Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by diego.s, Jul 25, 2011.
can you send some bigger version, i want this on desktop
Very powerful hardscape! It looks like a dry and warm desert, very well done Diego!
Hats off to you!
Bartja , Andrea perotti, biobio ,Victor blanco ,IMTT,bgangler, ShadowMac ,Gerrard,ucitelot,Kimppa
I want to thank each and every one of you for your comments .
I read big words, I am truly surprised .
I have to confess that I never imagined so much acceptance of this tank, I was very pleasantly surprised .
Your comments are very supportive , my friends, thank you very much.
I make a new picture more resolution for you ucitelot , this only I have a 800px
Diego my friend, nice to see you.
I´m very happy you are still with us, keep up the good work roud:
Also I'm glad be here, my friend .
At least I try Juri, thank you very much
this is beautiful. dont ditch the hobby. you do amazing work!
You choud be a teacher in scaping. Pitty you do'nt have the ability to create more tanks, it would be inspiering!
Diego, how do you go about selecting your hardscape materials? what things do you like to use? Where do you find your materials?
i have seen in many of your tanks, your mastery of natural looking hardscapes and would like to know the process you go through when selecting materials and laying them out in the tank.
hope you don't mind,...... just want to view the great work
you are great hardscaper very naturalle:hail:
did you send this photo to the just concluded iaplc2011?
Wow.What a scape man.Amazing..
I will, even with a single plant and a box of chocolates ,thank you very much.
The inspiration for the moment I have not lost .thank you very much.
ShadowMac with a translator to explain is complicated ,but I'll try.
In my long walks in nature ,I'm always looking at certain areas , and this gives me ideas for my tanks , as a source of inspiration, not any better .
Adapt the ideas to the tank, it's complicated because we have everything you would need.Some materials found in the nature , and others, buy it, as everyone .
I always try not to do a flat floor , and for that I use stones as a retaining wall , for this tank are Ohko stones (my favorites), the effect that makes these stones half covered by sand, is very good and gives the tank a very natural ,try it, and you will see . So far we're used to seeing standing OHKO inclined, but have much more useful.
The small stones located in the transition from the mound and soil , give an even more natural and also serve to hold the loose sand of the mound . To place the roots, I always try them as natural as possible ,having a good model as is the nature .
And lastly I like attention to detail, I'm always changing little things to get, or almost what I want.
I hope I have answered you, but as I say, the translator does not express myself as I want , excuse me, thank you very much.
Thank you very much mr ED ,I have never participated in the AGA , IAPLC or others important contests only in the AAC in 2010 .
Thank you very much hrishi007.
Sorry for the late response, but I have stumbled on your magnificent creation just now.
I must say, you've got a unique touch, you present nature as raw as it actually is. Its the little details in your work that make it unmatched to any other aquascaper.
I wish you recover from economic crises soon and make more wonderful tanks to inspire us...Goodluck!
I'd like to know more about the substrate system on this setup.
very nice tank. It's like I am really infront of that place and I could go there and sit on one of the rocks. Very realistic! You've got meticulous eyes and artistic hands.
Thank you very much, hanza , very friendly, the substrate is just sand of Loire reinforced in some areas with gravel , beneath the sand use only Aqualit substrate.
Thank you very much , chard , grateful for your words .
I woud like to invit you to share your tanks and knowlege on our forum in the Netherlands. It is a forum specialized in scaping, still to much looking to wat amano is doing...
You can show there is more...
Think about it...
Diego, thank you for explaining your process. You did well with the translator.
I have an empty 20 gallon that I plan to use ohko stones in and will have to try your method myself. I planned to have them vertical in the typical fashion, but you now have me thinking of other possibilities. My original plan was to use HC and "mounds" of dwarf riccia to make it appear as foothills of a mountain. I think this can be accomplished in a number of ways and laying the stones as you mentioned presents an interesting effect.
Hi Bartja , thanks for the invitation, I saw the forum and very interesting, the problem is language, that solves half the translator ,will visit soon.
thank you very much.
ShadowMac remember that it is more natural using sand, with akadama or other substrates the effect is not the same .
A pleasure , thank you very much
Hi, I've been making some changes, the moss (riparium) has moved to the back of the tank, I have put a white background, and have made changes to wood, I added Bolbitis heudeloti, some Blyxa auberti, some Eleocharis, Fissidens fontanus and "wild" aquatic moss collected here near my house, when this moss after more than two weeks, going well, although it grows slowly as most mosses. Algae, at the moment, giving me no problems until now only had co2 and just yesterday started to get KNO3, now expected to grow plants .
Finally I decided to stay with the Cardinals, and there is also a Amano shrimp and Cambarellus patzcuarensis
I thought it was impossible to make better than the previous version, but fortunately you have not shared that opinion.
This is brutally beautiful and captivating.
Bravo, bravo, bravo .....
Biobio, thank you very much for your words.
I confess that nullified some snails of the glass with "photochop"in these photos .
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