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Old 01/24/2007, 07:50 PM
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rate my aqua scaping before/after

BEFORE

AFTER (adding 15 more lbs)


It's not touching any glass. I think I've changed it like 6 times in the past 2 days..

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Old 01/24/2007, 07:53 PM
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I would get some smaller rocks and fill it in a bit more. As it is right now it just looks like boulders in a pile.
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Old 01/24/2007, 07:54 PM
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"AFTER"
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Old 01/24/2007, 07:54 PM
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looks good.... like the cave thing going on!
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Old 01/24/2007, 07:57 PM
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I would get some smaller rocks and fill it in
yep yep! going to get 10lbs of rubble to fill my HOB with and litter the tank a bit more
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Old 01/24/2007, 07:58 PM
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"after" looks more natural...
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Old 01/24/2007, 07:59 PM
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before - reminds me of the golden arches....McLiverock.....
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Old 01/24/2007, 08:00 PM
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Looks great. I would move it over to the center more...I'm a symmetry freak!
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Old 01/24/2007, 08:12 PM
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i like the before because of the arches and how the rocks are set away from the glass.
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Old 01/24/2007, 08:16 PM
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Well I had to compramise some of the open-ness when I added 15 more pounds. I forgot to mention that the AFTER pic has 15lbs extra LR in it
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Old 01/24/2007, 08:20 PM
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You need more flow.
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Old 01/24/2007, 09:56 PM
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planning to get a maxijet when I get paid, I am thinking maybe one more long skinny LR also, got a perfect place for it (along with the rubble ofcorse)
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Old 01/24/2007, 10:02 PM
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Looks great. I would move it over to the center more...I'm a symmetry freak!

Most aquascapes are made non symmetrical as it is more pleasing to the eye and if it is symmetrical it doesn't look natural.
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Old 01/24/2007, 10:04 PM
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After for sure.
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Old 01/24/2007, 10:04 PM
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Most aquascapes are made non symmetrical as it is more pleasing to the eye and if it is symmetrical it doesn't look natural.
Since when did rock in a glass or plastic box look natural?
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Old 01/24/2007, 10:07 PM
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Dubbin,

You know what I meant! lol Coral reefs don't develop being symmetrical!
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Old 01/24/2007, 10:09 PM
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I was thinking about proping the one on the right out alittle bit and putting another table piece on.
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Old 01/24/2007, 10:54 PM
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I like it not bad. I like a lot of rock myself but the cave thing is always cool. I hope that top piece is secure. I just got off of the phone with a friend whose snowflake eel just knocked over about forty pnds of rock thank god no glass cracking.
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Old 01/24/2007, 11:23 PM
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it apears to be fairly sucure, I can tople it if I push on it with a fair amount of force how ever when I am sure of my aqua scape I may use some fish safe epoxy to be 100% sure
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Old 01/24/2007, 11:30 PM
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I was thinking about proping the one on the right out alittle bit and putting another table piece on.
I was actually thinking the same thing. Maybe without the additional table? Just stand it up and move it over to help hide the heater. Big improvement though. Looks good!
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Old 01/24/2007, 11:35 PM
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Epoxy is a good idea if you plan on having a critter that likes to dig. None of my critter dig under the rock so i have not bothered with epoxy myself. Good luck it looks like a the start of a nice tank.
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Old 01/25/2007, 12:15 AM
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what do you think about panting my heaters black? do-able? is there aqua safe paint?
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Old 01/25/2007, 01:11 AM
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Looks good -- one mistake I made on my first aquascaping was placing the rocks too close to the glass. You want to make sure and leave room for a magnet scraper to pass by for easy cleaning.
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Old 01/25/2007, 10:49 AM
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I may run it to that problem for the back and the left side but I am not to worried.
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Old 01/25/2007, 11:02 AM
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dont take this personally (remember you asked for our opinions) but its really bad. it looks like you just threw in the rocks. im sure you worked on it but thats what it looks like. i suggest working on it, im 100% sure you can do a bang up job.
 

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