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Discussion in 'Introductions and Greetings' started by Discovery, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. Discovery

    Discovery New Member

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    hi isla..thanks for the warms greetings:love:
     

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    get the rocks closer :
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    Discovery

    The pathway is still lacking shape I have drawn an alternative for you, plus added more small rocks.

    LH side unless you place a rock/s in that general area you will have slippage.

    Substrate see if you can get close to the colour of the rocks to give it the natural look.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    thanks for that keith, it mean a lot:)
    for the pathway, how if i slightly make it to the left behind the left rock so we dont see the end of the road?
    trying to bought more smaller rock tonight for the empty brown spot.
    can you please explain what do you mean with the arrow?
    and substrate im using ada amazonia soil for future planting. should i cover it with sand to match the color?but will montecarlo/mini HG grow if soil is not on the top of the layer?
     
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    This is the direction the substrate will slip reason for rock/s.

    Try various moves then post a reply of the one you like best.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    this is part with some kind of bridge :
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    going to put carpet plant in the right side,between the rocks too to fill the empty space.

    and this is without the bridge :
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    damn me..i dont know if i really have no any imagination or just like this part of the big rock. i just cant think other way to put those two.
     
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    You are doing very well so far.

    This was the easy part.
    X rock remove.
    Rock front LH now front RH.

    What this has done opened up the LH end and reshaped the path to give it a narrower entrance the reverse to many paths.

    You must work with what you have, think nature first always.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    am i? nice to hear that,especially from you keith..

    i dont get this part :
    Rock front LH now front RH.

    do you mean move the RH rock into the LH side with grey marks?or move the X rock into the grey marks?
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Sorry for any confusion

    The red X remove from tank.


    Move the front rock left hand side to the right hand side as in the Photoshop

    The gray is where the rock was.

    Do you have any rock chips if not are you prepared to smash the rock you removed?

    This is why I am asking you note all the stones on the pathway.

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    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    I just didn't realized that you are photo-shopping my image by moving the LH rock to the right :)
    I haven't found smaller rocks that suit the color, I will smash the X rock and spread it.

    Do you think this is well enough to be implemented on the aquarium?

    What do you think for the plants?
     
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    Thats OK smashing that rock will certainly help.

    It depends how you lay it out in the aquarium tank. Do a little at a time and keep checking with the original photo, print out a photo and have that close to you all the time while setting it up.

    I will leave that one to the plant experts.

    I suggest you start off with the low tech easy to grow plants.

    What is available in your area.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    finally starting to put in real tank : 20151212_201619_resized.jpg 20151212_201635_resized.jpg 20151212_201722_resized.jpg

    slightly different position for the backside rock :

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    the backside rock in the RH is just a spontaneity. just thinking about the example tank that put cabomba in the corner & i thought it would be nice to put something like hill behind there. what you say?should i just remove it and back to the original?
     

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    the backside will going to be made higher..already saving the soil for that.also have not put sands in the path yet as i think it looks a little bit flat/straight?any ideas on the path?
     
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    I would leave it as it is now and see how it looks with the plants.

    Also consider scattering rocks along and on the pathway as the photo I posted for you.

    This will give it a more natural appeal.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    finally :

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    not as good as i hope.. next time i will be more prepared about all the little detail like how to stick the wood into the hardscape, how to stick the moss into wood/rocks (really messy hairnet on the tree, i know..). also expect the path to be much better. quite dissapointed tbh.. but learn a lot. can i change things like the path, sticking/glueing moss into rocks without the need to rescape? and the CO2 diffuser is not in the picture yet but its just behind the RH tree just about in the mid side of the tank. is it good enough or should i put it lower?

    more question than answer after this one done. cant wait to see if the setup works for the plants:unsure:
     
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    It's going to look a lot better when the plants grow in well. You have done well for your first setup. Remember: this is a learning process, and you already have learned a few things. Keep us updated as always. :) You're doing good!
     
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    It will get to a point when you will say this is the best I can do with what I have got.

    You can work on the pathway as much as you want to keep referring to the picture I posted for you its not just positioning rocks to a perfect pattern its all to do with scattering as in nature did it.

    At the moment its too neat and tidy plus being white every thing can be improved on with very little fuss.

    At the same time its a nice little Aquascape with some good detailed effects.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    kylumi Aspiring Aquascaper

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    It's a good start my friend, the main thing is your learning as you go....(y)
     
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    That is one of the best ways to start Aquascaping start and learn slowly.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    hope so..thank you thats mean a lot:)
    yeah you're right. so what do u suggest, did i make mistake by choosing to big rocks?
    learning new thing evertime ;) hope not in a hard ways though..
     

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