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Thread: My planted tank. Please check out the pics and critique!

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    a tank where the sides slope towards the center.


    a tank where the slope radiates from center and goes outward.


    elevation from back to front:


    using the golden ratio as a center point, but also a right to left gradient
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    I was hoping to create the illusion of slopes using plants with varying heights... but my tank is only a month old.

    I really need new rocks. Those pics really demonstrate just how small my rocks are I'm a hack!

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    Wow, all ADA stuff? You some kinda richy rich or something? LOL

    Don't mind me it's just jealousy, my CO2 reactor was an old gallon jug of Hawiian Punch with an air hose coming out of it and going into the input of my empty power filter. I had a bunch of tanks setup like that back in the mid-late 1990s.

    The rocks are OK I would just pile them all together to make a single more dramatic focus point.

    Try to decide what you are going for, if you're going for Amano style try to remake a landscape photo using aquatic plants, wood and rocks cos that's generally what he tends to strive for is an impression of a scenic landscape. Whereas the Dutch are more precise with their plant placement trying to create a visually pleasing "aquatic plant garden" while strictly adhering to the rule of thirds and golden ratio.

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    No, not all ADA stuff. Just the light, thermometer, substrate and tank, and the light was given to me to make up for someone screwing me over on a trade. They made up for it : ) I love this light. This light will be buried with me in my coffin!

    The lily pipes are generic, but I want to get a set of genuine ADA pipes as well as replace my generic drop checker with an ADA drop checker. I actually broke one pipe last night and I'm hodinthe two pieces together with a piece of tubing. Good excuse to upgrade!

    Made the light bar myself from electrical conduit. The ADA light bar is over $200 without shipping... No thanks. Got the stand at a thrift store and drilled the holes myself.

    Eventually I want EVERYTHING to be ADA.... Lots of time until that happens.

    I don't really know where I'm going with this tank to be honest... I have no artistic skill or sense of direction.

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    you could always combine the rocks together, partially bury them in the substrate, then it'd look like one giant super rock.
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