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  1. Default Ideas for Aquascaping - 20 Long


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    I am feeling uninspired with my new tank. Pics below for what I have so far. . . am I crazy? Am going for a natural looking low tech tank, and 20 Long is a surprisingly small amount of space to work in. What kind of things would you all suggest for shape and flow and design for good looking aquascaping?



    55 Gallon Freshwater Tank (semi-planted) 48"x21"x13"

    Video of 55GAL Tank - DEC 2012

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    No offense, but I really am not feeling that piece of driftwood... I have never been a fan of sticks in a tank, look for a more interesting piece

    The rocks you have are awesome, and I would just move a bigger piece of wood to the center of tank, and build the rocks around it and edges of tank... with the plant growth it would look good

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    OR... Slope the sand, I don't know if you really can with sand or not.

    You could use the rocks as a retaining wall, and have two different layers to the tank, with the piece of wood you have, plus maybe a few other small ones hanging over the "cliff"

    Like left rear quarter of tank, have it be 4" substrate, and rest be 2" substrate, I think it'd be an interesting set up

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    Yeah, the drift wood could be throwing it off some...and I think the secret to having a dynamic aquascape is having multiple elevations in the tank. I need to find some more, smaller, rock and create an elevated substrate. I am thinking left corner of the tanks and come out 30%-40% of the tank.
    55 Gallon Freshwater Tank (semi-planted) 48"x21"x13"

    Video of 55GAL Tank - DEC 2012

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    Ok, so I'm bored.. don't judge, plus my paint skills suck...


    So kinda an idea I would try

    Not sure how much plants you want, but little grass up front, two larger (bushy) plants for the corners, and a moss or something (even anbius) tied to the driftwood

    What ya think?
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    I should sell drawings like this for points lol (just kidding)

  7. #7

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    lol, the aerial view is a little questionable until you see the front view. Actually, not a bad idea - I like it. The driftwood is alright, but you could find something with more character. I think it does what you want it to do, which is to give your fish an obstacle to swim through (at least that's what I imagine you're looking to accomplish with it, since it's a stick). I like the idea of layers and I plan on doing that with a future tank for cichlids.
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    I love the drawings! Its close to what I was thinking, but I will have some fun in paint soon and see what you think.

    Its a pretty good idea to sketch out what you want to do before you get started....Obviously I didnt do that, but its a great exercise for everyone.
    55 Gallon Freshwater Tank (semi-planted) 48"x21"x13"

    Video of 55GAL Tank - DEC 2012

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    Agreed. I typically use photoshop these days to map out what I'd like to do. I didn't at first and it's just a crap shoot. Not saying it doesn't turn out well, but it's nice to give yourself options. =]
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    55 Gallon Freshwater Tank (semi-planted) 48"x21"x13"

    Video of 55GAL Tank - DEC 2012

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