View Full Version : Reaquascaped 10 gallon

07-03-2012, 01:33 AM

07-16-2012, 09:20 PM
Woa, crazy. Never seen a giant hill right in the middle... is that just a huge pile of the substrate? (must be, otherwise the substrate would just slip down the side, I would think)
I'm curious how that's holding up, have the rocks moved around? an updated pic might be cool.

Really sweet idea, I dig it

07-16-2012, 09:54 PM
its actually quite common. And you apparently put rocks down and cover it with stubstrate and put in cardboard peices to make sure it doesn't fall.

Cory Catfish
07-17-2012, 03:49 AM
LOL, I always try to make big hills in the back but my fish dig, and dig, and...yeah.

07-17-2012, 03:55 AM
Yep that is my problem now the betta feels that the anacharis bushes need to be rearranged -_- Thanks for the compliments I think I am switching to black gravel tomorrow. I need to redo the tank haha.

07-17-2012, 07:20 PM
Thanks Philip, that makes more sense that just a huge pile. Doing it that way you could kind of sculpt the hill... hmm, I'm intrigued, I've seen a lot of tanks and I can't believe this is the first time I've seen this.

How does the cardboard not break down? Maybe it's just that the water doesn't get to it...?

07-17-2012, 08:04 PM
cardboard doesn't seem too. I don't know.


See "Natures Chaos aquascape" on youtube for an amazing 30 minute vid of building an enourmous aquascape plus commentary.

07-17-2012, 11:26 PM
Ya well it also depends what kind of plants you have it was not working for me so I tore the tank down and redid it again.... I never can get it right. I will post a new pic.

07-17-2012, 11:30 PM
Right on, I'll check that video out for sure. Thx! :22:

Can't wait to see the new pics thumbs2:

07-18-2012, 03:59 AM
here it is
here is one oto

07-18-2012, 04:19 AM
muchas better
I would get one branchy peice of wood and some supportive rocks and make something awesome.

07-18-2012, 04:25 AM
Believe me I will once the budget is there haha.

Lady Hobbs
07-18-2012, 04:25 AM
Now you're talkin'. Looks great without the ski hill to slide down. LOL

07-18-2012, 04:29 AM
I love my ten gallon but I just never can get it right but I think it is right this time. My Betta is like thank god that stupid hill is gone haha.

Lady Hobbs
07-18-2012, 04:41 AM
:hmm3grin2orange: Dang woman. Do you blame him. It even scared me because I thought something was gonna crawl out of there.
:hmm3grin2orange: It does look very, very nice now and calming. (Thank God)

07-18-2012, 04:48 AM
@LH you should see Natures chaos then.... rocks for everything to creep out of...

though not as bad as a rocked reef. 0,0

Lady Hobbs
07-18-2012, 04:54 AM
I would never have reef. I see some of the weird things people find sneaking out of their rocks. All kinds of worms and critters. ewwwww I'd be removing the rocks and spraying them with RAID.

07-18-2012, 04:56 AM
It looked like the yhetti lived in there lol.

07-18-2012, 06:37 PM
Ah, yes! The deep blue substrate and peaceful ambience -- much, much better than the precarious hill. I wouldn't change a thing about this latest . . . Soothing to watch.

-- mermaidwannabe

07-18-2012, 07:54 PM
Haha it is actually black and yes thanks. The hill looked out of place haha.

08-09-2012, 05:30 AM
I disagree. I think it had potential to turn into something interesting once the plants grew in.

Old Marine
08-09-2012, 08:42 AM
I like the second look Much betterthumbs2: