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

  1. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Zeus

    That is another excellent reason to use a Mock Tank even if not the easiest to do it can be done with the least amount of disturbance.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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  2. HenrySheehan

    HenrySheehan Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Made up a new scape today. I think I've enough tinkering done now at this stage. If this one gets the green light from my wife, I'll run with it.

    I'm happy that I've the negative space on the correct side for where I'll be doing the majority of my viewing from.



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  3. Zeus

    Zeus Active Aquascaper

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    Pic :`(


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  4. HenrySheehan

    HenrySheehan Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I was embarrassed to put up more pictures.
    I must have all yer heads wrecked at this stage, every other day there's a new attempt
    Well this hopefully is the last attempt, save for maybe one or two small moves. (Once the boss okays it OFC)

    Okay, so here's the latest attempt, drumroll please[​IMG][​IMG]

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  5. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    A very wise move.
    I only have two points to mention.
    1 The very large rock in with the DW is it necessary? That is a good sized area for planting.
    2 The three stones size OK. It's they are in a row, can you move the centre rock forward about its length?

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  6. HenrySheehan

    HenrySheehan Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I'll have a look at that over the weekend Keith.

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    You can only try. Remember rocks can take up valuable water quantity.

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  8. HenrySheehan

    HenrySheehan Aspiring Aquascaper

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    That rock is 40kg, so anywhere I stick it its gonna take up serious space!

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  9. Zeus

    Zeus Active Aquascaper

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    You will know when we get to that stage as we will stop posting ;)

    Agree. try without.

    Agree again, I would play with them a bit, maybe standing to larger of the three up as when you plant your carpet and it grows the rocksy will/may be hidden. Maybe standing all three up!

    As for the big rock T Amano used the power of removal, add everything then remove what isnt working till it works, just because you have purchased a great piece if rock is it isnt working may be better of not using it.

    I like the setup lots of DW places to add mosses trident etc, needs fine tuning but not in the tank yet either.

    Keep the pics coming (y)

    Zeus

    My wife got sick of me redoing the hardscape stage :rolleyes:
     
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    Zeus has given you an excellent reply. Remember these excellent design rules. If in doubt leave it out. If its not required leave it out.

    Your inhabitants including plants require plenty of water not big rocks that are not actually necessary.

    We have all be through what you are doing now. I might have a slightly different approach, I will adjust a few bits and pieces and leave it alone for a few days by then your mind is clear and ready for a new start.

    Once the tank is fully established it will last you for many years so why hurry.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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  11. HenrySheehan

    HenrySheehan Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Oh the wife didn't like it

    The search continues!!

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    I think its too unbalanced. Either flatten the left side and put a carpet on it, or build up the left side like you did the right side.
     
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    In my opinion, it is very difficult to overdo it on hardscape.
     
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  14. HenrySheehan

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    So my tank mounts arrived today.

    Problem is, my tank is rimmed and the unit can't get enough of a grip to catch on securely. When I add on the lights the weight will just flip the mounts off and fall into the tank.

    Only thing I can think of doing is to cut off the right hand side about maybe 2cm so the left hand side can slide further down the back and give me a better grip.

    Any ideas?[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  15. HenrySheehan

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    So this is where I'd have to cut. [​IMG]

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  16. Zeus

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    That's a lot to cut off. Bet they wasn't cheap ethier.
    Send them back and make some mounts that fit to wall !

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    HenrySheehan Aspiring Aquascaper

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    They cost a few pennies alright!!!!

    Nothings ever simple is it

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    I'm toying with the idea of putting a pelmet around the tank. If I do this then the mounts will fit onto the pelmet.

    But then I'm thinking that the mounts and LED's look really good and it'd be a pity cover em up. My only concern with having the LED's showing would be how disconcerting is it when you're sitting down and the LED's are in your sight line, can it cause a bit of blinding, per say.

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  19. HenrySheehan

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    Three more efforts for ye. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Second one looks really good, definitely the best of those three. I think with a big of work it could look really good. I love the way you make a passageway with the wood.
     

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