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My IAPLC 2013 tank

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Showcase' started by Shadow, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. Shadow

    Shadow Moderator Staff Member

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    Showing off my tank :), IAPLC 2013 rank #19

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  2. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Shadow,Fantastic Aquascape:rolleyes: Congrats on your ranking (y)
     
  3. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    nothing to say...........your that good really(y)
     
  4. Rahul

    Rahul Aspiring Aquascaper

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    So many details. Just love it. The ranking is a reward for your dedication. (y)
     
  5. keithgh

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    Shadow

    Congratulations on your high ranking

    It looks so natural can I ask how some of those rocks are held in position?

    I like the way you have positioned the small rocks as if nature intended it to be.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Masterpiece!!!
     
  7. Shadow

    Shadow Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks guys.

    The rocks are stack on top of each other, nothing holding it.
     
  8. gliga

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    Beautiful!;)
     
  9. keithgh

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    That is certainly a surprise about those rocks.

    By any chance do you know the total weight of those rocks?

    Did you place any thing (foam/egg crate) between the glass and the rocks?

    The more you look into your tank the more you admire how it was all planned.

    Keith:):)
     
  10. Shadow

    Shadow Moderator Staff Member

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    I did put plastic cutting/chopping board to distribute the weight. I did not do total weight but two of the biggest rocks which at the front left and right is around 10 kg each :LOL:. Below is the image before planting, it is not the final hardscape as you can see. It evolve along the way with some detailing. Unfortunately I did not take photo the planting process... too lazy :p. I guess I need assistant to do the photo taking ;)


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  11. keithgh

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    Thank you for the photo and the extra bit of information

    A few of those rocks look like they have cuts in them am I correct?
    Plastic cutting boards would be a lot better than any styrene foam.
    At a very rough guess if those front rocks were 10kg that would make total weight about 70-80.
    Making a total weight over 100kg.

    Keith:):)
     
  12. greenfinger 2

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    Hi Shadow, Wow now that is superb rock work :rolleyes:
     
  13. Shadow

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    Those cutting are natural, at least that was my guess. It was like that when I got it. It is not full cut, only the surface have many of those straight line cutting like, maybe around 1cm deep.
     
  14. randy0319

    randy0319 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    glorious scape! I love the cave as well. nicely done!
     
  15. MonoBarrientos

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    Wow man, this is fu&%$ing phenomenal,
    perspective effect is perfect...planted mountains are very real..
    Stunning work, "Saludos" from Chile ;)
     
  16. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    Its okay I guess:whistle:

    I mean, if you are into well executed beautiful and pristine aquascapes with a little color...then yeah, i guess its nice. :unsure:

    If not:sneaky:...then you might be in the wrong place!:p Masterful work Shadow!(y)
     
  17. Williams Favourite

    Williams Favourite Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Really nice. How do you make the fish schoole like that?
     
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  18. Shadow

    Shadow Moderator Staff Member

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    Nothing special, bang the glass tank left and right while taking the shot. You need to repeat it multiple times and take the best pic.

    edit* it also depend on the fish species, some cannot school. Fish like neon tetra, cardinal tetra, rummy nose, etc are easilly school.
     
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  19. John N.

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    Hahaha, so that's how the pros do it.

    -John N.
     
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    One of the best of this year. Really special.
     
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