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Nigel's Forest scape 128L

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Nigel95, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Nigel

    As your tank ages it will change from Looking Good to Excellent

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Its starting to look good Nigel and I agree about the root effect looking good on the right hand side. Just a thought around the crucial rule of thirds on the right the thin upright piece looks odd,just were you eye settles?Could you try it without those 2 thin pieces. I agree though once planted takes off--
     
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    That photo is not the full width of the tank if it was all the focal points are extremely close.

    All these so called "Rules" can be very confusing if you tried to follow all of them Over the years I have only used them as a guide, I would be more concerned with the natural look plus the basic design features. A good trained eye is the best guide to follow.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    The Paths LH OK its the RH one other than going straight it appears its going to the same destination.

    The other big concern with the pathways. As its a fun thing in a Mock Tank how are you going to keep the white substrate when you pull it down?

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Yeah RH path could be better.

    In the real tank I will use very small lava stones in the back to create slope. On top of that a small layer sand. Thick layers of sand is not desirable. I don't really need soil as I use lava rocks covered with moss and buces. Only in the front I will use soil.

    When I pull the real tank down I will throw away the sand and use new one in a new scape.
     
  8. keithgh

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    Play around with something like this remembering only you can tell if it looks OK.

    [​IMG]

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Your right Keith,That’s the thing ,think James Findlay is one who doesn’t always follow the rule of thirds all the time but does an aquascape with how it develops as looks best
     
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    Nature does not have any rules to follow and for some reason always looks excellent.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    As it ages it will look even better.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Testing out my new DSLR and lenses. Still learning :), here a new video with also some macro shots.
     
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    Excellent little Video. The Tetras make a perfect fish for your tank reason being they are highlighted by all the greenery.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Such a nice setup you got there, Nigel!
     
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    Thank you Alex. I am also happy with it


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    Like the height of the substrate at the back, 2/3 of the total height with the thicker wood at front too in combo give a good perspective and appearance off depth.

    maybe the substrate at the back of is a little too flat/level in the central 2/3 !

    What substrate are you using in the scape?

    How much DW have you got :eek: ;)

    For quick scape it looks great at the pre flood stage
     
  20. keithgh

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    After looking at that for some time I could not fault it.
    What is your next step?

    Keith:cat::cat:
     

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