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Critique my hardscape Rock "rough" 50l hardscape

Yanee

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Hey everyone!
I ve just put together this rock hardscape. Question is: plain rocks with plants or rocks with roots(2d pic palm brush twiggs) and plants? I can't decide. I appreciate all advice, help.
 

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Yanee

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Thank you, guys. I m gonna stay with the first version, plain rocks and plants. I can use those little twiggs later in the future. I ve ordered the plants already. Today I try to move the hardscape to the aquarium.
 

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I moved my hardscape to the tank. That was just few hours to put them together piece by piece and also glue them(superglue+cigarette's filter). I did change the middle "island", I think it s better like this. Also the 2 paths are more winding.
 

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Superb! Oh those lines to the back either side of the island are at just the right angle and width.
Also looking forward to seeing this.
 

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looks good, if you have a rock or two spare I'd try and build up the right hand side so it mirrors the left hand side a bit more in height, see how that looks.
I like the sand as well, what type is it?
 

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Are you going to leave some pathways between the rock?.
I left that 2 paths to run towards to the back corners. Also I left some space between some of the rocks. The middle have been filled up with JBL Manado soil.
looks good, if you have a rock or two spare I'd try and build up the right hand side so it mirrors the left hand side a bit more in height, see how that looks.
I like the sand as well, what type is it?
Thank you, Tim. You are right. My plan was that, build up both side higher. I had just only the left side piece that high. I didn't have heart to break to make shorter piece, also I checked the aquatic shops around me and they didn't have much rocks on stock. Finally I found the right side piece (3kgs). And now they already are glued together, and almost all the plants are in. I know the mirror effect might be better, but I m happy with it.
The sand is mixture. Wave fine quartz white, which is much more greyish with brown pieces, and I mixed with light brown sand from Maidenhead aquatic (10kgs).
 

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Dear @Tim Harrison , I have to say a big thank you about the mirror effect thoughth! Whole weekend I just clicked on it. How can I have piece to make higher the right corner, where can I buy piece of stone, because I had left just some smallers....
And today my tank looks like this:
 

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Nice! Without the plants you had me looking for the Mandalorian! Loved the setup even before the plants!


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Nice! Without the plants you had me looking for the Mandalorian! Loved the setup even before the plants!


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Thank you so much! I really appreciate your Mandalorian compliment, because I love Star Wars!!
 

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Dear @Tim Harrison , I have to say a big thank you about the mirror effect thoughth! Whole weekend I just clicked on it. How can I have piece to make higher the right corner, where can I buy piece of stone, because I had left just some smallers....
And today my tank looks like this:
Looking good Yanee 👍
 
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