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Discussion in 'Critique My Aquascape' started by Kimppa, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Kimppa

    Kimppa Aspiring Aquascaper

    Location:
    Sweden
    120x60x50
    6x54W T5
    Hydrocotyle, HC, Elantine triandra, Glossostigma, M. umbrosum, Rotala sp.
    Blyxa J, C.Helferi & Hygrofila P, but it will be removed before the final scape.
    And the blyxa will also be removed and replaced with Rotala sp. green ASAP.
    Background plants will be M. umbrosum & Rotala sp. green, is my plan.
    And the hydrocotyle is a bit wild at the moment and will be trimmed more.
    Plan A was to remove all hydrocotyle, but now im not sure anymore...

    The scape is still fresh, started about a month ago.
    And the stones is much too green just at the moment, Mr.Al Gae has
    visited me...a quick one i hope!
    Ok, you know what to do...shoot!

    [​IMG]
    New scape by divateoxid, on Flickr

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  2. Mojojojo

    Mojojojo Aspiring Aquascaper

    Location:
    The Desert
    When I grow up I want my tank to look like this.
  3. Orlando

    Orlando Supporting Member

    Location:
    Florida
    Well done Kim! Im your #1 Fan my man! :)
  4. LivingWaters

    LivingWaters New Member

    Location:
    Israel
    Lovely scape you got there, Kim.
    I actually kind of like the algae, it gives it a more 'natural' and blended-in type look.
    The hydrocotyle is pretty awesome although perhaps not right where it is now. You might want to consider either moving it to the background or at least balancing both sides (left and right) so that the left side isn't so dark and prominent.
  5. ghostsword

    ghostsword Aspiring Aquascaper Staff Member

    I actually like the Hydrocotyle where it is now, it gives the impression that there is more at the back, giving a sense of depth to the tank.

    What I would change is the front gravel, would put white sand on it, like a dreamlike sandy beach.
  6. Chad320

    Chad320 New Member

    Location:
    Spring Valley, IL
    I think you rocks are great! I agree, a little green adds to the natural look. I also agree that somethings different about the hydrocotyle but with a scape like this, who am I to judge?
  7. wearsbunnyslippers

    wearsbunnyslippers New Member

    Location:
    South Africa
    amazing scape!

    you should get some cardamine lyrata or hydrocotyle sibthorpioides to add to the midground, it will tie in the hydrocotyle on the sides...
  8. Kimppa

    Kimppa Aspiring Aquascaper

    Location:
    Sweden
    The gravel is a bit ugly at the moment = algaes.
    But sure, some new gravel will be put in when the algaes is gone.
  9. Kimppa

    Kimppa Aspiring Aquascaper

    Location:
    Sweden
    Very good, i´ll keep this in mind. Thanks for the tip!
  10. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

    Location:
    Germany
    lovely scape, reminds on a pond you can look into threw a window
  11. okayplayer

    okayplayer New Member

    Location:
    Toulouse, France
    awesome tank man !
  12. Orlando

    Orlando Supporting Member

    Location:
    Florida
    I love the stones, wish we had material like that to work with around our parts..
  13. Kimppa

    Kimppa Aspiring Aquascaper

    Location:
    Sweden
    They are even more lovely without the green, the textures of the rocks
    really disappears in this ocean of green now. I want a big contrast between the hardscape and the green plants, so i will kick Mr.Al Gae out my house asap...
  14. Vis

    Vis New Member

    Location:
    M.East
    I would not touch anything, it seems perfectly as it is.
    or at least I was keeping the U shape...
  15. globali

    globali New Member

    Location:
    Israel
    That is what can be define
    as Wild & Design Aquascaping.
  16. Godfish

    Godfish New Member

    Location:
    Croatia
    I like your hardscape.Rocks are positioned perfectly.Looks very natural.
  17. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Aspiring Aquascaper

    Location:
    London, UK
    Very nice, love the rock work, the algae kind of adds a more natural feel to it, will be interesting to compare once it starts disappearing, great work, well done :)
  18. Kimppa

    Kimppa Aspiring Aquascaper

    Location:
    Sweden
    I removed all Hygrophila today and trimmed the other plants down.
  19. Kimppa

    Kimppa Aspiring Aquascaper

    Location:
    Sweden
    Ok, this is how it looks now. It sure needs to grow more now. But it was the correct
    time to remove all of the hygrophila because it was taking over the whole tank.

    [​IMG]
    AfterTrim110130 by divateoxid, on Flickr
  20. lalmeida

    lalmeida New Member

    Location:
    Azores, Portugal
    Hi kimppa,
    I'd say that it is getting better. IMO the contrasts and the background color are much better!
    Lalmeida

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