20 Gallon Long Rescape!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by Culprit, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. CulpritFishlore VIPMember

    I have my 20 long which I have decided I did not do a good job aquascaping when I first put it together and now I want to change it up. I do have 10 bronze corys in there right now so I can't empty it... well, I could but I don't have a tank I could move them to for 3 or 4 hours...

    Anyway, here's my tank right now. Its too symmetrical and unnatural. I want it to be super heavily planted. I do want open sand for my corys so I was thinking of an island or triangle aquascape.


    My plants currently are:
    S. Repens
    Rotala Rotundifolia
    Dwarf Sagittarius
    Ozelot Sword
    Water Sprite
    Flame Moss

    How should I go about rescaping this? Here is my pitiful attempt at drawing


    little rocks
    repens carpet
    dwarf sag rotala wall
    moss on stone
    little rock
    big rock
  2. Ohio MarkWell Known MemberMember

    I think it looks great!
  3. ashenweltWell Known MemberMember

    A complete rescape or just a move around? That can impact recommendations you will receive.

    If your going for a natural impact of the eye... Make the focal point of your island raise or triangle, not at the back but at the 1/3 mark in the tank. Its where the eye is most comfortable going normally when looking at something. Its why photography uses the "rule of thirds".
  4. CulpritFishlore VIPMember

    A move around mostly with the stuff I have. I can get some more rocks if I want.

    Yes I am going for a more natural impact. I feel like my two big rocks are too lined up. It just doesn't feel right. I'm having a hard time with it because as its a 20 gallon long its only 1 foot wide so barely any depth.

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