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saintly's LFS display (iwagumi)

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by saintly, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    On to the next LFS display. it's to be another iwagumi style, but with low light plants.....i think.

    so to the rock layout.

    my first attempts basicly set the "bones" of the scape...
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    After a play about, the final layout is complete.

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    The foreground is NOT to be planted. i plan to use moss, tenellus, acicularis and crypts SP. with the emphasise on the detailed foreground.

    many thanks

    mark
     

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  2. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    Gonna be the next stunner!
    Keep on the good work mate ;)
     
  3. Bastian

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    Looks promising indeed! Where did you get that smaller gravel in front of the big stones? It looks very natural...going from big to very tiny sand.
     
  4. defdac

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    I love the mixing of different textures and sizes of the sand/grains/gravel. It looks very natural.
     
  5. tirtha1979

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    I loved the first scape more.

    Right hand Main Rock looking too much pointed vertical. You can give a thought using a smaller rock at Right hand and move the focal point to left main rock.
     
  6. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    thanks for everyone.

    here's a slight adjustment. I'm not getting into the whole...change this stone move that left....deal.

    there maybe a change of focal stone if i can find the right one.

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  7. tirtha1979

    tirtha1979 New Member

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    Much much much better than the 2nd one. :=D>
     
  8. Kimppa

    Kimppa Aspiring Aquascaper

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    You really ROCK! Nice work man. I like the invisible arch that is between the main rocks. And i can only agree about keeping the planting simple and tidy, just a light touch of green and it´s a masterpiece.
     
  9. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    thanks kimmpa.

    i've gone through one or 2 changes. and i'll follow with images showing the hardscape process.

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    i tried some wood, which did work but i'll save this for another scape B-)

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    and finally the finished layout.

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    plant list shortly

    thanks everyone
     
  10. Kimppa

    Kimppa Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I dont like that the gaps under the right & left main stone is gone, i like it more when the stones was "hanging on the edge". But thats just my onpinion. My favorite is the scape in the first pic, it´s the most dramatic and the invisible arch is still there.
     
  11. Anti-Pjerrot

    Anti-Pjerrot New Member

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    Thats some nice driftwood - what is it? and where can i get it?

    I think you nailed the positioning of the rocks right on. Im looking forward to that plant list.
     
  12. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Anti-Pjerrot, it's manzianata wood from the states.

    ok, it's now planted....

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    Matt the manager with his new LFS display...

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    i'm going today to check everything and to take some better images.
     
  13. Kimppa

    Kimppa Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Aah, wonderful! Perfect plants for the hardscape. Great work!
     
  14. Jurijs mit JS

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    nice plants, is theresome helferi inbetween?
     
  15. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks chaps. yes jur4ik, it's p helferi. :113:

    more images.

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    the water is crystal clear thanks to Oliver knot substrate
     
  16. Outlawz

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    Lovely tank:) beautiful rock placement. Cant wait to see the scape when it matures.
     
  17. James Marshall

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    You have an excellent eye for natural form Mark, a very well balanced hardscape.
    How did you acheive that excellent backlight effect, with the white fade to blue?
    What substrate have you used at the front?

    Cheers James
     
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    ahh it is p.helferi. i thought you didnt like that suff:eyeroll:
     
  19. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    You must have missed that Mark is going to try all plants :)
     
  20. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    :)) yes its P helferi. and yes, i don't like it.

    i've grown it before with good success, I just thought I'd try it again to remind myself why I don't like it....it looks unnatural IMO, but time will tell if it works in this tank.
     

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