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Look who's with us - Manila, Philippines

Discussion in 'News Around the World' started by Ed Villagracia, May 2, 2014.

  1. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    the place: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Philippines
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    actually the Pet City Expo 2014 not only for planted tank....several activities also were included in that event.

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  2. Ed Villagracia

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    it is summer....and the heat is soaring high....not a comfortable weather @ 36!!! yesterday.

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  3. Ed Villagracia

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    A simple souvenir from the Genius himself - Tom Barr and myself!!!! (y):cool:

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  4. Ed Villagracia

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    just sharing my entry. all tanks are equal in size [Up Aqua 45cm - 6gals.] supplied free by the event sponsor.

    my wood [hard] scape inspiration - little dragon
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    judging time [Tom Barr at the event site]Fort Bonifacio global city, taguig, metro manila,Phils
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    no award for my entry but at least i got a very useful pointers from Tom Barr comments.

    removed all the plants, replaced by hair grass. this tank is up to another event this October 2014
    . might remove the wood scape
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  5. ShadowMac

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    The wood is nice, and looks crazy similar to an iguana. Loved that you posted a picture of an iguana before showing us the wood.

    I think the challenge in the current scapes is the wood sits in the dead center making it too symmetrical while at the same time not balanced. I think some smaller similar pieces around it to soften its strong presence and moving it to the left would help.

    Thanks for sharing! Pretty cool your area was able to get Tom all the way out there to see you.
     
  6. Ed Villagracia

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    hi Shawn thanks for the comments. the wood is in its original position as before. all the small things like petite and stauro to give emphasis on the pathway FP was removed the reason why it look somewhat symmetrical.

    Tom and you has same idea......instead of stones, i should have put wood.

    my iggy wood shape was already removed as the body underneath the sub occupy too much space [tank is 22ltrs] the photo was just for show:D .....but the grass still there. i am preparing the tank for an iwagumi scape.

    personally, i've noticed Tom is a soft spoken guy. my friends who entertained Tom for several days said that Tom is a cool guy, as if, he is a long time friend.

    in several photos you will noticed that Tom Barr was in carsual wear. it's summer in
    the Philippines....at 34 - 35 :whistle: too hot.

    thanks all for viewing as well for the like received;)
     
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  7. Jurijs mit JS

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    thanks for sharing ;)
    Nice piece of wood - I often see animal like looking hardscape but never made something out of them, maybe I should give them a try ..

    btw. do you have pictures of other entrants?
     
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    hi jurijs, i have no images of the other tank entry but i'll ask from other participant.
     
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    as requested, i am posting photos of all 21 entry [thanks to a friend who provided me with all the photos]

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    Hi Mr_Ed Thank you for sharing (y) Shame no award for your scape this time :( 10-- 11--12--20 Look good to me :) I love 19 too :D
     
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    thank you - now this thread is complete :)
     
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    That is nothing like the Pet Expo we have in out town I would travel a long distance to see that Expo.

    Keith:):)
     
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    yes, not only planted tanks but lots of pet - dogs, chicken [not native], betta fish, arowana, assorted kind of birds and many more.

    btw to conclude this thread here are the 3 winners:

    grand prize

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    3rd prize

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    mr_ED

    Thank you for posting that.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi mr_ED , Thank you for the update(y) Sounds like a great day out with like minded people :rolleyes: Not one of the tanks i liked came in the top 3 :( :ROFLMAO:But i am still learning from the best :)
     
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    hi Roy, neither do i :p just kidding. all participants are merely hobbyist...it is only me who has the courage
    of joining international planted tank contest :D
     
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    Mr ED

    You have to start somewhere a hobbyist only is an excellent start at least they have a chance of gaining a place if not its a great place to learn.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Good guys and Good scape in Good Expo. (y)
     

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