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Discussion in 'Critique My Aquascape' started by Sandy, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. Sandy

    Sandy New Member

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    Hello everyone!
    Preparations for a rescape, so would like to have your suggestions on it. Right now i have a hardscape in my mind for which i will be using some DW and Ryuoh stones.

    Need some help on the following-

    1.While preparing the new DW 1st I kept it in water for about 2weeks. Then I boiled it for about 6 hours, changing the tanned water every couple on times for two days. And now have kept it in normal temperature water for about 4-5 days.The DW now has sunk in water, but the water still has slime and water has a yellowish tingh. Would it be problem for the plants or the fish in future? Or shall I wait further.

    2. I need height on left and right side, so I have used two inch thermacol and some river stones to achieve the desired height.
    Is it advisable to use these?

    Tank size :-48x17x22 inches


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    sushant Aspiring Aquascaper

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    The only problem can think about is: the rocks might not be heavy enough to keep the Styrofoam from floating. A piece of floor tile or flat piece of granite would have been a better choice.

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    The yellowing of the water by the wood and the slime will not be a problem when you start the scape. It will eventually go away and no longer be a problem.
     
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    Hi Sushant, thanks bro for ur reply..I have already used river stones to put the foam down..actually my concern was, will there be any chemical or biological change due to foam? 20160909_075432.jpg
     
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    Hey Shadow Mac...thanks
     
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    Any suggestions from the two layouts. Which one goes with the golden ratio and creates depth?

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    One more thing that I observed when I took out the dw frm water yesterday which I had kept in a bucket. It has a strange smell coming from it. I had never experienced it in my previous dw. A bit concerned abt it.
     
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    To be perfectly honest neither of the hard scapes impress me.

    The first one (more DW) the rocks are very formal all in a line as if carefully placed each rock. The eye flow is very uneven.

    On the plus side you have some beautiful DW and rocks with plenty of character its a pity they are all about the same size.

    See if you can locate some more interesting Aquascapes using a lot of DW.

    I would prefer using a mock up tank that way you can use substrate and no chance of damaging the glass

    Also have a low front its far easier to work on.

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    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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