Root Scape?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Aquascaping' started by Damien808, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Damien808

    Damien808Valued MemberMember

    Does it look alright or should I add more? This tank is 3 ft long and most of the wood that I used and didn't use are 4 ft.[​IMG]
     
  2. The Senator

    The SenatorValued MemberMember

    I think you have too much.

    I'd only use the three pieces on the left and place them in the right rear corner , set up taller so they don't take up so much of the tank.

    Maybe 1/3 of the tank wood and the rest open.

    The way it's set up looks like most of the swimming space is behind the wood at the back of the tank. You want your scape to promote the fish to come to the front so you can see them.

    Add some plants and it should be a cool look!

    What kinda substrate are you using?
     
  3. OP
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    Damien808

    Damien808Valued MemberMember

    I mixed normal sand and black sand. I kinda wanted to not plant this and just have leaf litter and some floating plants. Definitely removing wood and using smaller ones. Ty for the suggestions
     




  4. Dave125g

    Dave125gFishlore LegendMember

    It looks nice but doesn't leave much room for plants.
     
  5. The Senator

    The SenatorValued MemberMember

    I like the substrate mix.... and I think the leaf litter will be fantastic!
     
  6. OP
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    Damien808

    Damien808Valued MemberMember

    Update added rocks and changed stuff around hoping to have this be a blackwater tank. [​IMG]
     
  7. Dave125g

    Dave125gFishlore LegendMember

    I like it. For some reason I like symmetry. But it doesn't look natural that way ,so I'm told.
     
  8. grantm91

    grantm91Fishlore VIPMember

    Its cool it looks like a mini section of riverbank
     
  9. -Mak-

    -Mak-Fishlore VIPMember

    The left side looks great, but the right side is too rigid and unnatural.

    If you can, for a more natural look, use wood that is thinner. This will help give the tank a better scale. Using smaller items makes a tank look bigger. Right now I cannot tell it is a 3 foot tank, to me it looks at most 2 feet.

    For example, this tank is only 12 gallons, but the thin wood makes it look much, much bigger.
     
     
  10. Fishpuns

    FishpunsValued MemberMember

    The second set up is def better, but maybe a bit too symmetrical. Personally I would leave the wood on the left alone, and move the wood on the right to cover more of the side tank wall instead of the back corner. Nothing really wrong with it though, it looks nice!
     




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