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Critique my hardscape - Iwagumi 60x30x24

Discussion in 'General Aquascaping and Planted Tank Discussions' started by aquanick, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. aquanick

    aquanick New Member

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    Hi guys.. need your suggestions on this hardscape for a 60x30x24 tank-Looking forward for your suggestions.
     

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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    I suggest you use the ASW Image next to the smiles its easy to use and very safe.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Hi Keith.. hope this works, i have uploaded the files.. cant get the links to work..
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    That is a lot better.

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    I would like to see that set up in a mock tank using a Substrate of your substrate or even sand. By doing that you also have the heights to work with.

    I can see one minor issue at the moment but I would like to see it in a Mock Tank first

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  6. aquanick

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    Thanks @keithgh ..!
    Will do that, my tank is currently running and decomming it will take time, will find a way out for a mock tank..

    Separately, i realise i have deviated from my inspiration - Jeff Senske’s Hakkai Iwagumi ()
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    That Green and Stone tank looks very professionally Aquascaped.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Looks great, it would be good to see it with substrate ;)
     
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    Thanks Tim... mock tank and trial scapes coming up soon.. :)
     
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    Once we get started you will certainly see the benefit of using it.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  11. aquanick

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    Hi guys..

    Finally cleared my tank to try out some hardscapes..

    This Attempt 1, somehow not too happy with this..



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    [​IMG]

    One question why did you change from this Aquascape, it had every thing going for it?

    Very sorry to say the new aquascape looks like rows of thin rocks in rows standing on their edge with a few smaller rocks filling the gaps.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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  13. aquanick

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    Hi @keithgh
    I completely agree..

    Well one reason is that i want to try UG for this scape, the previous scape did not appeal to me that it will go well with UG.. but you are right.. the previous was balanced.. more hardscapes coming up soon..

    Will revert to the first one if nothing else works out..
     
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    I like the original as well, it is very well balanced and much more natural looking. With substrate it'll look like its just the tip of an outcrop.
    I think UG will be fine, but that said it's probably one of the most temperamental plants I've ever tried to grow :(
     
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    Thanks @Tim Harrison

    I agree..! :)

    But this is the fun part now.. i will keep trying out hardscapes and have option to go back to the first one or select a better one.. rough ride ahead.. ;)
     
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    Guys back again..

    Attempt 2 -



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  17. Tim Harrison

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    Better than 2 but still not as good as 1 ;)
     
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    Please go back to No1, it has every possibility of becoming an excellent Aquascape.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    @keithgh - took your advice shifu..

    Issue is, i have a decent rock collection and now i cant recall how i made the first scapez.. :D

    Here is an attempt to recreate it.. after i was done, i placed a few more rocks..


    Your suggestions please -

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  20. keithgh

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    I would like you to refer back to the original and relocate the rocks (Red Dots ) at the moment it does not work.

    Your substrate is rather flat all over I would suggest adding at least 8-10cm across the back and taper to the front where it should be perfectly level and same height across the front of the tank.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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