1. Welcome to AquaScaping World!

    Become a register member to get FULL SITE ACCESS AND BENEFITS.

    Join the ASW community now!

    Dismiss Notice

Flooded tree

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Showcase' started by HORUS, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. HORUS

    HORUS Aspiring Aquascaper

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Likes Received:
    117
    Location:
    Serbia
    Let's go from the beginning. For the next ten days I plan to form a new setting. I want to achieve the effect of the sunken trees. The branches are now firmly linked. Basis hardscape looks like. [​IMG]
     
    DeepScape and keithgh like this.

    Sponsored link:


  2. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2011
    Likes Received:
    4,030
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Horus

    Having fished many creeks and rivers including the tropical mangroves they never fall like that nice and perfectly upright. In saying all that what you have done is very interesting shape a size wise.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  3. HORUS

    HORUS Aspiring Aquascaper

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Likes Received:
    117
    Location:
    Serbia
    Today I worked a lot, but I have not finished. It remains to add one more little thing. Let's say, less rocks in the front. Tomorrow follows the planting. I apologize for the dirty glass, but really I had no more strength. Phew
    [​IMG]
     
  4. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2011
    Likes Received:
    4,030
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Horus

    At the moment it looks very flat, rigid and, formal. Reason for saying that is the substrate has no shape in it, then there are all those rocks look like they have been very carefully positioned under the DW.

    One thing I do like other than the DW is the trunk is not pure vertical it gives it just that little bit of extra interest.

    What is your next step?

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
    Shane P. likes this.
  5. Shane P.

    Shane P. Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2016
    Likes Received:
    113
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon, USA
    I think it would look great if you shifted wood a little to the right and angled it in some way


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    keithgh likes this.
  6. HORUS

    HORUS Aspiring Aquascaper

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Likes Received:
    117
    Location:
    Serbia
    I could not change my appearance, because I firmly fastened branch of '' tree ''. Current situation. Full slowly to stump would not jumped out of the tank. Now it is darker because light scatters around the room.
    [​IMG]
     
    DeepScape and Shane P. like this.
  7. Shane P.

    Shane P. Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2016
    Likes Received:
    113
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon, USA
    It looks good!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    HORUS likes this.
  8. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2011
    Likes Received:
    4,030
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Horus

    Can you tell us what plants you have and if you intend to add more.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  9. HORUS

    HORUS Aspiring Aquascaper

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Likes Received:
    117
    Location:
    Serbia
    We in Serbia these aquariums called sloth for a very undemanding plant. Vesicularia dubyana, Cryptocoryne, Microsorum pteropus, Anubias petite and Anubias. I plan on planting some areas of low bushy plants. To complete charging still missing about ten centimeters. Be settled sand in the left corner, and remove the stone with branches that are currently pressing stump.
    This is the current state.
    [​IMG]
     
    Wendy1B and DeepScape like this.
  10. HORUS

    HORUS Aspiring Aquascaper

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Likes Received:
    117
    Location:
    Serbia
    Dimensions of the aquarium: Length-115cm, height-50cm (water column) and width-45cm
    Filtration: canister filter Atman EF4
    Lining: quartz sand
    Heater: Atman 300W
    Light: neon lighting
    Backlight: LED Lighting
    CO2 bottle-3 bubbles per second
    Decoration: a stone from the river in Serbia, and branches that I gathered on the banks of a mountain river in Serbia.
     
  11. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2011
    Likes Received:
    4,030
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Horus
    How deep is your substrate? The reason for asking seeing you are going or are growing Cryptocoryne as they prefer a good rich deep medium that is not saying in cannot be grown in your medium.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  12. HORUS

    HORUS Aspiring Aquascaper

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Likes Received:
    117
    Location:
    Serbia
    In the back of the aquarium, where it is planted with Cryptocoryne, the substrate is about ten centimeters thick with Tetra substrate.
     
  13. HORUS

    HORUS Aspiring Aquascaper

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Likes Received:
    117
    Location:
    Serbia
    Keith, when we talk about the appearance of the aquarium, I am aware that my aquarium deviates from some aquascaping ''rules''.
     
  14. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2011
    Likes Received:
    4,030
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Horus

    Thank you Horus this clears up about your substrate. (In the back of the aquarium, where it is planted with Cryptocoryne, the substrate is about ten centimeters thick with Tetra substrate.)

    Unless I am mistaken this is the first time you have posted the information about your substrate

    I was asking about your plants nothing else going by the photo it looks like you only have a sand substrate


    I have not mentioned about "Rules" anywhere, if fact I was giving you constructive criticism.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  15. HORUS

    HORUS Aspiring Aquascaper

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Likes Received:
    117
    Location:
    Serbia
    Yes, I know that your suggestions were well-intentioned. Do you think that some thin branches behind all this helped to get an effect of depth? As for the substrate, still below the quartz sand put the nutrient medium.
     
  16. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2011
    Likes Received:
    4,030
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Horus
    Depth of field is not the easiest to obtain in Aquarium tanks as the depth is very shallow before you start. To achieve this the perfect situation would be making your Aquascape in such a way that as you work towards the rear of the tank every thing get lighter and thinner and in some situations when the back of the Aquascaping is greatly higher at the rear of the tank low plants and DW can be used as if what you are seeing is over a rise and a great distance away.

    After all that in your case your DW has various thicknesses making this rather difficult but then you have the twiggy pieces in the foreground.

    I assume (I should never assume) you are wanting the DW as your feature am I correct?
    This is a concern with those rocks on the LH side, they are very distracting and taking the attention away from the featured DW. My suggestion have only two large rocks plus a few pieces of DW a little on the heavy side to start you field of depth. The small rocks appear to be totally different compared to the good featured rocks. If you can remove them smash up any unwanted rocks and scatter them all over the foreground remembering sizes to start your depth of field.

    None of this is "so called rules" its just good design practices.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  17. HORUS

    HORUS Aspiring Aquascaper

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Likes Received:
    117
    Location:
    Serbia
  18. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2011
    Likes Received:
    4,030
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Horus

    Thank you for posting that nice video of your tank.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
    HORUS likes this.
  19. HORUS

    HORUS Aspiring Aquascaper

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Likes Received:
    117
    Location:
    Serbia
    At three locations should be planted shrub plants.
     
  20. Tim Harrison

    Tim Harrison Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2013
    Likes Received:
    222
    Location:
    Leicestershire UK
    Nice scape, those roots make a very bold statement.
     
    HORUS likes this.

Share This Page

Sponsored link: