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Heres my new 120 setup looking for feedback on tank and rocks and background...dont be shy .Background has been fixed just not sure of the look.

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Looks nice to me
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Very nice! Clean looking and wonderful job on the rockscaping. I think the background rocks really set the contrast with the rock pile and the white sand. it just makes it look so clean.... ^_^
Looks like you got some fantastic water flow / filtration going on. Are both Canisters on the side hooked up and running?
The lighting looks really good. Your going with an open top set up then??? Very nice indeed.

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Setup was just started both cannisters are up and running now.Ill post updated shot soon.Thanks for the replies,been getting alot of neg feedback else where on the background.Just put a 402 power head and am adding another.
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Updated tank shot.
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Negative Feedback?? WHAT??? On the BACKGROUND??? They are not very well,, Hmm Dang it, Don't know how to be polite about it. They are just not seeing the potential :confused: :icon_eek:

First, from what I can see there are some niches and crannies in there that are wonderful for fry to hide out. I just came from a place (fmueller) that had so many crevices, niches and his background was rocked up. He had more babies than you could shake a stick at.

2nd, Adding some plants to the back will give the wall a ivy look that would be breathtaking. (providing you are adding some of those plants) You can add a host of plants in different locations and look out World.

Maybe they are seeing something that I am not, but Man,,, you have a class act going there!! How did you do your rock background anyway?? Is there a gap behind? (even more for the fry to hide)

Outstanding filtration and movement of the water..

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Thanks Bill glad you like it.Some plants are in the future.
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i can't tell in the pic..is that a printed background? i'm with you on not being sure about it but what i like is that it's different and i think the troph's color will be outstanding against it.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(blkhwk @ Mar 16 2009, 03:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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Heres my new 120 setup looking for feedback on tank and rocks and background...dont be shy .Background has been fixed just not sure of the look.[/b]
Different looking background.

1) I would change where the ehiem pipe and heater is. Put them to the side or find a way to hide them a little more. My attentions is draw to them and I don't think that's what you were going for.

2) Rocks in the tank should match some what with the background and with each other.

3) Gold rule of scaping. Some to catch the eye a little left or right of center looks best. It's like a focus point for the eye to be drawn to it. You don't have one.

http://www.aquatic-eden.com/2006/11/golden...quascaping.html

check the link out. learned about it in my planted tank days. Applied it to tropheus rock scaping.
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Thanks for the info Mr.Johnson.Ill give it a read.
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