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Roots of change

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by alex08, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. alex08

    alex08 Active Aquascaper

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    Thanks, Keith! (y)

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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Alex

    You are not the first entrant that has said that. One of the best ways to improve is a very constructive criticism if not contestants can continue to make the same mistakes and not know why they do not receive a higher rating.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Back with day 92 :

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    Great photos. Your planting selection and location is excellent, every thing is in harmony making it a pleasure to sit back admire.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    alex08 Active Aquascaper

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    Thank you, Keith.

    Day 100 :

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    Only 100 days old, it looks like its a lot older with all those established plants. Are you going to let the plants grow and form a light canopy over that pathway?

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    Maybe just a little, these are not the latest pics, some changes will come. And of course, at one point, i will leave it go wild, just for fun.
    By the end of the year i'll have to rescape this one, the 200 litre "Roots and Grit" and should have another tank ready for aquascaping (a Dennerle Scaper's Tank 50 litre).
    So, lots of scaping to do and thank God, i have a lot of ideas to pick from.
     
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    It must be hard when you have to pull down a beautiful piece of Aquarium Art.

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    Keith, I got to the conclusion i don't have to hurry about nothing, take my time and try different tehniques to achive what i invision.
    I'm working more and more on each new one and enjoying what i do even more. Will keep you guys posted, of course.

    And two more :

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    That is one of the best ways to learn always strive to improve as you progress.

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    Day 141, a warmer light and no trimming for a couple of weeks :
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    And a young Orange shrimp female :
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    You are at the point of the natural, well trimmed or the bit of both look.

    Another beautiful shrimp photo.

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    Thank you, Keith!

    Day 147, with a few cuts here and there :
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    Front view :
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    I would let it go for at least a month before you do any more light trimming.

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    I think it would be to much, Keith. It would cover to much wood, i guess. We'll see.

    Crowdy at lunch time :
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    If you decide to try it as soon as you can see its not going to work just stop it. It might work in a few spots but not others.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Middleground
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    Have you been tempted to let the plants grow over that narrow yet natural looking pathway?

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    I did try it at one point (not much), but as i told you guys, i have a lot of pics to post to get it up to date. :D
    I like to show you all the steps, details of the scape as it evolves.

    Here is day 154 :
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    And a close up :
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    I have said this previously its a beautiful tank perfectly presented no sign of any internal or external bits and pieces.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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