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Discussion in 'Beginner's Corner' started by HenrySheehan, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. Zeus

    Zeus Active Aquascaper

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    No cost in trying I give them quick phone call they are still unused. Boxes in same condition as when you got them?

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    John Whatmough Aspiring Aquascaper

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    These will usually come up on George s You Tube channel I should think Keith
     
  3. HenrySheehan

    HenrySheehan Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I got some wood today for my tank.

    Just did a quick mock up, will put in a bit of time during the week with it. [​IMG]

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  4. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Henry

    You will certainly be very pleased you made a Mock Tank as you will find out its very easy to work on.

    Add a lot more substrate starting at the back LH corner at the moment its rather flat.

    Rock placement looks OK at the moment.

    I would work on the DW placement plus think about getting more mainly shape and length. At the moment its just average nothing interesting.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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  5. HenrySheehan

    HenrySheehan Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Would it be okay to mix different types of wood. That wood I have is wine wood, if I was to add in a different species of wood would that be okay.

    Sorry about all the woods/woulds in that above sentence!!

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    As long as its Aquarium safe it should be OK. If it's a different colour it "might" look out of place. Then if you are competently covering it with plants it will not matter at all.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Hi Henry, I agree with Keith, the rock placement is quite good, but you need more substrate at the back, as it looks a little flat at the moment and you will also end up with a very shady area behind the larger rocks. Also the DW is a little equidistant, making the 3 verticals look placed, experiment with the spacing and also their angles and placing in the tank front to back.
    Once you are happy make sure you take loads of pics from every angle, to help you recreate it in the tank
     
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    Rachel.

    Thank you for an excellent and informative post.

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  9. HenrySheehan

    HenrySheehan Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks for the advice. The wood I've in the tank is one piece. I could chop it up but in its current form it's actually as nature intended.
    It does look very staged though.

    I might get a few more pieces.

    Thanks again.

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    Hi Henry, Just a suggestion here, but if you were to cut the left hand vertical off the main stem, just leaving the two verticals to the right of the layout, that would give more overall balance. Hide the cut behind a small rock and maybe use the offcut horizontally.
     
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    Its very good to get different opinions when Aquascaping as you can try them out and see what looks the best for your Aquascape.

    I would cut into individual pieces and depending where you cut it could give you five pieces.

    The middle piece is the odd one in comparison to the other two. The short pieces you should be able to work with them some how. I would buy at least three more pieces each different shapes and thickness to the other three. Even a tree shape might work only you can tell.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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  12. HenrySheehan

    HenrySheehan Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Latest attempt.

    Really like this wood, so many different ways to scape with them.

    I'm thinking of placing white sand down in the front R/H side in front of the large stone.

    Also getting my stand made up, should I get it with or wiithout a pelmet??

    What do ye think? [​IMG][​IMG]

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    White sand think twice and think again.
    :cat:
    Just to clear things up what are you exactly referring to.

    This is the only Pelmet I know

    pelmet
    ˈpɛlmɪt/
    noun
    1. a narrow border of cloth or wood, fitted across the top of a door or window to conceal the curtain fittings.
    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  14. HenrySheehan

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    With regard to the white sand, I'll go with an off white coloured sand, pebble beach effect.

    This is an aquarium pelmet. At least what I would call a pelmet!![​IMG]

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  15. Zeus

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    Had a think on this over night I think you could do better. I would say the big rock at front on right side is jumping out at me, Big rocks to back small to front should give the illusion of more depth
     
  16. HenrySheehan

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    That big rock is breaking my heart!!

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  17. Zeus

    Zeus Active Aquascaper

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    You could always break it up :eek: but how its breaks and looks is a risk - not to be done lightly OFC the risk is all yours m8.
    I would play with the pieces more.
     
  18. HenrySheehan

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    I've thought about doing that alright

    I mi8 just have a go at pushing it back further towards the back of the tank and see how it looks.

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    I like the large rock front RH yes it an attention rock but it gives you a starting point to look over the remainder of the tank. That is where the problem starts you go straight to the large pointy rock back centre and there it stops.
    Then comes the very important points, its your tank in your home you have to look at every day not Forum members only you can make the final decisions on what you like.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Have to agree with keith 100% only you can really see the tank how it looks. One thing I did find really hand post flooding is being able to move some rocks or DW about, which can only be done if not buried in the substrate.
     
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