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Discussion in 'General Aquascaping and Planted Tank Discussions' started by Garuf, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Garuf

    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    The mission is simple, to post something inspirational every day. It won't always be aquatic, there's no guarantee it'll even be every day or that it will inspire you but that's the aim. I invite you to join in too.Remember to check the sources too!

    As I've been away from posting GEAMS for a while I will kick off with the top 10 great things.
    In no particular order.(those who knew about the original GEAMS sorry for the shameless reposts)
    10. Birds wing ferns.
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    I've never seen a fern prettier.
    Source: http://aquatomsr.exblog.jp/i68/

    9.Jason Balibans big tank is only getting better with age.
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    Source:www.projectaquarium.com/

    8. Norbert Sabat
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    Absent from the game for a while now but one of the best scapers out there.
    Source: http://www.aquadesign.pl/img/182_04/top_184_07.jpg

    7. Radosław Baszak
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    Source:http://www.pracownia-roslin-wodnych.pl/

    6.Viktor Lantos

    Maker of amazing scapes and videos with terrible music. ;) And another eastern european masterscaper.Find his flickr, it's amazing.

    5. Brams
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    I don't know anything about this guy but his scapes are lovely and his diy equipment is out of this world.
    Source:http://bramstnk.blogspot.co.uk/

    4.luis moniz
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    I don't think he scapes anymore but this tank still blows me away.
    source:http://akuatic.blogspot.com/

    3.ugly genius
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    Master of ultricia graminifolia and all round great scaper.
    Source:http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/planted-nano-tanks/88515-do-aqua-mini-m-riverrun-18.html

    2. Giant japanese wabi's
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    Source:source:http://ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11893&hilit=wabi kusa

    1. Realistically who else could be number one but Amano.
    His back to front tanks are amazing.
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    Source:http://ukkuu.blogspot.co.uk/search?updated-max=2010-08-28T09:48:00+09:00&max-results=5&start=15&by-date=false Loads more pictures here too.
     
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    CatfishSoupFTW Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I really liked number three. it was my fav of them all. I love a wonderful hardscape.
     
  3. youjettisonme

    youjettisonme Aspiring Aquascaper

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    This is one of my faves. I'll post a few more.

    Jeff Ucciardo - 2011

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    youjettisonme Aspiring Aquascaper

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    youjettisonme Aspiring Aquascaper

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    youjettisonme Aspiring Aquascaper

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    One of my very favorite retro scapes (mangrove). Wish I could get the full tank shot which isn't working now unfortunately.

    - Lori Shimoda, 2000

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  7. Garuf

    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    Sorry to be a pest, but could you please post a source with your photos? It gives the scaper credit, on the original GEAMS I'd occasionally get requests for withdrawl or credit so I think it fair. If we stick to the format of "name if known, image, any text, source" we'll be fine. Hope you don't mind.
    Great posts by the way, (the last one doesn't work?) the rio bonito image is particularly powerful for me.
     
  8. youjettisonme

    youjettisonme Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    those are some nice tanks and inspirational photos, please keep up the good work (y)
     
  11. Garuf

    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    ADA Germany
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    Source: facebook.com
     
  12. youjettisonme

    youjettisonme Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I didn't read any rules where you're not allowed to post your own work on this thread. ;)

    Introducing, "HC Tree".
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  13. Garuf

    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    Well there aren't but people will think you're a show off. :p

    Looks good, is that in a terrarium or something?
     
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    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    Eboeagles Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I'm not sure this is relevant, but I feel it fills the brief - some pics I wanted to share from the amazing Ty Canol Nature Reserve in South Wales which I visited over the bank holiday weekend. Apparently there are over 400 species of lichen and moss there.

    My photography skills are pretty poor on my phone & point & shoot camera, so I haven't really done it justice. All I will say is that it was pretty magical despite the weather being dull and dreary! It's definitely inspired me for a rescape. I just need another 2 or 3 tanks!!

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    full photo album link here:
    http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h231/peacefrog1/Ty Canol Woods South Wales/
     
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  16. Garuf

    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    Gonna put some plastic sheep in your tank a la O. Knott?

    Todays GEAMS.
    Some new shrimp from Japan, don't know anything about them and as the last person to get excited about shrimp it's quiet unusual for me to see one and think "yeah, I'd buy them!".
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    Source: http://mitsuda3.exblog.jp
     
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    youjettisonme Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Gorgeous moss and perfect inspiration from nature!

    As for the invert, I have seen that one before. I hope they can get some consistency in the coloring because they could turn out quite nice a few generations down the line.
     
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    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    Todays GEAMS is a an equipment post. a 60f post to be exact, I want one. A lot.

    Turns out they look great as reefs.
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    Source:http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/lofiversion/index.php/t256577.html

    Mountain scapes work well too:
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    Source:http://scapeclub.org/forum/showthread.php?p=149356

    Don't know anything about this one, it came from the googles. I hope the full tank shot is as nice.
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    The googles also says this is a 60f, I seem to remember it from years back and I don't think it is, either way it's getting a geams.
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    Source:http://aquajunk.exblog.jp/8981423/

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    Source:http://zerofact.exblog.jp/12543472/

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    Source:http://www.atlantaaquarium.com/show...ting-w-Iwagumi-and-the-Dry-Start-Method/page3
     
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  20. youjettisonme

    youjettisonme Aspiring Aquascaper

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    The one you don't know anything about is mine. I actually broke it down just a few weeks ago, and the thread called "Splintered" is the new scape. I have two of them and love my 60fs.

    Here is the FTS.
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    And here is the same tank as of a few days ago. Notice the re-purposed branchwood that was vertical in the old scape and it now a horizontal focus point in the new one.
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