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Revival project 2016

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by jagermelifter, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    jagermelifter

    I enlarged the photo if I am correct its the back glass of the tank.

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  2. jagermelifter

    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    yes there is an open space there, i was planning on putting a backlight there oneday but i havent came up to doing it yet. dya think i should just hardscape it? or plant something?


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  3. keithgh

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    If you can access that spot easily from the back try a piece of black vinyl (book cover) and cover it.

    It can then be removed for back lighting.

    Another way a piece of DW or a rock with a plant growing over it that can also be removed for back lighting.

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  4. jagermelifter

    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    day 45, i decided to scatter some small rocks around the sandy areas to make it look more natural. im not completely happy because i think the sizes of some rocks are too big and it does not look proportion. i might take some out in a few days, maybe replace them with smaller ones if i can find any. what yall think?

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  5. greenfinger 2

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    Hi Jagermelifter Great Scape love the planting (y)
     
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  6. ashley

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    Yes smaller stones will be more natural and nicer. I think compared to my tank your tank is much more natural habitat looking and it reminds me of tropical jungles in asia near the equator.

    The space that Keith mentioned where you are thinking of back lighting, I actually like it how it is, dark and deep. Perfect spawning place for your german blue rams, easy to guard when there are fry and safe enclosure.

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    So many small details that bring this one to life. Thanks for the video. This has been one of my favorite journals so far.

    I agree with Ashley, I like the space. Backlighting would really give it depth for a photograph.

    Keep on keeping on!
     
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  8. jagermelifter

    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    thank you! its slowly getting there


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  9. jagermelifter

    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    that was my plan of style with this scape, try to make it like a natural overgrown riverbank abandoned by a tribe. inspiration was from a documentary of an unknown group of aborigins discovered by loggers, then disappeared suddenly after a week. where did you get your backlights from ash? yeah i like how its open like that aswell.


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  10. jagermelifter

    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    for a begginer aquascaper like me, this being one of your favorite journal is a big compliment! thank you for your kind words! yes i purposely left that "cave" there to make it look like the water is coming from an underground chanel. hopefully i get about to setting up the back light soon.


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  11. ashley

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    Ahh no wonder I thought it looked like a logged jungle. Good job.

    Got backlight from ebay. Cheap!

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  12. keithgh

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    By adding all those stones it has given your Aquascape another dimension.

    At the moment as they are all new but as they age it will make your Aquascape looking even more natural.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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  13. jagermelifter

    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    i like cheap!


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    i would probably take some out of the bigger pieces, it looks too unatural. or maybe i can say monotonous? i think intervals of diff sizes will hit the right spot. thank you keith!


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  15. keithgh

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    Its mainly on the LH side what is making them stand out even more is they are all clean and new plus the colour of your substrate.

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    true, maybe once they age up and get some algae they wont be such an eyesore.


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    Once they age then you can choose to remove or relocate any of those new rocks.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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  18. jagermelifter

    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    decided to take some pics after some minor trim and rescaping. any tips for a full tank shot? im a newbie wit taking tank pics.

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    This is great!!! Good job man!!

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  20. ashley

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    I had meant to ask but forgot, what is that green vertical rod 1/3 to the right from the middle? I wish it wasn't so straight and to the top, it always draws my attention to it.

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