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Re-scaped my tank a few days ago. It's a 40g with 9 flame tetra, 10 red fin columbian tetra?? and a pair of apistos. Top left layer is soil, middle lower layer is sand and right layer black sand.

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So what do you guys think?
 

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I like the after better, especially the dual-color sand is really really cool. the only thing I would miss from the before picture is having at least one tall plant.
 

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I like the after much better. The before looked like it was just sort of stuffed with stuff and was hiding your background, which I think is pretty cool looking.
 

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Thanks for the comments guys. I agree with you bencountershaft the "before" got too crowded once they started growing and I'm too lazy to trim them :lol: I didn't mind trimming before but now that i got a new 125g planted i spend most of my time trimming that tank instead. Hence I decided to re-scape the 40g to make it more maintenance friendly :p
 

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You can actually see the 3 layers from the front of the tank. Heres a better pic


See what i mean by maintenance friendly? There are only 2 plants i need to trim :lol: The rest are just moss atatched to rocks and driftwoods

 

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I like the after better as well. Too many plants in the before. Is there anyway to place a tall plant in front of the black filter? The filter takes away the natural look of the tank. Otherwise I love it!! :thumb:
 

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I think it looks too structured. There's no natural flow between the areas of the tank, it looks like a planned community. The before picture looks separated that way too, but looked much more natural.
 

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I like the after, but that sand is just sooo deep, it kinda distracts from the actual open area. I like all the plants in the before, but they're in quadrants.
I love the moss, The after looks alot more open, but that substrate just looks too deep. I do like it, sorry. Looks better than mine :) Maybe if you could just get rid of the tall curved rock on the "left" side.
 
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