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My 1st Iwagumi

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Massimo Suardi, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. Massimo Suardi

    Massimo Suardi New Member

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    Hi guys,

    this is my first Iwagumi tank!

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    Tank 60*30*35 50l

    Lighting HQI 70w 4200k

    Filtration Askoll pratiko 100

    Co2 Dennerle Crystal Line 125

    Substrate ADA Aquasoil Amzonia II+Power sand Special

    On my website you can easly find some other picture of the set up.(sorry, it's only in itlain language, but pictures are picture...no language!!!!:tea:)

    http://www.naturalessence.name

    Hope you like it!

    Bye
     
  2. aaronnorth

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    it looks good, what plants are you using?
     
  3. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    i´m not happy with the hardscape - it looks too central imo
     
  4. Massimo Suardi

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    Probably i'm going to use just two kinds of plants: H.C. and E. Tenellus.

    Jur4Ik, why do you think that the composition is too central?

    i'm still in the process of setting up the layout and therefore i'm petty interested in new possible solutions:bling:
     
  5. saintly

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  6. Massimo Suardi

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    You're not te only one that told me this...that's quite strange cause the main rock in the hardscape is the one in the foreground on the right side of the tank.

    I did it according to the golden rule...

    mmm i've to work a little more on the haardscape...

    tnxs;)
     
  7. Jurijs mit JS

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    try to position your rocks like they would spring out of the same point under the substrate
    then it will look more natural ;)
     
  8. Massimo Suardi

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    Here there is an other hardscape:)>-

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    you can also find some other pics on my website!

    Pls let me know!;;)
     
  9. Jurijs mit JS

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    looks more natural in my opinion ;)

    maybe replace the one stone in the middle left like this

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  10. aaronnorth

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    I prefer that but maybe raise them up a bit as the majority will get lost.
     
  11. Massimo Suardi

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    Tnxs

    I can't move the rock highlited by the red cyrcle cause is the same of the biggest behind.

    I'm going to use just only H.C. with this new composition, and therefore i do not think that some rock will get lost furthermore it's a really bad picture...the real effect is quite different.
     
  12. saintly

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    aarons right. you have 3 rocks in a line from front to back. they'll hide each other when looking from the front.

    try and check out some amano work, then you'll understand more the fine line between good rock layout and superb rock layout. the man really is a god when it comes to stone arrangment.

    keep up with the persistence, its good to see.:=D>
     
  13. aaronnorth

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    i realised that but i still wasnt sure how high the rocks were. HC can grow quite tall too.
     
  14. Jurijs mit JS

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    i´m about the same as saintly. maybe you can cut this rock in 2 peaces?
     
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    The 2nd scape looks much better IMO. Maybe post a tank level or full frontal shot so we can get a better picture of what they are concerned about.
     
  16. landstrykeren

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    Good work. Can't wait to see it planted, that hardscape looks really nice.
     

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