up a bit?
 

Kezzab

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Thought it might have been a bit tight back there.
Have been staring at this for a little while now and there's something about the middle/right side of the tank that is working really well. I think it's because of the shadow. It leads you to the bright focal point at the back, where the left side is just as bright as the back. Maybe adding some plants to the bottom left would darken it up a bit?
Aye, you're right that the bottom left corner is too bright so draws the eye away from the focal point. I've moved the buces, as was suggested, to create more shadow/darkness. I might also experiment with building up the left side front a little, but it tended to ruin the look at the bit at left back centre. oooh decisions.

In the pic i'd put a quite bright torch behind the tank to make the focal point much brighter. I think in theses pro-scapes that lighting plays a really big part of how the final image appears.
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Oooh. We're deep into an ugly 2nd week. Algae. Plants trying to reestablish themselves. Detritus all over the place. Keeping the faith. We will pull through dammit!
 

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End of week three and i think i can start to see light at the end of the tunnel. Getting new growth that isnt getting BBA'd. Hopefully it will just overgrow the old tatty growth.

Been interesting/annoying to see the plants get hammered, given i assumed the tank was broadly the same as the old scape in terms of rock type, light, co2 etc. I think maybe they got damaged a bit being replanted and in their weakend state got swamped by the algae. Who knows...

Had to ditch the moss i added. It was very algaefied when i added it but i thought it might come good. Not so much.

Suggestions for most appropriate moss on the top of the rock please.

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