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Old 06-13-2012, 06:49 PM   #31
 
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:29 AM   #32
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Personally I like that better becuase it's less symmetrical - before, the rock and the wood kind of formed one big visual arch with the mid-point pretty much dead smack in the middle of the tank, which always produces a less pleasing result than if the eye is led to a off-center focal point. The V shape formed by the rock and the wood create a better focal point now.
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:16 PM   #33
 
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So I added the black fluorite sand to the tank today and while it is dusty right now it appears to be clearing very quickly. I made the forward right corner if the tank the high point of the substrate and sloped it down from there. Here is a picture of the hardscape set-up. It is not a great picture because I took it with a cell phone but hindsight is 20-20.



And here is the tank right now. I am anxiously waiting for it to clear!

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Old 06-15-2012, 02:30 PM   #34
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Wouldn't you rather slope it so the back of the tank has a deeper substrate? It's a general rule of thumb that automatically creates an illusion of depth to your scape. Other than that I can't really make anything out in those pictures...
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:33 PM   #35
 
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Wouldn't you rather slope it so the back of the tank has a deeper substrate? It's a general rule of thumb that automatically creates an illusion of depth to your scape. Other than that I can't really make anything out in those pictures...
Yeah lol I realized that as soon as I took a second look at the tank
Well at least it's an easy problem to fix. Once the tank clears that will be my first task. After that pics for the forum of course!
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:55 AM   #36
 
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So here are some pics of the tank as of this morning. as you can see it has been clearing up very nicely. I plan on taking the fish back to the store this afternoon and picking up the plants so I will be posting another update sometime tonight. I must admit there is something very cool about the wasteland look the tank has going on right now and if I were ever to do a chiclid tank I would do it just like this!










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Old 06-17-2012, 11:48 AM   #37
 
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well the plants are in the tank but I didn't have the chance to change the fish out yet. anyway here are some pictures. the tank got clouded up again when I planted them so maybe on monday or tuesday I will be able to post pictures of the tank when it's clear so you can really see my aquascaping.











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