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Mystic Ridge

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by InfinityMinus1, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. InfinityMinus1

    InfinityMinus1 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hello fellow aquascapers. I tore down my aquascape "Lost Paradise", because my local fish store had a couple pile of Seiryu Store for $2.99 per pound. I couldn't let that deal pass by. I am just surprised they even had the stone to began with... Wow. Anyways, here is my first hardscape. What do you all think? Oh yeah.. the tank is 20g long. Fluval 106 canister. Eco complete substrate.
     
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    InfinityMinus1 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi Ryan, "Lost paradise" Was a great little Scape:rolleyes: But all good things must come to an end :(:D Great deal on the rock mate(y) Your placement of the rock looks good to me :) What plants are you thinking of using ?? Looking forward to seeing "Mystic ridge" come together now. I like the name too :D
     
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  4. InfinityMinus1

    InfinityMinus1 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thank you greenfinger! Yay, lost Paradise was just kind of a lot of work with the wood and all the plants, plus not much swimming space for fish. I'm thinking a iwagumi would be a better fit for me. I am probably just going to use some small bit of totals rundafulia, starougyne repens, and moss. Here is another layout. I really like its layout, but it does not look like a mystic ridge lol. Might have to rename...
     
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    InfinityMinus1 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    angle shot images of the left and right photos of rocks arrangement looks great !
    how about a front shot of your tank? can you pls share a photo.
    just wanted to see how the off center front right stone looks like.
     
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    Hi Ryan, There you go changing things around again :D I like this one better than the first one :rolleyes:(y) Ho Please call me Roy ;)
     
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  9. Jurijs mit JS

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    I like the second hardscape version specially the right side.
    looks like you need more plants in there ;)
     
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    Thanks everyone for the likes! I will try to get a frontal picture of the hardscape up, tonight. Juries mit JS, I love your work. I like your Facebook updates. I am actually the guy that said "you mean soccer", on your scape with the soccer players. But yeah, I love your scapes! I'll be planting over the next couple of weeks!

    Does the left side need a little more appeal, or would that make it to much?
     
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  11. Jurijs mit JS

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    Haha, yes soccer :D I'm not a native speaker, please apologize ;)

    Left side is fine as it is now
     
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    Was a joke! I always heard that Europeans hate when Americans call it soccer. No worries. I understand you just fine :)

    Here is a couple frontal pictures... CAM00471.jpg CAM00472.jpg
     
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    InfinityMinus1 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I may do a beach on right side, where it's lower substrate.
     
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    I have to say I am not a fan of building up the substrate in the front. I prefer it to be level. When you do that you really destroy the perception of depth.

    The stone arrangement is well done, however.
     
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    thanks for the front shot photo.
    nice stones you have there (y)

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    i hope you can move the front off center stone somewhere else. in this regard it will open up
    that space and might create a well define focal point.
    i think no need for beach look [white sand farthest right corner.
    filled it with carpeting plants will give a more relaxing feeling.
    [attached edited image of your scape...my personal opinion only.]

    also, take note of what shadowMac had suggested regarding substrate front levelling.
     
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    Thanks for all the input! I did kinda level out the substrate in the front, but I still like the stone up front. I want to try the white sand for a while to see how its looks. I may change it.
     
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    InfinityMinus1 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    So... It finally happened... I ordered a regulater! Yay! I ordered a Aquatek mini. Paintball regulater! So excited.
     
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    And... a updated photo! CAM00522.jpg
     
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